News Updates Chatham


September 2019 newsletter

Welcome back to nursery to all off our returning term time children, we hope you had a lovely summer.

Also a big welcome to all our new children and their families.

 Staff news we would like to say well done to our apprentice Katie Huggins for outstanding work, keep it up. Good luck to Alison who is off to have her baby, we will keep you posted.                 

 We are going to start a food collection for harvest festival which will be donated to a local church or charity (ideas welcome) any food can be handed in to the office or given into your child’s room, tins or packets only please.

For all our funded families, could you please make sure a parent declaration form has been signed. Kelly and Christina will be chasing you all to get these done so please knock if they miss you.

 We have signed up to Tapestry. This is an online learning journal that the staff will update daily with observations and pictures. These are then linked to our curriculum, the EYFS document and you will be able to view your child’s progress. Login details will be coming out in the next few weeks. 

As some of you may know, Ofsted is our regulatory body. As of this month, they have a new guidance that we need to adhere to. If you would like to know more information, please ask Kelly or Christina.

What the Children will be focusing on

Baby Room

Baby room will be having a messy month. They are asking all their parents to bring in spare old clothes so the children can get involved and not worry about the nice clothes they have. They will be promoting speech and sensory play through this. Babies will also be going on walks to collect autumn leaves and twigs to explore. They will be using these in their sensory play.

Toddler Room

Toddlers will be focusing on 5 Little ducks this month. They are planning trips to the library to collect maths books. There will be lots of singing and activities going on for the ducks, including cutting and sorting shapes as well as shape printing with potatoes.


  Preschool will be helping all our new children to settle. We are aiming to create a sense of belonging and encouraging all children into our routines and boundaries. Towards the end of the month, they will have a topic of people whom help us. Police, fire services and ambulance services will be role played and discussed, as well as shop workers, post people and coastguards. Real life pictures will be display and crafts that help promote the theme will take place.

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.


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 Kelly or Christina in the office. Just to remind you all, a 5% charge will be added to all balances outstanding after 7th of each month. Thank you

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