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Kids @ Worthing Nursery – Newsletter September 2011

NEWSLETTER – SEPTEMBER 2011 Welcome and Reminders Welcome to all new children and parents who are joining us over the coming months. Please feel free to pop your head in the office and say hello. We would also like to say a sad farewell and good luck to all the children leaving to go to “big school” We would like to welcome Emma Sayers who starts with us as a new apprentice on 19th September, She will be based in Toddlers, Tegan will be moving to Pre-School and Nicola will be returning to Baby 1. Please remember to look at the parent notice board which is in the reception area, here there are copies of the policies, newsletters and other information you may need. If you have any questions or queries please speak to myself or a senior member of staff . Signing There will be new signs on the notice board each week, these are simple signs that we will be using with the children each week, please take a look and try at home. Can everyone ensure they pass on changes of details to the nursery. This includes new phone numbers, changes of work contact numbers and changes of address. Thank you From this month we will be applying our late collection policy strictly. A copy of this is attached to this newsletter. If you are late you will be asked to sign the late collection register and charges will be invoiced to you at the end of each month Please remember to sign your child in and out on the door of your child’s room. Term Dates Our term dates match the college terms because the nursery is used by the college, teachers and students. The dates are enclosed with this newsletter please keep them for reference. Jean Bishop is the nursery administrator, she is available on 01903 707615. Her email is

Christmas Please remember that the nursery will be closed from 24th December until 3rd January. If you child would normally attend on 28th 29th and 30th you will be refunded after Christmas. Planners and Progress Reports Each child has a Record of Success in their room, these are available for you to look at any time you wish, it has details of what your child has been doing in nursery, please feel free to take a look. You can also ask to see your child’s key worker or myself at any time. Just ask and an appointment can be arranged. Pre-School & Toddlers Are welcoming lots of new children so will be spending a lot of time introducing the children to new friends and learning all about the workshop areas. Staff will be getting to know new children and providing individual activities for existing children. If you want to know anything at all about your child’s new room please ask a member of staff who will be happy to help and show you around. The library bus will be coming every 3 weeks on Tuesday afternoons.

Baby 2 Will be welcoming many new starters and taking part in activities based on the children’s interests. We will be making the most of the last days of summer and digging and weeding in the garden. The role play area is currently a jungle with water, animals, books, foliage and even animal sounds. Baby 1 Will also be enjoying the garden and looking at the start of Autumn using animals, books, leaves and even visiting the forest school. We are also welcoming many new starters and we will all be getting to know each other, observing the new children and finding out about them and their interests. Please can we remind parents to remove their shoes before entering baby 1 and baby 2. Yours sincerely

Lisa Taylor Nursery Manager

Term Dates 2011/12 Autumn Term 2011 (77 days) Term starts Half Term Term ends

Wednesday 24 August 2011 Monday 24 October – Friday 28 October Friday 16 December 2011

Spring Term 2012 Term starts Half Term Term ends

(59 days) Tuesday 3 January 2012 Monday 13 February – Friday 17 February Friday 30 March 2012

Summer Term 2012 (58 days) Term starts Half Term Term ends

Monday 16 April 2012 Wednesday 6 June – Friday 8 June Thursday 12 July 2012

Public Holidays August Holiday Christmas Day Boxing Day New Year’s Day Good Friday Easter Monday May Day Spring Bank Holiday Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Monday 29 August 2011 Monday 26 December 2011 Tuesday 27 December 2011 Monday 2 January 2012 Friday 6 April 2012 Monday 9 April 2012 Monday 7 May 2012 Monday 4 June 2012 Tuesday 5 June 2012

Christmas Closure Wednesday 28 December – Friday 30 December 2011

Tel: 01903 707608 e mail: Bolsover Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN13 1NS

September newsletter 2011