April 2019 Newsletter
Dear Parents and Carers of our Worcester Park, Kingston and Stoneleigh Nurseries,
We hope everyone had a great March, and of course had a fantastic Mother’s Day with their loved ones. The children also had great fun exploring the different ‘World Book Day’ and learning the moral behind some of their favourite stories.
As we enter into April the children will begin to note the observances of spring. We will be looking at the seasonal changes, planting and growth, baby animals and mini beasts. We will also be celebrating Easter and St George’s Day.
Take a look at our gallery of photographs of what the children have been learning and exploring from the month of March at our nurseries……………………………………………
Nursery Gallery of March, 2019
Our Topics in April 2019
The children will be celebrating and recognising these special dates during April.
1st April Fool's Day.
19th Good Friday
21st Easter Sunday
22nd Easter Monday
23rd St. George's Day
Week 1 – ‘Planting and Growing’
In the first week of April we will be looking at different types of plants and the cycle of growth. The children will be planting their own cress heads and will take part in a sunflower challenge, to see who can grow the biggest sunflower. The children will also enjoy exploring different types of flowers, exploring their senses.
Week 2 – ‘Mini Beasts’
We will be exploring different types of mini-beasts and will be hunting in our garden with magnifying glasses. The children will also be making spiders using play-doh and other mini beast crafts.
Week 3 – ‘Easter’
This week the children will be learning about Easter and will take part in Easter activities. We will be taking part in an exciting Easter egg hunt and creating lots of Easter themed creations.
Week 4 ‘Down on the Farm’
We will be looking at the life cycles of spring animals, such as chicks and piglets. The children will be making their own ‘Old McDonald’ story sack and begin to connect ‘Mother’ and baby animals.
Parent Partnership – Reminders and Notable Dates:
Stay and Play – Wednesday 17th April, 2019, from 3.00pm – 4.30pm
Theme: Easter Dress Up.
A maximum of 2 adults per child can attend the session
Easter Closure Dates
The nursery will be closed for Easter on Friday 19th April 2019, re-opening on Tuesday, 23rd April, 2019 at 7.30am.
Parents/Carers Morning – Saturday 6th April, 2019
Our April Parents/Carers morning is scheduled in for Saturday 6th April, 2019 from 9.00am – 12.00pm. The appointment sheet will be available on your child’s room door from Wednesday 27th March, 2019. Please speak to your child’s Room Leader if you have any questions.
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Holidays and Absences
Please can we remind all Parents/Carers to email the nursery in advance with any holiday dates or absences. If your child is unwell and cannot attend their session, we also require this in an email. This is required under our Prevent Duty safeguarding requirements.
Security of Nursery Front Door
Please can we emphasise the importance of ensuring the front door is closed properly when entering and leaving the building. Can we also please remind all Parents and Carers to clearly state their names and who they are collecting when requesting entry to Nurseries.
This is for the safety of all the children.