Startright Pre-School Newsletter September 2021

Welcome back to Pre-School! We hope you’ve all had a lovely Summer break and we can’t wait to hear about all your adventures. Just to remind you that 6th September is an inset day so our first day back is Tuesday 7th September.

We are welcoming lots of lovely new children to Pre-School this month – we are looking forward to meeting you and your families over the next few weeks.

In this bumper newsletter you’ll find details of our term dates, staff news, weekly themes, drop off/ pick up procedures and more.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to seeing you from 7th September.

Mrs BJ

Covid Procedures
To reassure you all, as a team, we are still carrying out regular COVID tests (twice a week). I am happy to report that we are all continuing to test negative!As part of our COVID policy we are regularly washing the children’s hands and are disinfecting all the toys and equipment daily.

Please remember to do your bit by wearing a face mask when dropping and collecting your children.

We will continue to meet you at the front door for drop off and pick up to reduce the number of people inside the building – thank you in advance for your cooperation.

A big ‘Startright Welcome’ to Aliyah, Shannon, James, Oisin, Leo, Arlo, Alice and Arty. We are sure you’ll settle in brilliantly and have lots of fun!

Happy birthday to Alice, Shannon and Andrew who celebrated in August and George, Logan and Niamh who have birthdays in September.

Staff News
As well as lots of new children we also have Mya, our new Apprentice, starting with us from September. We are also excited to be welcoming Kunbi who has a L3 in Childcare and BA in Health and Social Care.

Pre-School Clubs
We’re delighted that we will be offering two clubs this term; Tennis on Mondays and French on Wednesdays.

Drop Off and Pick Up Times
Pre-School starts at 9am prompt. If your child will be attending for morning sessions only please ensure you collect them by 12pm.Our afternoon sessions end at 3pm. If you are going to be late please let the team know as soon as you can. A late fee will be charged.

Weekly  Themes
Sept 7th -10th – Free Play/ Settling in
Sept 13th -17th – My Nursery and settling in
Sept 20th – 24th – My favourite toy
Sept 27th – 1st Oct – My family
Oct 4th – 8th – My favourite pet
Oct 11th – 15th – Where I live
Oct 18th – 22nd – Halloween

Autumn Term 2021
First Half Term
Monday 6th  September – Inset Day
Tuesday 7th September – Welcome Back Children
Half Term
Monday 25th October – Friday 29th October 2021
Second Half Term
Monday 1st November – Thursday 17th December Friday
Christmas Holiday
Monday 20th December – Friday 7th January 2022

Please remember to label your child’s clothes, coats, bags, shoes, bottles and lunch boxes – we want to be able to return all property to its rightful owners.

Please do not park in Rectory Lane when dropping off and collecting your children. Parking here is reserved for residents and church users. There is plenty of free parking on the High Street and in Kemp Place.

Baby’s Days
Please remember to check Baby’s Days every day as the team upload photos and messages after every session. We really appreciate your feedback on your child’s observations so please continue to this. If your child is new to Pre-School we will send your log in details shortly.

If your child wears a nappy and is not potty trained, please ensure they wear nappies and NOT pull-ups when in Pre-School. Please also remember to pack nappies and wipes in their bag every day.

We encourage a healthy diet at Pre-School so please be mindful of this when packing your children’s lunch boxes (ie. no chocolate). This also includes no squash/ juice in children’s water bottles.