News update – September 2020.
Please keep up to date with your child’s learning journey and what is going on at Playschool. If you need help to access this please speak to your key person.
Dates for your diaries/calendar/phone –
School holidays: if no date listed we are closed.
Please keep this newsletter handy to check dates often!
*PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATES FOR THE START OF THE AUTUMN TERM AND WE THAT WE ARE BASED AT THE SCOUT HQ UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE*
Monday 7th September Autumn Term. First day back after Summer holidays.
Thursday 10th September Adventure Thursday! If Covid-19 allows we will be doing a little local trip once per month through the Autumn term. This enables the staff to introduce new exciting experiences into our curriculum and gives the children a lot of extra learning opportunities. More information on these to follow.
Thursday 8th October Adventure Thursday!
Thursday 15th October Tempest Professional photographers at Playschool – taking family, group or individual photos. (Great Christmas Presents!)
Friday 23rd October Last day of this half term.
Monday 26th October Holiday playscheme day. Normal fees apply or stretched funding. LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE. Book in with staff.
Tuesday 27th October Holiday playscheme day.
Wednesday 28th October Holiday playscheme day.
Monday 2nd November First day of this half term.
Thursday 12th November Adventure Thursday!
Thursday 10th December Adventure Thursday!
Thursday 17th December Playschool Nativity. All Parents/Carers, Family & friends welcome to watch 9.30am to 10.30am. Refreshments and Raffle to raise funds for Playschool. If your child doesn’t usually attend on Thursday morning but you would like them to join in please bring them with you at 9.30am on the day. If we are really good, Father Christmas might pay us a visit too! I think we deserve it this year more than most…
Friday 18th December Last day of term.
Monday 21st December Holiday playscheme day. Normal fees apply or stretched funding. LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE. Book in with staff.
Tuesday 22nd December Holiday playscheme day.
Wednesday 23rd December Holiday playscheme day.
Monday 4th January 2021 First day of the SpringTerm.
Optional breakfasts: Served 8am to 9am. Please book your child in on the booking form. There will be a selection of fruit, natural yogurt, cereals or toast available.
Mid-morning snack: Served 10am to 11am. Cracker or bread with fruit.
Optional cooked lunches: Served 12 midday to 1pm. Please book your child in on the booking form. Hot main course and pudding.
Afternoon snack: Served 3.30pm. Fruit.
Drinks: Milk and water provided throughout the day to all children.
Packed lunches provided from home should include a cool pack and be in line with Playschool’s healthy eating policy – no sweets, crisps or chocolate please.
From Michele, Cat, Sam, Catherine, Diane, Jo, Beth, Lisa, Molly, Paige & Philly
I f your child is unwell, he or she needs to be at home with you for their own good and to stop the spread of disease to other children or staff. They MUST NOT attend Playschool if they or anyone in their household has any symptoms of Covid-19. They MUST NOT return to Playschool until 48 hours after they have stopped diarrhoea or sickness. If your child needs Calpol – they should not be at Playschool – Playschool is a busy environment and they will recover better and quicker if they have a quiet day at home. PLEASE INFORM PLAYSCHOOL OF REASONS FOR ANY ABSENCE. We will be fully engaged with Government Covid-19 Test & Trace procedures.
Please remember children need to be dressed in suitable clothes for the weather and ones that will be OK to get dirty! Please send in a complete change of clothes, so that if they get wet/muddy we can change them for the rest of the day. All children need a rain coat, hat and wellies every day. We do have a VERY limited supply of spares but not enough for all. Please clearly label your child’s things. We request that children don’t bring toys or unnecessary possessions into Playschool as staff cannot be responsible for them and they may constitute a risk to other children.
If you have any outstanding fees please email Sam (our admin lady) to arrange payment. Sam’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Free online sessions for parents
The Early Years Alliance is pleased to offer a series of online FREE Parent Connect events specifically designed for parents to learn more about key areas of children’s development.
10 Aug - Supporting Children's Emotional Wellbeing — help your child to recognise their emotions and explore ideas on how you can support these. 7pm-8pm
Book your place now
13 Aug - Speech, Language & Communication — discuss with other parents top tips for supporting your child’s communication and language skills. 11am – 12pm
Book your place now
20 Aug - Toilet Training — this can sometimes cause a lot of stress and anxiety, join us and other parents to discuss top toilet training tips. 11am – 12pm
Book your place now
24 Aug - Play Materials Around the Home — play materials do not need to cost a lot of money, explore with us and other parents how to make the most of household resources and ‘rubbish’ to support creative play. 7pm – 8pm
Book your place now
If you have any problems booking on to an event please email: email@example.com
Looking for ideas to support your 2–4-year-old’s communication skills? Check out these expert but fun and friendly guides, designed for parents, carers and the whole family.
Badingham Playschool is a small, not-for-profit nursery school that has provided flexible, affordable childcare for local families for over 47 years. We have been impacted badly by Covid-19. With the help of others in our community we have managed to open and have been looking after key-peoples' children and vulnerable children throughout the pandemic. This has come at a cost. We have received no more funding than other nurseries that closed their doors on lockdown.
All our planned fundraisers have had to be cancelled and our reserves are dwindling. So the Playschool committee have organised A BIG STOMP - a socially distanced sponsored relay through the Suffolk countryside.
Staff, parents and children are walking parts of the route. Please sponsor us! Your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate a little or a lot. Anything helps. Thank you for your support.