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Newsletter 18 October 2019

Dear Parents,

Welcome to our weekly newsletter which will contain dates for the diary, updates on what the children have been enjoying during the week, reminders and any additional information to keep parents in the loop.

We have had yet another very busy week in setting; the children have loved exploring the Autumn treasures and decorating for Halloween! J  We have been baking ‘Room on the Broom’ buns to support our book of the week which the children have loved. We have continued exploring the natural world and textures in our tuff trays and incorporated this into the art/craft area to create some wonderful pictures which you can see on display in the windows. Our outdoor fun has involved water play with bubbles and measuring equipment as well as using the cars/scooters and balancing equipment.

We have Andrea Turvey our resident photographer coming into the setting on Thursday 24th October. She will be conducting a ‘winter’ photoshoot and all the children at our setting are welcome to come and have their pictures taken individually and are welcome to invite any  siblings or family members along to participate in the photoshoot which will be held in the morning from 9:30am.

As actual Halloween this year falls in the holidays we have decided to decorate the setting a little earlier so the children can still get involved and they have been very excited in helping the ‘Ladies’. We have decided to hold a ‘Halloween Dress Up Day’ for any children wanting to wear a costume/dress up Friday 25th October. All staff will be participating and instead of charging a price we are politely asking for donations from parents/families and the proceeds raised will go back into Headstart as we are a charity run setting, so every little helps. J

Polite reminder:

Brayton Headstart is a NUT FREE setting. Can we refrain from putting anything containing nuts in pack ups, including chocolate spread and peanut butter. We have a child in setting that is severely allergic to nuts and is in use of an EPI pen due to serious risk of anaphylactic shock. Any pack ups that contain nuts will be disposed of due to the serious nature of the risk to the child.

Many of our children have started potty training which is fantastic and we offer lots of encouragement and praise for our children at Headstart. Please could parents ensure they provide spare pants/pull ups and extra clothes in case accidents do occur as we have recently had a shortage of spares.

We also are experiencing mixed weather and the summer months are coming to an end so if parents can also ensure they provide wellington boots/spare shoes, coats or waterproofs as this will help to keep the children dry and protects clothing from outdoor/messy play.

The registers are looking extremely healthy for the academic year 2019-2020 and we encourage those that are hoping for extra sessions or places for the following year to book now as spaces are limited. Please feel free to speak to Monika or Rachel if you want to extend any sessions so we can try and accommodate and prioritise those that are already in setting.

At lunchtime we have many pack-ups and have found that numerous children have the exact same pack lunch boxes/drinks bottles and this can easily cause confusion and mix-ups. We would appreciate if parents could try to label these items in order to help minimise this problem.

Many Thanks,                                      

Brayton Headstart