8 September 2020

Lytham Lodge Newsletter – Autumn 2020


Welcome back Everyone 😊

What is New at Nursery and Covid-19 Updates

As you may have seen on Facebook, we have been going back out on walks. We have planned our walks to only two locations at present under our phase one of outings, which means the risk of infection is kept to a minimum. The babies have especially enjoyed revisiting the animals at Lytham Hall, where Paddy the pig lives who we have recently signed up to adopt, where we will receive regular updates.

As the weather will begin to change and the Autumn months approach, we are asking all our parents to ensure all the children have the following each day:

  • Winter hat
  • Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Winter coats
  • Wellies

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 😊

Welcome to new team members

Our nursery continues to grow and flourish with many new children beginning their journey here at Lytham Lodge Nursery. As our nursery grows so does our staff team. We would like to say a huge happy welcome to Lucy, Ruth, Lisa and Susan who have recently joined our nursery team. Then we would also like to say a big good luck to Shaneen as she takes a next step in her early years career, as she becomes our sister nursery Butterfly Lodges deputy manager, she will be truly missed be we know she will be amazing.

Harvest Celebrations

We will still be celebrating harvest at the end of September; our nursery activities and lessons plans will still be themed around harvest and Autumn. We will still be accepting donations of food which this year we will be donating to our local food bank.

Fundraising Dress Up Days

  • Friday 18th September Jeans for Genes, to come in anything jean related 😊
  • Friday 13th November Children in need, to come dressed in anything spotty 😊

School admissions

School admissions is now officially open for children due to start primary school in September 2021. Please complete the online submission form. If you have any queries or need any support then please do not hesitate to ask. The deadline to have this form completed is the 15th January 2021 for primary schools. You can access the online admission form at: https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/children-education-families/schools/apply-for-a-school-place/apply-online-for-a-school-place/

Autumn Term Parents meetings

Our Autumn term parents meetings will be being held from the week commencing 16th November. We will be arranging zoom meetings in the daytime which can be booked in the office with Hannah or Anya on 01253 732757. We will be taking booking as of the 9th November ready for the following week.

Online Story Library

Our nursery Facebook story nights have been a super success 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.

Halloween and Christmas Story nights

Covid-19 has seen lots of our wonderful events get cancelled over the summer and we are not prepared to let it cancel any more of our events. Our annual Halloween and Christmas story nights will still continue and to ensure we are adhering with all government guidelines we will be planning a night where you can watch our stories live via Facebook 😊 the nights will be interactive and we would love for you all to come online and join in with all our fun games we will have planned.

Christmas Newsletter

Normally in our Autumn term newsletter we talk about Christmas and all our Christmas events such as our pre-school nativity, parties etc. Our pre-school nativity WILL still take place and at this moment in time we are still planning how to do this safely. A separate all about Christmas and December newsletter will follow nearer the time when we have had time to plan and prepare all our wonderful Christmas things safely.

Home Learning Activity

As Autumn approaches, we thought we would set you all a challenge. We are holding a build your own scarecrow competition 😊 We want you all to think as creatively as you can and bring you scarecrows in where we can display them in our gardens. The deadline will be 31st September 2020.
Here are some ideas to get you started:

Dates for your Diary

18th – Jeans for Genes Day
31st – Scarecrow competition deadline

31st – Halloween

9th – Booking open for parents evening
13th – Children in need