Autumn Newsletter – Cheeky Monkeys The Essex

What a fast half term that was! But what fun we had, with this half term set to be even busier with lots of celebrations to be had! We hope you enjoy reading all about us, don’t forget to let us know if you would like to know about anything in particular or if you want to share anything!

Nursery News

Staffing news

We would like to welcome Georgia to our team who will be joining us to complete her Level three apprenticeship.

Next step trees

You may have noticed we have new trees located outside each classroom, these colorful trees hold a special set of leaves for each child detailing their next steps that we will be working on this half term, please feel free to have a look at these and don’t forget to keep using tapestry to post pictures of their adventures at home and out and about as it really does help to build up a bigger picture.

On the week commencing 14th November we will be holding parents afternoons where you will be able to book in to come and see your child’s key person and discuss how they are getting on and explore the next steps further! Keep your eyes peeled for further details.

Autumn sensory den

Our babies have loved all the crunchy leaves and exploring their new sensory den! Feel free to pop in and have a look.

Funding changes and parent surveys

Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions regarding the funding information in this months invoice, if you feel you are eligible please speak to Laura or Katie, and don’t forget to return the 30 hours funding parents surveys, as it can make a real difference to how we will offer it next September, thank you.

Pampered pooches!

The last few weeks our preschool have created a vets and shampooing parlour (all their own idea and have spent hours booking in their appointments, washing and grooming their pets and making them all better! Thank you to all of you who have brought in pictures of your pets we have loved looking at them!

Socket covers

New guidance published by the NHS this month advises against the use of socket covers, recommending they be removed with immediate effect. You can find more information on their webpage.

Dates for your diaries

Children in need

Join us in your spotty clothes on Friday 18th December as we raise money for children in need! £1 donation on the day would be great! Lots of other fun activities will be happening on the day such as cake sales and messy fun!

St Andrews day

Wednesday 30th November we will be celebrating St Andrews day with a Scottish themed lunch, tartan themed activities and making our own Loch Ness monster!

Christmas lunch

Our Christmas lunch this year will be held on Thursday 15th December, invites for parents to follow.

Parents challenge

What superstars you are, you certainly rose to the challenge in adding your favourite summer memories to tapestry! So thank you!

For this half terms parents challenge, we challenge you to try one of our parent resources that we have that are available to loan, this are based on some of our teams favourite things to do such as bug hunts, cooking, or making play dough, others include nursery favourites such as our travelling monkey that loves to explore new things with you or visiting your favourite places. These are all on the book shelf in the entrance corridor, just let us know which one you would like to borrow, take lots of photos and then return when you’re finished! Good luck!

Grandparents Day

A huge thank you to all those that came to our grandparents party, and for all the lovely comments, we hope to see you all again next year.

 Parents reminder

Fees are due on the first of each month, if you would prefer to pay by BACS then please speak to Laura or Katie and we can give you the banking details.

As highlighted in this month’s invoice we will no longer be accepting cheques as a payment option, thank you for your co-operation.

Term dates

5th September: Funded sessions return.

24th October- 28th October: Half term, please note there are no funded sessions during this week.

16th December: Funded children break up for Christmas

Nursery closes at 6pm on 23rd December and re opens on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.

9th January 2017: Funded sessions resume.

Keeping in touch

Have you seen our face book and twitter pages or our website? Stay up to date with all our fun adventures and exciting updates.



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