NNC Friday Bundle 26.02.21

Hello everyone,

What a lovely week! We’ve so enjoyed listening to the squeals of delight, chatter, laughter and fun that the children have had during their first week back. We have really focused this week on children reconnecting with friends, exploring the layout of nursery, being more independent and feeling comfortable with their familiar adults. After the anticipation that some may be a little unsettled, most of the children really quickly got back to messy play, digging in the mud, splashing in puddles, building or chatting to friends and staff, as if they have never been away. Our staff have commented on how lovely it is to be able to see the children again in real-life, to give hugs and to catch-up on all the things that have happened in their lives since December.

We have also welcomed some new children to nursery this week too and we have loved having them join our Netherlee community.

Recently we applied for £1000 funding from Scottish Government for outdoor clothing and we are delighted to confirm that the application was successful. We are really keen to buy the most robust, hardwearing waterproofs for the children and would welcome your suggestions of brands, best buys or useful websites.

We would like to share some information for anyone who would like to dip into some free online learning modules that may be of interest for you to complete at your own pace.  These are available on the site in a range of languages too.

  • Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby
  • Understanding your baby
  • Understanding your child
  • Understanding your teenager’s brain
  • Understanding your child with Additional Support Needs

The resource has a series of modules containing interactive resources, quizzes and video clips. It focuses on developing nurturing and supportive relationships between parents/carers and their children. For further information, or to access Solihull Online please follow this link: https://inourplace.heiapply.com/online-learning/ Press the ‘enter code’ button and use the access code ‘tartan’ to access.

We hope you have a lovely weekend and that your wee ones come back next week full of energy for the start of a new week and a new month.

Yvonne Donaldson (HT) and Angela Kerr (PT)