I hope you are all well and had a good half term break.
A very warm welcome to our new families.
We are making some important changes to the pre-school. I have bought some large vinyl room dividers; these will be used to enable us to have two separate bubbles within the setting. This is to help prevent the whole pre-school from having to close should we hear of a future positive covid result, where the whole pre-school would be affected.
Staff and children will be coming in separate doors depending on which bubble they are in. If we do not contact you, please continue to come to the main doors as before.
This will be on a trail basis and evaluated daily to assess its effectiveness.
Due to the restrictions since last March, we haven’t been able to use a lot of our resources, therefore, I have purchased lots of new sensory, IT and mark making resources to make the changes to the setting look more exciting and fun for our children.
As many of you are aware, I also bought face visors for all the staff as an extra layer of protection. We have always used disposable gloves and aprons as part of our health and safety regime and are fully committed to ensuring the highest level of cleanliness and hygiene.
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..
Please keep us up-dated if your child is not attending the setting, as we are required to record this information weekly for the local government Bromley Early Years.
My apologies for the invoices being sent out late but Gill has been working from home and had to amend them all due to closure.
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 advice us of the HMRC eleven digit code as soon as you know it, to enable us to validate your claim.
Topic for this half term; Spring.
The children will be learning about springtime and crafts with pictures of spring lambs.
Please remember to clearly label all your children’s belongings.
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.
My very best wishes to you all.