NNC Friday Bundle 12.02.21

Hello everyone,

We hope that the snow didn’t interrupt too many of your plans this week and that you took the time to be able to just have some fun. Sometimes it’s good to put all your plans to one side and just laugh, feel the cold on your cheeks and appreciate the simple things, we know we did while playing with the children in the snow in the Hub on Wednesday morning.

This morning nursery staff have attended a virtual puppetry workshop hosted by Starcatchers, Scotland’s National Arts & Early Years Organisation. We are working with Starcatchers to devise activities to develop creativity both indoors and outdoors and in the local community. We will be in touch soon to share resources and activities to try at home or in the local community. If you would like to find out more about the work of Starcatchers please click on the link: https://www.starcatchers.org.uk

We hope that your family will really enjoy joining in a Google Classroom Bookbug session with Mrs Flower and Mrs Greig next week. We would also like to say thank you to one of our nursery parents who had a great suggestion. As such, we look forward to sharing lots of recordings produced by various staff, from your child’s building, reading stories on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in addition to our usual daily Google Meet. We’re sure your child will love seeing some more familiar faces in addition to their keyworkers.

We are pleased to advise that the new online Early Learning and Childcare application process is now live for new three or four year old children on the East Renfrewshire Council website: https://www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/nursery-places   Applications require to be submitted by 28 February 2021.

If you have any enquiries regarding changing attendance patterns or days for 2021/21 please direct them to earlylearningandchildcare@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

We will be in touch again towards the middle of next week, subject to the First Minister’s update on Tuesday regarding the arrangements for nursery children’s return on Monday 22nd February. We also look forward to seeing you, if you are able to join us, on Thursday morning at 10am for our second Live Parent/ Carer Meet.  Link to follow.

Have a lovely weekend with your family everyone.

Yvonne Donaldson (HT) and Angela Kerr (PT)

Friday Bundle 12.02.21

Hello again everyone,

I hope you have all managed to enjoy some fun outdoors, playing or relaxing in the beautiful snowy weather that we have had recently.  If you pop onto our Twitter Feed you may even see some school and nursery staff having fun in the snow ourselves this morning. J

As this has been a short week, and also as we are currently waiting on the next Scottish Government update on Tuesday, I don’t really have a great deal to update you on this week.  I will of course be in touch again next week to share any relevant information in relation to this update.  If it is decided by the Scottish Government that P1-3 children will return to school on 22nd Feb, I would like to give the P1-3 teachers an opportunity to come into school ahead of this date, in order to prepare their classrooms for welcoming the children back.  As such, I have allocated each stage of teachers a day for this – P1 Wednesday 17th, P2 Thursday 18th and P3 Friday 19th, and on each appropriate day teachers will of course still provide remote learning for the children which will be posted on GC in the usual way, however there will be no live meets for that one day. Thank you for your support and understanding with this.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming all parents and carers who would like to, and are able to, join the Leadership Team at the next round of Live Google Parent Meets over the course of the next two weeks – the link for these will be sent out to you the evening before.  Please remember, these are informal opportunities for you to “come along” and ask any general questions that you may have just now.  As always, if you would like to discuss your own child, please do get in touch with us and we will be happy to help in any way that we can.

The next Netherlee Parent Council Meeting will take place, virtually, on Wednesday 24th February 2021 at 7pm (agenda to follow).


Have a good weekend everyone, take care.

Mrs Donaldson