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October 2013

Abbeywood Tots (Knowle) Newsletter A few words from Kate Hope you are all well! It’s nice to see that all the new children are now settling in very well and making lots of new friends! Just wanted to remind all parents and carers that if they ever have any problems please feel free to

Our Nature Garden We have been enjoying having lots of fun in our nature garden recently – particularly as we enter autumn we have loved seeing the leaves change colour and finding all sorts of bugs and insects!

come and chat to me at anytime, leave a message or give me a call. We have a strict sickness policy at nursery thereby if your child has had sickness or diarrhoea they will not be able to return to nursery until 48hrs after the last bout. We have a half term this month for all term time only grant children which we break up for on Friday 18th October and are back on Monday 4th November, have a nice time! Frogs (3-5’s) We have been learning harvest and Autumn based songs which we enjoyed singing to the residents in the care home opposite. We have been exploring how the outdoor environment is changing and have been spending lots of time in the Nature Garden and talking about why the leaves are changing colours. We have been collecting things from the nature garden and creating our own Nature Collages, leaf printing and leaf rubbings. We talked about farmers and what they do for us at harvest –what food they provide us and where it comes from. Thank you very much for all the food donations – we took them to the care home where the residents very much appreciated all you donated.

Please Remember! Don’t Forget! Please ensure that you bring suitable outdoor clothing for your child; i.e. – waterproof coats, wellington boots, hats, scarves and gloves. We actively encourage playing outdoors in all weather conditions. If your child is not suitably equipped for outdoor play they will miss out

Abbeywood Tots Day Nursery, Head Office, 1 College Way, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7BH. E mail ; info@abbeywoodtots.com. Tel; 01179693990.


October 2013 Butterflies (0-2’s)

Tadpoles (2-3’s)

We are looking forward to Autumn and have

We have had lots of fun getting to know the new

been doing lots of sensory play lately and

children and are beginning to settle in to our

have really enjoyed collecting leaves from our

routine. Over the next few weeks we will be

nature garden. We loved making prickly

doing Autumn activities and some spooky

hedgehogs with paint and rice and also

Halloween activities. We will be doing lots of

hedgehog cakes with chocolate and shredded

messy activities so it might be a good idea to

wheat! All children have participated in

bring in 2 sets of clothes! And don’t forget your

making our Autumn display which looks lovely!!

waterproof coats and wellington boots!!

Dates for the Diary!! Diddy dance sessions will be running on a Wednesday 1.30pm for preschool and 2.00pm for 2-3’s and Babies. Grandparents Stay ‘n’ Play Day is Friday 18th October – all Grandparents are invited to join us in the nature garden for some fun activities! Cook-a-Book is back! Thursday 31st Oct, 7th Nov, 14th Nov, 21st Nov at 2pm ECO Warriors! We invite parents to come and join us on the first Wednesday of every month for a session where we will be sharing ideas and activities to do with being ECO friendly! The next session is Wednesday 6th November. Parent’s week is week commencing the 11th November – this is a chance for you to make an appointment with your child’s key worker to look at their progress. Stay ‘n’ Play is week commencing the 4th of November – we invite parents to join us for an hour session to see what goes on in nursery. Autumn Half Term is 18th October for 2 weeks for grant only children Halloween Party Day! Get dressed for a fun filled day of spooky madness! Friday 25th October – If you are not booked in for this day speak to Kate about booking in. Photo Day is Tuesday 26th November. We will also run evening slots for you to bring siblings along too. Sign up sheet available closer to date. Info evening is Wednesday 23rd October Bank Holidays we are closed on Wednesday 25th December and Thursday 26th December for Christmas! And Wednesday 1st January for New Years Day. Children’s Christmas Party is Saturday 7th December Christmas Performances will be on Thursday 12th at 2pm and Monday 16th December at 10am. Nursery Christmas Dinner is Wednesday 18th December Christmas Half Term for grant only children we break up on Friday 20th December and are back in the New Year on Monday 6th January.

For more information on any of the forthcoming events please speak to Kate or a member of the team. Abbeywood Tots Day Nursery, Head Office, 1 College Way, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7BH. E mail ; info@abbeywoodtots.com. Tel; 01179693990.


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