Farley February 2017 Newsletter
Brrrrrr what cold weather we have been having!!! The children have really enjoyed lots of ice and glitter exploration. We have also celebrated Chinese New Year and Australia Day – we even lit the BBQ! The evenings are becoming noticeably lighter so we are looking forward to spring and the frogs returning to the pond, Top Conker children have even planted onions.
Shrove Tuesday is coming up on 28th February, we will be having lots of pancakes races to celebrate, if you have any old frying pans that you can donate for us to use that would be appreciated, or anything that could go into our mud kitchen for our children to play with.
Welcome to all our new families, it’s lovely to have so many new faces in the nursery and great to see how well settled the children are.
Please could you ensure that your child has plenty of spare clothing in their bag and that it is all named. A gentle reminder that uniform is mandatory when your child turns two, please speak to Jo in the office if you require any uniform. Please could I also ask that you use a bag for life or similar rather than plastic carrier bags as these are a hazard to our children. Thank you.
Also, a kind reminder that when you arrange your children’s sessions with us at Farley, we require you to collect your child during these session times. For example, with a session booked between 9 and 6, your child can be dropped off anytime after 9 o’clock and picked up anytime before 6 o’clock. We like to give you a detailed handover about your child’s day and what exciting activities they have experienced with us and if you are not here in sufficient time before the end of their session unfortunately you will miss out on this valuable information. There is a late collection fee.
We are very pleased to say that for the second year in a row we have maintained the Bristol Standard, Sophy has been working very hard all year to collect evidence for the award which we sent away at Christmas to be verified by early years representatives from all around the country. The Bristol Standard is a self-evaluation framework which helps Early Years settings to develop and improve the quality and effectiveness of their provision through an annual cycle of reflection. The Bristol Standard supports the process of continuous quality improvement which is a journey, not a destination. Well done team!!
All the best from Nic and all the team at Farley.