Welcome Back

We would like to welcome all our families back to Nursery.

As we enter our second full week of the Autumn term, we would like to thank all parents, children and staff for adhering to our new operating procedures.

We continue to follow up to date guidelines from both the Government and Sheffield City Council and we would encourage any parent, who may have any questions, to email the office at nursery@montescola.co.uk

Thank you again for your continued support.

Autumn Term Newsletter

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 Miss Peris to our staff team. She is a qualified teacher who will be working with the children in Oak Room. We also welcome Miss Seaton who is a qualified NNEB practitioner and will be working with the children in Garden 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 or anything special they would like to share with their teacher and friends. 

Scrapbooks

We would love it if you could put things in your child’s Scrapbook, it gives the child opportunities to share what they do at home and at nursery.

Our topic this term is “All about me”. Some children are new to the nursery and some have moved rooms so there are a lot of new faces and people to get to know. Our topic will support the children to build new friendships and relationships as well as their self confidence in their new environment. 

Treehouse

The children in Treehouse will be learning songs about the body such as “Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes”, “If you’re happy and you know it” to encourage the children to learn body parts and follow simple instructions i.e. “Where is your nose?”, “Where is Teddy’s nose?”!

             Tree Tops

The children in Tree Tops will be learning about Elmer the Elephant, about how we are all different and about being kind and sharing. They will also be learning lots of colours.

Garden Room/Oak Room

The children in Garden Room and Oak Room will be learning about themselves, their families and those of others. It will give them opportunities to discover similarities and differences in one another, develop new vocabulary and build on their Personal, Social and Emotional Development. You can help at home by talking to your children about their family, looking at photographs to see how they have grown and changed from being a baby, talk about what they like to do at nursery etc.

Check out and follow our Facebook page:

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.

Bike & Pram Shelter

We now have a pram and bike shelter at the top of the drive where you are welcome to use whilst your child is at nursery. Please be aware that they are left there at your own risk and the nursery cannot be held responsible for any damage or theft.

To celebrate Harvest Festival we will be collecting non perishable food to donate to the local food bank. A container will be placed in the porch for all donations. Thank you!.

The Weather

The weather is already beginning to change and the children will be needing 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.

30 Hour Funding

We currently offer limited 30 hour funding place to those that are eligible in two ways:

Option 1: (6 places)

Up to 30 hours taken over 6 to 10 sessions between 9.00am—3.30pm. This will incur £5 for lunch time cover per day.

Option 2: (6 places)

The full 30 hours (10 sessions) 9.30am-3.30pm with no charge for lunch time.

Please see Mrs. Shannon-Little for more details. We currently have 4 places available for the 30 hour offer. It is the parent’s responsibility to update a check eligibility every 3 months. Can we please remind all parents to let us know if your child is going to be absent from nursery for any reason.

Parking

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. 

Photographs

We have invited Jane Stapleton photographers to nursery on Friday 19th October 9.30am—1.00pm to take photos of the children in nursery. You are welcome to bring your child and/or their siblings in to have their photo taken between these times. The photos will be back in time for Christmas.

Holiday Club

Please note that this term finishes on 14th December (a week earlier than most schools) 

Holiday Club

October Half Term                                           CLOSED

Christmas Holidays

Tuesday 18th December

9.00am—3.30pm

Wednesday 19th December

9.00am—3.30pm

Thursday 20th December

9.00am—3.30pm

Please book before 16th November to secure a place. Holiday Club will only run if there is sufficient demand.

Music Bugs

We have a new exciting session coming to the nursery – Music Bugs!. It is a lively session with action songs, silly songs, nursery rhymes, counting songs, finger play rhymes, body percussion and rhythm games, using puppets, parachutes, scarves, pom poms and teddies. The sessions are structed around Early Years Foundation Framework with particular emphasis on language and communication, physical development, personal, social and emotional development and expressive arts. Music Bugs will be in fortnightly on Wednesday afternoons for the children in Oak and Garden Room. We look forward to all the fun it will bring.

Just a Reminder

The core sessions finish at 12pm and 3.30pm and booked late collections are at 4.00pm 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.

Diary Dates

Coffee Morning (9am-11.30am) 26th September 2018

Photographer 19th October 2018

Last day of half term 26th October 2018

Return to nursery 5th November 2018

Last day of nursery 14th December 2018

Christmas Holiday Club 18th-20th December

Return to nursery 7th January 2019