Dear Parents & Carers,
We had some amazing visitors for ‘kind hands, kind words’ week. We hope you have seen some updates on Tapestry. A huge thank you to all the parents who volunteered their time to share their experiences with the children.
Xmas Holiday club: Bookings are now live for Weds 21st & Thurs 22nd Dec on School Gateway.
We have given the bespoke option of a special Tenterfield Xmas craft morning on Weds 21st for just £20. The perfect opportunity to do your Christmas food shop whilst the children are busy!
We also have an all day option 8am-4pm for £40 on both days. All bookings are made via School Gateway. Places are limited. Please book ASAP.
Please remember all children aged 3-8 yrs are very welcome, these children do not have to attend Tenterfield or St Marys, we welcome all children in our community. Please tell your friends and family. We will need new families to complete a short admissions form to enable them to book on School Gateway.
Children in Need: Thank you very much for your ‘act of kindness’ boxes filled with money. We raised an amazing £138 for Children in Need.
Governor Visit Day: Last Friday the nursery welcomed our lovely governors into the building to talk to the children and staff. These are some of the questions, and responses from the children:
What do you like doing best at nursery?
Playing with my friends
Helping Pink Group
What do you think the adults are here for?
To look after us, keep us safe
To make the rules
To help us
What happens if someone is unkind to you?
I tell Mrs Jackson
They talk to you and you say sorry
Why do you think you come to nursery?
Because Mummy is on holiday
Daddy goes to work
I learn things like songs
To see my friends
Are there certain activities when you have to be really careful – why?
This sparked a massive discussion but the salient points were:
You only have 2 people on the swing at once
You are careful when pushing on the swing and you stop when someone asks you too
You always wear a coat and wellies in the garden
Governor Feedback: “I really enjoyed listening to the children and talking to them. I felt the vibe in the nursery was really relaxed (as much as possible for children of that age anyway!) and the staff all seemed happy and comfortable. No adult or child was short of things to do!”
Toys: We are seeing an increasing number of toys bought in from home. We do not encourage any toys to be bought into nursery please, we have plenty for your child/ren to play with. Toys and personal items can easily get lost which causes upset for the child and time for our staff having to look for lost items. Please do not tell your child to keep toys in their school bag, as we are seeing children take them out to show their friends or play with them. Thank you for your cooperation.
Collection: We understand that the weather is deteriorating but please can we ask you to not wait under the canopy at 11.30am collection please. Please queue around the building like you do for drop off. Our pink group is in the classroom next to the canopy and it can be very distracting for the children seeing lots of adults waiting outside. Again, thank you for your cooperation.
Just talk week: Next week is just talk week. Please see what’s happening at https://www.justtalkherts.org/news-and-campaigns/just-talk-week-2022.aspx
As part of Just TalkWeek, Watford FC CSE Trust are providing two Positive Minds; Parent/Carer workshops on Thursday 24 November at 12:30pm and 6pm.
The free workshops will focus on Managing Conflict with Children and Young People, inclusive of top tips to aid parents/carers with their approach, guidance to support through the key steps to effectively communicate, as well as providing take home resources, to support around conflict with their child/young person.
- Parent workshop: Managing conflict for Children/ Young People Tickets, Thu 24 Nov 2022 at 12:30pm | Eventbrite
- Parent workshop: Managing conflict for Children/ Young People (Evening) Tickets, Thu 24 Nov 2022 at 6pm | Eventbrite
Don’t forget we are closed for our occasional day tomorrow! See you Tuesday.