Letter to Parents 7 February 2020
Learning Block 5
Our first learning block of 2020 has been a great success. The children have enjoyed a wide range of activities and have had lots of fun! We also extend a huge EMW welcome to our new children and parents who have joined us for the first time this block.
We have a very small number of confirmed cases of Impetigo in the Nursery. Impetigo usually appears as red sores on the face, especially around a child’s nose and mouth, and on hands and feet. The sores burst and develop honey-coloured crusts. This is easily treated with antibiotics or antibiotic cream from your doctors.
We have a very small number of confirmed cases of Hand, Foot and Mouth in the Nursery. Hand, Foot and Mouth usually appears as ulcers in the mouth and red spots that develop into blisters on the hands and feet. Initial symptoms are a sore throat, high temperature and not wanting to eat. Please speak to a medical professional if you suspect that your child may have this.
I thought it prudent to let you know so that you can look out for any symptoms during the half-term and treat if necessary.
Recycling is a learning experience for the future
Following our recent recycling topic, we are pleased to inform you that the Nursery is now recycling where possible. The children thoroughly enjoyed this topic and we were inspired by their eagerness to participate.
Teaching children to care for the environment is a learning experience that is an important part of growing up. It gives them skills in respect, empathy, patience, responsibility, and teaches them about consequences. But it also teaches them valuable lessons about sustainability and how we want to leave the world for future generations. Showing children how to recycle properly is like passing the baton to them for a cleaner and brighter future.
Recycled Craft Project Fun
If you would like to take part in a project over the half-term with your child, I am asking you to create a ‘recycled craft’ using materials that you may be getting rid of or throwing away. This is a great opportunity for some special bonding time!
Bring your completed craft creation in to nursery when we return and your child will be able to talk about it at our carpet time session.
Thank you for your support and for encouraging your child to love our world.
We are currently taking bookings at the Nursery for children who are eligible to join us. If you have a child aged two or over and you would like them to join our Nursery, or your child already attends and you wish to increase their sessions, please speak to Nicola in the Atrium for more details.
Please note that spaces get booked up very quickly and will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis.
Theme of the Week
Please find details below of our ‘Theme of the Week’ for each group for Learning Block Six.
|Week Beg||Hedgehogs Topic||Squirrels Topic|
|17 February 2020||Exercise & Fitness||Planets, Moon & Stars|
|24 February 2020||Planets. Moon & Stars||Exercise & Fitness|
|02 March 2020||The Gingerbread Man||Fun with Science|
|09 March 2020||Half-Term||Half-Term|
Parent ‘Stay and Play’ Session
Please find detailed below all the planned ‘Stay and Play’ sessions for the remainder of the academic year. We have varied the days in the hope that this enables everyone to attend.
|Date||Theme||Days of the week|
|18 & 19 March||Mother’s Day||Wednesday & Thursday|
|6 & 7 May 2020||Spring||Wednesday & Thursday|
|15 & 19 June 2020||Father’s Day||Monday & Friday|
Last Day of Learning Block 5
We would like to remind you that today is the last day of Learning Block 5. We re-open on Monday 17 February.
Nursery holiday dates for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 can be collected from the Atrium or viewed online at www.eatonmillnursery.co.uk.
Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and to wish you all a great week with your children.