10 June 2019

Bromsgrove - June 2019 newsletter

Staff Update
We would like to congratulate Ellie on completing her Level 3 qualification in Childcare.
Well done Ellie for all your hard work.

G.E.M award
Mays Winner was Mel C. Mel has received some lovely nominations from parents. One parent mentioned that Mel has made quite an impression on their child, and that their child is very fond of her. The parent finds the level of detail in Mel's observations on the eyLog system a joy to read. She is perceptive and describes the scenes well so the parent is able to picture their child doing the activity.
Well done Mel!
Don’t forget you can nominate a team member for a G.E.M. award by emailing bromsgrove@myshootingstars.com or filling out a nomination slip in reception.

We are Daynurseries.co.uk Top 20 Mid-Size Group Award Winners!
We are super excited to inform you that we've done it again! Everyone across the Shooting Stars group is absolutely delighted to receive a Daynurseries Top 20 Award for the second year running!

Receiving this award is testament to the hard work, enthusiasm and creativity of each and every one of our team members. It makes us all even prouder to be a part of the Shooting Stars family! Huge thanks to all of the parents for taking the time to leave such lovely reviews. If you haven’t already left a review and would like to, we’d still be delighted to receive feedback. You can pick up a review card from reception or search for us online.

Clothing
With the weather undecided with what it wants to do at the minute can we please just remind parents to make sure their child has appropriate clothing for all weathers, including a labelled sunhat.

Upcoming Events
Father’s Day Stay and Play – Friday 14th June 10.15-11.15am. Come along and celebrate Father’s Day with us.
Baby Stay and Play – Friday 21st June 10.15-11.15am. If your child has a baby sibling why not bring them along to our stay and play and they can have a taster of what nursery life is like.
International Mud Day – Friday 28th June. We will be taking part in lots of muddy activities today! Can parents please ensure that your child has old clothes on that you don’t mind getting muddy and spare clothes to get changed into.

Pre-School Graduation – Wednesday 17th July 2pm until 4pm – For all the children who will be starting school in September, we are inviting you to attend our graduation ceremony to celebrate the end of your time with Shooting Stars. Could you please let Abbie or Helen know if you will be attending and how many adults will be joining us. Tissues at the ready!

Summer Fete – Saturday 17th August. Time tbc – It’s nearly that time of year again! Can we kindly ask if you have any donations for our raffle prizes that you bring them along to nursery by Friday 2nd August.

Food and Menus
The children are now enjoying the spring/summer menus. We’ve had some great feedback from the children so far! The menus are displayed in reception, or you can request a copy by email should you like one.

Please ensure that you inform us of any dietary requirements, changes or allergies so that we can ensure your child’s file is kept up to date.

30 Days Wild
Throughout the month of June we are taking part in 30 days wild. We are taking part to encourage the children to access the outdoors and feel more connected to nature. Each day we will be carrying out activities in the garden such as walking barefoot to feel the different textures on our feet.
If you would like to take part at home the link is
https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/30DaysWild/schools
If you are taking part at home, please don’t forget to upload photos onto your child’s EyLog.

Funding term dates
Funding ends on Friday 26th July.

If you would like to book any extra sessions during the holiday period, please check availability with us.

eyLog
We have received some great feedback from you all with how you have been receiving your child’s observations, and we have really enjoyed sharing your home observations with the children. Please do keep them coming as input from home helps us to create a more rounded view in your child’s learning journey.

30 Hours funding
Don’t forget to validate your 30-hour code every 3 months!

Final Note
If there is anything we can do to improve your family’s experience, please do not hesitate to speak to us.
Many thanks from Abbie, Helen and the Shooting Stars Bromsgrove team.
T: 01527 877666
E: bromsgrove@myshootingstars.com
W: www.myshootingstars.com

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