Spring Term Newsletter Digest

Welcome back to all parents and children after the Christmas holiday. We hope you all enjoyed the celebrations, and had a relaxing break.

Bank Holidays 2015

Nursery will be closed for bank holidays on:
Friday 3rd April 2015
Monday 6th April 2015
Monday 4th May 2015
Monday 25th May 2015
Monday 31st August 2015

Christmas Closure

Nursery will close on Thursday 24th December 2015 at 4pm and re-open Monday 4th January 2016 at 7am
Please Note: Full fees are payable during these closures.

Contact Details

Please notify the Nursery of any changes to your contact details. This is extremely important if we need to contact you in an emergency.
You can request a contact form from the office if several of your details have changed, or you can write them down and a senior member of staff will amend your child’s starter pack.

Self Help Skills

From a very early age children develop self help skills, such as feeding themselves or hanging their coat on their peg when they arrive at Nursery. We would be grateful if these skills are encouraged and developed at both home and Nursery, working in partnership to make your child more independent.

Getting your 5 A DAY the thrifty way

Think eating 5 portions of fruit and vegetables every day is expensive? … think again. There are lots of ways you can reduce you and your family’s risk of heart disease and some cancers by eating your 5 A DAY, even if you are on a tight budget. Here are a few ideas:

Get your 5 A DAY in the can – canned fruit and veg have a really long shelf life and are often on special offer …a great store cupboard staple but remember to buy your canned fruit in natural juice not syrup and canned veg in water without added salt/sugar.

Don’t forget frozen counts too – frozen veg (and fruit) is so handy. Use what you need and put it back in the freezer. Add frozen sweetcorn and peas to soups and stews. Sprinkle frozen berries into porridge whilst it’s cooking to make a vitamin packed breakfast.

Get season savvy – buy fruit and veg when it’s in season in the UK. Fruit and veg that has to be grown in another country and transported to our shores is bound to be more costly for our pockets … and the planet.

Off to a Healthy Start – you may be eligible for Healthy Start vouchers that you can use to buy fruit and vegetables (and milk and formula milk). To find out if you are visit www.healthystart.gov.uk

So eating your 5 A DAY can help you tighten your belt in more ways than one.
Visit www.nhs.uk/change4life and www.startwellbirmingham.co.uk for more ideas on getting your 5 A DAY.

Sickness Procedure

If your child is unwell it is the parent’s responsibility to inform the Nursery of their absence. If your child has visited a medical practitioner please inform the Nursery of the outcome of the visit and any medication they have been given.

Please be reminded if your child is prescribed antibiotics they must remain off Nursery for the first 24 hours, and not return until they are well enough to do so. If your child has sickness or diarrhoea they must remain off Nursery for a minimum of 24 hours after the last runny stool, or bout of sickness.

Annie Wright
Nursery Manager

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