Butterfly Lodge Newsletter February 2019

The Month To Be Loved

To celebrate Valentine’s day on February 14th we are talking to the children about what they love and what makes them happy. This links within the Early Years Foundation stage under ‘Understanding the World’-People and communities. We are really interested in all the children’s lives outside of Nursery and would love you as parents and carers to help us with this. You will find at the entrance of nursery a Topic table highlighting our activities for the month ahead. There are also Home link sheets for each room to complete at home … and bring back, this will help us to celebrate your children’s interests at nursery and create a home from home environment.

Chinese New Year

We will also be celebrating Chinese New Year 2019, this falls on Tuesday, February 5 beginning a year of the Pig. We are celebrating Chinese New Year with all the children, tasting food and creating some colourful decorations. Chinese New Year or ‘Spring Festival’ is China’s most important festival and holiday time. The main Chinese New Year activities include putting up decorations, eating reunion dinner with family on New Year’s Eve, firecrackers and fireworks, and giving red envelopes and other gifts.

We will be planning our activities over the next couple of weeks around Chinese New Year and learning all about the Chinese culture and having the opportunity to learn first hand their new year traditions. We would love to hear about any celebrations that you might be partaking in at home and ask if you would like to share these through Tapestry.

Forest Schools

We are pleased to announce the children once again will be celebrating the outdoors with a weekly session of forest schools. Children will learn about insects, animals, plants and trees in fun and exciting adventures.

World Book Day

World Book Day is on the Thursday 7th March. All the children are invited to come dressed as their favourite story character on the Thursday 7th to celebrate the magical world of storytelling.

Throughout the week all our activities will be based around different stories and book themes. We would love to hear all about the stories you read at home too.

Nursery Uniform

Don’t forget you can purchase our nursery uniform online at:  https://myclothing.com/butterfly-lodge/25236.school There is a range of pre-school supplies you can purchase from nursery t-shirts, jumpers, trousers and skirts to nursery bags all with our nursery logo on.

Nursery Fees

Just a gentle reminder 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.

Dates For Your Diary

5th – Chinese New Year
14th – Valentine’s Day

7th – World Book Day
15th – Red Nose day
21st – Parents Evening 6:00-8:00
31st – Mother’s Day

17th – Easter Bonnet Parade (pre-school)
19th – Good Friday (Nursery Closed)
22nd – Easter Monday (Nursery Closed)

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