Welcome all Parents and Carers both existing and new; I hope you all had a good summer and were able to make the most of the good weather.

Term has started well with the existing children settling back quickly – many were really eager to come back in! Taster sessions have gone well and we look forward to getting to know all the new children and families.

Some of you will have noticed a number of changes to our environment. We now have a new cloakroom located in the beautiful wooden building on the left as you approach the front door. Once you have dropped your child in to Nursery and said goodbye, please leave their coats in the cloakroom and collect them before you collect your child later in the day. We are in the process of putting names on pegs in alphabetical order but in the meantime just select any peg. This change has allowed us to maximise the potential working space in the hall and make the area less cluttered for children and staff (we will spend less time picking up coats!).

Your child will no longer need any spare clothes either as to make it easier we have a large stock at Nursery. If you child has an accident or gets wet playing they will come home in our spare clothes – we ask that you wash and return them – thank you in advance!

We have added some plants to our garden – many of which are edible! The front door is now automatic. We had noticed a number of parents struggling to open this heavy door especially when carrying little ones so this should make it easier for everyone. We have also de-cluttered our classrooms making them a calmer environment for all. We will be confirming key workers around half term (for the new children we like to watch who they seem to gravitate towards in order to help us with our decisions).

September is usually a lovely month with good weather so we look forward to being able to spend lots of time exploring outdoors. As always, if you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to ask – you can speak to anyone and they will point you in the right direction if they don’t have the answer immediately.

Mrs Helen Adams