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Newsletter 29 November 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.

Headstart children this week have been helping the staff to decorate the setting further in time for our carol concert. We have had a lot of children working on Christmas surprises for the festive holidays to give to their loved ones a little special something. J

With the wet and cold weather a lot of the children have opted to play indoors so we accommodated to the children’s preferences and have ran different focused activities as a workshop style for the children in the cloakroom. We added new resources such as Lego, jigsaws and Christmas crafts to various tables and the children have showed great interest which has been fab.

This supports our transitional planning as we have ended the ‘autumn’ theme and we have started to introduce ‘winter’ into the setting. This involves talking about the changing seasons, the different weather and special events which take place such as Christmas and New Year. 

Once again, we are excited to update you that all the staff and children will be holding a Christmas Carol’s Concert which will be held on Friday 13th December and this will run alongside our Christmas Jumper Day, we are encouraging both children and adults to dress up in a festive jumper in order to support the concert and get in the Christmas spirit.

We are asking for parents/carers and friends to arrive at the setting for 11:15am and join in on the fun. We will be providing refreshments and will be asking for a donation.  The children have been working very hard at practicing so anything towards benefiting our Headstart children will be greatly received and we are looking forward to the festive fun and hope you are too J

Polite reminder:

Please could we remind all parents/carers that staff parking alongside the setting’s fence is ONLY for the staff. We have been experiencing some issues with being able to park in the designated area and this causes further complications if staff members have to leave after the session starts to re-park their car. It can affect the staffing ratios and this impact on both health and safety and safeguarding g. Headstart however does appreciate the limited space at busy periods and recognises the inconvenience with the construction work. 

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.

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.

Many Thanks,

Brayton Headstart