Weekly Diary

Weekly Diary – Week beginning 25th June

posted 25 Jun 2018, 03:42 by Wendy Carrigan   [ updated 25 Jun 2018, 03:43 ]

Sun Cream... We are in for a spell of good weather and will be outside for most of the day, therefore, please ensure your child has sun cream on when they arrive for their session.  Full time and extended children should have their own sun cream to be kept at nursery.

Water Fun Day... We are planning to have a water day on Thursday this week, therefore, could you ensure your child has swimwear and a towel, also a change of clothes as a backup.

Cleaning week ... We will close on Friday and re-open on Monday 9th July for the beginning of a new year 2018/2019.  A holiday list for this year is available which also show dates for term time children

Bonus Ball will start again in August at the beginning of term.

Weekly Diary – Week beginning 18th June

posted 19 Jun 2018, 01:27 by Wendy Carrigan   [ updated 19 Jun 2018, 01:27 ]

Graduation... For pre-school children only is on Wednesday 20th June.  This will start at 1:30pm however, children should arrive at 1pm. 

Fun Day... We will be having this on Thursday this week to celebrate the graduation.  All children can come to nursery dressed up and we have lots of fun activities planned.  Hopefully the sun will be out and we can enjoy this in the garden.  *Please note that this will be funded children’s last day until August.

AGM... Went ahead last Tuesday, however, there was a very disappointing turnout.  This meeting is vital for our sustainability and future operation.  Minutes for the meeting will be available.

Bonus Ball ....winner for this week is number 8.  This was the last week of bonus ball until after the summer.


Weekly Diary – Week beginning 11th June

posted 11 Jun 2018, 03:53 by Wendy Carrigan   [ updated 11 Jun 2018, 03:53 ]

AGM... Will take place on Tuesday 12th June at 6pm.  Please come along as we rely upon parent’s involvement in order to keep the service operational. There will be a few workshops for parents to visit/participate.  The children’s key workers will also be there for anyone who wishes an update on their child’s progress etc.  

 Fee payments.... A number of parents have asked for bank details for payments, these are as follows; RBS   

Account Number 10946553

Sort Code 83 20 22

Please use your child’s name as reference in order for us to identify your payments


Graduation ... for Pre-School children only is at 1:30 pm on Wednesday 20th June, tickets are £1

Bonus Ball ....winner for this week is number 57

Week Beginning 4th June

posted 4 Jun 2018, 07:30 by Wendy Carrigan   [ updated 4 Jun 2018, 07:30 ]

Official Opening.... It is 8 years ago today that we had our official opening for this building


AGM... Will take place on Tuesday 12th June at 6pm.  Please come along as we rely upon parent’s involvement in order to keep the service operational.


Graduation ..... This year will be on Wednesday 20th June, it will be at approximately 1:30 pm.  This is for pre-school children only.


Fee payments....Due to our recent break in and issues surrounding late fee payments we shall be moving to bank payments.  This can be via standing order, direct debit or bank transfers  

Bonus Ball ....winner for this week is number 10

Week Beginning 21st May

posted 4 Jun 2018, 07:22 by Wendy Carrigan   [ updated 4 Jun 2018, 07:22 ]

Fun Event......A massive thanks to all who attended our Fun Event.  It was a great night and we managed to raise a whopping £1262.  We are well on our way to having enough to install roller shutters.   We will post a thank you on the Facebook Page to all our funders and supporters.

May Weekend.....The nursery will be closed on Friday and Monday for the holiday weekend.  The weather is supposed to be good so please upload your photos and experiences to your child's learning journals.

End of Term dates.....The last day of funding is Thursday 21st June and college/Uni funding will be earlier.  Summer placements are available please see Wendy for costs.

Sunflowers.......The caterpillar Room have planted sunflowers, these have to be returned on the 18th June and the biggest one will win a prize.

Fee payments....There is still a significant amount of fees outstanding.   Payment is required in order to access further placements.  We would also ask, where possible could parents pay by direct debit to minimise the amount of cash held on the premises.  

Sun Cream......finally the sun has arrived and we will be spending a lot of time outside, therefore, please ensure your child is protected with a layer of sun cream before their session and full time children should bring in a bottle to be kept here for use throughout the day.

Week beginning 14th May 2018

posted 13 May 2018, 15:14 by Wendy Carrigan   [ updated 13 May 2018, 15:15 ]

Fundraising Night.... Tickets are available for this event which takes place on Thursday 6-8 pm.  We will have a bouncy castle, disco lights and music, mini soft play for the babies, tombola, raffle and much more!  This event has been supported by our families and local businesses for which we are very grateful.  


AGM... We aim to hold our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 22nd May.  We hope to have the Police and local councillor attending this to update us on the progress and subsequent actions taken for our recent break in.  We will confirm date and time as soon as possible.


Fee payments....Please ensure that your childcare fees are paid in advance and up to date in order to secure and access your child’s placement.  At present we have a number of accounts in arrears and we cannot operate the service on a retrospective basis.  Individual emails will be sent as reminder of payments due.  


Bonus Ball ....winner for this week is number 5

Weekly Diary – Week beginning 7th May 2018

posted 9 May 2018, 04:27 by Wendy Carrigan   [ updated 9 May 2018, 04:27 ]


Break In....Thank you for all your support regarding this incident.  It is so disappointing that we have to tolerate such acts in our community, especially to our beloved nursery.  However, it is hearting warming and humbling to experience such positive support and empathy from parents/carers and the local area.  This includes a ‘gofundme’ page set up by Kyla’s Mum and a ‘justgiving’ page set up by Nathan’s Mum.  We are also holding a fundraising event on 17th May (see posters for full details) and we will provide up to date information from the Police at our AGM (date to be confirmed)


Lost property... please ensure you check the lost property box as this will be emptied into the recycling bin on Friday


Indoor shoes....Please ensure all children’s indoor shoes are replaced in their bags at the end of each session as the shelves are a shared space and there is not enough room for everyone to leave them out


Bonus Ball.... All of the numbers have now been allocated, however, if you wish to be notified of any that come up as in order to secure this number it is required to be paid each week. 

Weekly Diary – Week beginning 23rd April

posted 23 Apr 2018, 03:35 by Wendy Carrigan   [ updated 23 Apr 2018, 03:36 ]

Life Cycles....Continuing with the theme in the Butterfly Room, we now have tadpoles and caterpillars to watch and discover the fascinating wonder of nature and how they transform


Photo proofs are back, please complete order and return with payment by Monday 30th April.


Indoor shoes....Please ensure all children’s indoor shoes are replaced in their bags at the end of each session as the shelves are a shared space and there is not enough room for everyone to leave them out

Bonus Ball.... numbers available, £1 stake for £45 prize! 

Week beginning 16TH April

posted 16 Apr 2018, 01:38 by Wendy Carrigan   [ updated 16 Apr 2018, 01:38 ]

Our Chicks! .... Mumble, George, Rosie and Fluffy (now named Forrest Gump) after his exceptional recovery from splayed legs have settled well into their new enclosure with Daisy and Buttercup the rabbits.  Their outdoor hen house has been ordered and we will prepare this for when they are old enough to venture outside. One of our parents has suggested we put out a donation box for them which can be filled with sawdust, hay, chickfeed etc.  Great idea, thank you as this will be a great help. 

Bonus ball.....we were thinking of reintroducing this;  you buy a bonus ball for £1 per week and if your number is the bonus ball on Wednesday’s lotto draw you win £45

Football Cards....

Another possible fundraiser is our football cards, if you have a big family or would be able to take into your workplace please see Wendy for further details

Photographer .....We will distribute the photo proofs as soon as we get them back from Ali

Caterpillar cloakroom....please ensure you hang your child’s jacket on their own coathangers and store shoes in their labelled section



Weekly Diary – Week beginning 26th March

posted 26 Mar 2018, 01:42 by Wendy Carrigan   [ updated 26 Mar 2018, 01:42 ]

Easter ....We shall be having the Easter parties for each room on Thursday and we are hoping the Easter Bunny will come along! The nursery will be closed on Friday 30th and Monday 2nd April.  Term time and college funded children will be off until Monday 16th April.

We have 10 chicks!.....and the winner of the questionnaire is Evan’s Mum Kirsty.  We are going to keep 4 of them however, we need help in making them a home in the nursery.....so if you are or know of a joiner/handyman who would be willing to lend a hand, please let us know as we have just over a week to create this. To fund the other items we require to keep the chicks we plan to have a tombola and have a few stalls selling items such as hair accessories, toys etc. as well as a tombola and football cards, therefore if you have anything you can hand in for this it would be greatly appreciated.

Sports Relief

Thank you for all your donations, the children had a fabulous time and we shall be uploading some of the footage to the Sports Relief website.

Photographer .....Ali will be here on Wednesday, if you would like family photos taken please let Wendy know to enable us to book you a slot.

Zoe...will be finishing up on Thursday for maternity leave, we wish her the very best and look forward to meeting her new arrival in April.

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