September Newsletter

Welcome back to all our lovely children, and a very warm welcome to those who are new to us.  We all hope you had a lovely Summer filled with fun.  This term our topic will be ‘All About Me’. This is a great way to get to know our new friends and let our continuing children share any news that may be happening in their family.

NEW MEMBERS OF OUR TEAM

We have two new members of staff joining us this term.  Lowena is our lovely new apprentice, who will be completing her training with us.  Lowena competes in horse shows, and I know the children will be eager to learn all about this.

Sarah is our new administrator.  Sarah will be coming in on a Thursday to help with all manner of things including invoicing, updating policies and ensuring our website is up to date.

FOREST SCHOOL DATES IN OCTOBER:

 Week one: 3rd, 5th

Week two: 9th, 11th, 13th

 ZOOLAB VISIT:

On Thursday the 28th of September we will be having a visit from ZooLab, to do a work shop about ‘All About Me’. The children will get a chance to hold a variety of different animals and learn about what they do. Please could you return your permission slip and money to us by Friday 22nd September.

 30 HOUR FUNDING DEADLINE FOR THE SPRING TERM

Please note that you will be able to apply for your 30 hours funding for the Spring Term from 1st October.  The link for this is https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/childcare/30-hours-free/apply.  Follow the link and fill out the application form.  If you are eligible they will send you a code, which you will need to give to us.  Once we have received the code, we can do all the paperwork for you.  Once eligibility has been given, you will only be invoiced for the morning snack cost.

FEE PAYMENT AGREEMENT:

With your September invoice, you will notice a new Fee Payment Agreement that we ask you read through, sign and return to us as soon as possible.  For those with children continuing with us, you will note that we are now invoicing fees in advance, with any adjusted hours amended in the month following.  Please feel free to speak to us if you have any questions regarding this.

COME AND TALK TO OUR LITTLE OWLS:

We will be talking about the special events or traditions, in our different families in September. We would love to invite parents, grandparents or friends to come and talk about what is important in your family. For example, something you may celebrate a language you might speak or a recipe that your family enjoy.

If you would be interested in sharing this with the pre-school, please let a Little Owls team member know

DATES FOR THE DIARY:

Thursday 28th September – Zoolab visit

Friday 20th October – last day

Monday 30th October – first day back

Friday 15th December – last day of Autumn term

School Telephone Number: 01258 840042                  Email Address: office@little-owls.org

We would like to thank you all for your continued support and are looking forward to a fantastic year ahead!

 

Jazmine, Wendy, Clare and Lowena

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