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News Letter

August 29, 2022

Dear all,

We are approaching the end of an amazing summer and we are all looking forward to welcoming your child back or for the first time to The Monkey House Nursery School.

We start our Autumn term on Tuesday 13th of September. We will continue to welcome children at the outside door, however if your child needs help settling you will be welcome to come in to help in this process.

A reminder that your child will need soft named indoor shoes either canvas shoes or slippers, a named water bottle, a pair of named wellies and a coat. If your child will not drink water then please do speak to Nickie.

If you would like your child to have a cooked lunch on the days they attend please can you confirm this to ensure the correct numbers are catered for? For those that have not had lunch with us before all our meals are freshly cooked on site each day and the weekly menu is planned to use seasonal ingredients ensuring a healthy balanced meal.

For those who are eligible for the 30 hours funding please check that your code is up to date and valid for the start of term. If you think that you may be eligible then please check on the following website before the end of August https://www.gov.uk/apply-30-hours-free-childcare.

We have made a change to our charging policy, invoices will now be sent out at the start of each month and are to be paid by the pay by date (usually 2 weeks later). We are making this change in the aim to help families during this difficult time and also to try to help with our accounting. If invoices are not paid in a timely manner reminders will be sent before a debt recovery company engaged. Please note your child’s place is dependent on fees being paid, we reserve the right to refuse entry if fees are not paid.

For those working parents you may want to look at the government’s tax free childcare system, information can be found here https://www.gov.uk/tax-free-childcare.

A reminder of our weekly additional activates

Monday pm – Sports4Kids 45 minute sports lesson – if your child does not attend on a Monday afternoon but you would like them to attend the sports session then please speak to Nickie
Tuesday am – 30 minute Music lesson – this is a structured session and is in addition to the daily singing times
Wednesday am – 30 minute French lesson
Thursday am – the children help to cook lunch
Friday am – we are introducing little explorers – an opportunity to explore and investigate the natural world around us.

Our website is very out of date and needs updating to a modern format that is easy and quick to update regularly. We know this is vital to sort but unfortunately we do not have the budget to employ someone to do it for us. If anyone is able to help with this project then please speak to Nickie, we would be really grateful.

We are all looking forward to a fun pack Autumn term and to welcoming new children to the Nursery School.

See you all in a few weeks.
Nickie and the Team