With Valentines Day on Thursday we are asking our lovely parents to share what they love about their child. We have two boards in our entrance areas that parents can get involved in, one for adding comments about what your child loves or what you love about your child and one for a Valentines Day activity, so come on and spread the love!
Tomorrow sees the start of Chinese New Year - the year of the pig. To celebrate we will be having a special Chinese inspired lunch and themed activities going on across the nursery. If you would like to get involved at home here's a link to a fabulous website with lots of ideas for Chinese New Year activities https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/chinese-new-year
Happy New Year!
Source: Activity Village
We are extremely happy to announce that Amy has given birth to a beautiful baby girl! Lucy-Florence arrived at 10.29pm last night weighing a healthy 7lb 7oz. Mother and baby are doing really well :)
Just a reminder about our upcoming parents evenings:
Engine Room - Thursday 24th January 2019
Station Room - Thursday 7th February 2019
Platform Room - Thursday 21st February 2019
Appointments will be available on the door of your child's room a little closer to the evening.
To all of our new and existing parents we would like to wish you all a very happy new year and a huge thank you for your continued support. From all at The Old Railway House Nursery.
Let us tell you all about the fabulous raffle prizes that have been very kindly donated to us in aid of the Macmillan pancreatic cancer charity. If you are unable to make our Christmas fair on Friday evening but would like to purchase a raffle ticket then please speak to Clare, raffle tickets are five for £1.
Up for grabs we have:
As you will know the fair and carol concert are free, as is Santa’s Grotto and refreshments, however there will some “traditional” Christmas fair stalls for which there is a small cost of either 20p, 50p, £1 or £1.50. Any money raised from stalls will go directly towards resources for nursery. Don’t forget to bring some small change with you if you want to join in the fun! 😊
We look forward to seeing you all.
As you will hopefully be aware, we are holding a Christmas carol concert at nursery at 4pm on Friday 21st December 2018.
All children have been included in rehearsals regardless of what day they attend. Children who are already at nursery on Friday will automatically perform in the carol concert, but if your child does not attend on this day, we would love you to bring them in to nursery to be involved. If you would like for them to join in, we are asking parents to be here with their child for 3.50pm for a 4pm start. We must remind parents that if you do choose to bring them on Friday, you will remain responsible for your child even though you will be on nursery premises.
We are of course also inviting parents of children who are already in nursery on Friday to come and watch them perform at 4pm. Again, we ask that arrival be at 3.50pm for a 4pm start.
The carol concert is outside so please remember to wrap up warm and bring umbrellas just in case! (The children will be singing undercover but will need warm waterproof clothes).
After the carol concert has finished, all parents are then welcome to take their child straight to enjoy the Christmas Fair and visit Santa in his grotto, which opens/starts at 4.30pm.
As you are aware our car park is quite small and can become a little manic at busy periods, for this reason we are asking parents to be aware of how and where they are parking and if possible to either walk to nursery or park in local streets to reduce the amount of congestion.
We thank you for your patience and understanding.
Christmas week is nearly upon us! Where has the time gone? Santa will soon be on his way!
Just a reminder of our Christmas Opening Hours:
Monday 24th December (Christmas Eve) - 7:30am-4:30pm
Tuesday 25th December (Christmas Day) - CLOSED
Wednesday 26th December (Boxing Day) - CLOSED
Thursday 27th December - 8:30am-5:00pm
Friday 28th December - 8:30am-5:00pm
Monday 31st December (New Year's Eve) - 7:30am-4:30pm
Tuesday 1st January 2019 (New Year's Day) - CLOSED
Wednesday 2nd January 2019 - open as normal 7:30am - 6:00pm
Merry Christmas from all of us at The Old Railway House. Thank you for all your support this year!
The Old Railway House is holding a Christmas fair for children, parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles, friends and past parents to come along and join us - and get in to the festive spirit!
Date: Friday 21st December 2018
Time: 4:00pm – 7:30pm
Tickets: Entry is free - but tickets are required (there are no ticket limits, - the more the merrier!
The fair will begin with an outdoor Christmas carol concert at 4pm, featuring children from all rooms.
(due to space, the carol concert will be outside, so please wrap your little ones and yourselves up warm!!!)
Tickets for the carol concert and fair are available from the office. Entry without a ticket on the night will be allowed, but pre-registration will help us plan attendance numbers - thank you!
What will be at the fair?
Santa and the elves grotto - Photo opportunity and gift from Santa
Christmas craft and activity fayre - Face painting, book selling, crafts, games
Reindeer food making station - Make some reindeer food for Christmas eve
Charity raffle and tombola - In aid of Macmillan Cancer Support
There will be non-alcoholic mulled wine and other hot drinks and refreshments available, along with mince pies and other festive favourites to tuck in to!
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
We would like to thank each and everyone who generously donated to this years Children in Need campaign. We are extremely pleased to announce that we raised a huge £181.76!!
When the Public donates a pound to BBC Children in Need, this is a pound that goes to help change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people. This includes the costs of ensuring grants are allocated to excellent projects in communities across the UK making a tangible difference to young lives; monitoring and evaluating the project to ensure the money is being used to maximum effect and ensuring that grant making is supported, processed and governed responsibly.
Source: BBC Children In Need - What We Do
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