August 2014

Staff news

Steffanie will be beginning her maternity leave on Tuesday 30th September for a well-earned break before her due date. Unfortunately Jemma Ferrar will not be returning to the nursery following her maternity but she has promised to visit with Jamie regularly. We have a new assistant started with us Chloe Ferrar (Jemma’s sister). Some of you might recognise Chloe from her previous work experience here at the nursery. Following the standard three month trial Chloe will be undertaking her level 2 in Childcare supported by Dundee and Angus College.

Care Inspectorate Inspection.

We have been given notice of a possible inspection in the near future so we apologise if we have been bombarding you with questionnaires. We had already developed our own to assist in our annual improvement plan before we received the email. Thank you very much for your input it is always beneficial to receive you and your child’s feedback.

Improvement plan 2014-2015

Our Action plan for the next 6 months has been developed taking into account staff, parent and children’s responses from questionnaires. We are developing a planning wall in the foyer and it will be available to view there. We will also receive the Angus Council Improvement Plan now the holidays are over.

Funding

Just a reminder just before your child turns 3 the nursery will request you to fill in and return a funding form with birth certificate and 2 utility bills. These must be filled in and returned as soon as possible to ensure funding begins in the relevant term. If you are considering a split placement please let us know as the funding we receive will stop. We have now received information about funding for eligible 2year old children. If you think your child is in the category for funding and we have not approached you with the form please see Susie as soon as possible.

Holidays

Just an advanced notice that the nursery will be closing from Tuesday 23rd December at 6pm and reopening on Monday 5th January for our Christmas break. As usual the holidays will be deducted from your invoice in December.

Phillips Parry