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Children Mental Health.

As it is Children’s Mental Health awareness week, we have a link to a virtual assembly hosted by a local author who has visited the nursery to read the story to our children. This book Lucy’s Blue Day talks openly about emotions and that it’s OK to be NOT OK. We hope you enjoy it.
Good Morning, I am writing to let you know about a virtual assembly that I am holding this Friday for everyone and anyone who wishes to join us.
On Friday 5th February at 2 pm, we will be launching our very own Virtual Assembly, for free, for Children all over the UK. This past year has been tough on us all, and our assemblies have proven very effective in helping our children understand their own emotions and mental health.
This assembly is open to everyone—children learning at home, children learning in classrooms, teachers, parents and carers. This is the link to register:
Click here to register for free

Big Garden Birdwatch!

Lauren is taking part in the Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend (29th Jan – 31st Jan). She is going to observe the different birds she finds and will record her results, when she’s on a walk or looking out her window.

Why not join in? Even for just an hour and see what birds you can see!

Here is link where you can find some of the birds you might find in your garden or when you’re out on a walk — Different bird types

If you would like to record your findings and send it to the  Royal Society of the Protection of Birds (PSPB) please follow this link — RSPB participation form

If you want to find out more information, click  the link below –

Next week – Playdough

In our 3-5 timetables for the week coming (18th Jan), we are planning do to some sensory experiences using playdough. To allow our children and families to participate, we wanted to share what ingredients you will need for that if you wish to participate. You will need:

  • Flour
  • Oil
  • Water
  • Food colouring/essence (own choice)

Keep a look out for Monday’s videos to see how to make it at home.

Have fun!

Important News

Hi Everyone,
We would like to share some exciting news around the launch of our new Scottish  Government benefit Scottish Child Payment. The Scottish Child Payment will open for applications on Monday 9th November for families on receipt of a qualifying benefit and have a child who will be under 6 on Monday 15th February 2021.  Payments will commence from 15th February 2021 and will be paid 4 weekly.
The new benefit will give eligible families on low incomes with children under 16 an extra £10 per week for each child. The Scottish Government has prioritised the early introduction for families with a child under six years old and despite the impact and disruption of Covid-19 we are able to start making payments from early 2021. We plan for the benefit for all eligible children to be rolled out by the end of 2022.
Please click below for more details
Scottish Child Payment A5 flyer
Scottish Child Payment poster A4
Scottish Child Payment Stakeholder intranet article
SCP Payment Factsheet

Please note !

To enhance our safety arrangements all Arthurlie Family Centre staff will now wear face masks when we collect and return children at the Centre doors.

We are requesting adults to also wear a mask, if they can, when they are coming to the Centre.

Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.

Face Mask Required Signs for Businesses, Restaurants and Offices –  Medinatheatre News


Firework Safety !

Due to the cancellation of organised fireworks means more parents doing their own display at home this year🎇🎆

Learn how you can keep their families safer when buying and using fireworks 🎊🎉. Follow the below link to access: