Welcome to the Autumn term at The Psalter Lane Nursery. We hope you have had a great summer and are ready to join us for a fun and exciting term.
We would like to welcome Mrs Collingwood to our staff team, she is a qualified nursery practitioner who will be working with the children in Tree Tops and Oak room.
It is always nice to know what the children have been up to over the holidays so we would love for them to bring in any photographs of trips, holidays, outings, special occasions or anything special they would like to share with their teachers and friends.

Along with this terms invoice you will find 2 copies of the nursery fees contract. We would be very grateful if you could read and sign a copy and return it to nursery as soon as possible and retain the other copy for your records.

The weather is already beginning to change and the children will be needing coats, wellies, hats and gloves very soon. Could we please remind you to label your child’s clothes and wellies clearly with their name as so many of the children have similar styles in clothing.
If your child wears wellies to nursery, could we please ask you to bring a change of shoes for them to wear indoors as wellies can be uncomfortable to wear all day and it is also difficult to walk and climb stairs in them.

We are currently offering 10 places for children that are eligible for the 30 hours funding. In order to secure a place or to be on the waiting list you must have obtained the eligibility code. Without this we cannot consider offering your child the 30 hour funded sessions. The code lasts for 3 months and after this time it is the parents responsibility to update it, if it is not updated or your circumstances change there is a grace period which allows your child to keep their place at nursery. This is for a short period only and if the parents have not updated their details then the child will lose the extra funded hours. All 3 and 4-year olds are entitled to the universal 15 hours.
It is not the responsibility of the nursery to update and check eligibility so please apply as soon as possible as places are limited.
Please note that if you wish to receive any funded learning then you need to apply for a place or make changes before the 30th NOVEMBER. This allows for any admin that needs to be done before the term finishes and to ensure there is no delay in your child starting their sessions in January. We would encourage current parents who are claiming under the scheme to reconfirm eligibility before the 30th November.

Just a reminder that there is NO PARKING in the cul de sac just outside the nursery gates or on the double yellow lines. Please help us to keep all the children safe at nursery by adhering to this.

We have invited Jane Stapleton photographers to nursery on THURSDAY 26th OCTOBER 9am -1pm to take photos of the children in nursery. You are welcome to bring your child and/or their siblings in to have their photograph taken between these times. The photographs will be back in time for Christmas

There has been a change to the Christmas term dates. The last day of term will be FRIDAY 15th DECEMBER 2017 and we will return to nursery on MONDAY 8th JANUARY 2018

We will be offering two holiday clubs this term.
We will be offering holiday club on
TUESDAY 31st October 9 am – 3.30pm
WEDNESDAY 1st November 9am – 3.30pm
THURSDAY 2nd November 9am – 3.30pm

We will be offering holiday club on
TUESDAY 19th DECEMBER 9am-3.30pm
WEDNESDAY 20th DECEMBER 9am- 3.30pm
THURSDAY 21st DECEMBER 9am-3.30pm
Please book before the 6th OCTOBER for both holiday clubs to secure a place. Please ask your child’s teacher for a form. Holiday club will only run if there is sufficient demand.

We are having a coffee morning on FRIDAY 29th SEPTEMBER 9.30-11.30am at nursery. We would like to invite all our parents, carers and grandparents to come and join us for a natter and a nibble and to support the Macmillan cancer support.
We are holding a gingerbread man competition and would like your children to bake and decorate a gingerbread man at home and bring it in to be judged in the coffee morning. There will be lots of prizes. It’s 50p per entry, please ask your child’s teacher for an entry form.
Also at the coffee morning we will have a guess the weight of the cake competition.
If anyone would like to bake anything for the coffee morning that would be gratefully appreciated.
Come and join us for a natter and a nibble.

Just a reminder that to ensure the safety and welfare of all the children in our care we MUST ask that all parents, carers or anyone that collects or drops off your child refrains from using their mobile phone whilst in the nursery setting.

We are in the process of updating our website so watch this space.
Please like us on Facebook and look out for all the up to date news and information as well as the fun and exciting activities the children have been doing.
We would like permission for your children’s photographs to be shared on Facebook and the website and we will be sending a permission form out soon. Please could you return these as soon as possible.

It is important for Parents/Carers to report their child’s absence to Nursery on the first day. Nursery has to follow guidelines set out by the local authority regarding the regular attendance of all children. Please report all absences on our landline number 0114 2552626.

The core sessions finish at 12pm and 3.30pm and booked late collections are at 4pm and 5.30pm. Could we please remind our parents that charges will be made after these times (as stated in the fees contract) as suitable staffing arrangements must be made.


Holiday booking forms to be returned to nursery by 6th OCTOBER 2017
Last day of half term Friday 27th October 2017
October half term holiday club 31st October -2nd November 2017
Return to nursery on Monday 6th November 2017
Last day of term Friday 15th December r2017
Christmas Holiday Club 19th – 21st December2017
Return to nursery Monday 8th January 2018
Macmillan Coffee Morning Friday 29th September 9.30am -11.30am
Photographer Thursday 26th October 2017
Last date to apply for Funded learning places at nursery for January 2018 is 30th November 2017