Autumn Half – term Newsletter.

Dear Parents, Carers and Families

We hope you enjoyed your Autumn half term holiday. Thank you to those who attended our Diwali party we hope it was as fun for you all as it was for us. Were sure you all have enjoyed the festivities over the half term break.

Staff News: It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce that Nicole one of our long-term members of staff has left due to personal reasons. We wish her all the best for the future. Emma one of our cover staff has now taken the position as nursery assistant in the frog’s team, for those of you who have Nicole as your keyworker Neisha or Laura will speak with you this week regarding your child’s new keyperson.

Autumn term topics

04/11/19 Bonfire night and Remembrance Sunday

11/11/19 Opposites / Children in need

18/11/19 Road safety week

25/11/19 Autumn

02/12/19 Christmas crafts

09/12/19 Christmas

Dates to note

14/11/19 Children in need pyjama day minimum donations £1

26/11/19 Autumn walk (To enable the walk to commence we will need 7 volunteers from the frog’s family members who attend on the day.)

Friday 6th December 2019: Frogs Christmas play at 12:15pm (more information to follow)

Tuesday 10th December 2019: Lily Pads Christmas sing ‘a’ long with parents at 10:30am (more information to follow)

Thursday 12th December 2019: Christmas jumper day

Last nursery session Thursday 12th December.

Friday 13th December 2019: Christmas fare (more information to follow) Mr. marvel entertainment at the end of the fare.

Term ends Friday 13th December.

Parent Rota:

A Polite notice that we have a Parent Rota, located on the parent board in the entrance of the nursery. If you would like to sign up to volunteer your time please don’t hesitate to do so. If you need any further assistance please ask Neisha or Laura who will be happy to help. Thank you.

Welcome to wellcomm:

Little speckled frogs have been selected to take part on a 1-year wellcomm project aimed to establish the speech and language toolkit in the setting, this will allow Little Speckled Frogs to undertake training from NHS trust speech and language therapists.

“The early identification of any speech and language difficulty or delay is key to the progressive development of a young child’s overall development, it is there for essential to ensure that all early year’s practitioners have a good awareness of what represents appropriate development at each stage and have access to programs that assists them to support children’s language.” If you have any further questions regarding the wellcomm project please do not hesitate to speak with either Neisha or Laura.

Letters and Sounds:

The letters being focused on this term are:

P – Down the plate over the pirate’s face.

G – Round her face down her hair and give her a curl.

O – All around the orange.

C – Curl around the caterpillar


Sorry for the delay in the recent prevision of uniform, however this has now been rectified, A polite reminder that it is compulsory that all children wear uniform while in the setting. If uniform is needed please speak to either Neisha or Laura about how to purchase this if necessary, Thank you.


Due to the colder weather we would like to request that all children come into nursery with appropriate clothing, this includes, Coat, Hat, Gloves and Scarf. Please make sure that all clothing is Clearly Labelled. Little speckled frogs are not responsible for any loss of items.

Reading Records.

We have noticed that the children have recently been a lot more interested in the reading books since they have been taking them home to read with their Parents/Carers and families. This is lovely to see and encouraging. Thank you to those who have been reading with their children, we love seeing all the comments. For those who haven’t yet returned the books to nursery, please do so on your earliest convenience.

Further information.

If anyone is going away before the end of term please let either Neisha or Laura know in advance so that your child’s Bundle packs can be handed out beforehand.

 We look forward to welcoming the children and families  back to Nursery on the 6th January 2020. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  

From Neisha, Laura, Fern, Louise, Lauren, Amy, Vicki and Emma.

LittleSpeckledFrogsAutumn Half – term Newsletter.
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