Butterfly Lodge Newsletter April 2018

Early Years Communication Commitment

In March, Hannah was selected with two other nurseries to go to London with Sarah Lambert from Blackpool better start. After running a pilot project called early years communication commitment. It is based around how communication and language is promoted with nursery settings and how this can be improved. Due to such success of the pilot project it has now been launched nationwide. We ran the pilot within the setting and have added a range of enhancements and implemented staff training linked to communication.

Tag Rugby

This month’s favourite sports activity has been tag rugby. Co-ordination is a key part of physical development. The children enjoy engaging in a tag rugby session at our local park and our local church hall. The children follow the golden rules and have been learning how to hold and throw a rugby ball. The children have really enjoyed moving in different directions to try and get each other’s velcro.

Easter Fair

A big thank you to everyone who came along to our Easter Fair. We had a fantastic day, seeing all the children take part in our Easter Bunny Trail. All the Easter Bonnets made for our parade looked fantastic such a great effort made by all!

Sports Relief

What an afternoon getting involved in sports activities in aid of sports relief. Today some of our pre-school children met up with the other nurseries at AKS. They engaged in so many different physical activities such as tennis, rugby, hockey, football, yoga, aerobics alongside some of our theme-based activities planned by our amazing sports coordinators. The children had such an amazing time and received their very own medals and certificates for all the amazing sports skills.

Please Vote Butterfly Lodge

Please Vote us for the nursery of the year 2018!

Butterfly butterfly best nursery around
Butterfly butterfly blackpool bound
Butterfly butterfly outstanding we are
Butterfly butterfly lets be the star
Butterfly butterfly let’s make it our year
Butterfly butterfly so we can shout and cheer.
Please purchase a gazette and vote for us.

You can vote from-Monday 26th March 2018 until Saturday 7th April 2018
and then Monday 7th May 2018 through to Saturday 19th May 2018.

September Places

September spaces now available!

We are now taking bookings for September. If you have any siblings that you are wanting space for in September or would like to up hours, then please see Hannah or Tracie in the office. Also any children that turn three between now and September will be entitled to 11 hours childcare entitlement or the 22 hours. If you are wanting to look at the 22 hours then please go you childcare choices website where you can see the criteria and apply from there. All children that are three are entitled to the 11 hours and will automatically get those, so please ask if you would like any further information.


We are collecting plain white shirts of all sizes for our art and creative activities to use a recycled apron.

Primary School Places

Blackpool’s online system will go live on the morning of Monday 16th April 2018 so you can view your child’s primary school offer. You will also receive an e-mail during the morning confirming your child’s allocated school. Please let nursery know what school your child has been allocated and write on the chart within pre-school, to help us support discussion of schools.

Making A Change – Change 4 Life Blackpool

What is Making Changes?

It’s a free lifestyle service for families with children aged between 5 and 11 who want help and advice with maintaining a healthy weight. We can help families with:

  • Healthy eating advice, including portion sizes, food labelling and hydration
  • Family exercise sessions with a dedicated instructor
  • A support plan including eating on a budget and cooking at home
  • Sessions in the gym and classes, low rope session, climbing wall session and a bouldering wall session.
  • 3 months FREE access to Blackpool Council’s sports and leisure facilities on completion of the programme

It is designed over 12 weeks, families will attend fun and friendly 90 minute group sessions each week with a dedicated making changes instructor (please note all children must be accompanied by an adult.)

Sign up here

Or contact them if you would like discuss the programme
please call 01253 478194 or email making.changes@blackpool.gov.uk

Dates To Remember

1st April April Fool’s Day
23rd April St George’s Day
7th May Early May Bank Holiday – Nursery closed
15th May Ramadan (First Day)
28th May Spring May Bank holiday – Nursery closed
7th June Parent’s Evening 18:00 – 20:00
14th June Ramadan (Last Day)
15th June Eid-ul-Fitr
17th June Father’s Day
23rd June Lytham Club Day
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