St Joseph’s Nursery WL Survey

West Lothian Council would like to hear from parents/carers about their experiences of supporting their children to learn from home during this period of remote learning. We appreciate all you are doing and your feedback will help us to continue to support our schools and families at this time. For more information or support, please get in touch with your child’s school. They are there to help. Our telephone support service is also available for West Lothian families. We are here to listen and support you – 01506 283130 There are 7 questions and it should take 2-3 minutes to complete. If you have more than one child, please complete a survey form for each of your children in turn. Thank you.

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West Lothian Council would like to hear from parents/carers about their experiences of supporting their children to learn from home during this period of remote learning. We appreciate all you are doing and your feedback will help us to continue to support our schools and families at this time. For more information or support, please get in touch with your child’s school. They are there to help. Our telephone support service is also available for West Lothian families. We are here to listen and support you – 01506 283130 There are 7 questions and it should take 2-3 minutes to complete. If you have more than one child, please complete a survey form for each of your children in turn. Thank you.
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RAG BAG – Collection

Our next RAG BAG collection will take place on Monday 23rd November.

Bags should come home on Thursday or Friday – check your child’s bag! (You can also use a regular bag).

Arrangements will be slightly different as bags cannot be brought into school. Arrangements will be made to have a collection point beside the RAG BAG container in the Staff Car Park. (Please do not drive into this car park).

Please bring bags only on this day – Monday 23rd of November.

Thank you once again for your support.

If you want to know more about RAG BAG follow this link https://www.rag-bag.co.uk/ 

Teach Your Monster to Read – Free App

Hello!

To help you get back into the swing of things, we’re making Teach Your Monster to Read free to download from Wednesday.

We know it’s been a very challenging year and we hope to help out a little by giving you the entire series of award-winning literacy games for nothing.

The not-for-profit app is approved by the government’s DfE Hungry Little Minds campaign and has been played by over 22 million kids across the world.

Once downloaded, there’s nothing else to pay. Please let your friends know so we can help their kids learn to read too.

Oh, and if you want to play across a few devices, make sure you sign up for a free account at teachyourmonstertoread.com first.

Download your Teach Your Monster to Read app between Weds September 16th and Tues September 22nd 2020: 

Organizacja placów zabaw dla niemowląt od czwartku 9 września 2020 r

Dzień dobry.

Proszę zwrócić uwagę na ustalenia dotyczące porannego transportu powrotnego.

Plac zabaw został podzielony na 3 części; czerwony, niebieski i zielony. Prosimy o skierowanie dziecka / dzieci do tych stref w godzinach porannych. Personel szkoły będzie dostępny na placu zabaw, aby kierować i pomagać.

Primary 1, Miss Mc Cullagh, Blue Zone

Primary 2/1, Mrs Warner, Red Zone

Primary 2, Mr Benyon, Green Zone

Z góry dziękujemy za nieustające wsparcie.

Oddział dla niemowląt

Infant Playground Arrangements from Thursday 9th September 2020

Good afternoon.

 

Please note the arrangements for morning drop off.

The playground has been zoned off into 3 sections; red, blue and green.  We ask that you direct your child/children to these zones at morning drop off.   School staff will be available in the playground to direct and assist.

 

Primary 1, Miss Mc Cullagh, Blue Zone

Primary 2/1, Mrs Warner, Red Zone

Primary 2, Mr Benyon, Green Zone 

 

We thank you in advance, for your continued support.

The Infant Department

PE DAYS – UPDATED

Good afternoon.

Weather permitting, PE will continue to take place outdoors. On PE days children should come to school in their PE Kit.   They should wear their, school polo shirt, school sweatshirt, dark coloured joggers/leggings and trainers as there will be no facility for changing.

PE days are as follows:

P1 Monday /Thursday

P2 Monday/Wednesday

P2/1 Monday/ Thursday

P3 Wednesday/Thursday

P4/3 Tuesday/Thursday

P4 Tuesday/Thursday

P5 Monday/Thursday

P5M Monday/Thursday

P6 Monday/Wednesday

P7 Thursday

 

Regards

NURSERY RETURN AUGUST 12th 2020

Good afternoon,

Thank you for your patience in receiving this information.

We take this opportunity to express our delight in welcoming our children back to the nursery, on, Wednesday, 12th of August. We appreciate that some of our children may feel a little anxious about doing so, especially with the current climate. Therefore, the health and well being of all children will be at the heart of all we do moving forward.

Having been away from the nursery for an extended period, we recognise that some children may need additional time and support to re-adjust to the nursery environment. We expect our new starts will require significant time, to familiarise themselves with their new setting, this is all very normal. Rest assured, your child will be fully supported by the nursery staff.

The safety and the health and wellbeing of children and staff is our key priority. At all times, we will adhere strictly to the advice from the Scottish Government and WL Council to ensure everyone is safe and well, as we implement the arrangements for a safe return.

Drop off and Pick up

Drop off and pick up arrangements will be different when we return. We will continue to use the entrance on the footpath that runs along the side of the infant playground, where clear signage will be in place to direct parents. We ask that only one adult accompanies your child to and from the nursery. There will be a familiar member of staff waiting at the gate to welcome your child into the nursery, within the outdoor area. Please ensure your child has dressed appropriately for the weather. The adult will then assist your child, helping them with personal belongings. We regret that at this time, adults are not able to enter the nursery building. If staff needs to invite parents into the building, hand sanitiser will be available at entry/exit zones for general use. Provisions will be in place to ensure physical distancing and infection control measures are maintained.

 

Key Groups

The staff team has developed three key groups of children and wherever possible, have placed children with their friends. Children will remain in these groups during their time at nursery with their designated Key Worker. The staff will continue to review the groups and in consultation with parents, make changes if necessary, to address the needs of your child. We know that for some of our children, this is their first time in the nursery so; additional staff members will be present to support our new starts in their new environment.

Risk Assessment

A risk assessment has been carried out and appropriate action has been taken to ensure robust procedures are in place within the nursery setting allowing for a safe return. Over the summer period, it has been cleaned using electrostatic spray and staff will continue with regular cleaning of frequently touched surfaces throughout the nursery day. This essential requirement will not impact on your child’s learning experiences. Children will also wash their hands on arrival at the nursery which they will repeat regularly during the session, being encouraged to do so, using social stories, videos and songs.

Contact with Parents

Following the Scottish Government and WL Council guidelines, we are confident that the arrangements being put in place for our return to the nursery will ensure a smooth transition and the safety of all.

We are committed to offering our full support to parents and have made arrangements to contact parents directly, on, Monday, 10th of August 2020, to discuss your child’s return, medical information and inform you of your child’s key worker. Please be advised that the call is likely to be made from a private or unknown number.

Further information on the full detailed plan for our return, including all the specific arrangements will be published on, Monday 10th of August 2020.

We know that not all parents, especially those of our new children, may not be aware of our school Blog or may not visit it regularly. For that reason, we would ask that you share these details with others who would benefit from knowing the arrangements.

Please enjoy the last few days of the holiday, stay safe and well and we look forward to welcoming you all very soon.

Regards,

The Nursery Team.

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