SUMMER TERM – NEWSLETTER

Posted on: 7th July 2017

SPORTS DAY

Will be held on 25th July @ 10am, on the bottom school field.  There will be refreshments and a BBQ afterwards – please see a member of staff for a form if you require food from the BBQ.  Due to the number of children on role, medals will only be ordered for those children who are going to be attending.  Forms are available – please see a member of staff.

PARENTS EVENING

Parents evening is on Thursday, 13th July, between 7 – 8:30pm. This is a great opportunity for you to be able to look at your child’s learning journey, speak to their Key Person and ask any questions you may have – please make an appointment with them.  We understand childcare can be a problem but feel this time is for you as parents.

HOLIDAY CLUB

The last day of the summer term is Friday, 28th July so holiday forms are now available – they need to be returned by Friday, 14th July.  Holiday club dates are Monday, 31st July – Friday 18th August. We are then closed from Monday,21st August until Friday 1st September, reopening on Monday, 4th September.

SPARE CLOTHES

Due to the warm weather we are experiencing the children have been engaging in LOTS of water play. Please could all children have a named sunhat, sun cream and spare clothes in a bag on their peg.

TRANSITION

The pre-school children have 3 more dates at Cape school. The next science lesson is Thursday, 6th July at 10-11am, History – 11th July at 1pm and P.E. on Monday, 17th July at 9:30am.  If your child does not normally attend during these time please bring them in as the children from previous years have thoroughly enjoyed these experiences.

LAFROWDA

The first procession is on Saturday, 15th July at 12 noon. We will meet at the Nancherrow Centre @ 11:50am, in costume, and our space will be marked out on the road although Brambles staff will be in place with the boat and banner. All parents walking will need to be in costume and our theme is ‘Where the wild things are’. All children in the ‘baby room’ will need to be accompanied by an adult in costume. We suggest a onesie with a mask or face paint. There will be a workshop on Saturday 8th july at 10am until 12 noon for anyone wishing to make a mask.

PHOTOS

All photo orders need to be returned by Monday, 3rd July.

SUMMER NEWS LETTER

Posted on: 18th May 2017

Welcome back to the start of the first half of the summer term

Term dates:

18th April – 26th May

1st May – Bank holiday

29th May – 2nd June (half term holiday club)

5th June – 28th July

31st July – 18th August (summer club)

21st August – 1st September  – CLOSED

4th September – new term starts.

Fees:

From September fees will be rising to £4.00/hour

30 hours entitlement:

Please visit www.childcare-support.taxservice.gov.uk to look at the new scheme for children for childcare vouchers.

To check your eligibility for the new 30 hours entitlement and to enrol please visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk or www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator

To receive the 30 hours you will need to complete the online forms through the digital childcare service.

HOURS:

Funded hours can only be banked on a regular basis. If you claim 12 hours/week, book in 10/week and bank 2/week for the holidays this is fine.  If your child is on holiday, ill or decides not to come in for their regular booked days; these hours cannot be banked.  If they are ill we could try to accommodate them on an alternative day.

ZUMBA:

There are still outstanding payments for Zumba, please see a member of staff for amounts owing.

Co-op funding:

We have received £1,511.35 from the co-op and would like to thank all parents who nominated Brambles for their share of the community fund.  we are hoping to use the money to purchase a portable, interactive white board for all the children to use.

Duck Race:

Reminder our duck race is on the 7th May starting at 11.00am. There will be a BBQ and refreshments.

Please can duck tickets be returned by Friday, 5th May for the races to be drawn beforehand. There will be an opportunity to purchase tickets on the day.  Sheets of tickets are still available from Brambles.

SUMMER:

Now summer is here and the sun is out all children will need a NAMED sun hat and sun cream. Brambles have their own Nivea sun-cream which will be put on the children should they not have their own. Please sign the form, giving permission for staff to apply sun-cream to your child. Spare clothes are also required as there will be lots of water-play this term! (we are missing ALL of our socks from our spare clothing and many items of clothing are yet to be returned).

LAFROWDA:

This year we are going to be characters from the story ‘Where The Wild Things Are’!

Please can parents dress their child accordingly but if you need help or inspiration please see a member of staff.

2nd half Spring Term Newsletter

Posted on: 17th March 2017

TOPIC

Over the next 5 weeks we will be looking at machines, including; in the house, on the road, Bob the Builders office, space machines and Easter.  If parents have any ideas or wish to help please see Debbie, also if you have anything we could use for junk modelling for constructing machines and space machines it would be gratefully received. (from wine bottle corks to silver foil trays, toothpaste boxes to cereal boxes)

EGG HUNT

Our egg hunt will be on Tuesday 28th March at 10:00 am and if your child will be joining us for the  hunt and does not normally attend on that date, please ask for a form to ensure the Easter Bunny has enough eggs for all.

DUCK RACE

Our annual Duck Race will be held on the morning of Sunday 7th May at Kenidjack Valley at 11 o’clock. The money raised will be put towards an interactive white board for the children along with the monies raised from the local Co-op community fund. Tickets will be sent home for you to kindly sell to family and friends (more will be available at Brambles), please return them to Brambles with any monies raised. There will also be a BBQ at the Duck Race.

HOLIDAY CLUB

Holiday Club will commence Monday, 3rd April to Thursday, 13th April – again, providing there are enough children booked in to open. Forms are available and need to be returned by Friday 17th March. Please ask a member of staff if you require a form.

FUNDING

This term, funding finishes on Friday 24th March, therefore if you require childcare for the week it will be chargeable unless you have banked hours. Please ask for a form from a member of staff.

QUICK NOTE

Could you please ensure there isn’t anything harmful left in your child’s bag, such as any medication, we can always store this in an appropriate place. Thankyou

 

 

JANUARY 2017 NEWSLETTER

Posted on: 10th February 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

Welcome back from the Christmas Holidays – we cannot believe we are already in the third week of January!!

Planning:

This first half of the spring term we will be looking at people who help us.  We are concentrating on police officers, vets and the fire service, you may have already noticed our police station in the role play corner! The children have had a great time ‘arresting’ their peers for breaking Nursery rules!  We will be inviting people in to talk to the children so if you know of anybody who would be willing to visit please see Debbie.  We will also be organising a visit to the fire station – please keep an eye on the FB page for times of visits.

The second half term we will be focusing on The Chinese New Year and Machines.

Funding:

Parents please be aware the last week of term 27th – 31st March is also unfunded.  Nursery will be open but places will be charged.

The funding runs for 38 weeks of the year and runs with the financial year which is April to March.  The summer term 2016 was funded for 14 weeks; the autumn term 2016 was 14 weeks therefore the spring term 2017 will be funded for 10 weeks, although the term itself is 12 weeks long. Easter being later in April has affected the funding.

Door release:

Please can ALL parents ensure children do not press the door release button. We are aware it is at a convenient height but this is to allow for wheelchair users to be able to activate it.  It is a safeguarding issue for us especially if there are several children leaving and others arriving.

Lost Property:

We again seem to have accumulated lost property and it is now located on the table at the end of the cloakroom.  Please look to see if any of the property belongs to your child as it will be taken to the local charity shop at the end of January.

Holiday club:

As you are probably aware, forms are already available for the half term (13th – 17th February).

Easter holiday club will be 3rd – 13th April, with Brambles being closed for Good Friday on the 14th and Easter Monday on the 17th as these are bank holidays.  Forms will be available soon.

Facebook:

This group seems to be working really well and we are pleased to see Parents posting and others commenting.  Any parents yet to sign into the page please send a request to join.

Thankyou

Christmas Newsletter

Posted on: 8th December 2016

Nativity

DRESS REHEARSAL will be on Monday 12th December from 10.00 – 11.00 am at Cape school. This year we will be using the stage in the hall. Please bring your child to the hall if they do not normally attend on Monday in full costume. Please see the attached list for roles and costumes. This performance will be videoed so we need all children.

The nativity performance will be held in the hall on Tuesday 13th December @ 10.00 am for parents, grandparents and friends to watch. There will be refreshments at Nursery afterwards and donations of cakes would be gratefully received.

Christmas Lunch:

Christmas lunch is on Wednesday 14th December and we have been invited to the school to have lunch with years 7 and 8. For those children who would normally have packed lunch there is the opportunity to have a Christmas lunch for £1.40 (no pudding) or £1.90 (with pud) instead. If your child would like Christmas lunch please inform a member of staff by Thursday 1st December.

 

Christmas party:

The Christmas party will be on Friday 16th December from 12.30-1.45pm and Father Christmas will be in attendance.

A list of party food will be available.

Please could all parents’ each choose one item from the list to contribute to the party.

 

 Holiday Club:

Holiday club dates are 19th -23rd and 28th – 30th December. Funding starts 9th January 2017 therefore 3rd -6th January will also be classed as holiday club.

Please book places by 02.12.16.

Have a lovely Christmas and New Year!

 

 

 

 

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