13 December 2017

Newsletter - Hinckley December 2017

Newsletter - Hinckley December 2017

Dear Parents,

During November we had a visit from one of our parents who works in a dentist. She came in to talk to the children about how important brushing our teeth is. She talked to the children about how it is important that we don't eat too many sugary foods and they had a lovely story about when Peppa Pig visited the dentist and had her teeth checked. Finally, the children were given a special pack, which was filled with a new toothbrush, toothpaste, and some colouring pictures to take home which they were very excited about.

We love welcoming different visitors into the Nursery, if you have a job or hobby that you would like to share with the children, please let us know.

Children in Need
Thank you to everyone that helped raise £40.15 for Children in need and especially to the parent who made the yummy cakes for us to sell.
Shooting Star of the Month
This month our Shooting Star goes to Jayne in the Baby room. She has been nominated for her team work within her room.

If you feel that one of our staff team stands out, or has gone the extra mile and you wish to nominate them, please see Michelle or Jenny for a nomination slip or you can email your comments to us.

Parent Nursery Development Group
Thank you to all the Parents that came along to our development meeting in November it was lovely to see you there. During the meeting we discussed the stay and plays events we had held and what had worked well. Parents felt that the stay and play events held later in the day meant they were able to join in such as the Halloween and bonfire events, the daytime events were more suitable for grandparents to join in.
We talked about the different visitors that had been to the Nursery and new ideas to consider such as a vet, nurse and a guide dog which we will be looking into. We are currently arranging visits from Santa’s sleigh, Animaltastics, living eggs and Phoenix ponies trust.
Michelle explained we regularly requested visits from the emergency services but weren’t always successful in getting them to come out, we will keep trying. Michelle explained we are in talks with the residential home at the back of the Nursery to take some of the children over to visit the residents.

Michelle spoke to the parents about fund raising and said we would like to raise money for a local charity or a charity that has supported one of our families.
So, for 2018 our targeted charity will be a Meningitis charity, which is very close to one our families. Please see their story below.

Parent story
Ellis made an early arrival into the world on Easter Sunday this year, and after a quick stay on the neonatal unit, came home a few days later. He had been feeding well and doing all the things you'd expect a new born to be doing....until late on Friday night, he had now stopped feeding and become lethargic. He was not feverish, there were no signs of obvious illness, no rash...just sleepy. After several calls I decided to take him to the Leicester Royal Infirmary. On arrival, it became obvious very quickly that he was seriously ill. They were unable to detect a temperature and he stopped breathing. I was told to get George, his dad, to the hospital as soon as possible. My world started to fall apart. He was moved on to the Children's Intensive Care Unit where they put in a vent to breathe for him and they began the tests and rounds of drugs. All came back inconclusive, until they did a lumbar puncture, confirming viral meningitis. Ellis was lucky and came home a couple of weeks later, and we are fortunate that there seem to be no obvious side effects. But it could have been very different.

The impact of meningitis however is devastating - leaving people bereaved or facing a future with lifelong disability. Even if the outcome of meningitis is a positive one, the trauma of going through the disease or watching a loved one fight for their life can remain.

I am now working with a charity called ‘Meningitis Now’ who offer support to people and families who have had meningitis; they also raise awareness. Shooting Stars have kindly offered their support too. It would be lovely to be able to raise some money to help other families who have had their lives sadly changed by meningitis. Also, there will be symptom cards available on the front desk provided by the charity.

Medicine Policy
Could we please remind all parents that if your child has been prescribed antibiotics, your child must have the first full cycle of medication of 24 hours before returning to the Nursery. All prescribed medication must be in the original container, with a clear prescription label with the child’s details and dosage information displayed. We are unable to administer non-prescribed medication except for teething remedies and post immunisation fever reducing medicine.

Christmas Post box
We will be having a Christmas Post Box in the reception area for the children to place their Christmas cards for their friends. Please can we ask you to put the child’s name and room onto the envelope, so our Pre-Schoolers can deliver this very important post to the right rooms.

Christmas Closure
Please note we will be closed on the 3 bank holiday dates: -
Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th December and Monday 1st of January 2018.
If you are not bringing your child into the nursery on the days we are open, please let either Michelle or Jenny know.

Dates for your Diary
• Hairdresser visit - Wednesday 6th December
• Christmas stay and play for Pre-School 1 and 2 – Tuesday 12th December 10am – 11am
• Babies and Toddlers Christmas party days - Tuesday 12th December 2.30pm – 4.30pm
• Pre-School 1 party day – Thursday 14th December 2.30pm – 4.30pm
• Pre-School 2 party day– Friday 15th December 2.30pm – 4.30pm
• Christmas jumper day – Friday 15th December
• Christmas dinner – Monday 18th December

Funding term dates
Autumn term ends on the 15th December 2017
Spring Term begins on Monday 8th January 2018 until the 23rd March 2018

Kind regards from
Michelle, Jenny and the Shooting Stars Hinckley team.

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