Colleges Mail – 18/11/2019

Dear Parents/Carers

Here is our ‘This Week at Colleges We Are’ for your information.


We are getting ready for winter in the vegetable patch and looking forward to winter.

Daisy Room

We will be using the oven to make dried fruits to use in our play and we will be baking bread to share.

Eco Friendly Bags

In the nursery we will be trailing different types of eco-friendly bags for the return of wet clothes.  Please re-use if you feel you can or dispose of in your rubbish and they will decompose unlike the plastic bags.

Children in Need

Thank you for supporting Children in Need and for your donations.


Please can we remind you if your child is unwell, has vomited, has diarrhoea, a temperature and has needed Calpol, nursery is not the place for your child until they have fully recovered.

Parent Consultations – Nursery

Parent consultations are still taking place for Nursery children this week.  Dates for the Daisy Room will follow shortly.  This is an opportunity to meet with your keyworker to discuss your child.  The sign-up sheets are with your keyworker, please do make sure you sign up.


Your child’s photograph proof cards should now be with you.  Packs can be ordered directly with the photographer online at www.pics4schools, you will need your URN number from your card to view your child’s pictures.

There are lots of pack options on the website.  To receive free back to school delivery you must order by the 20 November 2019. You will need to select the back to school option when checking out.

Orders can be placed after this date but you will be charged an additional postage fee.  If you have any questions please contact the photographer direct via phone or email.


Arbury Court Christmas Lights

The Mayor of Cambridge will be officially switching on the Christmas lights on Tuesday 10 December at 3.30 p.m.  You are invited to go along with your children to join others see the switch on, sing Christmas songs, hot chocolate, marshmallow and mince pies, all welcome.

School Admissions

Have you applied for your school place for September 2020?  Applications must be made by 15 January.  For further information please visit

If you have any questions please contact the office and we will be happy to help.


Faye Nunn

Administration Assistant

Save the Date

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

Autumn Term 2019 Staff Training day – Wednesday 4 September
Term Start date – (see individual sheet for your child’s start date)
Cake Sale
Wednesday 16 October
Staff Training day Friday 18 October
Half Term Mon 21 October – Fri 25 October
Ark Farm Wednesday 30 October
Helen Alderton – Photographer Wednesday 30 October
Storysack Library Information Wednesday 6 November
Children in Need Wednesday 13 November
Parent Consultations w/c 11 & 18 November
Christmas Lunch Wednesday 4 December
Gifts for Giving Wednesday 4 December
Christmas Singing Tuesday 10 & Friday 13th December
Autumn Term Closes Wed 18 December 2019
Spring Term 2020 Staff Training day Mon 6 January 2020
Term starts Tuesday 7 January
Half Term Monday 17 February – Friday 21 February
Spring Term Closes Wednesday 1 April
Summer Term
Term starts Monday 2o April
May Day Bank Holiday Monday 8 May
Half Term Monday 25 May – Friday 29 May
Staff Training day Friday 22 May 
Summer Term closes Tuesday 21 July