Nursery Newsletter





11th June 2018

Dear Parents/Carers

It’s hard to believe we are well into June and the end of term is almost upon us – where does the time go? It’s been one of the sunniest and driest terms I can remember, and the children have thoroughly enjoyed the experience of doing so much more outdoors.

Obstacle challenge

This has already been a very busy term – we had a very successful Obstacle Challenge event and have so far raised nearly £306. This will go towards our nursery fund, and this year will, in particular be used for buying some new technologies and Forest Nursery resources, as well as subsidising our leavers’ trip. A big thank you to all who have contributed so generously – we depend heavily on this money to keep our nursery fund in surplus! Could any outstanding sponsor money be handed to staff this week please?

School visits

Those of you with children moving on to school have been busy with visits to primary one classes, and a number of P1 teachers have joined us in nursery.

It’s great that the children experience a positive transition and that they can approach the start of school feeling confident, secure and keen to tackle this new challenge.

Nursery Website

Have you looked at our nursery website recently? It can be viewed at Claire, teacher in Room 1, updates the website regularly and there are many lovely photos of what the children have been learning. Take a look and see what’s been going on.

End of term events

Our “Leavers’ Ceremony” will take place on Tuesday 26th June, in room 3 at 10.45am and 1pm. All parents/carers of children moving on to school are cordially invited along. The children will sing some songs for your entertainment, and then will be presented with a book, some photos of their time at nursery, and a certificate to mark their graduation.

Another event for the preschool children, the leavers’ trip to East Links Park, will take place on Thursday 28th June. Children going on the trip should already have been given a note with details of the outing. Preschoolers only should attend nursery from 9am till 3pm on the outing day. Please note there will be no nursery for our younger children (those not going to school) on Thursday 28th June.

The last day of term for those returning to nursery after the summer holidays will be as follows: afternoon children, last day on Wednesday 27th June, and morning children on Friday 29th June.

Changes next term

Those of you returning next term will be aware of the changes to the nursery hours. I have issued a letter to all those families involved – and am offering a chance for you to meet me to ask any questions on Tuesday 19th June, 9am or 12.30pm in Room 3. If you haven’t received your letter, please ask a member of staff for a copy as soon as possible.


I am pleased to say that parents/carers can download their child’s ejournal on to their phone, tablet or PC at the end of term. We are really pleased you will be able to keep this record of your child’s learning in nursery. To download the journal, click on the “convert profile to PDF” button, which is located just under your child’s profile picture. Let us know if you experience any difficulty with this and we will try to help you.

Feedback Forms

Thank you so much to those of you who have filled in our feedback form. It’s really important for us to know what you think of our service and how it could be improved, so please take the time to tell us what you, and your child, think.

Some final dates for your diary

Tuesday, 26th June, 10.45am and 1pm Leavers’ Ceremony
Thursday, 28th June Leavers’ Outing
Wednesday 27th June Last day for afternoon returners
Friday 29th June Last day for morning children
Wednesday 15th August Children return to nursery

Huge thanks as ever to all the staff who work so hard to make the nursery run smoothly, and make my job as head such a pleasure.

Finally, can I say to those moving on, how much we’ve enjoyed having you here at Stanwell. We hope you have enjoyed being part of our community, and wish you every happiness in the years to come.

With best wishes


Alison Smith

Head Teacher