I hope you are all well and had a lovely Easter break.
A very warm welcome to our new little ones starting, especially during this difficult time where parents have not been able to visit the pre-school prior to registering their children for a place.
Evaluation on 2 bubbles:
Observing how the children have reacted to the two bubbles, we have been extremely pleased on how well it has worked. The setting seems to be a lot calmer within the smaller areas, with less running around. The younger and less confident children have really thrived and our little ones with special needs all seem to feel more secure in a smaller space. The children generally seem to be more focused and spend longer periods of time engaging in activities. We will keep the two bubbles for the foreseeable future and continue to evaluate the situation.
Many thanks for taking the time to complete the feedback forms and for the lovely comments and very positive feedback.
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.
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.
If parents have any concerns, please ask to speak to me or my trainee manager Danni. Staff are only following procedures within the setting, if there is something that your unhappy about please don’t take it up with staff as they are only doing their job.
It’s extremely important that children are collected on time, as we have strict ratios to adhere to and if children are collected late it affects staffing ratios, especially at lunch time when we are trying to organise staff lunch breaks. Obviously, we understand emergencies happen, but please let us know as soon as possible. Continuous late pickups will result in a late payment fee.
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.
Topic for this half term; Understanding the World. Nature.
The children will be learning how to look after nature in the garden, as well as celebrating St George’s day.
They will be making garden mobiles, bird’s nests, garden bugs and collages.
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.