Welcome to Plume Avenue Nursery

Into February already !!

As we enter our last week before the half term break just a little reminder to everyone to ensure that their child(ren)'s belongings are very clearly labelled. As the children are coming in with hats, gloves, boots etc it is very difficult to match these up at home times.

Also, toys from home !!

While we appreciate these are somewhat of a comfort blanket for some children, the toys that are coming in now seem to be getting smaller and smaller and therefore much easier to lose.

Ideally we would prefer the toys not to come in at all - but if they must come in, we will be having a box in the foyer and the toys should go in there !!

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We have decided to make the move from paper learning journeys to the online system Tapestry.

This allows us to firstly save time and money in the printing and gluing of photos and secondly to put our observations and photos onto a secure online system, allowing you as parents and carers to access them any time and in any place.

For those concerned about security, every parent / carer will need to supply their email address and create a secure password that only they know, so please let us have your email next time you're passing the office.

A direct link to Tapestry will appear in the menu on the left once we're fully up and running - you can either use the webpage or download the app for your android device or iphone.

For those of you who didn't know, we had a visit from Ofsted on the 5th October and a copy of the report is available by following the link from the menu. We would like to thank all the parents / carers who took the time to speak to the inspector that day - your comments and feedback are very much appreciated.

Also, please don't forget that if you qualify for the extended 30 hour funding scheme - you do need to re-apply each term - please visit our 'funding' page for more details or have a chat with Shelley.

As always, please make sure that your child has appropriate clothing for the cold weather as we do still go outside to play.

A coat and wellies are definitely required, please make sure these are all clearly labelled and, if the wellies could be left at nursery, that would be even better !!

Steve