WINTER TERM NEWSLETTER
Dear Parent/Carers, December 2016
Winter term is now upon us and we have started to plan our activities. Your children will be learning the following this term:
Personal, social and emotional development- Managing feelings and behaviour.
Communication and language- Speaking.
Physical development- Health and self care.
Mathematics- Shape, space and measure.
Understanding of the world- Technology.
Expressive arts and design- Being imaginative.
Children’s Christmas party
Sweetcroft is throwing a Christmas party on Friday 16th December at 2pm to 4pm. The buffet will start at 3pm and then back to the party hosted by Sweetcroft staff and Mr Marvel. All children who attend Sweetcroft are welcome to the party. If your child is not contracted on that day you are welcome to bring your child at 2pm and stay for the party. Please be aware that the carpark does get very full.
The Christmas play will be held on Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st December at 2pm. Each child is playing a different part in the play, please see previous letter sent out regarding your child’s part and which day you are invited to watch. The play starts at 2pm, please make sure you arrive before. If your child is not contracted for the Tuesday 20th x\aax\please ensure your child is dressed and has arrived by 1.30pm. Due to limited seating places can we please ask only 2 adults per child to watch the play.
Christmas Closing dates.
Sweetcroft Day Care will close on Wednesday 21st December after the nativity play and will re-open on Tuesday 3rd January at 7.30am. Please note this in your diary. Please note that fees are still due as normal over the Christmas period as bank holidays are paid holidays and the week off is worked out over the year to cover staff wages.
Enrolment forms for any 3 year olds entitled to funding have been sent home to parents, please complete and return.
Please can we remind all parents that fees are due in advance on the 28th of each month. If your fees have fallen into arrears, please could you ensure they are up to date from the 1st January. Thank you.
Congratulations to Annaka and Demi who are both expecting their first child. The girls will be going on maternity leave in April. New keyworkers will be confirmed nearer the time for maternity cover. We wish Annaka and Demi lots of good luck with their new adventure. Good Luck to Nancy and Kelly as they start their Level 3 qualification.
Do you have a child born between 1st September 2012 to 31st August 2013? If so you must apply for a school place by 15th January 2017.
We will be writing your child’s two year old check just after their second birthday as health visitors request a check up at 27 months. Please speak to your child’s key worker to receive this assessment.
Please could you also ensure we have your emergency contact details if you have not already completed these on your contract. These details are very important should we need to contact someone urgently.
If your child is not coming into nursery, please can you telephone or text our work phone on 07958916229 so we can redeploy staff.
Sweetcroft will be doing our best to go paperless from the New Year. So, can you please ensure we have all your up to date email addresses.
We now have a second email address which goes through to Catherine our Nursery Manager, and all other staff. This is for any queries regarding your child or nursery procedures. The email address is
Please note Lynda’s email address is still in place for any other business.
Please remember to sign your child in and out of the nursery. This is our register for fire drills.
And finally a quick reminder as to our medicine policy.... any child embarking on antibiotics needs to stay at home for the first 48 hours.
May I take this opportunity to thank all parents and carers for their continued support in working together to provide the best possible outcomes for your children. Happy Winter Term, Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year.
From all the staff at Sweetcroft.