Colleges Mail – Information

Dear Parents/Carers

Welcome to Colleges Mail!

Colleges Mail is an important link between Colleges Nursery School and parents; used to pass on weekly activity information, letters about trips, events and other important 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 Mail 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.

We have attached the menus for those whose children are having lunches.

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.


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.

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 when you feel  able.

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.

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.

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 2023 
September Term Start date – (see individual sheet for your child’s start date)
Half Term Monday 23 October – Friday 27 October
Staff Training day – Friday 20 October
Autumn Term Closes Tuesday 19 December 2023
Staff Training day – Wednesday 20 December
Spring Term 2024 Term Starts Thursday 4 January
Half Term Monday 19 February – Friday 23 February
Spring Term Closes Thursday 28 March 2024
Summer Term 2024 Term Starts Monday 15 April
  May Day Bank Holiday – Monday 6 May
  Staff Training day – Friday 24 May
Half Term Monday 27 May – Friday 31 May
Summer Term Closes Friday 19 July 2024
Staff Training day – Monday 22 July

 Kind regards

Slavka Houlder

Admin Assistant