Dear Parents

Welcome back to the new term.  We hope you all had a good Christmas and we wish you all the very best wishes for the year ahead.  Thank you again for all our lovely gifts!

We have more new children and parents joining us this term, so we would like to take this opportunity to welcome them to Rainbows.

For parents who are claiming 30 hours, please don’t forget to update your account every term.

Your child’s learning summary will be available for you to read on Tapestry over the next few weeks, if not already.  We really need your input, so please read them and comment. Your keyperson will be organising a time for a more formal chat over the next couple of weeks. Please make sure you have been able to read the report before your chat. If you have any problems accessing your report, don’t hesitate to speak to Lynn or Jacqui.  If you haven’t already done so can you please complete the ‘All about me’ section as well. Especially new parents please.

Please continue to put your child’s name on a silver coin on our reward board for any achievements that you are proud of. We will discuss these at registration.  We use gold coins for any achievements at Rainbows so please remember to look at the board.

As always we are happy for the children to bring in objects from home and place in our show and tell bag, but can you please remind them they are not for playing with as we are afraid they may get broken. Please also limit the amount of toys they bring in!

Please don’t forget we have a parent help rota board.  Your help is very much appreciated, whether it is for a whole session or just part of.  Parents and grandparents are very welcome.

We also need lots of help to have a spring clean of our toys, including dressing-up clothes. If you could help please speak to one of the girls as soon as possible. We are beginning to sort our cupboard for the move and need a huge clean and de-clutter!

We are currently waiting for the keys to be issued for the new building. We then have to organise storage to be built before we can move over. If anybody would like to assist with building storage or flatpack please come and see Jacqui or Lynn.

May we take this opportunity to remind you to please label your children’s clothes, coats, lunch boxes, drinks and wellington boots! We also need you to provide labelled hats and gloves for your child.

If you use the label company we are advertising we will receive a percentage. Our reference number is 47700. Please don’t also forget to use Easyfundraising. It is quick and simple to use and does not cost you anything extra. Just remember to go into Easyfundraising website to search for retailers before making any purchases.

We break up for half term on Friday 9th February.  We return on Monday 19th.

Please also keep an eye on our website. The current newsletter is always available and we will also notify you on there if we have to close due to bad weather, i.e snow. We do try and be the same as the local schools.

You may not see Lynn as much as usual. Unfortunately she has illness in the family and has had to reduce her hours. She is still quite happy to reply to texts and emails but it may take longer, or it will be forwarded to Jacqui.

We have been thinking hard about our opening hours in the new hall. It is going to be possible that your children can be in our care from 0830 until finish at 4pm. Obviously the grant covers 0915-1515 so early or late finishes will be at a cost to yourselves, unless you claim 30hour funding. Please complete the tear off slip below and return to Jacqui or Lynn if you are interested. The cost would be £3.75 for the extra 45 minutes at the beginning or end of each day.

Please note that our official opening hours are 0915-1515, anything extra is charged to yourselves or added into the grant claim.

You will receive your invoice for the Spring term over the next couple of weeks. They will be emailed to you so if you don’t receive one please check your junk box or speak to Jacqui or Lynn.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to come and speak to one of us.

Many thanks

Jacqui (07760325530) and Lynn (07773574550)

 

 

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Name………………………………………………………………………………………

 

I would like my child to start school at 0830    Yes/No

 

I would like my child to finish school at 4pm    Yes/No

 

I understand that any cost will be charged or added onto the grant claim.

 

Signed…………………………………………………….