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March Newsletter 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

I am pleased to welcome our new children and their families who are starting with us this month, I hope you all feel very welcome.                                                                                                                              

Staffing

I would like to welcome Rekha and Mathy to our lovely team here at Pineplace. Rekha has been with us  as voluntary placement and has built really strong bonds with the children. 

Hetal unfortunately left us at the end of last term. We wish her all the best in her new career.

Dates for the Diary

5th March – Shrove Tuesday

17th March – St Patricks Day

31st – Mother’s Day 

5th April – Nursery closed for parents meetings

Please speak to a member of staff to book your slot with your child’s key worker. Please remember these meetings are for a maximum of 10 minutes.

8th April – 22nd April- Nursery Closed for Easter Holidays

23rd April – Nursery Reopens

23rd April – St Georges Day

6th May – Nursery Closed May Day Bank Holiday

24th May Nursery Closed for Staff Training day.

27TH May – Nursery Closed for Half term 

3rd June – Bank Holiday – Nursery CLOSED

Sickness and illness Policy.

It is Kiddiecare Nursery policy to encourage and promote good health and hygiene for all the children in our care. This includes monitoring the children for signs and symptoms of communicable diseases such as chickenpox, measles, mumps, rubella, meningitis, hepatitis, diarrhoea, vomiting and fevers of 101oF/38oC or over.

With the welfare of the sick child in mind and in the interests of the remaining children in the nursery, if in the opinion of the staff a child is ill, then the parent/carer will be contacted and requested to collect him/her as soon as possible.

The staff of Kiddiecare Nursery must be convinced that the child has returned to good health before re-admitting him/her, ensuring that the child has not had a temperature, sickness and diarrhoea or any other contagious infections for at least 48 hours. 

The nursery staff have the right to refuse a child if they feel they are not fit and well enough to attend the nursery.

If your child has been given any medication that brings down their temperature in the past 24 hours they will not be able to attend the nursery. 

Donations

We are looking for any old pots and pans, plastic plates, plastic cutlery and any kitchen utensils that we could use for the children to play with in our home corner. If you have some things in your kitchen cupboards that you no longer use they would be very much appreciated.

Nappy Changing

Children’s nappies are checked and changed every session that they attend. When changing nappies staff always ensure the highest hygiene standards, gloves and aprons are worn and the changing mat is cleaned after each child has had their nappy changed. Parents are to provide nappies and wipes for their child in their bag. This way we ensure that no child is allergic to any wipes or nappies that we may use. Policies and procedures for nappy changing are available in the policies file. If you have any queries please speak to a member of staff.

Messy Play

Please ensure that your child does not wear their best clothes to nursery. Children learn through play and sometimes this play can be messy. Messy play offers some fantastic learning opportunities for your children. Aprons are provided for your child to wear but sometimes they do not want to wear them. Please bring a change of clothes in your child’s bag for if they get wet or messy so we can change them for you. 

Kindest Regards,

Julie and the nursery team 😊

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