Please find attached a copy of Onthank Ecc 2021/2022 Improvement Plan.
This plan outlines the focus the centre will be taking for the coming year to support our children’s learning and how we aim to work together with our families to engage them in the life of the centre, through building relationships to encourage family learning.
If you require a paper copy of the improvement plan, please contact the centre and we will organise this for you.
Each year we team up with the fundraising charity “Rag Bags” to raise some money for our Nursery.
Rag Bags is a textile recycling charity who pay us for collecting bags of wearable clothes, paired shoes, bags and belts, so if you are having a clear out and could fill 1 or 2 bags for us, this would be very much appreciated.
The collection bags should be arriving very shortly and the date for collection is 24th September.
We will let you know when the bags arrive and can be picked up at drop off and collection or from our Reception.
On Friday 13th August we said our final farewell and shared lots of best wishes to Jennifer, our Depute Manager who has now retired.
Jennifer has been a part of Onthank Ecc for over 25 years and we have all thoroughly enjoyed working with Jennifer, but we as a staff team can not thank her enough for all the support, guidance and learning she has provided for each and every one of us as a Senior Practitioner and latterly as our Depute.
We are sure all of our children and families who have known Jennifer during these years along with us wish her the very best in her much deserved retirement.
Please find the attached information issued by the NHS regarding the return of children to Education.
Please be aware that we are still following Covid Guidance that was in place before the Summer Holidays commenced and we will continue to do so for a further 5 weeks under Government advice.
Therefore please continue to wear a face covering when dropping off/collecting your child from the centre unless you are exempt. Please also remain 2 meters apart during this time to ensure the safely of all of our children, families and staff.
If your child or any member of your family displays symptoms of Covid, then please contact the centre and do not attend.
We look forward to welcoming back our children who are returning on Thursday 19th and we are excited to meet our new children and families who will begin Monday 23rd August.
You should have already received a letter outlining your child’s start date and time. Please adhere to the time that has been allocated to you. If for any reason you did not receive a letter or have misplaced it, please do not hesitate to phone the centre.
Please see above a poster sent to us to share with you all from NHS Ayrshire & Arran Speech and Language Therapists to offer support in developing talking and playing with your baby before and after birth.
Places are limited, so if you are interested please register now.
On Thursday 17th June 2021 Onthank Early Childhood Centre together with East Ayrshire Council’s Facilities and Property Management Services pledged to take a shared interest in our building and put action into commitment to help maintain and preserve our building, it’s fixtures and fittings to the best standard possible.
We pledge to:
help maintain and upkeep our buildings.
take personal ownership for our buildings and environment.
maintain a vigilance and focus on health and safety.
be responsible for reducing damage and reporting noticeable .defects and repair requirements.
champion environmental sustainability.
respect all building users and those that support the operation of our buildings.