Health and Hygiene plan
Starting from Monday 7th of November, we’ll be having a weeklong planning block around health and hygiene. We’ll speak to the kids about germs, how to stop them spreading, how to keep ourselves healthy, healthy food etc. We’re also having a couple of visitors to support this topic.
On Thursday 10th, our own nurse Nina (Hugos mum) will be chatting to the kids about what her job involves. They’ll have a chance to ask questions and hear all about Ninas time looking after sick people. Thanks to Nina for doing this for us.
Teddy Bear Hospital
On Friday 11th of November, in our morning session, we’ll be having a visit from the staff of the Glasgow Teddy Bear Hospital. This is a workshop to hopefully demystify hospitals for the children. Your child is very welcome to bring in a cuddly friend from home to ‘see the doctor’. There will be opportunities for the children to chat to the staff and find out who works in hospitals and what they day. I’m really looking forward to this! A big thanks to our Chairperson Liz Wilson for putting me onto this.
Monday 14th of November, 9.30 in the small hall. Drop your wee ones in to nursery then join Heather Nolan for a cuppa and a catch up. You’ll have the chance to look at your childs Care and Education folder and hopefully get to meet some of the other parents. There will even be biscuits! Hope to see you there!
Our annual Haggis Hurl which takes place on St Andrews day will return this year – and we’re allowed to invite you in!! Come along on Wednesday 30th of November at 2pm and cheer the wee ones on. I’ll pop a wee sponsor sheet out nearer the time. Do join us – there will be some Scottish country dancing and shortbread! If your wee one doesn’t come in on a Wednesday, but you’d like them to take part, come along at 2pm. We’ll run it all week so that each child gets to take part during their last session at nursery.
Lunch and snack
So just to clarify, children attending the AM session only will have a snack just after 10am – they don’t need to choose a lunch in the morning. Lunch is at 12.30, so you’re wee one will be away by then. Children attending full days should put their name stone in the jar with their chosen lunch each morning. Children attending PM only can either opt to always have the hot lunch unless you advise us differently, or you can email myself or Tara the night before with your childs choice. You can reach Tara on email@example.com and remember she’s always happy to hear your suggestions as to what could be included on the menu.
Remember to dress the wee ones for the weather each morning. We aim to spend part of the day outdoors unless the weather is outrageous!! We have AstroTurf in our garden so we’ve not got many puddles, but a hood, and as the winter progresses – hat and gloves would be great!
For those of you joining us recently, I just wanted to let you know that we ask for a voluntary donation of £10 per family per month to cover all the extras we provide for the children throughout the year. So, xmas presents, eggs at easter, leavers gifts, party food, party prizes etc. All good fun items I’m sure you’ll agree! I know times are tough for us all at the minute with the cost of living, but if you could consider making this donation it would be very much appreciated.
Toys from home
Obviously, comforters are an exception, but could you try to dissuade your wee one from bringing toys from home into nursery please? Don’t mind them coming as far as the cloakroom if they’re happy for them to go into their bag at that point. My biggest fear is something precious being tidied away with our toys as we just would not have the time to re-open the cupboard to look for it.
In the same theme, the after-school club are in the hall from 3.15, so we have a very short space of time to vacate the hall once the children are collected. Late pickups make this nearly impossible. Please allow for roadworks etc when you’re setting off to collect your child from nursery. A standard £5 late fee will now be applied for any child being collected after 3pm. Sorry folks, but we’ve had a few instances and it does make life difficult for us.
Finally, just another big thank you to those of you who made our Halloween party such a success!! We raised nearly £500! So, whether you donated a prize, bought a raffle ticket, purchased some of our lovely home baking – no hardship!! We appreciate all your involvement. And a massive thanks again to Katy and Marie-Claire, and the rest of our parent committee for organising.