Shepherd Lodge Newsletter November 2019

Parents Evening

We would like to invite all parents to our parents evening on Thursday the 14th November. We value the opinions of parents as you know your child best and by organising a parents evening throughout different times of the year it gives us as practitioners a chance to meet with you and discuss your child’s development over the past few months especially if they are settling into a new room. The meetings are normally around 10-15 minutes and within this time we will discuss all about your child’s development and what we will be working on in the next upcoming months. It’s also a great time to find out if your child has any new interests or hobbies at home that would link in with our nursery activities. If you would like to book in a meeting, please speak to Lynsey in the office.

Children In Need

Children in need this year will be on Friday 15th November. We are inviting all the children to come in dressed up in colourful clothes or spots. Throughout the week we will be doing lots of fundraising activities such as a bake sale, sporting challenges and more!

Food Bank Donation

Did you know that over 9000 children live in poverty in Blackpool, all wards of Blackpool have at least 9% of children living in poverty, rising to over half of all children in the worst affected areas. At Blackpool Food Bank they provide emergency food parcels through local front line agencies, such as Sure Start Children’s Centres and the Citizens’ Advice Bureau, to support families and individuals in Blackpool and the surrounding areas who find themselves in financial crisis and are unable to afford food. As a nursery we would like to help and give a collection. If you would like to contribute the deadline is 2nd December 2019. Some examples such as tinned goods, cereals, pasta sauces, tea bags. Please pop any donations into the office, they will be highly appreciated, especially in the run up to the festive period.

Christmas Nativity

The Pre-School children are very excited to be taking part in this year’s Christmas Nativity which will take place at St Anne’s Parish church on the Thursday 12th December, at 2.30pm – 3.00pm. Children who do not attend nursery on this day then please let the office or Sarah know if your child is able to attend. If so, they will need to be at the church for 2pm.

Email Service

We will now be using an email reminder service from our secure connect device when emailing all our newsletters, reminders and any other information regarding the goings on at shepherd Lodge. Please could all parents pop into the office and check we have your correct email address on our system.

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 vouchers are set up for this date and are amended to the September fee increase. £10 late payment charges will be added onto your child’s account if payments are not paid on time Thank you.

Dates For Your Diary

14th November – Parents evening – Please book in with your child key person at the beginning of November
15th – Children in need – (Dress up day)

12th – Pre-School Nativity 2:30pm-3:00pm (children to be brought to the church at 2pm for a 2.30pm start)
13th – Christmas Jumper day
24th – Nursery closes for the Christmas period.

2nd – Nursery reopens at 08:00

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