Nursery News

30HOUR FUNDING

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NIPPY WEATHER

With the weather getting colder please ensure your child comes to nursery with nice warm outdoor clothes as we always try to get them outside for fresh air.

SAD FAREWELL

We will be saying a sad farewell to Sian who currently plays in the Ladybird room. She is moving on to pastures new. We all wish her luck in the future.

OFSTED

We have recently had our Ofsted Inspection. Thank you to parents that spoke to the Ofsted inspector. Watch this space for our final Grading.

UPDATE: We are officially GOOD

STAFF CHANGES

There have been a few changes to staffing. All staff movement is done to ensure the best for all the children. Some staff have moved up rooms with the children, ensuring continuity.

CONGRATULATIONS

We are so pleased to announce that Louise and Steven have welcomed into the world the beautiful Amelia Poppy on July 9th at 9.02pm weighing in at 6lb4oz. Well done. Congratulations. We all cant wait for a cuddle.

SAD FAREWELL

We say a sad farewell to Jade in the Ducklings room. Jade has taken her first position as a primary school teacher. We all wish her well.

HELLO AGAIN

Amy joined us as a student in the ducklings room and has decided to stay. Welcome aboard! And welcome back Molly, Here to help out over the summer. We’ve missed you.

MATERNITY LEAVE

Our blooming mum -to – be Louise has now taken leave and will return to us shortly so we can all have cuddles with baby Light. Good luck Louise.

PHOTOS

The children all gave us a fantastic smile for ther individaul and sibling phtos. They are all gorgeous.

A WARM WELCOME

A warm welcome to Carly who joins the Blue team in the Ladybirds room.

BABY NEWS

Our one and only Louise and hubby Steven have recently announced they are expecting their first baby, due early July. Congratulations from everyone in Team Blue.

WELCOME BACK

A massive welcome back to Carolyn. Carolyn left us just a year ago but we welcome her back with open arms – its great to have you back. You have been missed.

OUTDOOR PROVISION

The outside play area has had an injection of colour, as well as some new features. Look out over the next few months for even more new additions to help enhance the childrens learning.

30 HOURS FUNDING

The new 30hours government funding is coming into place in September this year. More information will be avaliable shortly.

STAFFING CHANGES

Within  Nursery there have been a few staffing changes.

In Ladybirds room (babies) Shell Kelly The room leader is reducing her days and RachaelHutchinson (from pre school) is joining her in babies in a job share role.

Taking over as room Leader in the Pre school room is Katy Chapman. Katy has worked in pre school for a few years and is now stepping up to lead the room.

Joining the preschool team is Suzi Help, moving back up to preschool from the Baby room. Suzi will be working within the room but is also taking on the SENCO role within nursery.

A WARM WELCOME AND A SAD FAREWELL

A new year brings some new faces to nursery. Joining our fantastic team is Stacey,Sarah, Marissa, Fiona, Josh and Lauren. Welcome to team blue.

Sadly leaving us in January is Candice. Candice is leaving to pursue a new career, we all wish her all the best – come back and visit soon.

HAPPY NEW YEAR

A SAD FAREWELL

Next week we will be bidding a sad farewell to two fantastic memebers of staff. Both of whom are about to embark on a new exciting chapter in their lives.

Megan (preschool team memeber) is leaving on a two year adventure, starting her travels in South East Asia, she will eventually make her way to Australia. Have fun Megan, send us all postcards of your travels.

Catherine (Dragonflies team member) is leaving behind the bleak, cold weather that is England, to start a new family life down under in Australia. We wish you all a fantastic, happy and healthy life.

We will all miss you both.

 

FIRE ALARM PRACTICE

On Friday 2nd December all the staff safely and sucessfully lead all children to ‘safety’ and reassured those who were a little unsure of the fire alarm. Well done to all the staff and children. Its good to always be prepared.

 

A WELCOME RETURN

We would all like to say a massive WELCOME BACK to Rachael Hutchinson, She returns to us 2 1/2 days a week as shared room leader in Preschool.

 

ITS GETTING CHILLY

We always try to get outside for a bit of fresh air everyday and now that the weather is turning cold, wet and wintery, please provide your child with a warm/weatherproof coat, hat, gloves and wellies so that we can continue to use our outdoor provision. Thanks

 

FIRE ENGINE 

We are now the proud owners of a fantastic large wooden fire engine  comprising of a sit in and ‘drive’ front cab with twin steering wheels, a climbing wall and slide, a basket ball net, hidy hole and ball rolling ramps. Lots of role play experiences to be had as well as challenging the children to climb the climbing wall to then decend on the slide. The children have been so excited to watch as it was put together in our outdoor area.

 

SCHOOL LEAVERS 2016

We are very proud of all our pre-school children as they have all blossomed into beautiful little individual people with fantastic personalities.

We are sad to see them leave, but proud that we were able to be part of their lives and help them learn and develop.  We wish them all the best of luck in their new schools and hope they will pop back to see us sometime.

GOOD LUCK  and WE WILL MISS YOU

 

SUN HATS/CREAM

with the weather now getting better (As good as we get in England)please can you ensure yu provide a named sun hat and suncream so we can all stay safe whilst out in the sun!

 

OUTDOOR PLAY AREA

In April we held a parent help a hand weekend to enhance our outdoor learning environment. We made a mud kitchen for the discovery garden and a water wall feature. A MASSIVE thank you to the parents that  gave up their free time to help, all the children love the changes.

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As well as enhancing the area by building things, we turned the shed I to a book hit and other resources were purchased such as:
A new water tray
Ball, hoops, physical development toys
Magnifying glasses
Baby sand and water tray
Sand and water equipment
Bubbles
Digging resources such as spades, growls and forks
Creative resources
More tables and chairs for the children
Small ICT resources
We are pleased to announce that we are currently having a fire engine play frame built for us that will be situated in the middle of the playground for the children to develop their social and physical development as well as learning about risk taking.

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT

A massive congratulations to Rachael and Richard on the safe arrival of their baby girl. We cant wait to meet her and have lots of cuddles.

MATERNITY LEAVE

We would all like to wish Rachael Hutichinson and her husband Richard good luck and all the best as Rachael leaves to have her baby.

CONGRATULATIONS

We would like to congratulate Louise and her husband Steven on getting married. dTrodg9nc

WEDDING BELLS

A huge congratulations to  Rachael (Preschool Room Leader) and  Richard for their upcoming wedding. Wishing you both love and happiness in your future together.

CONGRATULATIONS

All at Pebbles would like to wish our manager Claire Tiffany a BIG congratulations for getting married this Saturday, we wish you a happy and long future together! June 2015

WELCOME

Pebbles would like to welcome all new staff and new children and parents to the nursery.