Newsletter July 2017
Hello and Goodbye
We would like to say a big hello to Rudy who is joining our Lower Baby Room and Yoshua who is joining our Upper Baby Room. A big welcome to Bay Tree House and we hope they enjoy their time with us.
Sadly this month we are saying goodbye to Lachlan from our Upper Baby room, Anayah, Kiyan and Kyra from Blue room and Millie and Karim who are leaving our Weekend nursery as they are preparing to start school. We wish them all the best. Our final sad Goodbye is for our lovely Isa who is moving back home to Portugal. Isa has been a big part of Bay Tree House and will be missed by all the children and staff. Desejamos o melhor para sua felicidade futura e aguardamos ferias gratuitas em Portugal.
Celebrating the Diversity within our Nursery
Throughout July and August we will be looking at Italy as our country of interest. The children will learn about the currency used, traditional stories, what colours are in their flag, different foods that are popular from there and interesting facts about Italy. If you have an Italian background and would like to get involved please speak to your child’s keyworker.
Throughout May and June we looked at Lithuania as our Country of Interest. Thank you to Aiste, Freddie’s mum, for bringing in lots of tasty treats for the children and staff to taste. Well done to Sandra for cooking traditional Beetroot soup for the children’s lunch. This is a traditional Lithuanian dish and all the children enjoyed it.
Theme of the month
In July and August the baby rooms will look at Animals around the world’ and Blue, Red and Yellow rooms will be looking at the Solar System and Castles.
This year’s graduation ceremony will be on Friday 14th July at 10am for the children who will be moving onto Primary school. During the ceremony the children will give a Dance/Drama performance that they have been busily rehearsing with Annie. We will also be handing out leaver’s awards and taking photographs. After the ceremony there will be a short party for the children and the parents. Please feel free to attend if your child is one of the children leaving. We hope to see you there
Well done to all the children who attended the Annual Sports Day. This was organised by Pro Stars Soccer who run our weekly sessions at nursery. The children all took part in the different events and were happy to cheer on their own mums and dads in the parents races.
Thank you for taking the time to fill out the Parent Surveys that were recently given out. We are in the process of looking at suggestions and comments that have been made with the aim to further improve our service.
Could all Parents using cars please avoid parking on next doors driveway. They have spoken to us on numerous occasions about this. If the drive at the front of Bay Tree is full then please park in Penerley Rd.
General House keeping
A reminder to all parents that if you leave your pushchairs in the buggy shed they need to be folded down. If any are left open they will be removed from the shed and left on the drive. We are also noticing that scooters/bikes and other ride on toys are also being left and ask that you avoid bringing these to nursery. If any are found in the shed we will put them in the garden for the children to use.
We have been experiencing some lovely hot weather over the last couple of weeks so can you please ensure your child’s Blue bag has the correct clothing in it for this time of year and that they have sun cream and Sun hats. If your child wears nappies can you please bring them some ‘Little Swimmer nappies’ for any outdoor water play they may have.
Dates for your diary
Friday 14th July – Pre School Graduation
Friday 4th August – International Day
Friday 8th September – Summer Trip
Thursday 26th October – Inset Day
Friday 27th October – Parents Evening
Saturday 28th October – Parents Evening for the Weekend.
Christmas activity week will be from week commencing 11th December 2017 and our annual Christmas party will be on Saturday 16th December. We will let parents know nearer the time specific days and times. Our first Inset day of 2018 will be 02/01/18
Lachlan S 2yrs
We wish you all a very happy birthday!