Colleges Mail 7/12/2017

Dear Parents

Christmas Cards

We all like to give cards to our special friends at Christmas time.  Often some children do not get as many cards as others or don’t celebrate the season.  To ensure that all children are included we would like to suggest that, if your child would like to give out Christmas cards, they should send one card only addressed to: ‘All My Friends in (Daffodil/Poppy/Rose/Bluebell) Group or Daisy Room’.

This means that no child is excluded as the cards will be read out and shared within the groups.  There is a post box in the cloakroom for children to post their cards.


We thank you for your patience whilst our new finance system was being put into place.  Please can we remind you we invoice in advance and that all invoices must be paid before the next invoice is issued.  If you are experiencing difficulties please come and discuss with the office.

Car Park

Please can we ask that if you park in the car park, you park considerately and within a marked bay.  Thank you.

Christmas Fayre

Our Christmas Fayre is almost here and we need your help.  Please return your slips to the office if you are able to volunteer on the day.  We are taking donations in the office for raffle prizes/bottle tombola/children’s lucky dip/children’s tombola.

The sign up sheet is displayed in the cloakroom for the hamper donations, please sign up.

Your child should now have received a plate for your baked goods for our cake stall.

Gifts for Giving

On Friday 8th and Monday 11th December we will be holding our ‘Gifts for Giving’ sale.  Please remember that if you would like your child to take part, he/she should bring with them £1 or £2 in a named purse or envelope.  Also in the purse could you please include a note of the person(s) who you would like your child to buy for (there will be gifts for men and women).  All proceeds go to our nominated charity for this year, Save the Children.

Thank you for all your donations.  We would still be very grateful for any gifts suitable for men.

Christmas Songs

The children would like to invite you to come along and hear their Christmas songs on Wednesday 13th December.  Please join in and wear a Christmas jumper if you can.  Unfortunately we are unable to provide refreshments after the singing, you are welcome to take your child home when the singing comes to an end.  Any photographs taken on the day should be for personal use only and must not be published in any format including internet/social network sites.

Christmas Parties

Parties will be held on Thursday 14th for Rose, Bluebell and the Daisy Room children and Tuesday 19th for Daffodil, Poppy and the Daisy Room children.

BIG SECRET (Don’t tell the children)

There will be a visit from Santa at 11.00 a.m. (Rose and Bluebell) and 3.15 p.m. (Daffodil and Poppy)

He will be visiting Daisy Room at 10.45 a.m. and 3.00 p.m.

You are most welcome to join us for this.

Arbury Court Christmas Lights

On Tuesday 12th December at 3.30 p.m. the Christmas lights in Arbury Court are going to be switched on.  You are all invited to go along with your children to join others from local schools, see the switch-on, see Father Christmas and sing some Christmas Songs.  Budgens will be providing free tea, coffee and mince pies.

Reception School Place

We have sent you all an email with information on how to apply for your child’s place.


Save the Date

(Please note: dates and times may be subject to change.  Newly added or altered dates will appear in red)

Autumn Term 2017                          




Storysack Library – Friday 1 December – 9.30 a.m.

Arbury Court Christmas Lights – Tuesday 12 December 3.30 p.m.

Gifts for Giving – Friday 8 and Monday 11 December

Christmas Singing & Christmas Jumper Day – Wednesday 13 December

(11.15 a.m. and 3.15 p.m.)

Christmas Fair – Friday 15 December

(4.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.)

Christmas Parties

Thursday 14 December (Rose, Bluebell group and Daisy Room children)

Tuesday 19 December (Daffodil, Poppy group and Daisy Room children)

Autumn Term Closes                          Tuesday 19 December 2017

Spring Term 2018                              Staff Training day Wed 3 January 2018

                                                            Term starts Thursday 4 January

Half Term                                            Mon 12 February – Fri 16 February

Spring Term Closes                             Thursday 29 March 2018                                                                                                                                 

Summer Term                                    Staff Training day Monday 16 April

Term Starts Tuesday 17 April

May Day Bank Holiday Mon 7 May

Staff Training day Friday 25 May

Half Term                                            Mon 28 May – Fri 1 June

Summer Term Closes                         Tuesday 24 July 2018


Please note that the Nursery is closed on Staff Training Days.