Autumn Term 2018

Posted on: 19th September 2018

Welcome back everyone from the summer holidays and we would like to give a warm welcome to our new children who have joined either as The Dormice or The Fieldmice rooms.


Zumba begins Wednesday 12th October at 10:30-11:30am in the Sports Hall.  This is for the pre-school children and we ask for a contribution of £1.50 towards the hire of the hall and the session itself.  If your child does not normally attend on a Wednesday but would like to join us please bring them along to join us.


Dormice Staff : Maria, Louise, Caroline, Alice and Gaby

Fieldmice Staff : Debbie, Rachel, Alison, Katie Emily and Lucy

In August two of our staff had their babies:

Laura had a little girl – Lamorna 6lb 2oz and Cheryl had a little boy – Mason 7lb 7oz

Key workers may have been changed, therefore letters will be out shortly to update parents and clarify their role for new parents.


This term is ‘All around us’ and we will be looking at our homes, our playroom, Harvest time and going for a walk and even on a bear hunt!

Could parents kindly bring in or send in an email a picture of the front of the children’s homes and the number/name of the house from the 17th September

We are planning a walk on Tuesday, 25th September.

Inviting a gardener in, in the week beginning 1st October.


3rd September – 20th December

Half Term: 22nd – 26th October (holiday club forms to be returned by 28:09:18)

Feast: 5th November (Nursery closed)

Christmas Holiday: 21st December – 4th January

21st December and 2nd-4th Jan shall be Holiday Club

If you require holiday club through the Christmas Holidays please ensure forms are in by 21:09:18,  to allow parents to find alternative childcare should The Brambles not open due to insufficient number of children requiring childcare.


New parents please be aware we have a CLOSED Brambles Facebook page, where news updates are posted, alongside reminders for events. Please send a friend request to join.


Lunches need to be paid for on a daily/weekly basis and separate from fees and snacks. This is because the school invoices Brambles weekly and requires payment on a Friday.


Due to the growing amount of young children who have prams and use the Dormice Room, we are finding the cloakroom is becoming congested and blocking the fire exit for the cots from the sleep room (double doors in the cloakroom).  Please can parents leave their prams on the veranda whilst the weather is dry.  Once the winter arrives prams can be folded up and placed in the staff room – when it is not in use by Family Services – or in the cloakroom avoiding the double doors.