News and Information

PATHS - SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING

 

LEAVERS

If your child is leaving at the end of the summer term please let Ceri know as soon as possible so that the place can be allocated to a child on the waiting list.  Thank you.

FAREWELL AND WELCOME

Welcome to our new starters in April 2022.  We are very much looking forward to you joining us; we have lots of fun activities and play planned.  We know that this can be a difficult time for children and parents who may be separating on a regular basis for the first time and we will do all that we can to help with the transition.  The staff team are very experienced and caring and will provide lots of reassurance and comfort to your children.

 

Please feel free to contact us on 07979553472 during the morning if you need any reassurance that your child is settling in and is happy, or if you have any concerns.  We regularly tweet the children engaged in play and activities throughout the morning, so please follow us on twitter - @wplaygroup 

 

We are hugely appreciative of your efforts to help us keep Westend Playgroup a safe environment for children during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Please continue to exercise caution and keep your children home if they are symptomatic or unwell.  By working together we can protect as far as possible all those we are in contact with.

THANK YOU

 

to MORRISONS for their continued support - we have some lovely herbs for the sensory garden.  

We are very grateful for the generosity of the businesses that support us!

CHECK THIS OUT - IDEAS FOR GIFTS

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THE CHILDCARE OFFER
We have registered our setting with the Childcare Offer.

 

30 hours of education and childcare are offered to eligible working parents of 3 and 4 year olds per week. Parents can apply via the Family Information Service (FIS) website.

 

Please contact the FIS if you have any questions: 01446 704704 or visit the Childcare Offer Web Page using the link on the right hand side of this page.

Fees from September 2021 will be £13.50 per morning and we accept workplace voucher payments and are registered on the government tax-free childcare scheme.

 

LOOKING AFTER OUR ENVIRONMENT 

We seek to reduce our negative impact on the environment in the following ways:

  • reducing the purchase of packaged foods

  • recycling of paper and packaging

  • using waste materials in craft activities

  • recycling of food waste 

  • use of the water butt for the garden

  • growing flowers and vegetables to encourage bees/butterflies/bugs

  • teaching good husbandry to children through stories

 

DATA PROTECTION
We have updated our data protection information in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (2016) and Data Protection Act (2018), and you can review our privacy notices using the links on the right hand side of this page.

HEALTH AND SAFETY
Please leave prams in the foyer at the start of the morning rather than bring them in to the main hall at the start of the session.  Doing so prevents children being able to leave the main hall and prevents accidents.

 

If you are the last to leave, please tell a member of staff who will lock the entrance door behind you.

 

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES
Can you spare a few hours per term to assist in escorting children out into the local community?  Do you have a special interest, skill or knowledge that can be shared with children to enhance their learning?  Please see Ceri if you would like to get involved.  

 

Dates for your diary

Please follow us on twitter @wplaygroup

Half term - Monday 30 May - Friday 03 June

Sports week - 4 - 8 July

Teddy Bear Picnic week - 11 - 15 July (dressing up and teddies optional)

Last day of term - Friday 22 July 2022

Summer holiday provision to be confirmed (anticipated wc 25th July to 19th August inclusive)

First day of term - Monday 5 September 2022


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