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Here's hoping you all had a fun and exciting half term and are looking forward to the fast approaching festive season!?!


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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 2014

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

Where has 2014 gone!?!?

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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!