News Updates Chatham and Holborough

Newsletter: March 2021 for Chatham and Holborough

We would like to make sure that all of our children whom are eligible to funding are receiving the correct entitlement. 

Children aged 2 years old can get 15 funded hours over 38 weeks of the year if receiving certain benefits, have a low household income or have a EHC plan. The full list of criteria can be found on the Government Website.

Children over the age of 3 are entitled to 15 funded hours over 38 weeks of the year. There is a quick form to do upon registration for this. Some families may be entitled to the 30 hours funding. Again, this has criteria to meet and must be applied for via the Government Gateway. Your eligibility depends on your working hours, household income and other circumstances.

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We have a Preschool Room Leader Vacancy at our Holborough Lakes Nursery. We request a minimum of level 3 with Preschool experience. If you are interested or know of someone whom would be, please speak to Jo or Kelly for more information.

We  had some much fun last year when the children at the Chatham nursery got involved with Yoga sessions. We are currently thinking of restarting the yoga sessions at both nurseries for a small charge…if you would like more information please speak to Kelly or Jo.

We have World Book Day this Month. The staff are already preparing their costumes and we are looking forward to seeing all the children dressed up on Thursday 4thMarch 2021.

It is also Red Nose Day on Friday 19th March 2021. The theme this year is Carnival Fun. We are going to all be dressing up in as many colours as we can and we hope that all the children at both nurseries will join us with this. There will be lots of painting and colourful activities going on.

What the Children will be focusing on

Baby Room

Baby Room have already started making their Mother’s Day cards and are revamping their displays to reflect that Spring is nearly here. Babies have also been doing lots of singing recently and growing books are also popular. The children have been talking about growing and trying to identify babies and adults in pictures.

Toddler Room

Toddler rooms at both sites have got so much planned. They have already painted daffodils for St David’s Day. Toddler staff at Chatham will be doing a Where’s Wally theme for world book day and are currently in the process of planting their sunflower seeds so they can watch as it grows. 

Preschool Room

Preschool are very busy for the next month. For World Book day, the staff will be various characters from Room on the Broom.  They are continuing the theme of growing and Spring by also planting seeds and learning about what we need to do to help the flowers grow. For Mother’s day, the children will be making cards and will be drawing beautiful portraits of their mummies. They will be continuing work out Wednesdays and matching up baby animals to the correct animal mummy.

Nursery Fees 

Nursery fees are to be paid no later than the 7TH of each month. Fees can be paid via BACS. Cash and cheques are also accepted. Please pay these to Jo or Kelly in the office.   If you have any queries regarding invoices, please email to manager@benjaminrabbitnursery.co.uk. Thankyou.

Early Years Pupil Premium

Early years pupil premium is funding that is available to support 3 and 4 year olds with their learning and development. We as a setting could can claim this extra funding when parents of 3 and 4 year olds are receiving certain benefits or for children who have been in care or are adopted. This funding will benefit the child through better resources catered to their individual needs. Please speak to the office if you have any questions about EYPP.

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Nursery Fees

Nursery fees are to be paid no later than the 7th of each month. Fees can be paid via BACS, Cash and cheques are also accepted.  Just to remind you, a 5% charge may be added to all balances outstanding after 7th of each month. Thank you

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