March 2019 Newsletter

We are looking forward to the Spring and some warmer weather.

Welcome to our new families and children who have started this year 2019. When collecting your Preschool children from the main room door could you please ensure that siblings are kept back, or to the side to allow our children to exit safely.

Curriculum

A notice is displayed in the cloakroom showing the focuses for each half term together with activities and their links to the Early Years Foundation Stage.

We have started the half term looking at The Farm through the story Farmyard Hullabaloo.

We will then move onto having a role play Builder’s Yard and looking at house designs. With the money raised at Christmas we have purchased some life sized foam building bricks.

We will also be planting in the garden ready for Spring and talking about Mother’s Day.

World Book Day Thursday 7th March

Please encourage your child on this day to share a book that is special to them. They can dress up if they would like to.

Red Nose Day Friday 15th March

Guess How Many Red Pom Poms in the Jar?

During the week beginning 11th March if you would like to take a guess please bring £1 to donate.

There will be a prize for the most accurate guess. Children are welcome to wear red on Friday.

Dates to remember for this term:

Photographer                   Tuesday 12th March

Last day of Term             29th March

Re Open                            Monday 15th April

Closed Bank Holiday       Friday 19th

Closed Bank Holiday       Monday 22nd April

Closed Planning                Thursday 2nd MayClosed Bank Holiday        Monday 6th May

Tax-Free Child Care

We are registered for you to be able to make payments before tax.

Please visit www.gov.uk/tax-free-childcare]

30 Hours Funding

If you have applied for 30 hours funding whether you choose to use this at the preschool or not we will need you to inform us of your National Insurance Number and Eligibility code. Please remember to update it online every three months. You will receive an email from the tax office regarding this.

Photographer Tuesday 12th March Sally will be taking photographs of your children during the session. If this is not your normal day to attend you can arrange to pop in to have a photograph taken. If you have younger siblings who would like to be photographed too please let us know.

Coats

Please ensure that a coat is left each day to enable your child to play outside. Please ensure that all removable clothing is named.

Shoes

We try to encourage your child to change their own shoes to pumps and back again please if possible can you help by providing shoes that they with support can manage to help encourage independence.

Clothes

We do have a selection of spare clothes and we would be very grateful, that if your child has been changed that the clothes be returned as quickly as possible, we do sometimes run out.

Illness

If your child has been sick, had diarrhoea or has a temperature please can we ask that they be kept at home for 48 hours to ensure that any bugs are not being passed on.

Door

Please can we remind you that our Automatic door is very temperamental and does not like to be touched, please stand well back.

Sun  Protection Although it may still be chilly please remember when necessary to apply sun cream to your child.

Our Website

 www.brookhurstpreschool.co.uk is active.

Please have a look and see what we have been up to. Any requests for information to be added please let us know, your feedback is welcome.