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Wishing all our readers a Happy and Prosperous 2015!!

Here's hoping you all had a fun and relaxing Christmas and New Year and that Santa was kind to all the Poppins Children!?!

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Poppins Post - December

 

Poppins Post – December 2014

Here’s hoping you and your family had a nice, relaxing summer.

Where has 2014 gone!?!?

The format of December's newsletter is going to be slightly different as soooooo much is going on at this festive time!

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Poppins Post - September, October & November

 

Poppins Post – September, October & November 

Here’s hoping you and your family had a nice, relaxing summer.

As another new term and academic year approaches we wish all our older Ladybirds a happy and enjoyable start to their ‘school life’.  The only thing we ask is that you pop in and say hello from time to time as we will miss you LOADS!!!!

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Poppins Post - June, July & August

Poppins Post – June, July & August
I can’t believe that we are 6 months in to 2014 – where does the time go!?!
Hope you and your family had a fun and relaxing Half Term break?
General News
· We welcome Wendy and Katie, 2 well qualified, caring practitioners to our
Poppins team. Both Wendy and Katie are based in the Caterpillar Room.
· Hannah, who has been on maternity leave since the end of July has
decided to spend some more time with her little girl so will not be
returning to Poppins – we send her our best wishes.
· As the weather is improving can all parents/carers please ensure that
children have sunhats and named sun cream in their bags so they can
access the outdoors in the warmer weather. If at all possible please can
parents/carers apply 12hour sun cream to your child(ren) before arriving
to nursery. This will enable the very excited children to get outside
faster.
· Thank you to all of the parents who attended our last Parents’ Forum – it
worked so much better having an appointment system. The next parents
forum/evening will be held in September – a date will be confirmed nearer
the time.
· Please can ALL parents/carers ensure that they clock their child in and
out of nursery so that we have accurate attendance records – thank you
for your support with this.
· A reminder that holiday club will run throughout the summer holidays.
Please see Nicole or Faye for further information or to book a space. .
We would love to see some of our Ladybirds at these holiday clubs.
· We offer a before and after school club for children that attend Hayes
Meadow School. If your child is starting Hayes Meadow School in
September and you may be interested in this service please speak to
Nicole or Faye.
· Nursery grant finishes on Friday 18th July and will restart in September.
· 15hours of FREE nursery education is now available for some 2year olds.
If you think that you a friend or a family member qualify please look on
the following website: www.staffordshire.gov.uk or phone 0300 111 8000.
If you are eligible give us a call and we can arrange your child care for
you.
Dates For Your Diary
1. August Bank Holiday. Please note that nursery will be closed on:
· Monday 275h August
2. Thursday 5th June – Princess & Pirates Day. Come in to nursery in
fancy dress. The children will be doing lots of fun activities and
games.
3. Sunday 15th June – Father’s Day
4. August 2014 – Sports Day
5. Friday 4th July – Prom/Graduation party, 6.15 – 7.30pm, for the
Ladybirds going to school in September. The theme for this year’s
prom will be ‘Disney’ so please come dressed up in your favourite
Disney costume.
Yan and I wish all the Ladybirds going to school in
September all the best – but we will miss you VERY much.
Room News
Caterpillar Room
Firstly we would like to welcome Imogen, Katherine, Spencer and Alfie to our
Caterpillar Room – we are happy to see them settling in well and having lots of
fun with their new friends. Wendy and Katie have recently joined us too so a big
warm welcome to you both.
In June the Caterpillars will we looking at ‘holidays’ and will be doing lots of fun,
messy, and creative activities using sand, water and paints. Look out for our
bright and colourful pictures on our new holiday display. Can we please ask that
if you go on holiday or away for the weekend you send us a postcard and also
bring in a holiday snap so that we can include these on our holiday display board
– thank you. You can always email us a picture : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
In June we will be creative making surprises for our special daddies/special
people in our lives........... but that’s all we can say at the moment!
On the 24th June we will be having our very own ‘World Cup Day’ and ask that
the Caterpillars come dressed in red, white and blue please. We will be creating
flags from around the world using tissue paper and paint as well as practising
our own gross motor skills!! You never know we may even have the next Beckham
or ‘Rooney’ amongst us!?! Let’s hope that this nice weather continues so that the
Caterpillars can access the outdoors and take part in lots of physical activities
and games.
We are planning a trip during the summer holidays to explore our local
community – more information and confirmed date to follow. Look out for the
photos on our face book page.
In August we will, hopefully, continue to enjoy the warm weather. We intend to
have our very own ‘Beach party’ with lots of paddling, squirting and splashing.
Date to be confirmed nearer the time after we’ve checked the weather
forecast! Please send in towels, swimming nappy and swimming costume.
A massive HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the following Caterpillars who will be
celebrating their birthday in July/August: Ceara, Kaitlyn, Alfie and Luke. We
hope you have a lovely day and lots of lovely pressies.
Butterfly Room
Firstly a very big welcome to our new Butterflies – Vinnie, Emilia & Gabriel, they
are settling well into ‘Butterfly life’.
Butterflies are also joining in with the ‘Princess & Pirates day on Thurs 5th June
– so please remember to come dressed up. Any donations will go to the
Crackerjack charity. Lots of fun activities are planned from treasure hunts,
tiara and eye patch making to walking the plank!
In June we will be ‘making & baking’ special surprises for our daddies/special
people in our lives........ but the rest is a secret!!
With the birthday of Eric Carles – author of The Hungry Caterpillar – on the
25th June we will focus on this story, talk about where caterpillars come from
and what they change in to. If you have this book or jigsaw at home please read
it together.
In July we will be learning about the Muslim festival of Ramadam. Our focus
story will be ‘The smartest Giant’. Bring your teddy to nursery on July 10thfor a
teddy bear’s picnic.
In July we are also having ‘ice cream cone day’ where we will be making
different flavoured ice creams with play dough, our role play area will change in
to an ice cream parlour and we may even get the chance to taste different
flavoured ice creams!! If you have any spare items that you think would enhance
our role play area – ice cream cone box, empty bottle of sauces or sprinkles
please send them in.
Our display board is changing to an ‘all about me’ display which will be about all
the Butterflies. Please could you send in or email a photo of your child with their
family – thank you.
Ladybird Room
The Ladybird children would like to welcome some new friends to their room:
Lacey, Lewis, Ruby, Miley and Emily have recently joined us. All the children
have settled well into ‘Ladybird life’. The end of July sees a number of our older
ladybirds leaving us to go to school – we wish them ALL the very best and will
miss them LOTS. We hope they will pop in to see us from time to time or maybe
come to our holiday club?
The children had a lovely ‘Princess & Pirates Day on Thurs 5th June and raised
£52.00 for the children’s charity – Crackerjacks - so thank you very much to
parents/carers and staff for your kind donations.
The week beginning 9th June the Ladybirds will be very busy involved in Father’s
Day activities – but that is all we can say at the moment!?!
With our older children about to go to school we have changed our display to a
‘Transition Display’ so, hopefully, they will become familiar with the uniform that
they will be wearing in September. Also as part of our ‘transition process’ we will
shortly be liaising with local reception teachers to invite them into our setting
to speak with our older Ladybirds who are going to school in September. Once
we have confirmed dates a notice will be put up in the hallway.
We like the Ladybirds to be aware of different festivals/cultures and so will be
looking at the following with the children in July: Ramadam where the children
will learn about Muslim ‘traditions’ at this time of the year. August sees the
Japanese festival of Nebuta so the children will be creating colourful dragons
and snakes.
Our role play area is changing into a beach and summer shop. If parents have
any unwanted items that would be useful for this area please pass them on to
Faye or Hollie. In July we will be having our very own ‘Beach party’ so swimming
kit and spare clothes are essential – date will be confirmed closer to the time –
when we will have more of an idea about the weather!!
Billy Bear and Freddie Frog are making their way around the Ladybird’s houses.
Great photos and letters – so MANY THANKS for your help with this – the
children love sharing the weekend events with their friends.
A massive Thank You to Olly’s mum who has donated some ‘bank role play items’.
This will certainly enhance our numeracy delivery to the children.
Finally there will be a prom/graduation evening, for all of the Ladybirds starting
school in September, on Friday 4th July from 6.15 – 7.30pm. The theme will be
‘Disney’ and ask that all the children come dressed in their favourite Disney
costume. The evening is a celebration of the children’s time at nursery. Further
info to follow closer to the time!

Poppins Post – June, July & August
I can’t believe that we are 6 months in to 2014 – where does the time go!?!
Hope you and your family had a fun and relaxing Half Term break?
General News
· We welcome Wendy and Katie, 2 well qualified, caring practitioners to our
Poppins team. Both Wendy and Katie are based in the Caterpillar Room.
· Hannah, who has been on maternity leave since the end of July has
decided to spend some more time with her little girl so will not be
returning to Poppins – we send her our best wishes.
· As the weather is improving can all parents/carers please ensure that
children have sunhats and named sun cream in their bags so they can
access the outdoors in the warmer weather. If at all possible please can
parents/carers apply 12hour sun cream to your child(ren) before arriving
to nursery. This will enable the very excited children to get outside
faster.
· Thank you to all of the parents who attended our last Parents’ Forum – it
worked so much better having an appointment system. The next parents
forum/evening will be held in September – a date will be confirmed nearer
the time.
· Please can ALL parents/carers ensure that they clock their child in and
out of nursery so that we have accurate attendance records – thank you
for your support with this.
· A reminder that holiday club will run throughout the summer holidays.
Please see Nicole or Faye for further information or to book a space. .
We would love to see some of our Ladybirds at these holiday clubs.
· We offer a before and after school club for children that attend Hayes
Meadow School. If your child is starting Hayes Meadow School in
September and you may be interested in this service please speak to
Nicole or Faye.
· Nursery grant finishes on Friday 18th July and will restart in September.
· 15hours of FREE nursery education is now available for some 2year olds.
If you think that you a friend or a family member qualify please look on
the following website: www.staffordshire.gov.uk or phone 0300 111 8000.
If you are eligible give us a call and we can arrange your child care for
you.
Dates For Your Diary
1. August Bank Holiday. Please note that nursery will be closed on:
· Monday 275h August
2. Thursday 5th June – Princess & Pirates Day. Come in to nursery in
fancy dress. The children will be doing lots of fun activities and
games.
3. Sunday 15th June – Father’s Day
4. August 2014 – Sports Day
5. Friday 4th July – Prom/Graduation party, 6.15 – 7.30pm, for the
Ladybirds going to school in September. The theme for this year’s
prom will be ‘Disney’ so please come dressed up in your favourite
Disney costume.
Yan and I wish all the Ladybirds going to school in
September all the best – but we will miss you VERY much.
Room News
Caterpillar Room
Firstly we would like to welcome Imogen, Katherine, Spencer and Alfie to our
Caterpillar Room – we are happy to see them settling in well and having lots of
fun with their new friends. Wendy and Katie have recently joined us too so a big
warm welcome to you both.
In June the Caterpillars will we looking at ‘holidays’ and will be doing lots of fun,
messy, and creative activities using sand, water and paints. Look out for our
bright and colourful pictures on our new holiday display. Can we please ask that
if you go on holiday or away for the weekend you send us a postcard and also
bring in a holiday snap so that we can include these on our holiday display board
– thank you. You can always email us a picture : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
In June we will be creative making surprises for our special daddies/special
people in our lives........... but that’s all we can say at the moment!
On the 24th June we will be having our very own ‘World Cup Day’ and ask that
the Caterpillars come dressed in red, white and blue please. We will be creating
flags from around the world using tissue paper and paint as well as practising
our own gross motor skills!! You never know we may even have the next Beckham
or ‘Rooney’ amongst us!?! Let’s hope that this nice weather continues so that the
Caterpillars can access the outdoors and take part in lots of physical activities
and games.
We are planning a trip during the summer holidays to explore our local
community – more information and confirmed date to follow. Look out for the
photos on our face book page.
In August we will, hopefully, continue to enjoy the warm weather. We intend to
have our very own ‘Beach party’ with lots of paddling, squirting and splashing.
Date to be confirmed nearer the time after we’ve checked the weather
forecast! Please send in towels, swimming nappy and swimming costume.
A massive HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the following Caterpillars who will be
celebrating their birthday in July/August: Ceara, Kaitlyn, Alfie and Luke. We
hope you have a lovely day and lots of lovely pressies.
Butterfly Room
Firstly a very big welcome to our new Butterflies – Vinnie, Emilia & Gabriel, they
are settling well into ‘Butterfly life’.
Butterflies are also joining in with the ‘Princess & Pirates day on Thurs 5th June
– so please remember to come dressed up. Any donations will go to the
Crackerjack charity. Lots of fun activities are planned from treasure hunts,
tiara and eye patch making to walking the plank!
In June we will be ‘making & baking’ special surprises for our daddies/special
people in our lives........ but the rest is a secret!!
With the birthday of Eric Carles – author of The Hungry Caterpillar – on the
25th June we will focus on this story, talk about where caterpillars come from
and what they change in to. If you have this book or jigsaw at home please read
it together.
In July we will be learning about the Muslim festival of Ramadam. Our focus
story will be ‘The smartest Giant’. Bring your teddy to nursery on July 10thfor a
teddy bear’s picnic.
In July we are also having ‘ice cream cone day’ where we will be making
different flavoured ice creams with play dough, our role play area will change in
to an ice cream parlour and we may even get the chance to taste different
flavoured ice creams!! If you have any spare items that you think would enhance
our role play area – ice cream cone box, empty bottle of sauces or sprinkles
please send them in.
Our display board is changing to an ‘all about me’ display which will be about all
the Butterflies. Please could you send in or email a photo of your child with their
family – thank you.
Ladybird Room
The Ladybird children would like to welcome some new friends to their room:
Lacey, Lewis, Ruby, Miley and Emily have recently joined us. All the children
have settled well into ‘Ladybird life’. The end of July sees a number of our older
ladybirds leaving us to go to school – we wish them ALL the very best and will
miss them LOTS. We hope they will pop in to see us from time to time or maybe
come to our holiday club?
The children had a lovely ‘Princess & Pirates Day on Thurs 5th June and raised
£52.00 for the children’s charity – Crackerjacks - so thank you very much to
parents/carers and staff for your kind donations.
The week beginning 9th June the Ladybirds will be very busy involved in Father’s
Day activities – but that is all we can say at the moment!?!
With our older children about to go to school we have changed our display to a
‘Transition Display’ so, hopefully, they will become familiar with the uniform that
they will be wearing in September. Also as part of our ‘transition process’ we will
shortly be liaising with local reception teachers to invite them into our setting
to speak with our older Ladybirds who are going to school in September. Once
we have confirmed dates a notice will be put up in the hallway.
We like the Ladybirds to be aware of different festivals/cultures and so will be
looking at the following with the children in July: Ramadam where the children
will learn about Muslim ‘traditions’ at this time of the year. August sees the
Japanese festival of Nebuta so the children will be creating colourful dragons
and snakes.
Our role play area is changing into a beach and summer shop. If parents have
any unwanted items that would be useful for this area please pass them on to
Faye or Hollie. In July we will be having our very own ‘Beach party’ so swimming
kit and spare clothes are essential – date will be confirmed closer to the time –
when we will have more of an idea about the weather!!
Billy Bear and Freddie Frog are making their way around the Ladybird’s houses.
Great photos and letters – so MANY THANKS for your help with this – the
children love sharing the weekend events with their friends.
A massive Thank You to Olly’s mum who has donated some ‘bank role play items’.
This will certainly enhance our numeracy delivery to the children.
Finally there will be a prom/graduation evening, for all of the Ladybirds starting
school in September, on Friday 4th July from 6.15 – 7.30pm. The theme will be
‘Disney’ and ask that all the children come dressed in their favourite Disney
costume. The evening is a celebration of the children’s time at nursery. Further
info to follow closer to the time!

Poppins Post April & May

Where is 2014 going – nearly Easter already!!

General News

Many thanks for all of your kind donations for the orphanage in New Delhi – I am sure they will make a tremendous difference.

Abbey, who has been with us for 8 years, has recently been promoted so is sadly leaving us on 8th April. We will miss her greatly – but I am sure that you will join us in passing on our congratulations and best wishes. Keep in touch, Abbey.


Many thanks for all of the clothes and toys that parents have donated to nursery. Our spare clothes supply is no longer empty and the children love the toys.


Well what can we say about the weather – very changeable at the moment. Therefore, please can you ensure that children come to nursery with water proof coats, hat, scarf and gloves and sun cream so that they are prepared for any weather and can still enjoy the outdoors. Please can we also remind parents and carers to clearly label these with your child’s name to avoid any mix ups.


Please can we remind all parent’s/carers to clock their child(ren) in and out of the nursery so that we have accurate attendance records  - thank you for your support in this matter.


Before school and after school for children attending Hayes Meadow school is becoming very popular. If you know anyone who may be interested in this service please spread the word – thank you.


Please can we remind all parents/cares to close both gates to the nursery  both on entry and when leaving the nursery in order to maintain security of the premises, thank you.


A reminder that holiday club will run through the Easter holidays and May half term. Please see Nicole or Faye for further information or to book a space.


Stay and play sessions are becoming increasingly popular. Please speak to Nicole if you fancy coming in for an hour or two and seeing what your child gets up to.


Due to the increased numbers of children at nursery we are in the process of appointing 2 experienced nursery nurses. They will spend time in both the Caterpillar and Butterfly rooms getting to know the children and we are sure you will make them feel very welcome.
Please can we ask parents/carers to phone nursery if you are going to be late for collection of your child so that we can ensure that staff:children ratios are always maintained – thank you.

No nursery grant funding during:

Easter holidays – 14th April – 25th April

May half term – 28th May – 30th May

 

Dates For Your diary

1). Easter Bank holidays. Please note that nursery will be closed on:

Friday 18th April
Monday 21st April

2). May Bank holidays. Nursery will be closed on:

Monday 5th May
Monday 26th May

3). Parent’s Evening – Wednesday 7th May

This will take place from 6.15pm – 8.15 pm. We will be sending out reply slips so that you may book a time slot to see your child’s key worker. This will be an ideal time for you to view your child’s learning journey and discuss your child’s progress in the nursery.

 

Room News



Caterpillar Room

 

Caterpillars would like to say a big warm welcome to Rico and Willow who have recently joined us.  We hope you are settling in and having fun exploring the Caterpillar room. We would also like to send our best wishes to Abbey who is moving on to pastures new – we will miss you lots Abbey!

 All the caterpillars love singing and doing the actions to the nursery rhyme ‘Row, row, row your boat’, so we are going to get creative  and make a lion, polar bear and a crocodile using different medias and textures. Look out for our finished display!

Easter will see the Caterpillars having lots of fun going on an Easter egg hunt, sampling Easter produce(!?!) and making little Easter surprises to bring home!?!

In May we plan to use recycled plastic bottles to create our very own Spring flowers. These will then be used to update our family tree display. If you have any spare plastic bottles we would be really grateful if you could bring them in for the Caterpillars to use – thank you. If possible could you also bring in a family photo that we can put on our Spring family tree. If you prefer you can email these photos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Our other focus during May will be looking at baby animals born at Spring time and the sounds they make. This will be done through a variety of activities -  books and flash cards, puppets, farm animals in saw dust and songs to mention a few. We will then get creative and make our own spring animals.

If you have any activity ideas that you think your child would like or benefit from please feel free to pass these on to your child’s key worker.

Lastly some of our Children will be moving on to new adventures and graduating to the Butterfly room. We wish Jessie and Gabriel lots of love and will miss them in the Caterpillar Room.

 



Butterfly Room

 

Firstly a very big welcome to our new Butterflies - Harry, Miley and Amelia, we hope you have lots of fun during your stay with us.

The Butterflies really enjoyed their red day and I must say everyone looked fantastic dressed up in red! We hope all of our Mums had a wonderful Mother’s Day and that you liked your cards? The children worked really hard on these and enjoyed painting with their hands.

In the Butterfly room we have been focusing on learning our colours and shapes and counting up to 10. The children are all learning at a great rate and showing their newly acquired knowledge in their play.

We have also had some new resources and toys in the Butterfly room. The children are really enjoying exploring the dark den and torches and playing on the new trikes and cars. The remote control toys are also proving to be a hit!

It’s almost Easter and I think Spring is finally starting to arrive so we will be getting outside lots, exploring the changes of the season and tailoring our art work to these themes. We will also be doing lots of craft projects for Easter including decorating bonnets and eggs, there may even be a visit from the Easter Bunny!!!!

28th April is St Georges Day so we will be holding another colour themed day. If your child could wear something red or white on this day that would be fantastic.

In May we will be doing a topic on ‘ourselves’ where we will be looking at similarities and differences, height, eye colour, hair and clothes we wear. Look out for the paper plate faces that we will be making.

Finally can we remind parents/carers to bring a bag with a change of clothes in please as accidents do happen. Thank you.

 



Ladybird Room

 

We would like to welcome Ben and Lewis to the ladybirds. It’s great to see you are both settling in so well.

The Ladybirds really enjoyed the red and green days for Valentines and St Patricks Day. Thank you for your help in making the children look fantastic on these days. Hope all our Mums had a lovely Mothers Day and loved their card?

In April we will be busy celebrating Easter, decorating Easter eggs, going on an Easter egg hunt and making Easter bonnets at home. If all bonnets could be in for the week commencing Monday 14th April that would be great. We will also be holding a white and red theme day to celebrate St George’s day on the 23rd April. I’m sure there will be lots of flag making on this day too! We also intend to do a Save The Children sponsored activity – watch this space!

On 2nd May it is ‘Space Day’ where we will be making lots of rockets, playing with moon sand and singing Spaceman Sid song! If you have any materials at home that the children could use to create their space objects – toilet roll holders, silver foil or cereal boxes please bring them in and give to Faye or Hollie. On Tuesday 6thMay it is a Japanese festival that celebrates health and growth in children. We will be making carp streamers to hang outside to blow in the wind.

With the onset of Spring we will be changing our display to a Spring one. So far we have made flowers, sheep, bees and ladybirds. The ladybirds will also be busy planting and tending to new seeds/bulbs.

For literacy Ladybirds have been doing a lot of work on ‘Letters and Sounds’, and have been concentrating on covering initial sounds in words and segmenting words and blending them together. The children are all doing really well with these concepts which are having a great impact on their early literacy skills. Next we will be focusing on rhyme and rhyme strings such as Frog log mog and cat hat mat.If you would like some more information on our numeracy and literacy work please do not hesitate to ask Faye who will be only too happy to provide information so this work can be carried out at home too.

Kimbles Music & Movement Newsletter

Poppins Day Nursery works in partnership with Kimbles Music and Movement. Kimbles visits every Wednesday at 11am, and aims to encourage development through movement, balance, co-ordination, language, communication, team work and fun. 

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