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St Swithin Street - Term 4 Newsletter - 2016

Summers Nursery - St Swithin Street
Term 4 - Newsletter - 24th May 2016

Dear Parents/Carers

Welcome to our latest edition of our newsletter, and an extra warm welcome to new parents and children who have recently joined us.

Update details
Please could you inform the nursery immediately of any changes of home address, telephone numbers or new work address’. This is to ensure that we are always able to contact you at any time of day should the need arise.

Staff changes
Clare Morrice has been promoted to Room Leader of our 0-2 Years Room and will be working from 7:30am to 6:00pm Monday - Wednesday and a Friday, with Thursday being her day off. I am sure you will all congratulate her on this much-deserved promotion.

Magda Lewndowska has recently joined us and she is working in the 0-2 room on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday full day, Wednesday morning and Friday afternoon.

Angie Sutherland has been appointed to the position of Interim 3-5 Years Room Leader, pending the arrival of Debbie Buchanan (see below). I will also be spending time in the 3-5 room to assist Angie.

Angelika Glowacka has recently joined us and she is working in the 3-5 Years Room on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday full day, and also a Tuesday morning.

Debbie Buchanan joins us 28th June as Assistant Manager and 3-5 Years Room Leader when she relocates back to Aberdeen with her family. Debbie is currently working in Dubai as a Nursery Teacher.

Sheradian Tuck also joins us in July as a Nursery Practitioner in the 3-5 Years Room. Co-incidentally, like Debbie, Sheradian is also relocating back from Dubai where she currently works in a Private Nursery.

We are sorry to lose Amy and we wish her all the best for the future.

Kellie has decided to stay with Summers Nursery after all, which I am sure you will all agree is excellent news!! All the staff are delighted, especially Jelena and Megan in the 2-3 room.

Stay and Play
We are organizing a stay and play week, and you will be invited to stay with your child during set times on the days they attend. We are planning this to take place during week commencing 6th June- more information to follow.

No Nut Policy
Can I remind all parents the nursery operates a no nut policy and I would ask you to refrain from bringing in any items that contain nuts as we do have children within the nursery who have severe nut allergies. I would like to thank you for your co-operation and understanding with this matter. Staff, also do not bring in any nut related products.

Individual Learning Diary
We have been training all staff in the use of ILD’s since January and have progressed to a point where access to the system will be rolled out to all parents in late June/ early July at the latest. As parents, you will be able to access and view your child’s Interactive Learning Diary and add comments and even photographs to it. This will replace the old child profile folders which you will receive home prior to us going live. You will be given login instructions and guidance notes to help you make the most of the ILD’s and contribute to them. Inverurie was the first nursery to roll the system out to parents at the beginning of May and we are so far delighted with the level of engagement and enthusiasm from the parents!

Staff Training
As part of our program of ongoing Continuing Professional Development programs, staff have attended various training courses over the last term including:

  • First aid
  • Food hygiene
  • Children’s rights and participation
  • Observation and assessment
  • Food hygiene refresher
  • Outdoor play

Student Placement
Christopher McKenzie has joined us mid-way through his Nursery Placement, as the nursery he commenced his Placement with is closing. Christopher is studying an NC in Child Care and Education and will spend full days in the 3-5 Years Room on a Monday and Tuesday until the end of June when his placement ends.

Buggy storage
Now that the basement floor is now restored and up and running again, I would remind you that the front door is the main fire exit and therefore buggies must not be stored in the vestibule or hallway, as this can impede our safe exit from the building. Our buggy cupboard is located at the bottom of the stairs just outside the office or next to our store cupboard. Please ask a member of staff to help if you encounter any difficulties.

Moving into spring, the weather appears to continue to surprise us! We would very much appreciate that your child has appropriate clothing available for all weather types. This allows us to be prepared for the ‘four-seasons-in-one-day’ that we often experience!

Change of clothes
Can I please remind parents to remember to bring in their child’s bag with an appropriate change of clothes just in case we have a toileting accident.

Policies of the term

Policies of the term are:

  1. Child Protection
  2. Dealing with Challenging Behavior

These are displayed in the vestibule for you to read.

Dates for the Diary

Thursday 2nd June - Graduation photos
Saturday 18th June - 10am-12pm - Sports Day at Westburn Park
Thursday 23rd June - Graduation for children leaving for school
Monday 20th June - Parents Evening
Saturday 16th July - Fun day
Tuesday 27th September - Nursery Photographer - if your child does not normally attend Nursery on a Tuesday the staff in your room will assist in arranging your appointment time.

Kind Regards from
Deborah Laird
Nursery Manager

Added: 24 May 2016 Updated: 23 Nov 2019