Dear Parents 12th March 2009
Spring news letter
A very belated Happy New Year to you all. We are already well into March and have survived the snow. I thank you all for your support during the bad weather which helped us to stay open for business. The Blog proved very useful in helping to keep parents updated on weather and conditions around the nursery.
Laura Boultwood has taken on the role of Acting Nursery Manager. She has taken on much of my role allowing me to concentrate on the business and accounts side of the nursery. Rebecca has left us and we have been joined by Jessica Mitchell in the baby room and Carly Bird (who joined us in January) in the Rumpleteasers room.
Amanda has done a brilliant job of getting the Blog back up and running. It has had a face lift giving it a new look and has regular updates of news and events, with book reviews, art work and photographs. Much of the Blog is password protected if you need the password please ask Amanda. We welcome feedback on the Blog so please add your comments and suggestions.
Once again Hayley and I have decided to postpone our annual fee increase until later in the year.
The funding for three year olds will increase from April from £3.71 per hour to £3.79 per hour. If your child is eligible for funding, you will notice a small change in your fees from next month. Please change your payments accordingly.
We have an ongoing project to enhance the garden area and are looking to obtain some large tyres for the children to play on. If anyone has any ideas where we can get them from please let us know
As we are spending more time outside now that the weather is slightly better please ensure your child has a complete change of clothes on their peg (Remember that plastic carrier bags are not permitted in nursery) as well as wellington boots and a pair of indoor shoes or slippers.
There has a been an increase on late collections and early drop offs recently. The early mornings and late evenings is a time that is catered for on an individual basis and staffed according to need. By dropping your child off early or picking them up late you impact on staff ratios and place the nursery at risk of breaching our regulations. If you are going to be late please inform the nursery so that we can allow for staff to stay late and invoice you accordingly.