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PLAYDATES: Thank you to those parents/carers who have come in and signed up for our Playdates, the children are enjoying having you in our ELC and showing you the ropes.  Our new ‘Playdate’ book completed by grown-ups and children, is looking fantastic, this is kept in the Parent Zone for anyone who wants a peek.  If anyone would like any further information on our Playdates please speak to Miss Smith.

HAVING YOUR SAY: We love to hear your views on ELC life and appreciate any feedback you can give us, which will enhance our practice.  If you’ve not already done so, could you please complete our Settling-in Questionnaire?  These are available on the table under the ‘Blether Board’.  Also for afternoon parents/carers – what are your thoughts on the early pick-up that we offer?  Miss Smith will be collating the feedback in November – thank you to those of you who have already taken the time to share your views – we really appreciate them.

SAFETY As the weather is fast changing and colder days are upon us, can we ask that you dress your child appropriately according to the weather conditions and wrap up warm.  We endeavour to encourage the children to be independent by changing their own shoes and hanging up their coats.  It would be of great assistance if parents/carers could encourage the children to do this at home, as well as remaining outside the cloakroom to prevent overcrowding, which can be distressing for the children.

SNACK MONEY If you have not yet paid snack please see Miss Law at your earliest convenience with the following fees for the term

LEARNING JOURNEYS:The children have really been getting used to their Learning Journeys. They have been busy sticking in photographs and other work they have produced.  We are looking forward to sending them home in the middle of November so you can get a glimpse of what they do in the ELC.  Please feel free to add some photos or other bits and pieces from home if your child would like to.  You are more than welcome to look at your child’s Personal Learning Journey at any time.  They can be found in the Parent Zone.

CHRISTMAS DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: That busy time of year is almost upon us and in the ELC we will shortly be getting into the ‘Christmas Spirit’ here are some dates for your diary:

Christmas Concert – Friday 15th December – There will be two concerts, one for morning session children and one for afternoon session children.  The concerts will take place during session times, more specific timings for the Concerts will follow closer to the date.

Christmas Party – Tuesday 19th December in the AFTERNOON - Letters will be sent out with more information soon.

Christmas Lunch – Thursday 21st December - The children will receive a Christmas lunch as their snack. This will happen in normal session times.