Dear Parents/Carers,

We hope you had a nice Christmas break and we wish you a Happy & healthy 2021 and hope it proves better than 2020.

Unfortunately we are still having to live with this awful Covid situation, Rainbows will continue to run as we did last term. Please can we remind you of our Covid policy that was previously sent to you. Let us know if you haven’t got a copy. It is really important that we all follow it to ensure all of our safety & for Rainbows to continue to stay open. Thank you.

We have new children and parents joining us this term, so we would like to welcome them to Rainbows. We hope they enjoy their time with us.

Please can we ask that if you have a new phone number or have changed your address that you write a note with your new details & pop it into your child’s bag.

The labelling of your child’s items i.e. coat, bag, lunch boxes, drinks bottles, wellies etc. has always been a challenge for us, but we’d like to say thank you as it has been the best it’s ever been. There are still a few unlabelled items so please remember to label new items & names that have worn away. Our fundraising label company we use is school ID is 47700. We receive a small percentage on ordered labels.

Unfortunately due to personal problems, Jen left us last term, we wish her well.

We are now recruiting for a Pre-school Practitioner, if you know anyone that maybe suitable to join our team please ask them to email us their CV. We ask for a minimum level 3 in childcare & they have to be able to work some days starting at 8am & finishing at 4.15pm.

Last year we tried to introduce a water & milk only policy for the children, this being partly due to the increased pressure we get from the early years with regards to children’s poor dental health, please bear this in mind when selecting your child’s drink. If they are used to having squash maybe try making it a little weaker each time to wean them off of it. We have a strictly no fizzy drink policy which most parents adhere too, we would really like to work on this with you.

We also realise that some children still have dummies which can significantly affect their speech and of course their teeth, if you would like some help in dealing with this please come & speak to us.

Nagging over!!!

Dates for your diary:

We break up on Friday 12th February for the half term break returning on Monday 22 February. We then finish on Thursday 1st April for the Easter break returning on Monday 19th April.

Please remember to write a gold coin for any achievements your child has had at home. We discuss them at story time, it is great for children’s self-esteem. We use positive praise throughout.

Please keep an eye on our website. The current newsletter is on there & we will use this & Facebook to inform you if we have to close due to bad weather, i.e. snow. We try to do the same as the local schools.

Please can we have any outstanding fees & the termly £10 fee paid ASAP.

If you have any queries please pop a note in your child’s bag or email us we will get back to you.

Many Thanks

Jacqui 07760325530 Lynn 07773574550