Nursery Newsletter October 2020
Welcome back, we are so happy to see you all after an extremely challenging time.
Important dates to remember:
- 23rd October to 30th October 2020 – Half Term- Closed to funded children
Fees and Dinners
As most of you are now aware funded children will be expected to pay 2.00 per day if they are having dinner at nursery. This fee is already included in the price for fee paying parents. We have sent individual letters out to confirm what your weekly payment should be, we now require this to be paid on a monthly basis in advance. You will be sent a reminder at the end of each month of what you are due to pay for the following month.
We would like to remind all parents to follow our protocol should you get caught up and know you will be arriving late. Firstly, could you contact Honey Bears on 0121 382 5057 and state why you are running late and how long you expect to be. Secondly, if this happens on a regular basis you will be charged £5.00 for every 15 minutes you are late, as stated in our Late Collection policy.
We would like to remind you that our Designated Safeguarding Lead’s (DSL) are Milly, Gail, Michelle, Jodie and Chloe. All our staff have completed training in Child Protection and /or Advanced Safeguarding. If you have any concerns, please discuss them with our DSL’s or you can gain advise yourself by calling 0121 303 1888 to speak to an advisor at the Children’s Advice Support Service (C.A.S.S).
Recent Staff Training
Over the lockdown period all staff have been completing various training courses to update their knowledge, these are some of the courses staff have completed:
- Effective teaching and learning
- In the moment planning
- Physical development
- Maths and literacy in the early years
- Inclusion equality and diversity
- Understanding children’s emotions
Can you please make sure all children’s belongings are labelled with their name as some children may have the same items of clothing. Children are not required to bring water bottles to nursery as they have access to water throughout the day, this also reduces the risk of contamination with children drinking from other children’s bottles.
We use tapestry to monitor and track your child’s development. It is a tool that you can also use to upload pictures of things your child does when they are not in nursery. We are also using this our a main communication source at the moment due to COVID restrictions so please look out for newsletters, updates and uploads of your child.
Behaviour Management Policy
We have recently updated our Behaviour Management Policy to reflect the new technique we now use to support children to recognise and reflect on their actions. Throughout the day we are modelling and encouraging children to use the phrase ‘stop you are not respecting me’ as a way of communicating that they are not happy or comfortable with something. If a child is displaying a unwanted behaviour a verbal warning is given about the behaviour that has taken place and a reminder to make the right choice, if this continues a yellow card is given to the child as a reminder to make the right choice and if this still continues a red card is then issued. At this point the child has some time with an adult to discuss the behaviour and what they can do to make the right choice. This is reflected on a red card slip and will be given to you when you collect your child. Please help yourself to a policy and if you have any questions please call and speak to Chloe our Behaviour Management Co-ordinator.