COLLEGES MAIL – Welcome Information

Dear Parents/Carers

Welcome to Colleges Mail!

Colleges Mail is an important link between Colleges and parents; used to pass on weekly activity information, letters about trips, events and other miscellaneous information.  As a rule we try not to send out paper copies so please keep an eye on your inbox.  The subject line of all Colleges Mails will be, ‘Colleges Mail’ – followed by ‘ACTION’ or ‘INFORMATION’ as appropriate.  At the bottom of this mail there will be a Save the Date list for your diary.

If you would like this email to go to both parents and you find one of you is not receiving it, please inform the office.

Dropping and Collecting

Please wait outside the garden gate till a member of staff lets you in.  Remember it is a busy public footpath so try to park buggies and bicycles round in front of the Community Centre entrance.  For the safety of all our children, we ask all parents and carers to come into the garden to drop off and pick up their children.

Social Distancing

We are currently limiting parents inside the nursery building to minimise the risk of infection.  We would be grateful if parents/carers could maintain social distancing with staff within the garden.  Masks are, at present, not compulsory in the garden.  Some parents choose to wear them and some do not but please be respectful of people’s preferences.


Please ensure all items of clothing are clearly labelled with your child’s name.  Please also make sure they have waterproofs and wellies on wet days.  Children get wet and dirty regularly so please pack at least two spare changes of clothing.  We do not accept children’s rucksacks from home into the nursery, instead we provide changing bags for each child’s spare clothing and any nappies.

Mobile Phones

Mobile phones are not allowed to be used on the premises including taking pictures.

Snack Donations

We have fruit baskets located in each room and it would be very much appreciated if parents could bring some fruit/vegetables to share with the nursery when dropping off their children.

Please be aware that there are children in the nursery who have allergies and intolerances which include nuts and dairy products.  We ask that you do not bring any nuts/nut based items and any food found in children’s bags will be removed. 

School Fund Donation

Please remember to bring in £1 towards resources.

Additional Hours/Lunches/2 Year Old Invoices

Invoices are sent out by email at the beginning of each month in advance, with the exception of September which will be on October’s invoice.  You should receive the first invoice at the beginning of October.  At the start of term we are flexible to changes to additional sessions booked, however from the beginning of October all additional sessions that have been booked will be charged regardless of whether or not they are being used.

You can pay by bank transfer or childcare vouchers – if you are unable to pay via these methods please contact the office.

School Admissions

If your child will be aged 4 by 31st August 2022 you will need to apply for your primary school place for September 2022.  Applications must be made by 15 January 2022.

All the information you need to apply for a primary school place, including an online application form and electronic copy of the full admissions guide “First Steps, Admission to Primary School; a guide for parents”, will be available on the County Council website . Alternatively, you may apply using a paper application form.  A copy of the application form can be requested from any Cambridgeshire primary school or by calling 0345 045 1370.  For further information please visit

If you have any queries please talk to your Keyworker.

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


Faye Nunn

Administrative Assistant

Save the Date

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

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


Autumn Term 2021 
Term Start date – (see individual sheet for your child’s start date)


Staff Training day – Friday 22 October
Half Term Monday 25 October – Friday 29 October
Autumn Term Closes Friday 17 December 2021
Spring Term 2022 Staff Training day – Tuesday 4 January 2022
Term starts Wednesday 5 January
Half Term Monday 14 February – Friday 18 February
Spring Term Closes Friday 1 April
Summer Term 2022 Term Starts Tuesday 19 April
May Day Bank Holiday  – Monday 2 May
Staff Training day – Friday 27 May
Half Term Monday 30 May – Friday 3 June
Staff Training day – Friday 24 June
Summer Term Closes Friday 22 July 2022