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Wednesday 28 February 2018

Wednesday 28th February is the Homerton Danceathon!   Helping our children keep fit and healthy through dance. Children, staff and parents are encouraged to dance their way through the day on the 28th in order to promote the health benefits of physical activity. Dancing outfits encouraged!  Please bring a donation for Nursery School... read more

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

Recent emails sent to parents

International Day – Saturday 28 April (please see original email for the attachment)

Dear Parents, Carers, Staff and Friends,   We are writing to let you know about a family event next term, on Saturday 28th April, at Homerton to celebrate the wide range of cultures represented at Homerton and to raise some money for Clic Sargent – a cancer charity which has supported members of the Homerton community in their battle against cancer.   Please find attached a poster with information about the event. There will be some children’s activities, entertainment from around the world, as well as food from as many different parts of the world as possible.   What we really need at this stage is your help! We are hoping that you will be able to volunteer to provide a plate (or two!) of snack / finger food from your country / culture or region to share. You may like to work alone or you may wish to work with friends who share your roots and prepare a selection of foods. We hope this will be a fun way for families to get to know each other better and make new friends.   We would be really grateful if you could think about whether you could contribute some food and we will provide details soon of how to sign up and buy tickets for the event.   We look forward to celebrating our rich cultural heritage with you. With many best wishes and thank you for your support, Homerton Early Years Centre  ... read more

Parent Newsletter 26.2.18

Dear Parents, As I write this the children are having a wonderful time out enjoying the snow falling! Please look at the website or listen to Radio Cambridge for weather updates re school closures if it ends up being very heavy….At this stage the plan is to stay fully open as we have lots of exciting things planned for the coming week! Here are a few of them and some reminders… The staff are putting on a play of Goldilocks as part of our World Book Week celebrations on Tuesday and Thursday. Your children will also be coming home with a book token to take to the local bookshop and spend. Dance-a-thon Wednesday 28th February. The parent governors are organising a day of physical activity and dancing for the school – see posters on classroom doors. Please dress children in clothes that are suitable for easy movement that day. There will be pots in the classes if you would like to make a voluntary donation to the event which will go towards buying PE equipment. All the fundraising activities we have put on have allowed us to spend over £1000.00 on new equipment for the children. Much of it has been maths based as we are having a particular push on maths this year. I shall put up a poster showing some of the things your money has bought so a Big Thank You from the staff and children. Over the next couple of weeks we will be having 2 students who are training at the Faculty of Education joining class to see Early Years education in action. I... read more

Weekly Bulletin – 2.2.18

Dear Parents, Thank you to parents who had children who started this term and have helped so much with the settling in of their children.  Some children settle very quickly and others just need a little extra time to get to know us and feel happy and confident about saying goodbye to Mum or Dad for the session. There is an anti-austerity rally including a protest against the closure of Children’s Centre services taking place on Sunday 4th February at 1.00pm at the Guildhall in Market Square.  A leaflet is attached – please do go along if you would like to.  As a school we are currently considering ways in which we can still offer some parent services such as Messy play which are so enjoyed by local families.  We will keep you posted as we think further about this. The Vicar of St. John’s Church –  James Shakespeare – has emailed to say he is very happy to offer support to families on any issues, including bereavement, if anyone would like to contact him.  His details are or he can be contacted by phone on 01223 241815. Parents’ evenings for Nursery children who started in the Autumn Term, are continuing in the coming week. Please check your child’s classroom door to sign up for a 10 minute appointment with your class staff. We would be very grateful if you could also complete the parent survey that is given to you at the time of parent consultations.  We really value your views on Homerton and how we can improve on what we do.  The survey is anonymous and... read more

Weekly Bulletin – 19.1.18

Dear Parents, This term already seems to be whizzing past. Children in the Centre are all having a lot of fun enjoying ‘Once upon a time’ stories …Everywhere I go there are gingerbread men being made or porridge oats being cooked! Do ask your children about these stories as they seem to be very knowledgeable about them and are enjoying retelling them. Just a few reminders for the coming weeks. • Parents’ evenings for Nursery children who started in the Autumn Term, are coming up at the end of January, or beginning of February. Please check your child’s classroom door to sign up for a 10 minute appointment with your class staff. • Friday 9th February is a training day for staff so the Centre is closed. • Half term is from Monday 12th-Friday 16thFebruary inclusive. Holiday club will be running over half term so please book your place by Friday 26th January…it is already filling up fast! • Invoices for January have been emailed – please could you pay these. If you were expecting an invoice, but haven’t received one, then please can you speak to the office staff. • We have emailed all the parents who we think are likely to want a Nursery place with us in September 2018. Please can you respond to the survey sent as soon as possible so we can start planning for next year. We would like to get offer letters out to you soon after half term. If you are hoping your child will stay with us in the Nursery next year, but have not received the email survey, then... read more

Newsletter No. 3 – January 2018

Newsletter No 3 January 2018 Nursery and The Nest Dear Parents and Carers Happy New Year! A very warm welcome back to this new term and the New Year. The children seem to have come back into their classes very settled and happy. Welcome to any new parents to the Centre and we look forward to getting to know you and your children over the coming year. Please do come and see your class staff, or myself, if you have anything at all you would like to discuss – we really value working together with you in partnership. Important term dates for your diary Friday 9th February – Whole school closure for staff training – Our inset day this year is going to be on Maths. Half Term -Monday 12th February – Friday 16th February 2018 Owlets Holiday Club – Sign up soon if you want a place. The holiday club will run during February half term. £6.00 per hour for nursery children/ £6.50 per hour for Nest children. Come and have an extra play at Homerton with all our fun activities: Monday 12th February – Friday 16th February 2018 9am – 5pm Ask Melody Wright or the office for a request form. The holiday club does get full so please apply as soon as possible. Reception School Places –If you are applying for a reception place for your child to start school in September 2018, please remember that the closing date for applications is MONDAY 15TH JANUARY. Parents Consultations – These are for South Room, East Room and West Room children only, and will be take place at... read more
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