Autumn 1st Half Term: Monday 04/09/2023.
I hope you’ve all had a lovely summer. A huge thank for all our lovely cards, flowers, money and gifts, we are truly grateful to our very generous parents.
A very warm welcome to all our new families. We will work with you to provide the highest quality of care and education for your precious children. Please feel free to discuss in confidence any concerns or queries you may have.
We have our photographers coming in on Wednesday 22nd November from 9am. If your child doesn’t normally attend on this day and you would like their photo taken, please bring them in and stay with them while they have their photos taken, (with sibling/s if you wish), then sign them out afterwards.
2 & 3 yr old Funding:
Some parents have come to us a little confused regarding the Government’s future changes to funding. While it is stated that an increase for two year olds to become eligible for the funding, it will not happen until next April 2024. Then in 2025 it will be extended again. Once we receive confirmation from Bromley Early Years we will inform you.
30 Hour Funding:
If you are working for more than 16 hours 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.
STRICTLY NO NUTS:
Please ensure that your child’s lunch does not contain any nuts or nut products. This in line with all settings and schools. Please provide healthy packed lunches or cooked food which does not include any sweets, chocolate, biscuits, crisps or fizzy drinks.
If you would like to order the pre-school uniform, please speak to a member of staff.
Please remember to clearly label all your child’s belongings. We have lots of children with items which are not labelled. This makes it very difficult and time consuming when we are taking the children out to play and getting them ready to go home.
Topic for this half term:
Back to school, all about me.
Please inform the pre-school if your child is absent due to illness, holiday or for any other reason on the day or as soon as you possibly can. Fees are still due if your child is absent, as you are reserving their place. Parents are politely reminded that funded places must be used appropriately, or you may lose your child’s place.
If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of staff or contact me directly.
With my very best wishes. Anne Marie. Our Lady’s Pre-School Manager.