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Special Information


If your child is leaving Nursery at the end of the Summer  term notice must  be given in writing by  Friday 27th May 2022




Summer Term 2022

Term Dates

                    

         Children start back                            Tuesday 19th April 2022.

         Bank holiday Nursery closed              Monday 2nd May 2022

         Nursery closed staff bereavement      Tuesday 10th May 2022

          Half -Term                         Monday 30th May to Friday 4th June 2022

         Summer Term ends                          Wednesday 20th July 2022

         Autumn Term starts                         Monday 5th September 2022

      


Dates for the Dairy


Tuesday 19th April & Wednesday 20th April- Second hand uniform Sale.

 12pm in the Nursery Hall 

Monday 25th April - Hair style day. Children come with a different hair style. 

Tuesday 26th April - Pet Day. If your child has a pet that can come to nursery, please let us know. 

Thursday 28th April - Superhero Day. Children come dressed as their favourite superhero.

Tuesday 3rd May - Walk to Nursery Day. 

W/C 4th July - Parent Morning (a chance to chat with your child’s keyworker)

Gray’s Farm Outing - Date to be confirmed 

Farm visiting the Nursery - Date to be confirmed

Graduation Ceremony - Wednesday 20th July 2022


Arrangements for Drop off and pick up


When we return after Easter, we will continue to take the children from the main door and take their temperature and wash their hands. The children are used to this routine now and it is good for their independence skills.

 

When you pick up your child, we will call you into the building individually, and you will collect your child from their mat in the main hall. This may be a slower process as we will allow time for parents to speak to the keyworkers if they need to. Your exit route will be via the kitchen door on the side of the building.

 

Buddies


We use a Staff Buddy System for when your child’s keyworker is occasionally unavailable to speak to. In this situation, please speak to their buddy or to Carol or Nicky who will pass on any messages or information.  These are the keyworkers and their buddies.

Carol – Karen

Nicky - Zoe

Zoe – Nicky

Karen – Amanda

Amanda – Karen


Makaton


Makaton is a language programme using signs, symbols and speech to help people to communicate. It is designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used with speech, in spoken word order. This helps to slow down the pace of talking and provide extra visual clues about the meaning of words.

Today over 100,000 children and adults, use Makaton symbols and signs. Children with language or learning difficulties and children with English as an additional language benefit from using these Signs and Symbols. However, all children will be involved in learning this skill, as it promotes inclusion and supports interaction and friendships between children.

Children will be introduced to the signs and symbols by visual clues and actions, during their Story time. They will be used throughout the session in daily routines, in songs and stories. Please support your child with learning this new skill. A great way to learn new signs is on The CBeebies TV Show “Something Special” with Mr Tumble or on “Singing Hands” Website.

The signs will be named and described on the Story time observation.


Family Book


Please could you send in photos of family members, friends, and pets that we can keep. This may be just of parents and siblings, but can also include other relatives and friends, who your child is familiar with and who are important to them. Please name them on the back and their relationship to your child. We will use them to make a “family book” that will be used to develop their learning and they can share with us and their friends.


 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. 


Letters and sounds


Our children move on to a variety of different schools and these schools use different learning schemes to support reading. For this reason, we support learning with a range of these schemes.


From an early age, children benefit from using phonic sounds. It helps to develop their oral motor movement, to support their pronunciation of words. Each week during Story time all children will be introduced to the name of the letters and the ‘phonic’ sounds using the action from the Jolly Phonics scheme. The name and phonic sounds will be named and described on the Story time observation.

 

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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Reminders

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.

 

Uniform

We are pleased to announce you are able to purchase clothing with our logo direct from: https://myclothing.com/rectory-lane-nursery/9887.school, 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.


Facebook


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


 

Kinderly and Parents as Partners


 

Kinderly is the platform we use for your child’s learning journey. If you are not already linked up to see your child’s activities online, please ask a member of staff. It contains photos of your child, for you to look at. 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. We know lots of great learning and experiences go on at home and we would love to know about them.  We are also here for you if you feel you need to talk to us. We can always make time for you.


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

  

Clothing

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.


Reminder


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.


Contact


The nursery telephone number is 07930878133

E.mailinfo@rectorylanenursery.com




 


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