I can’t believe this is the first opportunity I have had to sit down and write a message to you all. What a busy first three months it has been! Changes: You will have noticed by now a lot of changes that have been made to both the Clopton Nursery and Clopton Kids Club. The Nursery is more child-led now, focusing on the children’s individual next steps and interests. Each child has a learning journal in their drawer that you can view at anytime and add to, using our ‘wow cards’. We are going to be emailing the weekly planning to parents starting after the Easter holidays to inform you of the exciting activities that the children will be doing each week. We are in the process of sourcing new activities and resources for the older children who attend our Wrap Around Care and have started with a Lego Collection (all donations would be gratefully received!). Cooking and craft activities are done in holiday club and after school club for the children to participate in and we also have a Nintendo Wii for the children to play games such as Just Dance.  If your child/ren do use our Wrap Around Care and you have any suggestions for resources or activities that your child is particularly interested in, please do let us know. Ofsted: On Wednesday 7th March we had our Ofsted inspection and I am thrilled and incredibly proud to say that we have been rated Good! The inspector found that “the manager and staff have addressed the issues raised at the last inspection.” She states that the “children behave well” and “staff build children’s self-esteem and confidence.” She concluded that the children “are active learners and maintain high levels of engagement.” And as a result the “children build the key skills for their future learning and in readiness for the move on to school.” I want to say a huge thank you to all the staff who have welcomed me so warming and have worked extremely hard to implement all the changes I proposed. It is wonderful to see that as a result of this hard work and dedication that we have been awarded this Ofsted rating. You can view the Full Report at https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/CARE/200556 I hope everyone has a lovely break and we look forward to seeing you all for the Summer Term, starting Tuesday 17th April 2018. For those of you that use Clopton Kids Club during the holidays, we are open from Tuesday 3rd April 2018 through to Friday 13th April 2018 (between the hours of 08.00 and 18.00) – we still have availability so please contact us on 01789 269360 if you would like further information.