Archive for January, 2020

Spring Term 2020 Newsletter

Posted on: 24th January 2020

Welcome back to the new term! We hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year!

Term dates:

6th Jan – 14th Feb: 1st half of Spring Term

17th – 21st Feb: Half Term

24th Feb – 27th March: 2nd half of Spring Term

30th March – 9th April: (Good Friday and Easter Monday)

14th April start of Summer Term


Children who receive funding from the government as 2,3 or 4 year olds are funded for 38 weeks a year.

There are 39 weeks in a school term, therefore the week beginning 20th July, 2020, will be unfunded. If your child has banked hours these can be used during this week.  If your child has no banked hours you will be charged for any hours attended during this week.


The Brambles Nursery is managed by a board of trustees who meet approximately 6 times a year. They are looking for 1 or 2 parents who may be interested in joining as a new parent trustee. Please see Debbie if you would like more details.

Holiday Club:

February 17th – 21st and March 30th – 13th April

Parents please remember if you require a place during holiday club you need to complete a form.  These are available form both the Dormouse and Field Mouse rooms.  Please ask a member of staff for a form.

Topic: Field mouse room

This term we are looking at “ourselves”

week 1:  Look at me

week 2: When I was a baby – please could all the children bring in a picture of themselves as a baby.

week 3:  My body – the will be looking at taking care of their bodies and being healthy.

week 4: Food – they will be looking at and tasting foods from different countries.

week 5:  I can see.

week 6: I can hear and touch

If there are any parents who would like to come in and speak to the children around any of these topics, please see Debbie or Ali.

Cooperative Community Fund:

The Brambles have been selected as one of the charities to benefit from this fund at pour local Co-op.  If you are a member of the Co-op we would be very grateful if you chose us the charity of your choice for this year.

Dormouse Room:

This term the children will be exploring different smells and textures. If you have any unusual textured items at home that you would be willing to bring in please see Louise.