Our school campus- inside and outside is a dog-free zone, in line with the Department of Education guidelines and therefore we ask that you inform anyone who may collect or drop off your child to nursery, that they need to leave dogs at home.
Thank you to everyone for continuing to follow all of our Covid-19 procedures including the one-way system outside and the use of face masks. We really appreciate your support.
Please be aware that Covid-19 is still in the community and therefore if your child shows any signs of illness including the symptoms of Covid – high temperature, persistent cough and/or lack of smell or taste then please keep them at home. We would advise that you phone your GP and ask for advice detailing their symptoms. We would also request that you phone school, in order to inform staff. Please be aware if a member of your child’s class bubble tests positive for Covid-19, then the class will be closed for 2 weeks and all children and staff will have to self-isolate.
Thank you for your continuing support, we all need to work together to keep each other safe.
As you are already aware, we are currently using the Seesaw App. to send home updates and photos of what your child is doing in nursery. From the beginning of December, we will also be distributing the monthly newsletter, rhyme sheets and learning plans via this way. If you would prefer a hard copy of these documents instead, please let a member of staff know.
Dates To Remember
Friday 11th December
We will be participating in the Save the Children – Christmas jumper day. In order to raise funds for the charity, we ask that all children wear their Christmas jumpers and make a £2.00 donation, either paid via bank to bank transfer or paid in an envelope, and placed into the postbox. This is such a worthy cause, and we think it is important that we give back to the community. Thank you in anticipation.
Friday 11th December
Due to Covid-19 restrictions we cannot go ahead with our usual Christmas Sing-a-long with an audience, so we will be recording a version to send home to you via Seesaw. We ask that you keep this recording for personal viewing only and that you do not distribute it via any other social media platform. If you would like to discuss this further or withdraw your child from the performance please let us know as soon as possible.
Tuesday 22nd December
Nursery Christmas party, children may wear their own clothes. Nursery will finish at 11.30am for the Christmas holidays.
Wednesday 23rd December 2020 to Tuesday 5th January 2021 (inclusively)
Nursery Christmas holidays
Please be aware that the Christmas holidays may be made longer by the Department of Education to provide a circuit breaker, but at present we have received no information relating to this. We will contact you as soon as possible if things change.
Wednesday 6th January 2021
School Development Day – nursery closed for all children
Thursday 7th January 2021
Nursery will re-open after the Christmas holidays for the children.
3+ Health Initiative
For the last few years, we have been part of the 3+ Health Initiative in which our local Health Visitor (Janine McMenamin) came into school and did each child’s 3+ Health assessment with a Parent present. This year because of Covid-19 this will not be possible, however as an alternative a questionnaire will be given out in school for you to complete and then these will be returned to the Health Visitor, who may or may not contact you about them. This initiative is entirely voluntary. We will be sending out a permission form this month for you to complete and return to school if you want to participate.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of the children, their families and friends a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.