I hope you are all well and had a lovely half term break.
Evaluation on the 2 bubbles:
As most of you will know, we have reassessed the 2 bubble environment and decided that with restrictions easing and many more children attending, we would open up the pre-school to allow more space, and due to the fact that children and staff were missing those in the other bubble. We will continue to assess the situation, but it all seems to be working well and the children have again adapted very well.
Returning from holidays abroad:
The local authority (Bromley Early Years) have asked us to keep up to date with the changing traffic light system to ensure that families who have to quarantine on their return from holidays abroad do not bring their child back to pre-school until the official quarantine period is over.
If your child is ill, has a temperature or showing any covid symptoms, please keep them at home and advise us immediately. Also, if a family member is self-isolating, your child cannot return to pre-school until the isolation period of a full 10 days is over.
30 Hour Funding:
If you are working for over 16 hours a week and think you may be eligible for the additional funding, please go to the following website and apply; www.childcarechoices.gov.uk If you are still unsure or have any questions please speak to Gill or myself. If you are in receipt of the extra funding, please ensure that you update your claim every 3 months; (from when you first applied even if your child hasn’t starting using it yet. You should receive a reminder from HMRC and we will also try to remind you as well.
You must apply the term before your child turns 3 years and advise us of the HMRC eleven-digit code as soon as you know it, to enable us to validate your claim. We will need this prior to breaking up for summer.
Topic for this half term: Healthy lifestyles.
The children will be making fruit baskets, fruit salads, my favourite sport craft, bath time and talking about healthy eating and the importance of exercise.
Hats & Suncream:
It is extremely important that all children have a sunhat in this very hot weather. Due to Health & Safety, they cannot go out without one. If you would like to leave one at the pre-school, please ensure you label it clearly with your child’s name, and all their other belongings. It is equally important that you apply sun cream on your child prior to attending and we will top up as and when necessary. (As you can imagine, it takes a very long time to apply it to nearly 40 children before going out to play) The sun can damage all skin types, especially young children’s delicate skin.
STRICTLY NO NUTS:
Please ensure that your child’s lunch does not contain any nuts or nut products. We have people with allergies to nuts. Thank you for your cooperation.
Leaver’s Party & Presentation; Only for children who are leaving to go to school in September:
We will be having our Leaver’s Party and Presentation on Monday 19th July 2021 from
Last Day of Term: Friday 16th July 2021: Autumn Term Commences Tuesday 31st August 2021:
My very best wishes to you all.