SPRING 1 TERM NEWSLETTER HAPPY NEW YEAR
Welcome to our first edition of our 2014 half-termly newsletters. We hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas time and we wish you all a very Happy New Year.
Our staff would like to say a big thank you for all of your Christmas gifts, cards and kind wishes.
MESSAGE FROM ANN MARIE BRADY, MANAGER: " We are looking forward to welcoming our final intake of new starters for this school year. There are some wonderful activities and themes planned for Spring Term." OUR TOPICS FOR THIS HALF TERM:
We would like to thank all of the parents, grandparents & relatives who helped us on Sainsbury's Christmas Shopping Trips. The children really enjoyed their outings and we can only do trips such as these with your help, so thank you.
Please don't forget that you can come into Pre-School as parent helper, anytime, please just let a member of staff when you are able to help. We truly welcome and appreciate your help. Thank you.
If you have siblings and you would like to apply for a place at Pre-School, it is never too early to apply. We already have a large number of applications for the Pre-School Year 2014/15. You can obtain an application form from our website www.OLOWpreschool.com or ask a member of staff.
Closing date for applications is Friday 28th February 2014.
Our 2's Group launched on Monday 16th September 1.15pm - 2.45pm, every Monday during term time.
For more information and an application form, please ask or visit our website.
Did you know that we operate a Nursery Wraparound Service for children who attend OLOW Nursery in the afternoon? Children come to Pre-School from 9.15am - 12.30, bring a packed lunch with them and are collected by a member of Nursery staff at 12.30pm. Please ask for an application form or if you have any questions. Closing date for applications is Friday 28th February 2014.
Please note that we ask that children change into pumps when they arrive at Pre-School. This is not only to protect the Parish Hall's wooden floors, but also to avoid nasty accidents caused by heavy shoes, boots, trainers or inappropriate footwear. Thank you.
If you are unsure, please just ask a member of staff.
Change of Clothes
We do ask that each child brings with them a change of clothes in a labelled bag, which can be hung on a peg in the lobby. At Pre-School children take part in a lot of "messy", but fun play, which often necessitates a change of clothes. Thank you.
Reporting your child's absence from Pre-School
Please don't forget to advise us when your child is absent from Pre-School on 0121 745 2799.
Hand, Foot & Mouth Until the blisters have dried up usually 7 - 10 days
Slapped Cheek Please seek advice from the Manager/Deputy
Please consult the Manager if any of the above illnesses do transpire in a child’s appearance. We respectfully ask that you adhere to our above noted exclusion periods, to ensure that staff, children and parents/carers are not unnecessarily exposed to communicative diseases. Thank you.