St Mary’s Nursery


September 2019

Term one

Dear Parents/Carers

Welcome back to nursery for another year. We would like to extend a special welcome to all our new children and parents who are joining us this year. We hope that you all enjoy your nursery experience. This is the first of our regular newsletters for the year. If you have any ideas for items which you think would be useful please let us know.

Here is some information and what we are doing within the nursery for this term.

Term Dates

Half Term – 21st October 2019 to 25th October 2019

Last day of term – Friday 13th December 2019

First day of term Monday 6th January 2020

I have also attached term dates for the year.

School Lunches

You can have these regularly if you wish, just let us know, or you can have them as a one off at any time. For instance, if you forget to bring a lunch box or if there is a meal that your child particularly likes. As soon as I am given a new menu I will give them out. The cost of the meals are £2.00.

Just a reminder because of food hygiene rules, we cannot accept any warm/hot food as part of the children’s packed lunch. All food brought into the nursery for children has to go straight into our refrigerator. Food hygiene rules also forbid us from warming up or cooking food for children other than our occasional cookery activities, so if you would like your child to have a hot meal during the winter this will need to be one that the nursery provides from the school kitchen.

Book Bags

If you would like your child’s book changed each week, could you please bring them into the main room for it to be changed if it is left on their peg the book bag will not get changed. I have just received some new book bags if you require one the cost is £4.50.

Spare Clothes

Please could you bring in some spare clothes for your child’s sessions, as we go out in all weathers and sometimes they do have accidents. Nursery only have a few items of clothing but these soon get used and they don’t always come back to us, so by making sure your child has spare clothes on their peg this will help us greatly. Please could you also make sure that these clothes are labelled so no mistakes are made.


We do go outside in all weathers so please can you make sure that your child’s coat is labelled, and as the weather gets colder can you also make sure that their hats, gloves and scarf’s are also labelled. If you wish you can bring in their own Wellington boots and put these on their peg, please make sure that they are named, nursery have some spare Wellington’s.


I have ordered more polo shirts (£7.50) and Sweatshirts (£9.00), when these have arrived I will let you know, if you require any items please let a member of staff know, if you have already seen a member staff this has already been noted.

Library Visit

We are planning to do a Library visit on Friday 20th September, so we can choose some library books for the nursery, this will give the opportunity for the children to experience looking at, taking out books to share at nursery. We will need some parents to help us walk into town, if you can help that would be appreciated, if your child doesn’t attend on that day you can meet us at the library, but we will be doing this again and a different day will be chosen each time.


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