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Weekly Newsletter


7th December 2018


Hello Everyone!

Great week this week making Christmas pudding pictures – they look fantastic and the children have worked really hard – thank you to Pauline and Susan for their great ideas over the last two weeks.  Next week Tracy and Zoe have some amazing ideas – keep an eye on the role play area.

Christmas Performance Tuesday 11th December - Info

If this is not your child’s day please meet us at the Church 1.15pm next to the school – please us the side door to drop off (unless otherwise arranged). Any problems speak to Susan or your key worker.  After the performance you are very welcome to take your children home - (please tell a member of staff you are leaving).  If your child will be staying please let Susan or your key worker know, so we can make arrangements.

Videos - Photos

Please can we ask you not to video the performance, we have made arrangements for this to be done for you and the CD can be purchased for £5.  Also please only take photos at the end of the performance so this does not distract the children from their amazing singing. Please only place your own child onto Facebook unless you have permission.


Christmas Party – Info (Party Monday 17th December 1.45pm)

Just so you can get organised, could you please supply Santa with a wrapped present to the value of £5 or less with your child’s name on.  (You can start to bring them into nursery when you’re ready)

Christmas Party - Food List – for our Jacobs Join

Monday there will be a Christmas food list at the side of the signing in register – please pop your name alongside what you would like to bring. 


Lost Property

We have lots of lovely items being left in nursery – ask a member of staff – ( please remember to put names in clothing this helps us to return them to the correct people

School Car Park

Please remember NO Parking on School Car Park at any time – please let grandparents and extended family know. 


Collecting Children at Home Time

Please remember that we finish at 3.15pm prompt and late pick up can mean a late payment charge being added to your bill.  Children have started to be collected later and later and this has a knock on affect to the staff who then have to work later.  Thank you for your support.


Children Off Sick - Holiday

A quick reminder that if your children are not attending nursery due to sickness or holidays to ring on the 1st day of sickness.  If you are going on holiday please let your key worker know and follow this up with an e-mail.  Please be aware if the above is not done we will always follow the above with either a phone call or an e-mail – it is our duty to Safeguard our children and very important we know where your children are.



Winter – Snow Procedures


The weather is getting very cold and could possibly snow anytime – please be aware of the following procedures – We will always endeavour to stay open were possible – but sometimes this is avoidable due to Staffing or Site Safety.

·         Keep a look out on your e-mails – 7.30 – 8 am  any updates will be sent out

·         Keep up to date on our Facebook page

·         We will contact you via Text if we are closing – ( please check your mobile numbers are up to date)

·         Ring Scallywags before you set off ( oversight sometimes happen and this will avoid any disappointments)



Christmas in the North Pole


Making Christmas Cards

Understanding the World– People and Communities – Talk about their family and friends + why they are important


Physical Development– moving and handling – Teach skill to use equipment safely


Active Learning – being involved and concentrating – enjoying what they set out to do



Don’t forget to send your pictures from the weekend to scallywagspreschool@yahoo.co.uk and I will print them off here in nursery and your children can share these at register time. This is a great experience which helps your child to build their self-confidence.



Community News


The Barlow Christmas Market – Tomorrow -  8th December – 10am – Free Entry over 35 stalls throughout the building.  Special guest author Vivienne Dockerty will talk about her latest book plus seasonal music from Sing for Fun.

Fresh from the Farm will be at The Barlow 9.30-1.30 – Selling Christmas Trees, wreaths, table decs, grave pots free local delivery on all Christmas trees. They will have lots of local veg, free range eggs, jams and much more.


The Barlow – 19th December – 5.30 – 6.30 – Deryls Whittakers – NORTHERN ACADEMY – of DANCE AND STAGE – invite you to Our – OPEN DAY








Special Dates –

Christmas Performance – Tuesday 11th December – 1.30pm - prompt (Bring your child to church side door for 1.15)

Christmas Party – Monday 17th Dec – 1.45 – (if this is not your child’s session they are very welcome to attend with an Adult who must stay (this is down to ratios) – all parents are welcome to come even if your child is in – it is a lovely afternoon and Santa comes)



Dates for your Diary

Christmas – Friday 21st December – close at 2.45

Return – Monday 7th January 2019

Half Term – Friday 15th February

Return – Monday 25th February

Easter – Friday 5th April – close at 2.45

Return – Tuesday 23rd April

Bank/Holiday – Monday 6th May

Half Term – Thursday 23rd May

Return – Monday 3rd June

Summer – Friday 19th July – close at 2.45