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Special Information

If your child is leaving Nursery at the end of the Autumn Term term notice needs to be given in writing by  Friday 8th November 2019


Term dates

Existing children start back        Thursday 5th September 2019

New children staggered start     From Monday 9th September 2019               

Half-Term                                Monday  28th Oct to 1st Nov 2019                                             

Term Ends                               Tuesday 17th Decenber 2019  

Spring term starts on               Monday 6th January 2020


Dates for the Dairy

Rememberance Day Cake sale Monday 11th November  2019 

Bear Hunt Day Friday 25th october 2019 a joint Event with the Rowans preschool to be held at The Rowans Preschool

Pyjama and movie Day Friday 29th November a joint event with the Rowans Preschool to be held at Rectory Lane Nursery 

Progress review week w/c 9th December 2019 a chance to see how your child is progressing appointments will be sent out nearer the time.

Christmas party Day Monday 16th December 2019.

Santas Grotto Day Tuesday 17th December 2019 more information nearer the time 


Chatterbox Colours & Rhymes at Group Time

Summer tern 1st half 

22/4 BROWN         Currant Buns

29/04 BLUE           I’m A Little Teapot

06/05 GREEN         Head Shoulder Knees and Toes

13/05 RED            Down by The Station

20/05 BLACK          10 Little Fingers


Chatterbox Colours & Rhymes at Group Time

Summer Term (2nd Half) 2019 

03/06 WHITE                 Pat a Cake

10/06 YELLOW                Dingle Dangle Scarecrow

17/06 GREY                  One Elephant Balancing

24/06 ORANGE               Little Men in their Flying Sauce

01/07 PINK                   There was a Princess Long Ago      

08/07PURPLE                  Grand Old Duke of York

15/07 FAVOURITE           Here we go Round the Mulberry Bush  

Nursery Policies

It is important that you read and contribute to policies of the setting, these policies are regularly reviewed and a folder containing them all  is available for all parents to read, if you are unsure about anything contained in them, please do not hesitate to ask questions. 


Suggestion Box

We are constantly reviewing our practice and welcome suggestions from parents, if you or your children have any suggestion you would like considered these can be  placed in the ‘suggestion box’ in the entrance hall.   Suggestions made can be anonymous if you so wish.  A note book and pen are provided for your use.


Parents as Partners

As part of our Parents as Partners initiative we would ask that all parents contribute to your child’s Learning Journey with photographs and comments.   Also when you go on a visit to theme parks, farms etc can you bring in a leaflet that can be placed in your child’s learning journey, and that your child’s key worker can talk about it with them.   Thank you to those parents who have already contributed, we have enjoyed receiving your contributions. We are also planning introduce some home learning activities which we hope you will enjoy with your children. You are also important to us we can always make ourselves available if you need to talk to someone.

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Ollie Owl

Ollie Owl is Rectory Lane Nursery’s mascot and enjoys going home with the children or going with them on trips. All the children will get the chance to take him home at some point this term.


If you change your address, telephone or mobile telephone number please remember to let us know so that we can keep the emergency contact details for your child up-to-date.   We also are required by the local education authority to notify them of any change of address.


The nursery telephone number is 07930878133

The notice board in the entrance hall will inform you what your child is having for snack that day, what the rhyme of the week is (words can be provided if you do not know the songs). Also it will have details of a challenge we will set the children, to do at home.  Please encourage your child to do these challenges themselves, as this will encourage their independence and thinking skills.



A reminder to all parents not to put food, drink or medication (inhalers etc.) in children’s bags. Any medication needs to be handed to a member of staff on arrival. Please do not put food or drink or sweets in children’s bags or pockets this is very unfair on the other children especially those with intolerances or allergies if they discovered them.



We are pleased to announce you are able to purchase clothing with our logo direct from:, uniform is optional.

Mobile phones

Please can all parents carers and anyone accompanying parents do not use your mobile phone in the building. Do not enter the building until you have finished and please do not take any calls until you are out of the building.


Please like our Rectory Lane Nursery page on Facebook we will post relevant information and reminders on there.


 Please encourage your son or daughter to bring in something for their chatterbox. The item needs to be the colour of the week, which is listed both on this newsletter each term and as a reminder, on the notice board each week. The chatterbox is the plastic box in their drawer, which needs to be left in this drawer and the item placed in it. The item can be left in the box for the whole week (if this makes it easier) as the “chatter” can be extended, during group time. The item needs to be small enough to fit in this box, as your child will just take this box from their drawer, when it is needed for group time.

It is important to encourage your son or daughter to bring an item in as this will enable them to participate, as they are learning to sit and listen to others and would be more interested if they also had something to show and talk about. It is much easier for them to sit and listen, knowing that they will have a turn at speaking. 



Absence from Nursery

If your child is not attending nursery on their set day for whatever reason could you please notify us by 9.30 am so that we can mark the register accordingly.   If they contract certain illnesses we also have a duty of care to notify other parents.   A return has to be made to the local education authority each term indicating the level of absence for each child and if we are not notified of the reason then this has to be recorded as unauthorised absence; if the level of unauthorised absence is high then this could affect the child’s entitlement to funding. We also care about the children and plan activities for them, so we like to know if they are not attending and that they are al right. If we do not hear from you the key workers will ring you, just like the schools already do. If texting is easier the Nursery mobile number is 07930878133



Please do not put your child in their ‘best clothes’ to come to nursery as a child gets most out of their learning experience when they are allowed to get messy.   The ideal clothing is tops, trousers / jogging bottoms and closed in footwear that enables them to be able to run, jump etc; please note that as some activities involve the removal of shoes can children please wear socks. We request that children wear shoes with a velcro fastening.

Also can you please ensure that your child has a coat etc on their peg – we do go out to play in all weathers.   A bag with a spare set of clothes on their peg is also useful in case they get wet through play or have a toileting accident.   If your child comes into nursery wearing Wellington boots can they please bring a pair of shoes to change into.

If your child has pierced ears can you ensure that they only wear small studs to school; there has been evidence lately in other schools where children who wear other kinds of earrings have had accidents to the ear lobe when the earrings have been caught on clothing.


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