News Updates Chatham

MAY 2019 PARENT NEWSLETTER

Thank you to everyone who got involved in our Easter Bonnet competition. We had some lovely entries and it was nice to see the involvement from all rooms.

We are holding our next Parents Evening this month. On Tuesday 21st May from 6.30-8.30. Please speak to a member of staff in your child’s room about booking a time slot with your childs key worker.

Unfortunately, due to the time of year, Chickenpox has been doing the rounds. Please remember that children need to be kept off until ALL of the spots have scabbed over.

 School leavers…Please inform a member of management or preschool of the school that you have been allocated. This is so we can begin the transition period and help all the children with the next step of their learning journey. 

 In the local area, Sweeps festival is being held in Rochester over the 4th and 5th May 2019. Rochester’s annual Sweeps Festival recreates the joy and laughter enjoyed by chimney sweeps at their traditional holiday. It was the one time of the year that the sweeps could leave the soot behind and have some fun.

Now the weather is getting warmer, suncream and hats will need to start be provided for the children. Please ensure all childrens belongings are clearly labelled. Children must wear suitable clothing i.e. no spaghetti straps on tops and enclosed shoes with backs. This is for their safety. 

Notice to all Parents and Visitors…Please do NOT put our doors on latches. This is for the safety and security of the children. 

Dates for your Diary

Bank Holidays 6th and 27nd May 2019

Parents Evening: 21st May 6.30pm-8.30pm

Half Term: 27th May Until 31st May. Funded children return on 3rd June.

What the Children will be focusing on

Baby Room

Baby had lots of fun making all their Easter crafts and their Rice Krispy cakes. Some of the children got involved in cress growing so they are now waiting to see what happens. In May the babies will be hopefully going out exploring the surrounding areas. They will be continuing their recently animal theme and be reading the book titled ‘moo’ which explores the farm and the sounds that animals make.

Toddler Room

Toddlers also got involved with a growing activity last month and would like pictures of the sunflowers and cress as they grow. You are welcome to email them over and we will print them for displaying. Toddlers would also like some updated pictures for their family tree. Toddlers book of the month is going to be Jack and the Bean Stalk. They have already started to make the magic beanstalk and this will be added to as more crafts are completed.

Preschool

  Preschool are going to be focusing upon ensure our children are ready for their ‘big schools’. There will be a display of pictures showing the new schools, a role play area of a school and lots of chats to help the children get excited. As well as this, the children will be reading The 3 Little Pigs with lots of activities going on, including mask making, acting the story and making houses with various materials.

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. Please pay these to Michelle 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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