Newsletter – January 2020
From Fiona and all the staff at Green Trees
A warm welcome back to all our returning children and families; we hope you had a lovely Christmas and enjoyed spending time together.
We also say a big, ‘Welcome’ to all our new families who will be joining us over the coming weeks and hope you enjoy your time with us.
I would like to introduce myself – my name is Fiona Murdoch and I am the new Head of Centre of Green Trees Nursery. I started my new role in December and have met some of our children and families. I am looking forward to getting to know you all over the coming weeks. Please pop in and say hello – my door is always open.
Health and Safety – Changes of Clothes
Due to Health and Safety Regulations we are not able to provide changes of clothes for children if they have a toileting accident or get a little messy during their nursery day. Children feel more comfortable and secure in their own clothing. Please ensure you provide plenty of changes of clothes for your child, particularly if they are toilet training. This should be stored in a suitable bag and can be stored on your child’s peg. Please ensure that all personal belongings are labelled. Plastic carrier bags are a risk to children and cannot be used to store your child’s belongings.
What if my child needs changed and they have no clothes?
If your child does not have their own change of clothes we will contact you and ask that you bring a change of clothes to the nursery.
It is extremely important that we have up to date contact details for your child. There may be times when we need to contact you while your child is at nursery. Please ensure you keep us informed of any changes to these details immediately. This includes contact details for emergency contacts detailed on your application/enrolment form. Thank you.
Allergies & Medication
We have a number of children at Green Trees that have different allergies. Please do not store any food stuffs or medication in your child’s bag. This can be a risk to other children.
If your child requires medication when at nursery, please speak with a manager who will discuss this with you and ensure the relevant paperwork is completed prior to any medication being administered. Please be aware this may take time to complete. Medication cannot be stored or administered without the correct paperwork being completed.
Ready for Nursery
Please help us to ensure your child is ready to enjoy their nursery day.
As the weather changes we ask that you ensure your child is dressed appropriately to access outdoor play – a warm jacket, a jumper or cardigan to provide an extra layer, warmer boots/shoes or wellies. If you can provide a pair of indoor shoes, this will allow your child to change out of their outdoor shoes when playing indoors.
If you child is not yet toilet trained please ensure they have their own nappies, wipes and nappy sacks. We are not able to bulk store nappies, so please speak with your child’s key worker regularly to ensure we do not run out!
If your child has no nappies we will contact you and ask that you bring nappies to the nursery.
Important Dates Ahead
Tuesday 14th January Pantomime – Aladdin
Friday 31st January Trip to the Science Centre – morning
Friday 7th February In-Service Day 5 (closed for all children)
Monday 10th February Mid Term Break (Closed for Term Time children only)
Tuesday 11th February Mid Term Break (Closed for Term Time children only)
Wednesday 12th February In-Service Day 6 (closed for all children)
Friday 28th February Trip to Science Centre – Afternoon
Friday 3rd April Zoo Lab – Spring Workshop (morning & afternoon)
Monday 6th to Friday 17th April Spring Break (closed for Term Time children only)
Friday 10th & Monday 13th April Easter Weekend (closed for all children)
Friday 8th May Public Holiday (closed for all children)
Monday 11th May In-Service Day 7 (closed for all children)
Friday 22nd & Monday 25th May Public Holiday (closed for all children)
Wednesday 24th June Last day of term for Term Time children only
Monday 20th July Glasgow Fair Public Holiday (closed for all children)