NEWSLETTER 16th March 2015

Dear Parents and Carers, We hope all our mums had a fun and enjoyable mother’s day

SERVICE OF CELEBRATION ~ This Sunday 22nd March MARYS is holding a service in St Mary’s church at 11am. All are invited to  celebrate the work we do and the positive impact we have on the lives of people in Islington. This is an open event to people of any faith and none. Children are an important part of the work of the church so they too are very welcome.

EASTER SERVICE ~ this will be held in the church on Wednesday 25th March at 2pm, if you are able to attend please arrive by 1.50. After the service there will be an Easter egg hunt in the church for your children. All are invited back to the pre-school for Easter biscuits

CHILDRENS LUNCH ~ We are a nut-free environment so please check all the ingredients of your child’s lunch.  If your child stays for lunch a healthy well balanced pack lunch is required.  We can heat pre-prepared meals that you may wish to provide but we must insist that no sweets, crisps, nuts, chocolate and those yoghurts that are just chocolate in a pot or fizzy drinks are permitted: children will not be allowed to consume them.

AFTERNOON SNACKS ~ We provide your children with afternoon snacks of fruit, we have also been letting the children consume what is left in their lunch box during this snack time, from now this will not be happening and they will only be allowed to consume fruit that is left in their bags, due to choking hazards and healthy eating we are asking you all to not provide crisps in the lunch bags.

CHILDREN BRINGING THINGS INTO PRE-SCHOOL ~ Aside from comfort objects that have already been agreed, It has come to our attention that some children have had sweets and/or toys in their pockets when coming into the setting, please note that these will be removed from your child and when this is done it causes your child to be upset, Sweets are not allowed at all. Toys are allowed only on a Wednesday for show and tell, the toys in the pre-school are for sharing and when children bring in their own toys it is hard for others to understand why they can not play. Should your child be happy to share he/she would then become upset if that toy became damaged so please could you not let your children bring in toys or sweets.

BOOK BOX ~ This is left outside the pre-school door and is for you and your child to choose a book to enjoy together at home, this is an early introduction to the children going to school and having reading for homework and helps to establish a good pattern. Please take the time to choose a book with your child.

PARENTAL MEETINGS ~ Updates on your Childs progress. This is a great opportunity to share the things your child is doing both in the setting and at home. You will find a grid per key person on the pre-school door, please fill in a time to meet with your key person,

DATES TO REMEMBER THIS TERM

Last day of term Friday 27th March 2015 Good Friday: 3rd April 2015                  Easter Monday: 6th April 2015    

Summer term dates: Monday 13th April – Monday 20th July, Last day Friday 17th May Day bank holiday: Monday 4th May   Half term 25th – 29th May          

INSET DAYS Tuesday 5th May & Monday 20th July

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To contact the preschool directly regarding your children please call 0207 704 2873 8.30 – 4pm. To talk to us about fees, bookings or payments please call Alison on 0207 704 1895.

 

Important dates to remember

Spring term

Staff training day’s (nursery closed) Monday January 5th and Thursday March 12th (TBC)

Nursery opens Tuesday 6th January 2015 – 27th March 2015

Half term closure 16th – 20th February 2015

End of term closure 30th March – 10th April 2015

 

Summer term

Monday 13th April – Friday 17th July 2015

Half term 25th May – 29th May 2015

May Bank Holiday 4th May 2015

Spring Bank Holiday 25th May 2015

Staff training Tuesday May 5th (TBC) and Monday 20th July 2015

Keep these dates somewhere safe.

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For term dates and INSET days please go to the dates page