Shepherd Lodge Newsletter March 2019

Rose Nose Day

Red Nose day is on Friday 15th March. On the Friday we will be inviting all the children to come into nursery wearing something red. We will be fundraising throughout the week. We would love to hear about any fundraising activities that you may be getting up to at home too. You can share this with us by using your child’s Tapestry link.

Nursery Of The Year Award

The NDNA (National Day Nurseries Association) Awards are held each year across the country. Shepherd Lodge need your help in voting for us to become the nursery of the year throughout the whole of the UK. To vote for us please use the link provided: Anyone is able to vote Parent, Grandparent, Aunts, Uncles etc. There are other awards to be won as well such as practitioner of the year award, healthy living awards and more. If you would like to vote but are unable to access the link please see Becca in the office. #TeamShepherdtowin.

Parents Evening

Parent’s evening is Thursday the 21st March. If you would like to book in an appointment, please see Becca or Lynsey in the office. If your child’s key person is Natalie or Aimee in Lower pre-school the dates for their parents Evening are different. Aimee is on Wednesday 20th March and Natalie is Thursday 4th April.

World Book Day

Don’t forget that World Book Day is on the Thursday 7th March. All the children are invited to come dressed as their favourite story character and throughout the week we will be theming our activities around our favourite stories and rhymes.

Our Nursery Allotment

As the weather is getting brighter we have been visiting our Nursery Allotment on a more regular basis. It’s a great time for the children to be learning about what fruits and vegetables need to be being planted now and which flowers might be blossoming over the next few weeks. As the weather is still a little unpredictable we are asking all parents to ensure they have packed their children’s wellies as we can get a little muddy whilst planting and digging. The children love visiting our Allotment and gain a variety of new skills whilst there which is promoting all seven areas of development from the EYFS.

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

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)

5th – Ramadan starts
6th – Bank Holiday (Nursery Closed)
27th – Bank Holiday (Nursery Closed)

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