INFORMATION – Thursday 22 August 2018
Dear Nursery Parent/Carer,
Mrs. Anna Rekowska – Nursery Early Years Officer
I take this opportunity to welcome back all nursery children and families to our nursery class for Session 2018/19. I also take this opportunity to offer a special welcome to our new children and families joining our nursery for the first time. I look forward to meeting, chatting and working with you over the course of the next year. It is vitally important that all children and families feel welcomed and valued, and most importantly that your children are safe, learning and happy.
I would like to share some staffing news with you.
Following Ms. Billie Lonie’s appointment to an Early Years Practitioner position at Brunstane Primary School Nursery Class, I can confirm that she has been succeeded by Mrs. Alix Hilton. Mrs. Hilton impressed us greatly at interview and brings much experience from working at Holy Cross Primary School Nursery Class. Mrs. Hilton has taken up her new post and made a great start. Please ensure that Mrs. Hilton receives a friendly and helpful welcome.
Following Ms. Hamill’s promotion in February this year, we interviewed for a replacement Early Years Officer. This is a promoted position, often deputising for the nursery teacher. Mrs. Anna Rekowska was appointed to this position and commenced the post on return from the Easter Holiday. Mrs. Rekowska settled in to her position very quickly and set about making some changes that would enhance our nursery practice. Mrs. Rekowska is a very diligent and conscientious worker.
Mrs. Rekowska has been appointed to another promoted position within the City of Edinburgh Council Children and Families Early Years Team leading the expansion of nursery provision in the city.
I am disappointed that Mrs. Rekowska leaves our team after such a short time. However, I take this opportunity to thank Mrs. Rekowska for her hard work and the impact she has made. I am sure you will join me in wishing Mrs. Rekowska the best of luck and happiness in her new position.
Mrs. Rekowska’s last day in our nursery is Friday 24th August 2018.
Mrs. Rekowska’s Early Years Officer post has been advertised and it is my intention to appoint someone to this position as soon as possible. This is a key leader position in our nursery and especially important during Ms. Watt’s continued absence.
Ms. Watt, our Nursery Teacher, continues to have treatment for her illness. I am in regular contact with Ms. Watt and I can assure you that she is missing being in the nursery and is desperate to return to work as soon as possible. I know that you will join me in wishing Ms. Watt a return to good health and a return to the nursery team.
We are very fortunate to have the experience of Ms. Marr and Mr. Melville in addition to Mrs. Hilton to ensure that our children’s experience in the nursery continues to be of the highest quality.
We continue to have two long term supply cover Early Years Practitioners in the nursery team providing continuity until Mrs. Rekowska’s successor takes up the position and Ms. Watt returns from absence.
The important key to successful and effective work is to build strong and positive relationships. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require further information or discussion.
Thank you for your continued help and support.
Willie French (Head Teacher)