It has been lovely to welcome everyone back after being away from each other for so long. The children have all settled back into Nursery life wonderfully and we are so proud of how resilient they have all been during such a strange and difficult time. They have been excited to tell us about all of the fun activities and adventures they have had since we last were together and we can’t believe how much they have all grown! It has been, and remains of paramount importance to us that we continue to provide the safest possible environment in addition to keeping you all informed of changes to Local Authority corona virus recommendations and of our responses to them. We thank you for your understanding, cooperation and support as we have navigated all of the measures needed to keep our families and staff safe.
This sad time of year has too quickly arrived again where we have to say goodbye to our Pre-school Graduates of Lytham Lodge. We have had so much fun seeing them all grow into happy, independent and kind friends and we have shared some wonderful memories that we will never forget. Over the coming weeks, as our children prepare to head off to Big School, we are continuing to include school readiness in our daily activities. Having consulted with reception teachers in our local schools, they have requested that we focus on building confidence and independence. Therefore our aim is to ensure that children are able to complete tasks such as dressing themselves ie; coats, shoes and fastening button or zips, using a knife and fork, washing hands and going to the bathroom. Most importantly, we want to ensure that each child feels ready and excited for their transition to school and so encouraging children to discuss how they feel regarding various aspects of school with parents and familiar adults is key to supporting a smooth transition. All the staff at Lytham Lodge would like to wish our wonderful Graduates a huge congratulations for being so ready for Big School. Don’t forget to come and visit, you can still get updates through our nursery Facebook page and our website regarding our nursery events. Goodbye and good luck class 2020, we will miss you lots!
As you may remember, last term we learned about the country of India and many of our activities were centred around developing our knowledge of the country itself, its customs and culture. The children really engaged in this style of learning and so, this term we will be introducing the new topic of Super Heroes. Over the past few months during the height of the pandemic, many of us have witnessed the bravery and commitment of real life key worker Super Heroes and this is what has inspired the choice of this topic. In addition to fictional characters, we will be looking at the everyday Super Heroes in our lives, discovering our Super Hero names as well as identifying the characteristics and qualities that make someone Super. We look forward to lots of super powered learning fun.
As we are entering a new term in September, some pre-school children may become eligible for the 30 hours government funding. If you are eligible you will be issued a code to submit to Nursery. It is important that we receive this as soon as possible so as your sessions and invoicing can be accurately calculated.
Due to the perfect weather conditions our Nursery allotment has been thriving recently. We have picked and tasted peas straight from the pod and are watching as the strawberries become bigger and bigger!
A huge well done to our staff members who have recently attained new qualifications and degrees. Hannah, Laura, Shaneen, Laura H and Gigi have all worked so hard and have done fantastically and all of us at Lytham Lodge are extremely proud.
In Pre-School our children are welcome to wear a nursery uniform this can be purchased from- https://myclothing.com/lytham-lodge/25492.school. This helps support the children when they transition to school.
We are pleased to announce that our first OFSTED inspection which was completed at the start of a pandemic is now available for us to share with you. We are absolutely delighted with the report. We want to say another huge thank you to our amazing staff team who have made Lytham Lodge what it is today. Please click on the link below to read our report