Colleges Mail 07/01/2019

Dear Parents

 A Happy New Year to you all.

Can we reminder parents that at the end of the day the nursery staff’s priority is to be able to hand over children to parents and carers as quickly and as safely as possible.  We ask for your support and patience with this.

In particular with the large number of children who are collected from the main nursery room carpet area at 3.45p.m please wait for a staff member to identify you and send your child from the carpet to you. Sometimes your child’ Key worker may like or need to speak with you and if that is the case they will keep your child with them on the carpet until there is an opportunity to speak with you.

At Colleges we really value all opportunities to talk with parents and are keen to share information about the day. If you would like to speak to your child’s key worker we encourage parents to wait for the carpet area to clear a little so we can give you our full attention.  Or for more sensitive issues or concerns you may prefer to make an appointment to speak confidentially.  Thank you for your cooperation.


Alternate weeks from 16th January Kathryn Rowland will be back with us to lead music sessions for all children.


The Community Centre has building works starting this week, can I remind you to use the main car park and not to park in the Community Centre car park.


We will be making an outdoor sculpture and would be grateful if you could bring in clear plastic bottles and fruit punnets for us to use.

Please remember to bring in your fruit donations for the children to share at snack time.

School Admissions

Have you applied for your school place for September 2019?  Applications must be made by 15th January.  For further information please visit


Save the Date

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

Spring Term 2019
Thursday 3
Staff Training day (Nursery closed)
Friday  4 Term starts
Wednesday 23
Monday 18 – Friday 22 Half term (Nursery closed)
Monday 18
Living Eggs
Friday 5 Spring Term Closes
Summer Term
Tuesday 23 Term Starts
Monday 6 May Day Bank Holiday (Nursery closed)
Monday 27 – Friday 31 Half Term (Nursery closed)
Monday 3 Staff Training Day (Nursery closed)
Tuesday 23 Summer Term closes
Wednesday 24 Staff Training Day (Nursery closed)

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