November/ December 2017

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Autumn Term – Issue 2

November/ December 2017

Welcome back after the half term, we hope you had a good week and you are all ready to start this very busy half term which will end with our Christmas celebrations. Please read this newsletter carefully as it contains important dates related to our Christmas events.


Nursery Gates

When you drop off and collect your child from nursery, to ensure the safety of all the other children both in the nursery and the school, could we please remind you to close and bolt the gates behind you Thank you.


Our new website is now up and running, please have a look as it now has all our updated policies and procedures, on- line booking forms, along with other information about the nursery.


Please do not park on the school site when dropping off or collecting your child from Nursery either at the beginning or end of their session, this includes those children leaving over the lunch time.


Please can I remind you that if your child is absent from Nursery for any reason that you ring and let us know by 9.30am and that a letter is sent in to explain the absence. Thank You

Half Term Topic

The topic for this half term is “Transport and Space.”

The children will be celebrating Halloween, Bonfire Night, Remembrance Day, Road Safety, St Andrew’s Day and Christmas.

For the week beginning 27th November 2017 your child will need a small shoe box for an activity we will be doing.

Can you help?

Do you have any comics or children’s magazines that are in good condition that your children have finished with? If so would you please donate them to the Nursery for our Breakfast Club children? Thank you.

Children in Need- Friday 17th November 2017

To support this event, we will be having a cake sale at the end of the morning and afternoon sessions. Please bring in your donations by Thursday 16th November 2017. Staff and Children can come to nursery dressed in dotty/ spotty clothes and donate £1.

Fundraising for Nursery

This year at the Friends of Thomas Jolyffe Christmas Fair we will be having a mystery tombola which we are asking you to help with by contributing a gift. Please put into a gift bag or wrap in gift paper and label as suitable for child or adult. Thank you. Also, if you work for a company that is willing to donate a prize for our Christmas raffle please speak to Sarah. All gifts and donations need to be in by Friday 17th November 2017 Thank You

Christmas Play

This will take place on Thursday 7th at 9.30am and Friday 8th December at 2.00pm. Tickets will be on sale soon at a cost of £1.50 each including a free raffle ticket. We will also have our annual raffle as well as providing refreshments, so you are welcome to come from 9am or 1pm depending on the time of your performance ticket. The dress rehearsal will take place on Tuesday 5th December 2017 at 2.00pm (Children only to attend this).

All children will be required for these performances so if you know your child will not be able to attend please inform your child’s key person as soon as possible.

For all children in the Bears’ Room you will be given a slip with their part, costume requirements and words to learn on from their Key Person.

Christmas Party

On Wednesday 20th December 2017, we will be holding our Christmas party. All children are invited; if it is not their normal session please ensure they are accompanied by yourself or another suitable adult. The party will start at 12.30pm and finish at 3.20pm.

Christmas Gifts for Staff

Please be aware if you are buying Thank you/Christmas gift (s) for the staff that we have a staff member with a serious nut allergy and therefore we ask that any chocolates or biscuits are checked before they are brought in. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Reception 2018

Just a reminder that if your child is due to start school from September 2018, the closing date for  applications is 5pm on 15th  January 2018, Please ensure you make your application before this date as any late applications will be considered after the on-time ones.

Holiday Club

Holiday club will be running for the following sessions over the Christmas period:

Tuesday 2nd January 2018 8am – 6pm
Wednesday 3rd   January 2018 8am – 6pm
Thursday 4th  January 2018 8am – 6pm


Dates for your diary

Friday 17th November Children in Need day – Cake sale (Donations please by Thursday 16th November 2017
Tuesday 5th December 2.00pm Christmas Play Dress Rehearsal at 2.00pm
Thursday 7th at 9.30am and Friday 8th  December 2.00pm Nursery Christmas Play
Monday 11th –Friday 15th December Key Person meetings with Parents, please speak to your child’s Key Person to book an appointment.
Monday 11th –Friday 15th December Wear a Christmas Jumper and donate £1 to Shakespeare Hospice
Wednesday 20th December Nursery Christmas Party at 12.30 – 3.20pm
Friday 22nd December Last day of term
Friday 5th   January 2018 Teacher Training Day – Nursery closed to Children
Monday 8th January 2018 Return to Nursery