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1 A summary of our Confidentiality Policy The nursery’s work with children and their families will bring us into contact with confidential information. It is a legal requirement for the nursery to hold information about the children and families using the nursery. This information is used for registers, invoices and emergency contacts. However, all records will be stored in a locked cabinet in line with Data Protection registration. It is our intention to respect the privacy of children and their families and we will do so by: Storing confidential records in a locked filing cabinet Ensuring that all staff, volunteers and students are aware that this information is confidential and only for use within the nursery Ensuring that parents have access to files and records of their own children but not to those of any other child Gaining parental permission for any information to be used other than for the above reasons Ensuring the staff, through their close relationship with both the children and their parents, learn more about the families using the nursery. Ensuring all staff are aware that this information is confidential and only for use within the nursery setting. If any of this information is requested for whatever reason, the parent’s permission will always be sought Ensuring staff do not discuss personal information given by parents with other members of staff, except where it affects planning for the child's needs Ensuring staff, student and volounteer inductions include an awareness of the importance of confidentiality in the role of the key person. Ensuring staff, students and volounteers are aware of and follow our social networking policy in relation to confidentiality Ensuring any concerns/evidence relating to a child's personal safety are kept in a secure, confidential file and are shared with as few people as possible on a "need-to-know" basis. If, however, a child is considered at risk, our safeguarding policy will override confidentiality. All the undertakings above are subject to the paramount commitment of the nursery, which is to the safety and well-being of the child Should you have any questions please ask a member of staff who will be pleased to assist you. DATES FOR YOUR DIARY Friday 14 th November- Children in Need Thursday 13 th Nov(9:30-11:30)- Nursery Photos Wednesday 19 th Nov (2:30-4:30)- Nursery Photos Wednesday3 rd December- Pyjama Day Tuesday 23 rd December- Christmas Party! Wednesday 24 th December- Christmas/ Winter Jumper Day. DATES FOR YOUR DIARY Friday 14 th November- Children in Need Thursday 13 th Nov(9:30-11:30)- Nursery Photos Wednesday 19 th Nov (2:30-4:30)- Nursery Photos Wednesday3 rd December- Pyjama Day Tuesday 23 rd December- Christmas Party! Wednesday 24 th December- Christmas/ Winter Jumper Day. Telephone November & December Newsletter year old Funding The early education entitlement (EEE) for children aged three and four years old can be accessed for up to 15 hours per week for a minimum of 38 weeks. This is from the school term after their third birthday until they start in Reception class. When can my child receive their free place? A child born between the dates below will be eligible for a free place from : 1st April to 31st August September (The start of the Autumn term following their third birthday) 1st September to 31st December January (The start of the Spring term following their third birthday) 1st January to 31st March April (The start of the Summer term following their third birthday) Lisa will contact you a few weeks before the start of the term (your child to eligible to start receiving EEE) to ask you to complete some information, so you do not need to worry. 2 Year Old Funding We will now be offering funded sessions for two years olds (subject to eligibility & availability). If you would like funded sessions for your child at nursery please see Lisa. Also please be aware that sessions will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

2 Telephone Nursery Christmas Card Fundraiser Be the first to buy a limited edition of your child’s artwork. This year our nursery has joined forces with Vesey Gallery to produce Christmas cards from your child’s own design. From this design the printers will create a set of cards that are unique to your child and will include their name and the name of the Nursery. A perfect card to send to friends and family at Christmas. Each cellophane pack costs £5 and will contain 12 X A6 cards and envelopes, all of the same design. Please complete the order form (on reception) and return it to the Nursery along with the payment by Monday 3rd November. We regret that orders returned after this time may not be processed. Cards will arrive back on Monday 8 th December Look what we have been up to Halloween party pics November & December Newsletter 2014 Congratulations Congratulations to Lisa, Charmaine, Jade and Karen who are all expecting little bundles of joy in the new year. We wish them good luck and are very excited to welcome these new additions to the Edgbaston Nursery School family. Christmas Photos Individual photos of the children will be taken on Thursday 13 th November from 9:30- 11:30 AND on Wednesday 19 th November from 2:30-4:30. We will also be offering family photo sessions which will need to be booked in advance. More information will follow shortly. Staffing Changes Amanda will be moving to Baby Room as of the first week of November. Amanda is excited for the change as she has been based in Early Learners since we opened (September 2012). We would also like to take this opportunity to thank her for all of her hard work in Early Learners, she has made some great bonds with some of the children and we know she will be missed. Morrisons will be holding a colouring page competition for Christmas, with prizes for the winners in each local nursery. Entries will also be on display in the Morrison’s store. Colouring pages are available on request from Reception. Birmingham Local Offer: for Special Educational Needs The Local Offer is published as part of the SEND reforms under the Children and Families Act (2014). Give you information about the education, health and care services. Give you information about leisure activities and support groups. Hold all the information available in one place. Be written in a way everyone can understand Be more than just a list of services. The Birmingham Local Authority’s Local Offer can be found at:

3 Telephone Baby Room News Toddler Room News CAN YOU HELP? Pots and pans Material Christmas decorations Tyres Our new pets! Baby room now have fish! Come and take a look at our colourful friends. Baby Room Team As you are aware Amanda will be joining our team. We look forward to welcoming her and know that she will enjoy Baby Room just as much as we all do in Baby Room. What we have been up to Last month we have really enjoyed exploring sensory bags, filled with, leaves, gel and even pumpkin slime! Can you Help? Do you have any aprons, saucepans or kitchen utensils for our Italian Restaurant (role play area) Family Photos Please, please, please can you bring any family photos to nursery for your child to share and to be displayed on our My World board. What we've been up to Last month we have enjoyed Autumn activities, in particular, conker rolling, collecting leaves and exploring a Seasons book at circle time. Just a reminder As it is getting colder can you please ensure that you provide suitable outdoor clothing, i.e. hats, scarfs warm coats and wellies etc. November & December Newsletter 2014 As it is getting colder can you please ensure that you provide suitable outdoor clothing, i.e. hats, scarfs warm coats and wellies etc.

4 Telephone Early Learners News Pre School News This month we have been learning about people who help us and our families. We have been focusing on our families and creating our own family and self portraits. Check out our family display on the way up the stairs! We have also been looking at family photographs and learning about different people. As the weather is getting colder, please can we remind parents to bring their child in suitable clothing. Such as a warm coat, scarf and hat. Thank you As the children have really enjoyed Emergency role play, we will continue reacting stories and encouraging children to develop in confidence and self esteem. Please let us know if there are any stories that your child Unfortunately Amanda is leaving us to start a new adventure in Baby Room. All of her Key Children have been allocated to new key persons, as informed to Parents in our recent letter. As the weather is getting colder and wetter now can you please make sure that all children have appropriate outdoor clothing such as wellies, hats and scarfs as we go outside in all types of weather to support their development and understanding of the environment. As we have been learning about people who help us we have changed our role play area to a Hospital because the children showed interest in helping people get better. We are kindly asking if you have anything at home that we can use in our hospital such as thermometers,, syringes, stethoscope, bandages and plasters. We have started a busy board so the children can interact with it, which includes turning knobs, opening and locking locks and threading. If you have anything at home which can be used for this display it would be greatly appreciated. The children have enjoyed participating in emergency service role play. Taking on the characters of the different people who help us, using badges, aprons and our imaginations! November & December Newsletter 2014

5 Telephone November & December Newsletter 2014 We will be printing an Edgbaston Nursery School Tea Towel, which will be a great gift idea for all of the children. The Tea Towel will feature every child’s self portrait or hand print. The price per tea towel will be £4 A sample will be available in reception for you to view. Please see Zareena, Sarah or Lisa for more details. Orders will be returned Monday 15 th December Holiday Tea Towel Please complete the order form attached if you wish to purchase the Tea Towel. And return to Zareena or Sarah. Child’s Name_____________________________________________ Child’s Class______________________________________________ Quantity of Tea Towels _____________________________________ Method of payment (please circle) Cash, Cheque, Card Payment Please make all cheques payable to C&S Childcare Limited


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