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Newsletter 6 December 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.

This week final preparations have been underway to finalise the Christmas concert which we are very excited about. We have had a full makeover and the children have been busy practising the Carol’s all week. On Friday 13th December we are asking for parents/carers/friends to arrive at the setting for 11:15am and join in on the fun. We will be providing refreshments and instead of charging for tickets we are asking for donations.  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.

Please can we reiterate that ALL children that attend the setting throughout the week are invited to come along to join in with the singing at the concert accompanied with an adult and stay until the concert finishes. We are asking for both the children and adults to wear a Christmas jumper and get involved in the Christmas spiritJ

We have been taking advantage of the indoor play as we created a disco/dance workshop using sensory equipment which was thoroughly enjoyed by all the children. Outdoors in our mini village the children loved role playing in the ‘café hut’, they make an assault course for the cars and explored with different colours and shapes mark-making with the jumbo chalks. Inside we have had Lego building, winter playdough making and Christmas theme colouring. We also had a successful group baking activity which involved transforming ice-cream cones into colourful Christmas trees.  

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