Staff Member and Room of the Month
Natalie has been awarded ‘Staff Member of the Month’ for settling so well into the Nursery and building strong bonds with her new key children and parents.
Pre-school were awarded ‘Room of the Month’ for their continuous organisation within the room, providing stimulating and exciting activities daily, whilst adapting to each child’s interests. The staff and children have also worked hard with our nativity, which I’m sure every parent/carer is excited to see.
Please feel free to send in your nominations direct to the office, via email, or ask for a slip from a staff member on drop off or on collection.
Funded Sessions – 2, 3 & 4 Year Olds
Please note all funded and term time sessions end on Friday, 16th December 2022 and then begin again on Tuesday, 3rd January 2023.
If your child has turned 2 any time between 1st September and 31st December, you could be eligible for 2 year old funding. For more information please take a look on the website.
If your child is turning 3, they will be eligible for 15 hours funding and this will start from Tuesday, 3rd January 2023.
Please note that if you think your child is eligible for the additional 15 funded hours (30 funded hours) from January 2023 you will need to apply NOW; visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk to ensure you receive your code in good time.
Please speak to the office for further information, to find out how you can you use your 30 funded hours and the additional charges that apply.
Full Time School Places
For children due to start full time school in September 2023 (children born between September 2018 and August 2019), the deadline for applications is Sunday, 15th January 2023. Please ensure you complete the online form HERE. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to ask us for help.
As the weather has now turned wintry, please would you ensure that your child has appropriate outdoor clothing with them at all times.
This applies to all ages as we like to get all the children outside as often as possible. Our motto is ‘There is no such thing as unsuitable weather, only unsuitable clothing.’
Please clearly label all scarves, hats, gloves and other clothing with your child’s name. It is important to have fresh air and access to the outdoor environment daily, although during the winter months we do shorten these times according to the weather.
All invoices for December 2022 have now been sent out. If you have not received your invoice, please contact the office. Please be reminded that nursery fees are payable in advance. If you have any queries about this, please speak to Chloe or Sophie in the office
Activities and Planning
Over the coming month we will focus on Christmas.
We will use stories and rhymes to promote Communication, Language & Literacy. The children will develop their creativity as they prepare lots of artwork to bring home.
Pre-school have been working hard on their nativity performance. which will be held at our local church; letters and emails have been sent to keep you all updated on this.
For our Focus Country of the Month we will learn about England. We will sample a traditional Christmas lunch and learn about the Christmas story.
To help us with our January planning please let us know your children’s interests during the time they are away from nursery over the festive period.
Bookings are now being taken for Holiday Club which will operate from Monday, 19th until Friday, 23rd December.
Please email the office or speak to a member of staff for further information and bookings.
We have welcomed Kelly to our staff team. Kelly will be working within the Under 2s, room caring for our youngest nursery children.
Last month we said goodbye to Taylor and Laura, who have moved on to their next step in their careers. We wish them all the best for the future and thank them for their help and support at Little Angels.
Seasons Greetings to you and your family and very best wishes for the New Year.
Thank you for your continued support.
Here’s to another successful year in 2023!