Newsletter: October 2016

Partnership Update

I now have info on who is eligible for funding and am looking to confirm all the names by Monday. If your child was three years of age before 31st August 2016 they are eligible. However, I do need to know how many hours your child claims if he/she is in another Council setting. Please e-mail me with the hours?



Staffing News

EYP Post

We have now appointed Danielle Forster I am sure you will wish her well.


Senior Post

Karen Senior has been appointed as senior in the Dazzlers area.



Thank you for those who transferred to the new Santander account. If you paid into the RBS last month can you please use the new account effective this month. Thanks in advance. I have contacted Voucher Companies directly to inform them of the change and so far things have progressed smoothly.

The new Sort Code is 09 01 29 and Account Number 01756360.


Nursery Opening

Please remember that we are now closing for children at 6.30pm. I will be reviewing the hours of closing at the end of October.


Illness and Bugs

Schools and businesses across Scotland have been hit badly recently by bugs due the warm weather we are having. Our Nursery is no exception. I have had several members of staff off with a bit of a sickness bug last week and a few children off. A deeper clean than usual has been done, and we are confident that we have done the best to eradicate any germs that have been hiding. Can I remind you to use the dispenser upon entry please and let a member of staff know if is it running out.

If your child has been physically sick or has a high temperature that seems more than a cold, you must not bring him/her into the Nursery.

If a child is physically sick they must remain off for 48 hours.


Advance Notice

Halloween Parties

The parties will take place on Tuesday 1st November since this is currently our busiest day. Dressing up is always a favourite and they can dress up on Monday 31st as well!

Dazzlers will start at 10.00am and will finish at 12.00noon. Halloween Lunch surprise!

Explorers will start at 11.00am and finish at 1.00pm. Halloween Lunch surprise!

Little Learners will start at 2.00pm and finish at 4.00pm. Halloween Tea surprise.

If your child is not normally in at these times you can choose a Crèche session as is our usual practice and are welcome to stay and ‘assist’ the party theme or drop off and pick up. Please e-mail in to let me know if you wish to arrange an extra crèche session.


Christmas Party and Nativity

This event will take place in the Del Farquerson Centre, Netherton Broad Street, on 17th December (Saturday morning) from 9.00am until 11.00am. The children will start rehearsing in a couple of weeks’ time and you are all invited. Refreshments for adults as well as party games, Santa and party food will be provided for the children.

More information will follow but there will be a small stage set up and loads of seats this time! I will need numbers much nearer the time. Let’s get Halloween out of the way first though.


Christmas and New Year Closing

As you are aware we only close for 4 days in the year and this year we will close Monday and Tuesday 26th and 27th December 2016. We will then be open for the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between Christmas and New Year.

We will close again on Monday and Tuesday the 2nd and 3rd January 2017 and re-open on the Wednesday.

Some of my staff have families and have requested some time off during this period. Clearly if we are very quiet prior to Christmas, during the Christmas week, or just after New Year I can accommodate their requests.

I will circulate a memo to you all nearer Christmas asking whether your child will be in or off between 19th December 2016 and 6th January 2017.

If you have any questions or require further information please ask Gillian or myself?




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