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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

Eggstravaganza Day 22 March 2017

Homerton enjoyed a fun and educational day in the garden learning all about different creatures who lay, or don’t lay eggs!  Thank  you to all the families who came and searched for frogs in the pond, guessed the identity of the mystery egg, and met Debbie’s African land snail.  Do have a look at the photos and see all the activities we enjoyed together.  Can you spot Charlie – our caretaker Roy’s dog?  ... read more

March News

Wednesday 22 March – Eggstravaganza at 8.45 and 12.45. Parents are warmly invited to join their children in the garden finding out about life cycles and learning together. Friday 24 March – Red Nose Day – we are painting red noses for 50p on children and adults to raise money for Comic... read more

Welcome to a new year at Homerton

A really warm welcome to all our new and returning families to The Nest and to Homerton Nursery. The staff have been busy with Home visits and we appreciate the welcome you have all given us in your homes. The children benefit so much from having their own ‘special people’ come to visit. Please remember we are always available to talk with you, no matter is too small. Chat with your child’s teachers or ask for an appointment with Alex Pearson (Assistant Head) or myself – Carole Faulkner and we will do our best to help. Please email... read more

Recent emails sent to parents

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

Homerton Weekly Bulletin – Friday 8 December

Homerton Weekly Bulletin – Friday 8th December 2017 Dear Parents, Preparations for Christmas are well underway in all the rooms and there is a real feeling of excitement in the Centre.  Just a few things to mention this week… Firstly thank you so much for coming along to our Christmas Story Trail which I think the staff, and ex-staff enjoy as much as the children and parents. Many thanks also to the parents who participated as actors for the day. Thank you also for buying raffle tickets on Wednesday – we raised a fantastic £280.00 which will be used towards replacing books and toys for the children. Next week brings a lot more excitement.  We have a Christmas dinner on Tuesday for those who stay for lunch that day…some other classes enjoyed their Christmas lunch yesterday. We also have visits from Father Christmas next week – keep this one a surprise for the children please. Wednesday is party day, which is just for the children, and we have plans to sing lots of songs and enjoy some special food which we supply.  The children will also enjoy a play put on by ex-Homerton pupils…so a big thank you to them. Fran Crouch is joining the staff next week and will initially be working in East Room, and South Room on a Wednesday afternoon. Many thanks for all your support. Best wishes Alex and all at Homerton       Homerton Early Years Centre Holbrook Road Cambridge CB1 7ST (01223)... read more

Weekly Bulletin – Friday 1st December 2017

Homerton Weekly Bulletin – Friday 1st December 2017 Dear Parents, Homerton is a hive of activity in the lead up to Christmas as you will see when you next enter the Centre! • Please join your child for our Christmas Story trail on Wednesday 6th December…this is a lovely event which takes place at the usual drop off times in the morning and afternoon. The whole event usually takes 20-30 minutes. • Wednesday is also our Christmas raffle day. Tickets will be sold for £1.00 a strip on the day. There are some great prizes, which you can see in the boxes that have been beautifully made up by Tracey and her sister. • Tamsin’s last day with us, before going onto maternity leave, is also 6th December and we all wish her well with this exciting time ahead. Her current role will be covered by Bridget Cafferkey who already works in East Room. • Fran Crouch and Alex Elbro will be re-joining the staff and doing our PPA cover time for us. • A big thank you goes to Budgens who are kindly donating us a Christmas tree which hopefully you will all see on Wednesday. • Just a reminder that if your child is coming in late but needs a lunch then please ring the office by 10am to let them know. We look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday and have a very happy weekend. With Best wishes Alex and all at Homerton Homerton Early Years Centre Holbrook Road Cambridge CB1 7ST (01223)... read more
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