Bluebell Lodge Newsletter September 2019

We would like to welcome all the new parents and children to Bluebell Lodge Nursery. We hope you will settle in very soon and become part of our nursery family.

Staff changes – Welcome Becca, Goodbye Natasha

Welcome to Rebecca who will be taking over the managing Bluebell from September. Rebecca is currently the manager at Shepherd Lodge and has a degree in Early Childhood Studies, she has been with the company since 2007. Rebecca has 5 years’ experience as a Nursery Manager working with Learning Curve nurseries and has achieved outstanding twice as manager at Butterfly Lodge in 2016 and most recently at Shepherd Lodge in 2018.

Natasha our preschool co-ordinator will be transferring to our sister nursery Lytham Lodge we will be sad to see Natasha go. However, we wish her good luck. Good Bye and Good Luck Natasha from all the team at Bluebell Lodge.

Taking over the role of preschool co-ordinator is Charlotte. Charlotte began working at Butterfly Lodge Nursery in September 2017. She has working in childcare for 2 years and holds an Early Years Teaching Status.

We are also sad to be saying goodbye to Amanda. Amanda will be transferring to our sister nursery Lytham Lodge. The team at Bluebell Lodge wish her Good Luck and we will sadly miss her.

Pre-school Harvest Service

Our pre-school children will be taking part in our Harvest service on Tuesday 8th October at 2.30pm (If your child does not normally attend nursery on this day please meet at the church for 2pm). The service will begin at 2.30pm and will last around 20 minutes. We ask parents to be getting to the church no later than 2pm to allow the pre-school team time to get the children ready and in position for the service to start. We are asking all parents to bring their children in farmer style outfits e.g. shirt, wellies, straw hat for the service.

Harvest Donations

As part of our harvest celebration we will be collecting different foods to take to church with us on the 8th October. There will be a collection point in each room as each room will be celebrating the harvest festival. We will be collecting foods such as tinned food, packets and sauces. Unfortunately, we cannot take fresh foods to the church. Any donations will be appreciated.

Scarecrow Competition

We are inviting parents and children to take part in our scarecrow competition. All children’s scarecrows will be displayed down the driveway. All entries will receive a prize and certificate. Please can all entries for the competition be in no later than Wednesday 25th September.

Labelling

Please can all parents ensure that all your child’s belongings are labelled, this is to include cups, bottles, dummies, comfort toys, shoes and clothes. A good website to have a look at is www.easy2name.com they sell waterproof stick on labels and iron on tapes that stay on. Please mention nursery when you order as they give a small amount for fundraising. We thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Child Details

It is important that you keep us informed of any changes to your child’s details, i.e. address, etc. Please can all parents ensure that all your child’s details are up to date. If you require any new forms, please collect them from Anne in the office. If you haven’t been able to attach photos to the ‘People who are allowed to collect me form’ you can email your photos to nursery our email address is bluebelllodge@lcng.co.uk

Fees

Remember, nursery fees increase in September. Please can you assist the admin team by ensuring that you have changed your standing orders for your child’s nursery fees. If you have misplaced your fees letter, please see Becca or Ben in the office for your new fee amount or contact Anita on 346741.

Dates for your diary

September
20th – Jeans for Genes day

October
8th – Harvest Festival Pre-school
12th – Tempest Photography
27th – Diwali
31st – Halloween

November
5th – Bonfire Night
11th – Remembrance Sunday
14th – Parents Evening 18:00-20:00

December
Nativity – TBC
Christmas Fair – TBC
22nd – Hanukkah Starts
24th – Nursery closes at 18:00 for the Christmas period

January – 2020
2nd – Nursery Re-opens at 08:00

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