Presentation on theme: "Newsletter September 2014 Contacts During sessions: - 01604 785123 Out of hours : - 07941 182487 - Autumn term Welcome back,"— Presentation transcript:
Newsletter September 2014 Contacts During sessions: - 01604 785123 Out of hours : - 07941 182487 Email: - firstname.lastname@example.org Autumn term Welcome back, we hope you had an enjoyable summer and a big hello to all our new children and their parents who are joining Bizzy Bears this term. This term our themes will be focused on settling the children in to Pre school, and we will also be celebrating autumn and harvest. Newsletter www.bizzy-bears.com Emergency Procedure Bizzy Bears Pre-school is required to draw up an emergency procedure which is to be followed in the event of an incident within Pre-school hours where we have to vacate the building and are unable to return. To make all parents/carers aware the staff and children will walk the short distance to St Andrews school, Ecton Brook road, Ecton Brook NN3 01604 406486 where parents / carers will be contacted and asked to collect their children. Children’s belongings Please can parents/carers supply their child with a pair of indoor and outdoor shoes which are easy for them to attempt to put on as we encourage all our children to help with getting dressed and undressed. Could we also ask that all coats, Pre school T shirts, sweatshirts and shoes are named to prevent lost items. Thank you Two Year old Early funded learning and Three year old funding. Parents of children eligible for the Autumn term funding will need to complete a Parent/carer contract which are attached to this letter. You will need to provide your child’s birth certificate (if we do not already have a copy) and a current utility bill displaying your postcode(no older than 3 months). We are required to retain a copy of each child’s birth certificate and utility bill, these will be kept in a safe and secure file only accessible to the Northamptonshire county council when required. Please ask a member of staff if you require more information or to assist with filling in forms if needed. All forms need to be completed and handed in by Thursday 18 th September.
Tempest Photography On Wednesday October 8 th we have a photographer coming into Pre-School to take individual and family photographs. All children and families are welcome, the photographer will be at Bizzy Bears from 8.45am until 11.30am. Please see a member of staff to arrange a time slot if your child is not in that day or if you wish your child to have their photograph taken with siblings. If you do not want your child’s photograph taken please inform a member of staff. No smoking Policy We would like to remind parents and carer’s that The Pavilion where Bizzy Bears operates from is a non smoking building and we would also ask that parents and carer’s refrain from smoking directly outside the building. Thank you Children’s Profiles Each child at Bizzy Bears has their own special book (profile) to record their development. In your child’s special book are observations, pieces of work and photographs showing the learning and development that they have achieved. As a Parent/carer you know more about your child than anyone else. We would like you to share learning, achievements, experiences or new events that take place outside of Pre school through sending in notes, post its or photographs which we will include in your child’s special book. The children enjoy looking through their special books and talking about activities and events that they have participated in. Your child’s special book is available for you to see whenever you wish. They are also shared with parents/carers during open mornings/afternoon and at our twice yearly parents evenings. Changes to our fee charging policy Please may we remind parents that Pre school fees are payable on your child’s first session of the week in advance. If Pre-School fees are not paid weekly on time a verbal reminder will be given. If payment is not received after the verbal reminder (on the child’s next session) you will be informed in writing that fees must be paid to keep your child’s place at Bizzy Bears. If payment is not received 7 days following the written reminder legal steps will then be taken to recover any outstanding fees and your child’s place will be suspended until all outstanding fees are paid. Sessions claimed as part of the free entitlement will not be suspended. A copy of all our policies are available in the changing room and also on our website. We also inform parents and carers of any changes to our policies in our monthly newsletters. Pre school website Information on the curriculum, newsletters and important dates are included as well as a gallery of the latest activities and events at Bizzy Bears. There is a new password for the picture gallery which is autumn2014. You can find us at www.bizzy-bears.com If there is anything you would like added please let us know and don’t forget to leave a message in the guestbook ! www.bizzy-bears.com