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Parent Sing-a-Long - Wednesday, 20 September 2017 at 4.15pm

Join us to sing along with your child to their favourite songs. Please let us know if they have a particular favourite you would like us to sing

Jeans 4 Genes Fundraising Day - Friday, 22 September 2017

Come to nursery wearing your jeans any day this week and make a donation for Jeans 4 Genes, the charity for children affected by life-altering genetic conditions

Bag2School Collection - Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Having a clear out? We will shortly be sending home a collection bag for you to donate all your unwanted items of clothing, shoes, etc. More bags are available should you need them. Please bring them into nursery anytime from 27 September ready for collection on 3 October. Your donations are converted to money for the nursery on the day!

Nursery Photographer - Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Terry Ferris Photography will be joining us to take photos - a permission slip will be sent out in due course should you wish to have your child photographed. The nursery earns a small commission on all photos ordered and they make great Christmas presents!

Parent/Carer Feedback Meetings

Our User Group Meetings have changed their name to Parent/Carer Feedback Sessions and Amanda Chmura, our parent representative, has now arranged some meetings which will take place as detailed below. Please come along and have your say! There are often cakes and biscuits too!

Thursday, 9 February 2017 4.30-5pm Polaris House Bistro

Tuesday, 4 April 2017 12.30-1pm North Star Nursery

Wednesday, 7 June 2017 12.15-12.45pm Polaris House Bistro

Parent Workshop Sessions

We are repeating our very successful workshops again this year on the dates below. Please let us know if you would like to attend.

24 Jan 2017 4.15-5pm Understanding the EYFS

9 March 2017 4.15-5pm Government Funding for 3 and 4 year olds

25 April 2017 4.15-5pm Phonics and Early Writing

17 May 2017 4.15-5pm Numeracy

5 June 2017 4.15-5pm Transitions and on to school

5 July 2017 12.15-1pm Positive Behaviour Management

15 Oct 2017 12.15-1pm Potty Training and Helping Your Child Sleep

9 Nov 2017 4-4.45pm 30 hours funding (universal and additional hours)

Feedback from parents and carers on our EYFS session in 2016 was extremely positive:

"The session helped me understand what staff are observing and recording about the children's activities and what, when, how and why some of this will be passed on to parents as well as other people/organisations".

"I found it very informative as I hadn't fully appreciated how the various learning throughout the nursery stages feeds into the process of starting school."

Christmas 2017

Mon 20 November Tickets on sale for Christmas sing-a-long

Tues 5 December Christmas Sing-a-long

Thurs 14 December Christmas Party 2-4pm (all children are invited but if your child does not usually attend this session, we ask that a parent/carer stay with them)

Wed 20 December Christmas lunch

The nursery will be closed from 25 December 2017 for the Christmas period. We reopen on Tuesday, 2 January 2018.

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