Rosebridge Private Day Nursery Rosebridge Private Day Nursery
October 2008 Jaime Barnett – Nursery Manager
Well it’s October already and im sure you are all wondering just where the year
has gone. October will probably go just as quick, as it is fun packed with lots
going on…lets take a look!
We have had some new children join us throughout September and October.
Welcome to Rhianna and Mia who join our Baby Room and Katie who joins our
Also Toddlers would like to welcome Malachi and Kyle who have moved up from
Babies and Tiddlers. Dear Parents 1 Contents Welcome 1
Special Events 1 Special Events
This months Topic 2
Book of the month 2 Halloween Fancy Dress Party
Special Notices 2 & 3 Get your thinking caps on for a scary costume. We will be holding our annual Reminders 3 Fancy Dress Party for Halloween with a prize for the best dressed in each age
group. We will have lots of fun activities happening on the day….watch this space Thank You 3 for full details.
If you have any reservations about your child joining in, please come and see me.
Jeans for Genes Day
rdWe are raising money for the charity Jeans for Genes on Friday 3 October 2008.
We are collecting donations on the day in return for you all to wear your Jeans or
something Denim to nursery. Im sure you will all give generously to this worthy
All About Me Interest Table Events
We will be putting together an interest table for the topic All About Me. Please
ensure your child brings in something ‘special’ to them so we can add it to the ? All About Me display. Interest Table ? Guess the baby Guess the Baby ? Jeans for Genes We are asking all Pre-School children to bring in a baby photograph and a recent Day photograph for this fun display. Then we will ask everyone to see if they can ? Halloween Fancy guess who is who.
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This Months Topic:
This month’s topic is ‘All About Me’. We will be doing lots of fun things including
turning the home corner into a Clinic, playing a guessing game with Guess the Baby and we will be doing self portraits and talking lots about ourselves and our homes.
Our colours this month will be Red, Blue, Green and Yellow. Our shapes will be Circle, Square, Triangle and Rectangle.
These will all have specific weeks so keep an eye on the planning board to see when
they are being covered.
Book of Interest: We will be looking at lots of different books this month including The Alfie Stories and The Little Princess Stories. We will also look at books telling us all about our bodies and developing our senses.
For our storybooks we will be doing a small display for each book showing key
features from each story.
Please remember to sign your child in and out of the nursery.
Please ensure that if you are in the habit of putting the catch on the door as you leave, make sure you release it before you close the door. On a number of occasions over the last few weeks it has been left on and this could be a security risk.
Anyone could gain entry to the nursery and the children who can reach the lower
handle could try to get out.
ST Funding starts Monday 1September 2008 and will run for 14 weeks. If you haven’t
received a letter detailing funding amounts please come and see me.
Please ensure that your child’s music fees are paid up by the end of each month so
that I can pass these on to the music company. Fees remain the same at ?3.50 per week. They can either be paid on a weekly basis or I can add them to your invoice Happy Halloween! and you can pay in full each month, please let me know which you would prefer.
Miss Mai Ling who did our music sessions last year is no longer running our
sessions. She has passed her sessions with us over to a young man called Daniel.
Daniel is fully CRB checked and has all the relevant Police checks in place.
If you have any questions regarding music sessions, please do not hesitate to come
and see me.
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NDWe would like to invite you all to our parents evening on Wednesday 22 October
when you will be able to meet your childs Key Worker and find out about their
development and how they are getting on in the nursery.
Appointments will last 10mins each and will start at 7.00pm - 8.30pm.
If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment please see Jaime.
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
We will be putting into place formats for our planning, observations and
assessments. All of these are accessible for all parents to look at. The planning will
be in its normal place on the planning board by the main door. Each child will have individual files for observations and assessments. If you would like more detailed Rosebridge Private information please come and see me. Day Nursery Pre-School planning is now on full view at the entrance to the nursery and there is St Christopher’s Mission even a space for you to comment if you notice your child doing something relevant Holt Street, Higher Ince at home. Please feel free to leave comments for the Key Workers in Pre-School as Wigan, WN1 3HD this will help the staff to plan for your individual child’s needs.
01942 824161 Our New Website
Email: We have just launched our new website which we hope you will all find a useful resource. It contains all the latest news and information about the nursery – please email@example.com take a look – www.rosebridgenursery.co.uk
Please can everyone ensure that their child has a toothbrush at nursery. We will be
concentrating a lot in the coming months in staying healthy and are looking forward
to taking part in a new Stay Healthy Scheme run by the NHS. I will give everyone
more information on this once I receive it.
If you haven’t already done so please could you return your completed
questionnaires to the nursery. We have asked you to do these to help us gather
feedback from yourselves and also OFSTED like to see what the parents think
about the childcare provision they attend.
Barnardo’s Big Toddle
If you haven’t already done so please bring in your Barnardo’s Big Toddle sponsor
money so that we can send it to the charity. We would like to congratulate all the
children who took part and thank everyone who sponsored us.
As always, thank you all for your continued support.