December Newsletter


    December 2018 Newsletter
    Dear Parents and Carers of our Worcester Park, Kingston and Stoneleigh Nurseries,
    We hope everyone enjoyed the month of November.  It was lovely to see so many of the children and team dressed in their pyjamas to raise money for Children in Need.
    During November, our focus topics of the month were based around ‘Bonfire Night, Diwali and Nursery Rhymes”. The children have enjoyed making their own firework paintings using spray bottles, colourful rangoli patterns using rice, and  humpty dumpty puppets using lolly craft sticks.
    Take a look at our gallery of photographs of what the children have been learning and exploring from the month of November at our Nurseries……………………………………….
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    Our Topics in December 2018
    As we enter into December, the children will be taking part in a variety festive activities. Please take a look at what the children will be learning about each week
    Autumn Term
    The children will be celebrating and recognising these special dates during December.
    3rd- 10th December first day of Hanukkah
    3rd December International Disability Day
    14th December Christmas Jumper Day
    24th December Christmas Eve
    25th December Christmas Day
    26th December Boxing Day
    31st December New Year’s Day
    Week 1 – ‘Hanukkah’
    The children will be celebrating Hanukkah by decorating the Star of David and creating menorah using a variety of methods and materials.

    Week 2 – ‘Festive preparation’
    The children will begin to start making Christmas decorations in preparation for our special elves decoration evening! The children will also be exploring glitter in the builders tray, mixing glitter with water, sand and shaving foam.

    Week 3 – ‘Christmas’
    The children will be talking about their favourite time at Christmas. We will be making treats for the reindeer, listening to Christmas songs and making cards for our friends and family.

    Week 4 ‘Family and Friends’ 
    This week we will be celebrating our friends and families by making photo books and talking about what our families and friends enjoy doing.

    Parent Partnership – Reminders and Notable Dates:
    • Christmas Jumper day will be on Friday 14th December 2018
    • Stars Christmas Party – Sunday 2nd December, 2018 – Goals North Cheam

    Christmas Closure and Opening Dates
    We close for the Christmas break on Monday 24th December, 2018 at 4.00pm.
    We re-open for the New Year on Wednesday 2nd January, 2019 at 7.30am.
    We hope you enjoy the Christmas holidays, and we look forward to seeing you all in the New Year!
    Lost Property
    The lost property box will be left out in the childcare rooms each evening over December. Please check the lost property box to retrieve any of your child’s/children’s clothes or items.
    Please can I also ask parents/carers to check their children’s bags and clothes for any items that do not belong to them and return them to your Room Leader.
    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.
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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.
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