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Rendlesham News September '16

Dear Parents and carers,

I would like to extend a very warm welcome to all the new children and families who have started at Rendlesham Day Nursery this September, we look forward to getting to know you and your children over the coming weeks.

I would also like to give a warm welcome back to a new term, to all the children and families who have been with us for some time and have perhaps recently moved rooms. We hope your children settle in well and I’m sure it won’t be long before they are telling you all about the friends they have made and the fun things they have been doing whilst at Nursery!

Whole Nursery News

As most of you will have seen by now, we have a new layout at nursery. The baby and toddler rooms have recently swapped. We hope that you find the changes warm and welcoming; the children certainly seem to be enjoying their new spaces!

Our topic for this first half term is “All about me” each room has planned ideas and activities based around this topic to cover all the areas of learning. If you have not already done so, could you please bring in or email some pictures of family, pets and people that are special to your child for our room displays.

We will be doing lots of activities that help us to get to know one another, and find out about each other’s likes, interests, and families. We will be exploring the things we are able to do, and how these might change as we grow and learn. The activities we do will be interactive and play-based. With the toddler and preschool rooms extending the topic to explore senses, how to keep our bodies healthy and ourselves safe.

Baby Room We are developing our outdoor area and are on the hunt for: pots, baskets, plants, garden toys and cook books. If you have any of these at home we would be very grateful.

Toddler Room In toddlers we have been learning about days of the week and the weather. The children have been encouraged to look outside and discuss the weather each day; we will also be looking at the changing seasons. You can help your child by looking at signs of Autumn when you are out and about.

Preschool Room Forest Schools- For three Tuesdays commencing 20th September our Preschool children will be taking part in “Forest Schools” We will be travelling to Rendlesham forest and taking part in a wide range of exciting activities such as mini-beast hunts, potion making, and painting trees to teach the children about nature, animals and the world around us. In the preschool room we begin to encourage independence to ensure that the children are prepared for when they start school. This includes using number prompts to dish up their own lunch and snacks and beginning to dress themselves. Therefore, can we please ask that you provide some wellies and slippers (clearly labelled) for your child during the wetter months so that they are able to change shoes independently and decide if they would like to play inside or outdoors.

Reminders -Over the next few weeks we are expecting our great British Summer to come to an end, Therefore can we please ask that you provide a pair of slippers for your child to wear in the nursery. This helps to keep the rooms clean and dry for the children. Please encourage your children to change into their slippers when they arrive at nursery.

Clothing: Please ensure that all your child’s clothing is named - a marker pen on the label is fine. Young children often don’t know what is theirs and it saves any disputes if children come wearing the same item!

Your children will have lots of opportunities to learn through messy play activities. So please bring a spare set of clothing and send them in clothes that do not matter if they get dirty and also allow them to play actively and safely.

Trays: Each child at nursery has a tray, if you are unsure of where your child’s tray is located please ask a member of staff, who will be happy to show you. Please can you ensure that these are checked regularly as art work, letters and information leaflets go in these.

Illness: If your child is ill, the best place for them is to be at home. If they are sick or have diarrhoea they must stay at home for 48 hours after the last time they are ill. This helps prevent the spread of bugs and ensures your child is fully recovered.  If your child is going to be absent from nursery for any reason, please call and let us know.

We look forward to an exciting few months ahead, as always, if you have any comments, feedback or queries please speak to myself or a member of the management team.

Best Regards,

Jenna and the Rendlesham Day Nursery team