Sebright Cygnets Nursery and Activity Club
Telephone 01562 851851 Email: nursery@wolverleysebright.worcs.sch.uk
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March 10, 2017: March 2017 newsletter

 

Dates for Diary

Our Annual General Meeting and Parents Evening will be held on Monday 20th March in Nursery at 7.p.m.  This will be an opportunity for parents to talk to their child’s Key Person and look at their Learning Journeys.  All parents are welcome.  Refreshments will be available.

The children who will be starting school in September are going to Enginuity in Ironbridge on Monday 22nd May.  The cost per child is £10.00, which covers the cost of the coach.  The coach will leave at 9.15 a.m. and return by 3.p.m.

Term Dates

The last day of this term is Friday 7th April.  We return on Tuesday 25th April.  Monday 1st May is a Bank Holiday.  Spring half term holiday is from Monday 29th to Friday 2nd June (inclusive) and we return on Monday 5th June.

November 8, 2016: NEWSLETTER – NOVEMBER 2016

The theme for this half term is     CELEBRATIONS and CHRISTMAS

Dates for your Diary

Committee meeting – Monday 21st November, 7.30pm at the Lock Tea Rooms.  All welcome.

Rehearsal for Nursery Nativity – Monday 12th December, 1.30pm in Church. For all children.

Nursery Nativity Performance – Wednesday 14th December, in church at 9.30am.

Nursery Christmas Party – Friday 16th December. 12pm – 2pm. All children welcome. Please collect children at 2pm. A list for party food will be available in December.

Bag2school– bags will be available at the beginning of January and collection day is Monday 20th January.

 

Children In Need day- Friday 18th November. The theme this year is  ‘Spotacular’ Children who come to Nursery on Friday can dress in anything spotty. All donations will go to Children In Need.

 

Term Dates– The last day of this term is Friday 16th December and we return on Wednesday 4th January.

Activity Club- will close at 4pm on Monday 8th November,

and also close at 4pm on the last day of term, Friday 16th December.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 9, 2016: September 2016 Newsletter

Welcome back to nursery, hope you all had a good summer. Welcome also to our new children who are starting nursery this term.

Thank you also for all the gifts and cards at the end of last term.

The theme for the first half term is AUTUMN and HARVEST

FEE INCREASE

From September 2016 session fees will rise to £9.00, and lunch club will cost £3.00.

A full day from 9am to 3pm will cost £21 and the charge for a morning session plus lunch will be £12.

Funding for 15 hours per week is available from the term after a child’s third birthday. Speak to Kim, Wendy or Carole if you would like more details.

Some funding is available for two year olds. Please ask.

Please remember that fees must be paid weekly at the first session attended, although parents can pay monthly or half termly in advance if they wish.

If an invoice covering the half term is needed please speak to Kim.

Once invoices have been issued please pay within two weeks

COLLECTION OF CHILDREN

CAN PARENTS PLEASE REMEMBER TO COLLECT CHILDREN PROMPTLY AT 11.30/ 12.30 AND NOT ARRIVE FOR THE AFTERNOON SESSION UNTIL 12.30.

OUR SESSION FINISHES AT 3PM, AND WE WILL START LETTING CHILDREN OUT AT 2.55, ONCE PARENTS START ARRIVING.

IT WOULD BE HELPFUL IF PARENTS WITH CHILDREN IN SCHOOL COULD COLLECT FROM US FIRST.  THIS IS TO MAKE SURE THE NURSERY ROOM IS READY FOR ACTIVITY CLUB.

LABELLING

Please, please please… label all sweatshirts, jackets, t-shirts, changing bags, lunch bags (on outside), drinks bottles etc, with your child’s name. Permanent pen, or nail varnish, usually works

We cannot be responsible for the loss of unlabelled items

WELLY WEDNESDAYS

Welly Wednesdays will again on 14th September

Please bring wellies.

 TERM DATES

Last day before half term is Friday 21st Oct, returning on Tuesday 1st Nov.

Last day of the Autumn term is Friday 16th Dec and we return on Wednesday 4th January.

 

 

 

June 10, 2016: Newsletter – June 2016

The theme for this half term is CARNIVAL CRAFTS

 

CARNIVAL on Saturday 2nd July

The theme for the carnival is Books and our float will be decorated with THE QUEEN’S KNICKERS’

Once again we are restricting the float to the children who are starting school in September

The nursery will be having a Children’s Tombola on the field, and offer glitter tattoos.

More details about the float and stall to follow.

TERM DATES

The last day of the summer term is Friday 22nd July, and we return on Monday 5th September.

A full list of 2016/17 dates is available on the school website, or from Nursery.

ACTIVITY CLUB will close at 4pm on the last day of term- Friday 22nd July

SPORTS DAY AND LEAVERS PRESENTATION Monday 18th July 10.30am.

All children are welcome at our annual Sports Morning.

Nursery will start at 10.30am (not 9am) on the field. This is followed by the Teddy Bears Picnic on the playing field with Reception Class.

All children, parents, grandparents welcome.

After a Picnic Lunch the children who are going into school in September, are invited with their guests to a Leavers Presentation in Nursery.

Learning Journeys will be handed out to parents and it is an afternoon celebrating your child’s time at Nursery.

MRS ANDERSON

You already be aware that our joint manager, Wendy Anderson has been away from Nursery for a few weeks now, and at the end of May went into hospital for an operation on her back.

She is now back at home and recovering well, and I’m sure all parents and children will want to wish her well and wish her a speedy return to health.

FEE INCREASE

From September 2016 session fees will rise to £9.00, and lunch club will cost £3.00.

A full day from 9am to 3pm will cost £21 and the charge for a morning session plus lunch will be £12.

Our last fee increase was in April 2013, and following the introduction of the new Living Wage, the committee feel that our charges must rise to cover extra costs

BAG2SCHOOL

Collection of the filled bags is due on Monday 27th June

Please support the nursery by filling as many bags as possible.

This is usually a good fund raiser for us, and money raised will go towards new resources and equipment for the nursery. Please let us know if you need help bringing the bags.

There are more bags available, if needed.

 

 

 

 

April 19, 2016: APRIL 2016 NEWSLETTER

The THEME this half term is NUMBER RHYMES

NURSERY GROUP PHOTO– on Monday 16th May at 9am.

For all children, please wear nursery uniform if possible.

NURSERY TRIP-to ENGINUITY in Ironbridge on Monday 23rd May. For our older children only, those leaving for school in July.

The cost is £10 per child which covers the cost of the coach, other costs will be covered by Nursery.

Please bring children at 9am as usual, the coach leaves at 9.15am and we will return by 3pm.

All children will need a packed lunch. Money to be paid by Friday 13th May.

SPORTS DAY AND LEAVERS PRESENTATION on Monday 18th July.

Nursery will not open at 9am, we will begin our day at 10.30am on the school playing field.

All children plus family and friends are welcome. Sports events will be followed by a Teddy Bears Picnic with Reception Class on the field.

After lunch our older children, those going into school in September, are invited with their guests to a Leavers Presentation in Nursery. Learning Journeys will be handed out to parents and it is an afternoon celebrating your child’s time in Nursery.

WOLVERLEY CARNIVAL -on Saturday 2nd July

The Nursery is hoping to have a float again this year, but we need help from parents, dressing the float and walking alongside.

The theme is BOOKS.

We will also have a stall on the field, more details to follow.

TERM DATES

Monday 2nd May is a Bank Holiday. The half term holidays start on Monday 30th May and we return on Tuesday 7th June.

The last day on the Summer term is Friday 22nd July and we return after the summer break on Monday 5th September. For more dates look on the school website.

 

 

February 22, 2016: Newsletter – February 2016

The theme this half term is ‘ENCOURAGING INDEPENDENCE’

Parent Evening and A G M –   Monday 14th March at 7pm in Nursery

This will be an opportunity for parents to talk to their child’s Key Person and look at their Learning Journeys.

You will also be able to see our displays in Nursery.

All parents are welcome, and we are hoping as many parents as possible will come along to support the Nursery.

A list will be in the entrance for you to add your name. Refreshments will be available.

We also have an ‘Open Door’ policy and are always available to chat to parents about their child.

Nursery Entrance – Please can all parents use the nursery front door to bring and collect children. Parents should not bring children through the school.

Welly Wednesdays – will start again on Wednesday 24th February. The children will be making bird feeders for our nursery garden and for the time being won’t need their wellies.

Term Dates – The last day of the Spring term is Thursday 24th March, and we return on Tuesday 12th April. Monday 2nd may is a Bank holiday.

Whitsun week is from Monday 30th May to Monday 6th June inclusive, returning on Tuesday 7th June.

Last day of the Summer term is Friday 22nd July, returning on Monday 5th September.

 

 

 

January 15, 2016: Newsletter January 2016

Happy New Year and Welcome back to Nursery

All the staff would like to thank everyone who gave us cards and presents for Christmas, they are greatly appreciated.

We hope that everyone had a lovely Christmas.

The theme this half term is   WINTER

NURSERY COMMITTEE MEETING is on Monday 25th January at 7.30pm at the tea rooms by the Lock Inn. All parents welcome.

WELLY WEDNESDAYS will start again after February half term

BAG2SCHOOL. Please bring in your filled bags by 9am on Monday 25th January. Bags can contain clothes, paired shoes, handbags etc.

CHRISTMAS FUND RAISING. Thank you to everyone who supported our fund raising Christmas Hampers, which raised £130 and the Guess the Name of the Snowman, which raised £29. All funds raised are used for new toys and equipment for the children.

TERM DATES.  Half term is from Monday 15th – 19th  February, returning on Monday 22nd February. The Spring term ends on Thursday 24th March and we return on Tuesday 12th April. More dates are available from Nursery.

 

 

 

November 3, 2015: Newsletter November 2015

The theme for this half term is CELEBRATIONS and CHRISTMAS

Dates for your Diary:

-Committee meeting -Monday 9th November at 7.30 at The Lock Inn tea rooms. All welcome

-Rehearsal for Nursery Nativity-Monday 14th December, 1.30pm in Church for all children.

-Nursery Nativity Performance-Thursday 17th December in church at 9.30am, followed by mince pies and coffee back in the Nursery.

-Nursery Christmas Party-Friday 18th December 12 to 2pm. All children welcome and can be collected by parents at 2pm.  A list for party food will be available in December

CHILDREN IN NEED– Friday 13th November. The them this year is HEROES. Children who come on Fridays can dress as super heroes. A Pudsey money box will be available for donations to the Children In Need charity

Welly Wednesdays will continue this month with projects inside the Nursery. Children won’t need their wellies until we start going outside again in the Spring

IMPORTANT NOTICES

-We have noticed that some parents are walking up the drive from the staff car park. Unfortunately the drive cannot be used by parents, as it is used for staff cars and deliveries, and is dangerous for parents and children.

-You may have read recently about the dangers of choking on grapes. Quite a few children are bringing grapes and cherry tomatoes in their lunch boxes, so we are asking parents to ensure that they are cut in half, or quarters.

-Please could you use the school crossing lady when crossing the road from the Memorial hall or across the top of Mill Lane.

Thanks for your co-operation.

Please remember to label all cats, scarves, hats and coats and nursery uniform. Lunch boxes must be labelled on the OUTSIDE.

The last day of term is Friday 18th December and we will return on Tuesday 5th January. A full holiday list is available in Nursery.

Activity Club will be closed on Friday 6th November as the school is having a disco

Activity Club will close at 4pm on Friday 18th December, the last day of term.

September 29, 2015: NURSERY PHOTOGRAPHER

NURSERY PHOTOGRAPHER

On Monday 12th October

And

Thursday 15th October

9am on both days

For individual photos, ready in time for Christmas

All children welcome, including siblings. Please let us know if you would like siblings collected from school. Children don’t necessarily need to wear nursery uniform on these days.

September 11, 2015: NEWSLETTER-SETEMBER 2015

WELCOME back to nursery, we hope you all had a good summer.

Welcome also to our new children who are just starting nursery.

Thank you  for all the gifts and cards at the end of last term.

It is with regret that we inform you that Mrs Dredge left our nursery over the summer holidays. We wish her well for the future.

If Mrs Dredge was your child’s Key Person, please speak to a staff member.

 

THEME for the first half  is:

NURSERY RHYMES and TRADITONAL TALES

 

PAYMENT OF FEES

¨ Sessions cost £8.50. Lunch Club costs £2.00, payable for all full days including funded sessions. A full day costs £19.00.

¨ Funding for 15 hours per week is available from the term after a child’s third birthday. Speak to Kim, Wendy or Carole if you would like more details.

¨ Some funding is available for two year olds. Please ask.

¨ Please remember that fees must be paid weekly at the first session attended, although parents can pay monthly or half termly in advance if they wish.

¨ If an invoice covering the half term is needed please speak to Kim.

¨ Once invoices have been issued please pay within two weeks

¨ Money envelopes are available for payment of fees, for cash or cheques.

-Payment can be made by Bank transfer, – please ask for bank details

 

LABELLING 

Please, please please… label all sweatshirts, jackets, t-shirts, changing bags, lunch bags (on outside), drinks bottles etc, with your child’s name. Permanent pen, or nail varnish, usually works.

We cannot be responsible for the loss of unlabelled items

 

TERM DATES

Last day before half term is Friday 23rd Oct, returning on Monday 2nd Nov.

Last day of the Autumn term is Friday 18th Dec and we return on Tuesday 5th January.

 

WELLY WEDNESDAYS

Welly Wednesdays will begin again on 23rd September.

A letter will be sent out soon with more details.

 

¨ Reminders once children become three they can come to  Activity Club up to 5.30pm any afternoon. Also we run an Early Bird Club from 8.30am each morning.

¨ If your child is asthmatic, please provide us with an inhaler.