20 July 2021

Bluebell Lodge Newsletter – Summer 2021

Sunny Weather

As the weather is getting warmer, we would like to remind everyone about sun hats and sun-cream. We would like to be able to enjoy our outdoor area as much as possible, so please could you provide your child with a sunhat, with their name on the label inside. Could you also provide sun-cream for your child and let us know if your child is allergic to any sun cream? Please can sun cream be applied before they come into nursery and if possible, use an all-day protection. We will ensure that the children are covered and fully protected from the sun and will avoid outdoor play during the hottest part of the day.

Meet our Forest School Leader, Emma!

Emma has worked at Learning Curve Nursery for a few years and has taken on this amazing opportunity to lead our Forest School. The Ethos of Forest School learning is to allow children to learn from the great outdoors by exploring the environment no matter the weather. Emma will be planning outdoor learning sessions for the children to develop their holistic development and growth. When the children take part in Forest School sessions they will be building on their skills and knowledge through practical hands-on experiences with nature!

Preschool Leavers

This sad time of year has too quickly arrived again where we have to say goodbye to our Pre-school Graduates of Bluebell Lodge. We have had so much fun seeing them all grow into happy, independent, and kind friends and we have shared some wonderful memories that we will never forget. Over the coming months, as our children prepare to head off to Big School, we are continuing to include school readiness in our daily activities. Having consulted with reception teachers in our local schools, they have requested that we focus on building confidence and independence. Therefore, our aim is to ensure that children can complete tasks such as dressing themselves i.e., coats, shoes and fastening button or zips, using a knife and fork, washing hands, and going to the bathroom. Most importantly, we want to ensure that each child feels ready and excited for their transition to school and so encouraging children to discuss how they feel regarding various aspects of school with parents and familiar adults is key to supporting a smooth transition. All the staff at Bluebell Lodge would like to wish our wonderful Graduates a huge congratulations for being so ready for Big School. Do not forget to come and visit, you can still get updates through our nursery Facebook page and our website regarding our nursery events.
Goodbye and good luck Class of 2021, we will miss you lots!

Preschool Leaving Dates

Just a gentle reminder for our pre-school leavers leaving dates. Please can you let Charlotte or Nicole know your child’s leaving date as soon as you are able, this is to ensure that we are able to get all your child’s belongings and Tapestry information ready for your last day, and that we can also make your child’s day as special as possible.

Congratulations

A huge well done to our staff members who have recently attained new qualifications and degrees. Polly, Emma, Amy, Ramona, and Katie our Senior Manager have all worked so hard and have done fantastically and all of us at Bluebell Lodge are extremely proud.

Nursery Fees

Please be aware that nursery fees are to be paid in advance on the 1st of every month. Please can you ensure that your standing orders, tax free childcare accounts and vouchers are set for this date. Any late payments will now result in a £10 late fee charge automatically being added to your account.

Session Times

Please can we remind all parents that our full day session begins at 8:00am and finishes at 6:00pm. Our morning session begins at 8:00am and finishes at 1:00pm, and afternoon session begins and 1:00pm and finishes at 6:00pm. It is important that we stick to these times to ensure that we are always kept in ratio and to ensure that we adhere to our health and safety policy.

Reminder

As we are entering a new term in September, some pre-school children may become eligible for the 30 hours government funding. If you are eligible, you will be issued a code to submit to Nursery. It is important that we receive this as soon as possible so as your sessions and invoicing can be accurately calculated.

Dates For Your Diary

May
3rd – Bank Holiday (Nursery Closed)
12th – Ramadan ends
31st – Bank Holiday (Nursery Closed)

June
20th – Father’s Day

July
5th – NHS 73rd Birthday
7th – Tempest coming for Preschool Graduation pictures
26th – Graduation Week for Preschool

August
30th – Bank Holiday (Nursery Closed)