News Updates Chatham


February 2020

Our care home visits are continuing and we are looking at extending this. If you require more information, please let us know.

Kelly and Christina are looking at our next project. Now that yoga has finished, we are open to ideas for what your children would like to do. Let us know!!

Our food collection is looking fantastic. We will soon be contacting the Medway Street Angels to come and collect it. There is still time to donate. 

Polite reminder: When moving through the building, particularly around lunch time, please be mindful that there are a number of children trying to sleep and are easily disrupted. Thank you.

Can we also request that all parents do not open the door for other people please. This is for the safety of all the children on premises.

This month, we are saying goodbye to our Apprentice, Lucy. She has completed her level 3 with us and is now moving on to gain more experience. Good luck Lucy. We are also welcoming Toby to our team, He will be based in Preschool whilst completing his apprenticeship. 

Dates for your diary.

6th February 2020 All parents are invited in to read with your child. You are welcome to bring a book from home or use one of ours. We look forward to seeing you all between 3.30-4pm.

17th-21st February 2020- This is Half Term for our funding families. We welcome you back on 24th February 2020.



What the Children will be focusing on

Baby Room

Babies are visiting the library as part of their reading week. They are hoping for parents to join them on Thursday. For Valentines, the babies will be getting sticky whilst decorating cakes and making cards. For healthy eating, they will be trying new fruits and vegetables and getting very messy with sand mousse. Babies will be trying pancakes and joining in with talking to the dentist.

Toddler Room

Toddlers will be having fun making valentines cards in the coming weeks. They will be sending them out to their loved ones. They will be decorating biscuits with pink icing and having a pink tea party. For healthy eating week, toddlers will try new vegetables and exotics fruits such as lychees and pomegranate. There will also be vegetable printing going on. 

Preschool Room

Preschool’s story of the month is Topsy and Tim go to the Dentist. There will be activities happening including fruit and vegetable printing, following recipes for healthy meals. There will also be a visit from one of our parents whom works in a local dentist. She will be giving tips on dental hygiene and keeping our teeth clean. The children will be making Valentine’s cards with marbles that have been dipped into red and pink paints.

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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