Arthurlie Family Centre

May 18, 2018
by Mrs Liddell
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Healthy Lunches

Every day in nursery children talk and learn about healthy eating and demonstrate their learning by growing in confidence in making healthy food choices during snack routines and in their conversations with peers and staff.

Children attending the wraparound lunchtime session follow a set routine which makes the whole experience a pleasant and enjoyable one.

The lunchtime routine goes like this:

  • At 12:00pm a member of staff will take the children staying for lunch to the toilet and then direct them to wash their hands.
  • At 12:10pm children will be in the community hall seated together at the lunch table and staff will offer assistance to any children requiring help in opening their lunch boxes and its contents.
  • While lunch is being eaten, calming music is played as the children and staff converse amongst themselves following good routines.
  • Children who are finished their lunch are encouraged to tidy their place at the table.
  • Children can then request to leave the table to play with the activities set out by staff.
  • Children should be collected from the hall by 12.50pm, parents are asked to sign their child out of nursery before leaving.
  • Children staying for the afternoon session will be taken outside or back to the playroom.

 

As children only have a short time to eat their lunch it is best if they are not given too much food.   A healthy lunch might be :

One/two small sandwiches or a wholemeal roll

A small yoghurt or fromage frais

A piece of fruit

A non-fizzy drink (low or no sugar)

A piece of cheese.

We know that not all children like to eat a sandwich and might prefer to eat:

Vegetable sticks / pasta / crackers and cheese.

 

We do ask that you do not bring any hot food into nursery.

 

As we are a health promoting nursery we ask that you support our ‘Healthy Eating Policy’ by not giving your child any fizzy drinks/ chocolate bars/biscuits or chocolate yoghurts/sweets. Children learn that these are treats to have with their family at home.

We are also a ‘nut free’ nursery as some children can have varying degrees of nut allergy which can be very harmful to a child.

Each week children will be given a ‘Healthy Lunch’ sticker when they bring a healthy lunch to nursery.

 

Please remember to place an ice pack into your child’s lunch box to keep food fresh.

 

We hope that current parents will continue to support our Healthy Eating Policy, and our new parents will join us in promoting healthy habits.

 

Thanks for your co-operation.

 

Christine Bell

Depute Head of Centre.

May 16, 2018
by Mrs Silvester
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Sports Day – We have planned sports days on Tuesday 22nd May and Wednesday 23rd May.

 

Dry Day Plan

We are hoping for dry days to enable us to invite two family members per family for an outdoor event.

 

      Wet Day Plan

Otherwise the children will have their sports day inside where there is no space for large numbers of visitors during sporting events.

 

Tuesday 22nd May: Zickety Dickety Dock

GROUPS

Mags, Victoria, Yvonne (Shan) – 9:15 am & 13:15 pm

Stewart, Lauren, Kerry – 10:30 am & 14:30 pm

 

Wednesday 23rd May

Aiken Drum

All groups – 9:15 am & 13:15 pm

 

Ally Bally Bee

GROUPS

Janet, Alison, Andrew – 9:15 am & 13:15 pm

Laura, Suzy, Lauryn – 10:30 am & 14:30 pm

 

 

 

May 2, 2018
by Mrs Silvester
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School Transition Arrangements

St Marks Primary School

Date Venue Time
17/5/18 A teacher from St Marks will visit Arthurlie Family Centre for both morning and afternoon sessions.

 

9.45am – 10.45 am

1.30pm -2.30pm

24/5/18 Nursery staff take children to visit St Marks. Children who do not attend at this time should be brought to the school by a parent or carer. Children should arrive for 9.45am and be collected at 10.45am. 9.45am – 10.45am
31/5/18 St Marks school induction. Parents/carers take children and stay for an information session. Nursery staff do not attend this.

 

9.30am
4/6/18 Family Bookbug session at Arthurlie Family Centre for children going to St Marks. Come along to meet other children and parents going to St Marks. Roslyn Graham our Family First worker will be joining us too.

 

9.15 – 9.45 am

1.15 – 1.45pm

7/6/18 St Marks school induction. Parents/carers take children and stay for an information session, lunch is included.

Nursery staff do not attend.

 

1.00pm

If your child does not attend nursery on these dates they can attend the transition groups. A parent or carer should bring your child to the group and collect them afterwards.

 

 

Hillview Primary School

Date Venue Time
9/5/18 A teacher from Hillview will visit Arthurlie for both morning and afternoon sessions.

 

9.45am – 10.45 am

1.30pm -2.30pm

16/5/18 Nursery staff take children to visit Hillview. Children who do not attend at this time should be brought to the school by a parent or carer. Children should arrive for 9.45am and be collected at 10.30am. 9.45am – 10.30am
24/5/18 Hillview school induction, parents/carers take children and stay for an information session.

 

9.30am – 10.30am
31/5/18 Hillview school induction, parents/carers take children and stay for an information session.

 

1.30pm – 2.30pm
5/6/18 Family Bookbug session at Arthurlie Family Centre for children going to Hillview. Come along and meet other children and parents going to Hillview.

Roslyn Graham our Family First worker will be joining us too.

 

9.15 – 9.45 am

1.15 – 1.45pm

If your child does not attend nursery on these dates they can attend the transition groups. A parent or carer should bring your child to the group and collect them afterwards.

 

Carlibar Primary School

Date Venue Time
11.5.17 A teacher from Carlibar will visit Carlibar Family Centre for both morning and afternoon sessions. Children at Arthurlie Family Centre will be taken to this by nursery staff.

 

9.45am -10.45am

1.45pm -2.45pm

18.5.17 Children visit Carlibar Primary School. Nursery staff will take children who attend at this time. Children who attend in the afternoon should be brought to this by a parent or carer. Children should arrive for 9.45am and be collected at 10.45am. 9.45am – 10.45am

 

 

22.5.17 Carlibar school induction; parents/carers take children and stay for an information session.

 

9.15 – 10.30 am

 

31.5.17 Carlibar school induction; parents/carers take children and stay for an information session.

 

1.30 – 2.45 pm
6.6.17 Family Bookbug session at Arthurlie Family Centre for children going to Cross Arthurlie, Carlibar and St John’s schools. Come along to meet other children going to these schools.

Roslyn Graham our Family First worker will be joining us too.

At Arthurlie Family Centre.

 

9.15 – 9.45 am

1.15 – 1.45pm

If your child does not attend nursery on these dates they can attend the transition groups. A parent or carer should bring your child to the group and collect them afterwards.

 

Cross Arthurlie Primary School

Date Venue Time
8/5/18 A teacher from Cross Arthurlie will visit Carlibar Family Centre for both morning and afternoon sessions. Children at Arthurlie Family Centre will be taken to this by nursery staff.

 

9.45am – 10.45 am

1.30pm -2.30pm

15/5/18 Children visit Cross Arthurlie. Nursery staff will take children to this by minibus. Children who attend in the afternoon should be brought to this by a parent or carer. Children should arrive for 9.45am and be collected at 10.45am. 9.45am – 10.45am
4/6/18 Family Bookbug session at Arthurlie Family Centre for children going to Cross Arthurlie, Carlibar and St John’s schools. Come along to meet other children going to these schools.

Roslyn Graham our Family First worker will be joining us too.

At Arthurlie Family Centre.

 

 

 

9.15 – 9.45 am

1.15 – 1.45pm

12/6/18 Cross Arthurlie school induction, parents/carers take children and stay for an information session.

 

PM
13/6/16 Cross Arthurlie school induction, parents/carers take children and stay for an information session.

 

AM

If your child does not attend nursery on these dates they can attend the transition groups. A parent or carer should bring your child to the group and collect them afterwards.

 

 

St Johns Primary School

Date Venue Time
9/5/18 A teacher from St Johns will visit Carlibar Family Centre for both morning and afternoon sessions. Children at Arthurlie Family Centre will be taken to this by nursery staff.

 

9.45am – 10.45 am

1.30pm -2.30pm

14/5/18 Nursery staff take children to visit St Johns. Children who do not attend at this time should be brought to the school by a parent or carer. Children should arrive for 9.45am and be collected at 10.45am. 9.45am – 10.45am
4/6/18 St Johns school induction, parents/carers take children and stay for an information session. Lunch included.

 

10.00 – 12.15

 

6/6/18 Family Bookbug session at Arthurlie Family Centre for children going to Cross Arthurlie, Carlibar and St John’s schools. Come along to meet other children going to these schools.

Roslyn Graham our Family First worker will be joining us too.

At Arthurlie Family Centre.

 

9.15 – 9.45 am

1.15 – 1.45pm

11/6/16 St Johns school induction, parents/carers take children and stay for an information session.

 

1.30pm – 2.45pm

If your child does not attend nursery on these dates they can attend the transition groups. A parent or carer should bring your child to the group and collect them afterwards.

 

 

May 2, 2018
by Mrs Silvester
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Sports Playday Information

Our Sports Playdays are:

Zickety Dickety Dock

In the Community Hall and Garden

Tuesday 22 May

9.15 – 10.15  Mags, Victoria and Shan’s Groups

10.30 – 11.30 Stewart, Lauren and Kerry’s Groups

 

1.15 – 2.15  Mags,Victoria and Shan’s Groups

2.30 – 3.30  Stewart, Lauren and Kerry’s Groups

 

Ally Bally Bee

In the Community Hall and Garden

Wednesday 23 May

9.15 – 10.15 Alison, Andrew and Janet’s Groups

10.30 – 11.30 Laura, Suzy and Lauryn’s Groups

 

1.15 – 2.15 Alison, Andrew and Janet’s Groups

2.30 – 3.30 Laura, Suzy and Lauryn’s Groups

 

Aiken Drum

In the playroom and Garden

Wednesday 23 May

9.15 – all groups

1.15 – all groups

 

Fingers crossed for sunny days!

Families and friends are invited to join in. We ask that each child has no more than 2 adults attending, so that we can keep everyone safe.

Thank You!

April 27, 2018
by Mrs Silvester
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Look at our creations made from potatoes and vegetables.

I have made a toucan. That’s its beak.

That’s Mr Potato Head.

That’s a mountain.

Mine’s a boat.

 

Transient art is known as moveable art, it is a collection of materials that children create a picture from.  The materials that are used are open-ended resources, and there is no permanent end product. Children will often spend a considerable amount of time moving materials here and there to create a picture. There is no reason why this cant be done indoors as well as outdoors.

 

 

April 23, 2018
by Mrs Silvester
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Funnels, tubes, sifts, bottles, scoopers, spoons, bottle tops and sand is perfect sensory play with endless fun and exploration. But what happens when there are not enough resources?

There are exciting ways to encourage children’s investigation and exploration. Children learn best when they’re given lots of opportunities to solve problems that are meaningful to them those that arise in their day-to-day life.

One child said, “I’ve not got a spoon!” From this problem the children researched how to make spoons from plastic bootles, designed their own spoons and tested their design.

“It works!”

“I’ve got sand on my spoon.”

April 12, 2018
by Mrs Liddell
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Parent and Child Workshops

We are holding parent and child workshops on Thursday, 19th April at 4.15 pm. The workshops include:

Sensory Play

Risky Play (woodwork)

Loose Parts Play

RISKY PLAY

SENSORY PLAY

LOOSE PARTS

If you can attend the workshops, can you please give your name to your child’s keyperson.

We are looking forward to seeing you.

Thank you for support.

April 11, 2018
by Mrs Liddell
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MESSY/SENSORY PLAY

 

Thank you to all the parent/carers for attending our Messy/Sensory Play session today. Messy and sensory play is all about exploring and there is no right or wrong in this type of play. This allows children to make their own discoveries using all their senses, curiosity and knowledge. This was evident today, as the children were able to explore the various themes in the tuft spots such as “Peas Glorious Peas,” “Daffodil Tea,” “The Farm,” “Arthurlie Trifle,” plus much more. The children were able to make new friends and enhance all their senses and discover different textures and tastes. It was excellent fun and of course extremely messy. Thank you for your feedback.

“Good for parents to come along to and see how children behave and see ability of different skills.”

“I think messy play is great especially for babies, as it’s learning new things.”

“The messy play was particularly good for my 2 year old as she enjoyed all the stations. Her brother enjoyed playing with the soil and vegetables, as well as the water bottles.”

 

 

March 27, 2018
by Mrs Liddell
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March Newsletter 2018

Hi Everyone,

Sorry but there seemed to be a problem viewing the recent newsletter. This has now been rectified and is now able to open in the newsletter section under March 2018.

Sorry for any inconvience caused. Should you have any more difficulty, then please don’t hestitate to speak to someone.

Thank you

March 22, 2018
by Mrs Silvester
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Sponsored Bunny Hop

Sponsored Bunny Hop

The children were very creative designing and building their assault course for today’s event. The children used loose parts and muddy mover’s resources collaboratively.  Some of the children produced their ideas on paper and discussed it with others. The children then collected their resources in and around the garden area.  Crates, large and small tyres, wooden planks, benches and tunnels where placed by the children who then created an obstacle course. The children used number bunny art work to number the stations and travelled along their course hopping and jumping.

“We need 8 tyres.”

“That goes there.”

“We need more.”

Where is number 3? “We need number 3.”

“I need help to cross the bridge.”

“I’m in the tyre. Push me in the tyre,”

 

 

 

March 21, 2018
by Mrs Silvester
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Thank you Tesco in Barrhead for donating fruit for our Sponsor Bunny Hop Obstacle Course which is on Thursday 22 March 2018 during the children’s session at nursery.

Designing their own obstacle course

The children can select a range of materials to design and build their own obstacle course.

I wonder what they will select from these loose parts and how will they use it!

In conjunction with our Sponsored Hop Tesco in Barrhead have kindly donated fruit for all the children to take home afterwards.

 

 

March 20, 2018
by Mrs Silvester
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Children found plastic bottles in the recyling and used a saw to cut them on the workbench.

What are the benefits of using real tools?

·         Allows children to actively learn

.      Encourages children to play

·         Gives the opportunity to think and create

·         Children can begin risk assessing themselves

·         Gives children responsibility and independence

·         Shows children you trust them

·         Great for motor skills

·         Supports communication and language development

·         Promotes hand eye coordination

·         Can encourage children to learn self-control

·         Great for problem-solving opportunities

·         Gives real hand experiences

·         Can promote development

 

  

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