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February 2023 newsletter

Fee Increase All families should now have received a letter stating our fee increase, please note this will take place as of the 1st of April.  Dates for Your Diary Friday 24th March – Staff Training Day Friday 7th April – Good Friday Monday 10th April – Easter Monday Monday 1st May – Early May Bank Holiday Monday 8th May – Coronation of King Charles Monday 28th August – Summer Bank Holiday   Please note we will be closed on these days.   Thank you Hats and Gloves. Pre School We have now purchased enough hats and gloves for each child in Pre-School- we are finding that a lot of items seem to be going missing and this can cause upset from the children as they get themselves ready for outdoor play. Going forward if you could leave your child’s own hat and gloves at home this would be a great help.  Thank you. Half Term If you do require any additional care for siblings throughout half term, we do have some availability at our Kirkdale After School Club which is located in New Mill. If you would like to enquire about this, please call nursery or OOSC on 01484 688915. Planning Baby Room 30/01/23- Emergency Services 06/02/23- Spontaneous 13/02/23- Jobs/ Valentines 20/02/23- Pancake Week Our baby room staff will simplify and extend these activities to suit the different age range of children we currently have. We will also be doing activities based around Valentine’s Day along with plenty of singing & music time and plenty of outdoor play too. A quick note for parents if your child is teething- please do feel free to bring in bonjela or teething crystals to help soothe this if needed.   Toddler Room 30/01/23- People Who Help Us 06/02/23- People Who Help Us 13/02/23- Shapes & Colours/ Valentines 20/02/23- Shapes & Colours Pre- School 30/01/23- Vehicles 06/02/23- Dinosaurs 13/02/23- Farm Animals/ Valentines 20/02/23- Zoo Animals Below is a link which you may find useful as a guide to support your child’s development at different ages and stages.https://foundationyears.org.uk/what-to-expect-when/

January 2023 newsletter

Happy New Year! We would like to wish everyone a very happy and healthy New Year, we hope you all enjoyed the Christmas break! We would also like to welcome any new families who are due to join us throughout this new term.  We would like to thank all families for our lovely gifts and cards over the Christmas period, these are very much appreciated by all the team.   Don’t Forget! Reminder… If your child is due to start School in September 2023, please ensure you have applied for their place no later than the 15th of January 2023. Below is the link which you will need to follow. https://www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/admissions/apply-primary-school-place.aspx Please note late applications severely reduce your applications success. Parents Evening We will be having a Parent’s Evening on Monday 30th January 2023, giving you the opportunity to speak with your child’s key person and discuss their development. We will send more details closer to the time. Parent Zone Please don’t forget to access the Parent Zone App, if you would like to share your child’s Christmas with us on here, we would love to see. This can help support discussion about what your children have enjoyed over their Christmas break. If you do need any help accessing this, please speak to a member of staff. Winter Months The winter months are upon us, please can you make sure your child is coming to nursery with a warm coat, hat, and gloves. If these can be labelled that would be great! Also, if you have any spare vests, you no longer require, we would be grateful for these in our spare box. Thank you. New Website and Logo You may have noticed we have recently changed our ‘Hey Days’ logo. We also have a new updated website launching very soon……… keep a look out, we will inform you once this has gone live! We hope you like it; we have tried to match the website to our practice, exploring the outdoors, encouraging awe and wonder and keeping the natural colours within setting. Any feedback will be gratefully received!  Plannning Baby Room 02.01.23- Settling in back into nursery 09.01.23- Dear Zoo 16.01.23- Gruffalo (Julia Donaldson) 23.01.23- That’s not my…..? Toddler Room & Pre-School Room 02.01.23- Goldilocks & The Three Bears 09.01.23- Jack & The Beanstalk 16.01.23- The Three Little Pigs 23.01.23- The Gingerbread Man Children to come dressed up as their favourite book character Monday 16th January 2023. Thank you as always for your continued support.