INFORMATION – Wednesday 30 August 2017
Nursery Stay and Play Day’s
Following the success of our previous Stay & Play Days, we would like to invite all parents, carers, family and friends to join us for some minibeast themed Stay and Play Days.
Come along on
- Tuesday 26th, Wed 27th & Thurs 28th September 2017 (for as short or as long as you would like) to play with your child and to chat to the team about how we learn and teach in our nursery.
This is a lovely opportunity for all to share in a nursery session with the main objective being to engage in child led learning through play with your child and their friends.
We are holding a number of minibeast related activities (including minibeast dress-up, bug bake sale, Ugly Bug Ball etc.) in order to fundraise for our nursery garden development so that we may purchase larger garden items such as a tree wrap, wicker tipi etc.
Please check the nursery Information Board for more details coming soon.
Nursery Newsletter Tuesday 29 August 2017
A Big Welcome
It has been wonderful to see our returning children back, bigger and busier in our nursery and may we extend a warm welcome to our new children and families who are settling in very well.
From September till October, we look forward to welcoming two PGDE students, Alexis Simpson and Emily Stewart.
Nursery Garden Makeover
Following on from our indoor nursery makeover, our nursery garden is now having a makeover. We have had lots of inspiring input from Louise Caldwell, Senior Play Development Officer, in developing our outdoor space.
We are looking for green fingered parents, carers and friends to regularly assist our children in maintaining and caring for our garden, including planting, weeding, filling the gaps which will entice minibeasts to our bug hotel and for future garden development projects.
Please speak to Ms Hamill if you are interested.
To enhance our wonderful new outside sandpit, messy kitchen and other developing garden areas, we are looking for donations of (old or new) planters, pallets, pots & pans, utensils, tyres, logs, wooden planks, etc.
We are holding a number of minibeast related activities (including minibeast dress-up, bug bake sale, Ugly Bug Ball etc) in order to fundraise for our nursery garden development (see Stay & Play Days).
What we’ve been doing and what we’re getting up to
We begin the new term with the theme of Summer (the weather being a little compliant so far!). Through the use of floorbooks we are beginning to identify our child led topics. We have also been reinforcing/introducing our nursery and self-care routines (including a visit from Gayle & her ‘special friend’ from Childsmile), exploring feelings and building friendships. Please take some time to look at Our Learning Journey Board to see what we are learning. We will then move on (hopefully not too quickly!) to Autumn and Festivals.
Stay and Play Days
Following the success of our previous Stay & Play Days, we would like to invite all parents, carers, family and friends to join us for some minibeast themed Stay and Play Days. Come along on Tuesday 26th, Wed 27th & Thurs 28th September (for as short or as long as you would like) to play with your child and to chat to the team about how we learn and teach in our nursery. This is a lovely opportunity for all to share in a nursery session with the main objective being to engage in child led learning through play with your child and their friends.
Please check the nursery Information Board for more details.
RHPS Nursery is Online & Using Learning Journals
We use learning Journals to track and share your child’s learning. Learning Journals are online and have replaced the paper Personal Learning Plans. You can check out Learning Journals on www.learningjournals.co.uk
To see some of the things that nursery (and school) are doing please visit
www.royalhigh-pri.org…then double click…CLASS BLOG…scroll and enjoy!
Your Voice Counts!
We are always interested to hear what parents and carers think and do take on board the feedback you give us. If you have a good idea that would help us further improve any aspect of nursery life, then please add your comment using the post it and board provided.
RHPS Nursery Needs You!
Do you have a skill, talent or interest that you would like to share with our nursery children?
We are looking for parents to come into nursery on a regular or ad hoc basis to share their special knowledge and love of learning with us.
We would love to hear from you if you have some time to spare.
Please speak to Ms Watt for more info.
Please remember that snack money is due for this term. There are approximately 8 weeks in this term, therefore snack will cost £20. This amount can be paid in instalments – please see Ms Marr for details. It is very helpful if snack money is brought in a named envelope.
So that we may explore the outdoors fully, please ensure that your child has weather appropriate clothing and footwear.
Should your child be unwell, please contact the nursery as soon as possible. A reminder that NHS recommendation to nurseries advises that in order to decrease the rate of infection to other children and staff, please allow 48 hours at home after the last bout of vomiting or diarrhoea.
Dates for Your Diary
- Nursery closed for Autumn holiday Mon 18th Sept
Stay and Play Days Tues 26th, Wed 27th & Thurs 28th Sept (more info to follow soon)
Pre-School Parent Consultations Tues 3rd, Wed 4th, Thurs 5th Oct (more info to follow soon)
Nursery Closes for Mid-Term Holiday Fri 13th Oct
Children resume for Term 2 Tues 24th Oct
Please remember to check the nursery Information Board for up-to-date nursery news.
Many thanks for your support
At RHPS Nursery we have an open door policy. If you have any issues, concerns or feedback, please do not hesitate to come in for a quick chat or to make an appointment to discuss an issue further. We especially like to hear of achievements outside of nursery too!
Ms Watt, Ms Hamill, Ms Marr, Mr Melville & Ms Lonie