Spring 2019 newsletter

Welcome to the Spring 2019 edition of our newsletter.

What we have been up to

Over the last few weeks we have welcomed lots of new children and their families into our nursery. The children are now settled in and are starting to make strong relationships. So far this term we have enjoyed exploring the local community, we've enjoyed changes to the weather, exploring the sunshine, ice and snow. We are going to trial a rolling snack sysytem in nursery, instead of stopping activities that are taking place in order for all children to have snack, small groups of children will be encouraged to access snack throughout the morning. This will minimise disruption to the children and allow them to become more engrossed in their play.

What's new at Little Butterflies

Struggling to get your house work done? Need to pop to the shops? Fancy meeting friends for a cuppa? Starting week commencing 4th March 2019 Little Butterflies will be offering 2 hour playgroup sessions on a Wednesday and Friday afternoon 1pm-3pm for children aged over 2. Sessions will cost £8 on a first come first served basis( a block booking of 4 weeks will need to be paid for in advance)


We love to celebrate festivals from around the world, recently we took part in Chinese New Year, we enjoyed tasting chinese food, practising chinese writing and developing our fine motor skills using chopsticks. Over the coming weeks we will be taking part in activities around Shrove Tuesday, Valentine's Day, St. David's Day, St Patrick's Day and Easter.

Mother's Day Sing Song

Tuesday 26th March 2pm, please join us in Little Butterflies garden for our first ever Mother's Day Sing Song. All children and families welcome, if your child does not attend on a Tuesday afternoon please feel free to come along with an adult and join in the fun. Don't forget your pennies as we have Mother's Day treats for sale!

World Book Day

Come and join us to celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 7th March, come to nursery dressed as your favourite character and join in World Book day fun!

Meet 'n' Greet

Join us for Meet 'n' Greet on Saturday 23rd March, a fab opportunity to meet with your child's key worker to share ideas and discuss how we can work together to best support your child. Please make an appointment if you'd like to pop in, appointments from 9am.

Sponsored Walk

Saturday 13th July join us for our Annual Sponsored walk. Meet at 10am outside Spanish City, Whitley Bay( Beach side), we will walk to the Rendezvous Cafe. Come along in your favourite fancy dress, don't forget your bucket and spade.

Appropriate clothing

Please ensure your child brings weather appropriate clothing( including hats, gloves, suncream, wellies, coats etc). If your child is toilet training please provide them with plenty of changes of clothing to see them through the day. If you borrow any nursery clothing please wash and return asap as sometimes we run short.

Non Funded Week

Week commencing 1st April 2019 is a non funded week for all children who attend on a 2/3/4 year government funded space on a term time only basis.

Easter 2019

To enter our Easter competition please help your child make/ decorate an Easter bonnet, all entries to be in by Friday 5th April 2019. We will be closed on Good Friday 19th April and will reopen on Tuesday 23rd April 2019 to enjoy our easter break.

Holiday Club

Are you looking for extra care or something to do with your kiddies in the school holidays? Please speak to Leanne or Irene to book in.

A few reminders

  • Please let us know if your contact details change.

  • If your child has been given medication at home, please inform your child's key person.

  • When collecting or dropping children off, could we please remind parents to kindly wait in the entrance. This minimises disruption in the main room.

  • Please refrain from using your mobile phone whilst in our setting.

  • Please could you refrain from sending nuts in to nursery. As one of our children has a nut allergy. Thank You.

  • We are closed all bank holidays.


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