Newsletter October 2018

Welcome

Welcome to all our new Children and their families and welcome back to our returning Children and their families. We hope you all had a very good summer.

Changes

Karen Ball has decided to leave Berry Hill, her last day will be Friday 12th October, we thank her for all she has done at Berry Hill and wish her well for the future.

Emma Taylor has joined the Strawberries room, which has been a huge help for those children who have transitioned to Strawberries. This has meant that some initial Keyperson conversations took place with a different Keyperson but the knowledge of those Children has been passed to the new Keyperson. We are sorry for any confusion caused. 

Current Learning

This term we will concentrate on settling all the Children at Berry Hill, ensuring they feel happy and confident in their new surroundings, building relationships with their Keyperson and their peers.

Shoe Box Appeal

Berry Hill are proud to support the Rotary organisation in this appeal. On Friday 5th October a representative came and talked to our children at the setting. A list of items suitable to be put in the shoebox with age appropriate ideas will come home to you. The boxes then need to be wrapped in Christmas paper and delivered to disadvantaged Children in Albania, Montenegro, Moldova and Romania by the Rotary Organisation. Last year our generous families and staff made 107 boxes. No pressure for this year.                                                                                                   

Photographer

Our Photographer is coming to take the children’s photographs on Wednesday 31st October. A list to make appointments will be in the office on the 15th October.

Information about 30 hours funding  and Tax free childcare is available on www.childcarechoices.gov.uk.     If you would like extra days/ more hours for your Child we still have a few spaces, please let Julie or Laura know as soon as possible.

Dates for your Diary

HALF TERM HOLIDAY MONDAY 22nd OCTOBER UNTIL FRIDAY 26th OCTOBER

PHOTOGRAPHER  WEDNESDAY 31st OCTOBER

CHILDREN IN NEED THURSDAY 15th NOVEMBER AND FRIDAY !6th NOVEMBER

CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAYS THURSDAY 6th AND FRIDAY 7th DECEMBER

LAST DAY OF TERM FRIDAY 21st DECEMBER

 

Berry Hill Team