26 January 2021

Lytham Lodge Newsletter – Spring 2021

JANUARY – APRIL 2021

COVID-19 Updates

Many thanks to all of our families for their continued patience and for adhering to the routines and procedures which have been implemented due to Covid-19. As we enter January’s new term, some of these procedures will remain place. We will continue to use a ‘Bubble’ system, minimising the mixing of children and staff, and children will continue to be dropped off and collected at the door, please be aware of the floor markers which comply with the social distancing measures. We also ask that children continue to leave their nursery bags here where possible. May we also remind parents that children are not permitted to bring toys into nursery with them. Please can we ask that only one parent drops their child off at nursery and picks up. This is to help with social distancing with staff and other parents as well as minimising contact with others.

Appropriate Clothing

As the weather very unpredictable at the moment, and we would like to continue to enjoy our lovely garden areas, we are asking all parents to ensure all the children have the following each day:

  • Winter hat
  • Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Winter coats
  • Wellies
  • Change of clothes

Please can you ensure these are clearly labelled with your child’s name so we can reunite any lost items.

We are also asking all parents to ensure the children are wearing warmer clothes such as thermal jumpers, vests, trousers, cardigans, socks etc due to the fact the nursery will be continuing to keep all our windows open to ensure we have good ventilation coming into the rooms. This is to help continue keep the virus at bay, as research shows poor ventilation in confined indoor spaces is associated with increased transmission of respiratory infections. We will also, as normal, continue to have some of our lessons outside, such as our sport sessions and garden activities.

Spring Term Parents Evening

During February we will be offering Spring term parents’ meetings to all families. These will take place during the day, and will be held either via Zoom or over the phone. They will take place on the following dates:

  • Baby Room – Friday 5th February
  • Toddler Room – Thursday 11th February
  • Lower Preschool – Monday 1st February
  • Preschool – Monday 8th February

If you would like to book an appointment, please call Helen on 01253 732757 or email lythamlodge@lcng.co.uk

Nursery Fees

Please can I remind all parents that nursery fees are to be paid on the 1st of each month for that month, please can you ensure that your standing orders and workplace vouchers are set up for this date. There is a £10 late fee for all payments that are past this date.

Congratulations

A big congratulations to Nathan, our Senior Sports Development Officer, who has been awarded Staff Member of the Month! This month’s award was voted for by the staff team. Nathan is always willing to offer advice and support to others. He is willing to adapt and offer help whenever needed. Nathan is dedicated to ensuring that the children receive outstanding care and engaging, educational, and fun sports sessions. Thank you for all of your hard work Nathan, it is hugely appreciated!

Online Story Library

Our nursery Facebook story nights were a super success in the
summer and over Christmas and we have now made a virtual online
book library for you to access all our stories whenever and
wherever you like . You can access our stories at:
https://lcng.co.uk/bedtime-stories

Home Learning Challenge

At the start of each new year Lytham Lodge as a whole, focuses on one country for our first topic. This year we have been given Native America. We will be learning all about their culture and traditions over the next term and will be taking part in lots of different activities associated with this country. If you would like to participate or have any ideas, please speak to a member of staff.

Dates for your Diary 2021

  • 25th January – Burns Night
  • 12th Feb – Chinese New Year
  • 14th Feb – Valentine’s Day
  • 1st March – St David’s Day
  • 14th March – Mothering Sunday
  • 19th March – Comic Relief
  • 29th March – Holi
  • 2nd April – Good Friday (nursery closed)
  • 5th April – Easter Monday (nursery closed)
  • 23rd April – St Georges Day
  • 3rd May – Bank Holiday (nursery closed)
  • 31st May – Bank Holiday (nursery closed)
  • 20th June – Father’s Day
  • 30th August – Bank Holiday (nursery closed)

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