Shepherd Lodge Newsletter August 2019

Goodbye and Good Luck Pre-school

It’s a sad time of year where we have to say goodbye to all our pre-school graduates. All the staff at shepherd lodge would like to wish all our graduates a big good luck ready for big school. Over the past year we have made some wonderful memories that we will never forget. Don’t forget to come and visit you can still get updates through our nursery Facebook page and our website for our nursery events such as our summer and Christmas fairs. Goodbye and good luck class 2018.

Room Transitions – New Key Person – Visits

Over the next month there will be a large group of children from each room transitioning to the next room. At shepherd Lodge we want to make sure these transitions and smooth as possible for both children and their families. We would like to invite all children and their families to our open night which will be held on the 22nd August at 6pm-7:30pm. This night provides a great opportunity for parents to look around your child’s new room, meet the staff team, meet and greet with your child’s new keyperson and have a tour and introductory all about the new room and how it runs and how it caters for the needs and development for the children. The preschool teacher will be doing a talk for parents at 6:30. She will be explaining the learning of letters and sounds, school readiness and the preschool routine.

Stick Man Competition

Congratulations to our stick man competition winner Wilfred. We would like to thank everyone that took part in our summer competition. Don’t forget to keep your eyes pealed for our Autumn competition coming soon.

Change in Management

We would like to inform you that as of September 2019 Becca will be transferring over to our sister nursery Bluebell Lodge to be the new manager. Becca will be supporting Bluebell over the next year with their staff training and nursery developments. The interviews for Becca’s replacement will be taking place over the next 2 weeks.

We would like to also welcome Paul to our management team here at Shepherd Lodge. Paul will be taking over as Deputy manager as of December 2019 when Lynsey goes on Maternity leave. Paul will be based in our Pre-School as the Pre-School co-ordinator along with being the pre-school teacher.

Session Times

Please can we remind all parents that our full day session begins at 8:00am and finishes at 6:00pm. Our morning session begins at 8:00am and finishes at 1:00pm, and afternoon session begins and 1:00pm and finishes at 6:00pm. It is important that we stick to these times to ensure that we are always kept in ratio and to ensure that we adhere to our health and safety policy.

Dates For Your Diary

August
11th – Eid
22nd – Open Evening 6:00-7:30 (Pre-school readiness meeting 6:30)
26th – Bank Holiday (Nursery Closed)

September
20th – Jeans for Genes day

October
TBC – Harvest Festival Pre-school
27th – Diwali
30th – Halloween Story night 6:00-6:30
31st – Halloween

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