Newsletter: January 2011

Many thanks to all of you, the Christmas Church sing-along was a great success. The raffle and coffee Open day raised over £120 for the playgroup. Special thanks to Izzy who organized the Church service. Also a big thank you for the donations for the raffle and also all the cards and gifts given to playgroup and staff,

Ofsted Report

We recently had our Ofsted inspection. We are happy to report we got an OUTSTANDING! If you wish to see a copy of the report, its available on the Ofsted website www.ofsted.gov.uk/ or alternatively please speak to a member of staff.  Thank you to all the committee members and staff members for their hard work.

Helpers Rota.

We had some parents have joined in our session last half term but would love to have more, please sign up for the day you would like to join us. We recommend that you do not volunteer to help until your child is properly settled, usually after a term. The sheet is now on the board ready for you to indicate which day you would be willing to help.

Winter weather.

We would like to remind you that we take the children out to play daily for at least 10 minutes even if the weather is drizzly or cold . Please make sure you send your child with appropriate outdoor clothing and welly boots. We do not want the children to miss out on the learning opportunities we provide outside.

Please ensure that ALL items are clearly marked with your child’s name. It would also be helpful if all children could bring a named bag with a spare change of clothes, playgroup supplies are limited by storage space and do not fit all the children.

Staff news

We would like to say a BIG thank you to Deborah for her hard work and we wish her all the best in the future. Sultana has joined our team, as a volunteer. She is training for her NVQ Level 2 and will be with us on a Wednesday and Friday. We are happy to announce that Ulrika has successfully completed her NVQ Level 2. Well Done Ulrika!!

January 2011 term

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new children and their families.

We will be starting the new term with the topic All About Me. We will be talking about our families, body parts, senses, emotions, nutrition and healthy eating. As well as celebrating different festivals eg: Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day. We like to celebrate the little and big things in your child’s life.    Please let us know if you would like to share the important occasions in your child’s life with us.

Can you Help?

We are looking for a parent to contribute their time for our weekly shopping. Please speak to a member of staff, if you are able to help. We are also collecting odd socks. keys, buttons for our sorting/matching area.

Many thanks,

Julia, Shelley, Daniella, Trisha, Erin, Ulrika and Sultana

Dates for your diary

20th January – Committee Meeting 7.30pm.  All welcome.

Term dates: 6th January – 18th February; 28rd February – 7th April

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