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Bear Hunt

Thank you to all the families who came on ‘The Bear Hunt’, with us around the garden on 17th May. Despite the rainy weather we had a great time going through the ‘swishy swashy’, grass and squelching through the mud. The children then enjoyed returning to the classrooms to eat a well earned honey sandwich!  ... read more

International Day Celebrations

    We held our annual International Day celebrations to raise money for Clic Sargent on Saturday 6 May.  We had a great day with lots of families bringing delicious food to share from around the world. We were also entertained by Irish and Chinese dancers, who looked beautiful in their costumes.  The event also saw the official opening of ‘The Old Orchard’ garden which is now being used by all the classes as a learning... read more

Easter Singing

  On Wednesday the children and adults had fun in the garden singing songs about new life and eggs.  Here are some photos of the event which included a real egg as a prop for Humpty Dumpty and hot cross buns as a treat.  Have a very Happy Easter holiday... read more


We raised £31.00 by painting red noses on the children and parents!  If you would like to donate money to Comic Relief please hand it in to the office by 4.00pm on Friday 31 March.  Thank you. read more

Recent emails sent to parents


Homerton Weekly Bulletin 16.11.17

Dear Parents,   Thank you to everyone who came to the Parents evening and talk on play last week.  It was lovely to see so many parents.  The talk will be repeated for Nest parents and anyone who was not able to attend this time, in the Spring Term. Parents social event is coming up on Wednesday 22nd November at 7.45 at Queen Edith’s Pub – do go along if you are able to as it will be a chance to meet other parents and make some new friends. Please see attached information on applying for Reception places which needs to be done in the next few weeks – dates on the attachment. Please remember to keep a little time free at drop off on the 6th December to accompany your child around the garden on our magical Christmas Story trail. The trail usually takes about 30 minutes in total…more information will be sent on this shortly. Please can you collect any small clear plastic drink bottles with lids – size 500ml or less – for East and South Room who are planning a fun activity with them. As part of celebrating the many languages and cultures in the Centre we have a language and culture display board in the corridor outside Rainbow Room. Polish is this half term’s language so do take your child along to have a look and learn how to count to ten in Polish! Please do come and see me if there is anything you would like to discuss.   Best wishes Alex and all at Homerton... read more

Cake Sale – Wednesday 8 November 2017

Dear Parents   Just a reminder that tomorrow is East Room Cake Sale.  Parents from East room will be bringing in cakes for parents to buy – so don’t forget your money!!   Also there will be a tombola stall of soft toys – so please have a go!   Kind regards   Homerton Early Years Centre Holbrook Road Cambridge CB1 7ST (01223)... read more

Weekly Newsletter – 6 November 2017

Dear Parents We hope you all had a lovely half-term break.  The children who were here for holiday club seemed to have a lot of fun. Thank you very much for doing our Autumn Sponsor sheet which is now being shared in classes and raised over £100! We also had some beautiful designs for cards and mugs back so they will be sent off so that you get these back ready for Christmas.  Again this is a great fundraiser for us so thank you for ordering these. School has been busy this week and everyone seems to have returned to classes very happily.  We had a fireworks display on Wednesday which your children may have talked about.  They sat beautifully throughout it and there were lots of sounds of delight as the fireworks crackled into life. We talked about safety with the children so hopefully they will be well prepared for any fireworks events over the next few days. A reminder that Parents Evening is on Wednesday 8th November at 7.30pm.  This is a chance to hear a talk on ‘Play’, followed by an informal chat with class staff.  Due to limited space in the Rainbow Room we have decided that this will now be just for Nursery parents and we will have a similar event for Nest parents next term. If anyone has anything they wish to discuss with class staff at another time then please speak to class teachers and arrange an appointment. A social evening event to meet other parents has been arranged for Wednesday 22nd November at 7.45pm at Queen Edith’s Pub on Wulfstan Way. ... read more

School Fund

Dear Parent’s   We aim to offer the best provision at Homerton for your children. Part of this depends on enriching children’s experiences with visits to the park, visits to the allotment, planting and cooking together, a Christmas party, an end of year celebratory trip out and special visitors coming in to Homerton.   Parents’ kindly make contributions to help support these extra curricular activities and we ask that you consider this for the term or year to help us plan for the trips. Of course the donations are voluntary but we do depend on them so if you are able to give generously it is greatly appreciated.   We suggest a contribution of £10 a half term, or approximately a £1.50 a week. If this amount is too hard for you we do totally understand and do not want to add to any families’ financial commitments, sometimes we are fortunate enough to have parents who are able to give a little more. Cash or cheques made out to Homerton Early Years Centre can be handed into the office. Alternatively you can pay by bank transfer 20-17-19 10711667 stating our child’s name as a reference.   Very many thanks; your donations go directly to the children for the things that make life even more fun at Homerton!   Best wishes  ... read more

Weekly Newsletter 19.10.17

Dear Parents   Homerton Weekly News October 12th   Half term 23rd-27th Oct. We reopen for all children on Tuesday 31st October as Monday 30th we are closed for a staff training day.   Wednesday 18th October is Wear it Pink or Red day which is for children and staff – do encourage your child to wear pink or red on that day – a small donation can be made to Breast cancer charities on the day if you wish to.   18th October sees the start of our class music lessons with Rachel Rigby our fantastic visiting music teacher – she will be with us every fortnight.   Children’s Centre Council Meeting – Shire Hall 10am for 10.30 meeting. Please do come along to stand outside the Shire Hall at 10am and join the protest against our Children’s Centre closure. I would like to reassure you that whatever the outcome of the Council meeting that day, the Early Years Centre (Nursery and Nest) will remain open for the education and       care of 2-5 year olds.   Rudolph cards – please find attached the template for your child to design Christmas cards or mugs these need to be back to the office by Tuesday 31st October.   Parking continues to be a problem outside Homerton – Please do not park on the yellow lines which are there for the safety of the children. It is better to park in Glebe Road near             house no 48, and enjoy a walk through the allotments with your child. Thank you for your help with this.   Please do come and... read more
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