Dear Parents and Carers,


Firstly a very big thank you to all of you for your help and support with our Save Nursery Schools campaign.  Heidi Allen, the Local MP for Homerton, has written a very supportive letter to the Education Minister, on our behalf, and we will be delivering the petition to her office for her to present to parliament at the end of January. If you have any more signed petitions at home please return them to the office as soon as possible.  If you wish to write a letter to Heidi in support of Homerton then please do email her

VOLUNTEER HELP NEEDED Classes are just starting to go to the Old Orchard and allotment again – if there are any parents who could spare an hour between 9.30-10.30 any day to help take children to the Old orchard or allotment, or to share stories in class, then please come and see me, or speak to your class staff directly .


Diary date reminders

Tuesday 15th January is the deadline for applying for a reception class place.  Please make sure your application is in for Tuesday.

Wednesday 23rd January Parent workshop on ‘Children and Writing Development’ at 1.30-2.45pm and again at 7.15-8.30pm.  Do come along to this informative session on how children learn to write and how you can help at home.

Wednesday 30th January Stories in the Dark with Marion Leeper – This session takes place for all children through the school day. Marion is bringing along her tent, and torches, to create a magical atmosphere whilst telling stories based on light and dark themes.

Parent’s afternoon/evening consultations with class staff will be sometime between 28th Jan – 12th February depending on the class. There will be sign up sheets going up on the outside of your classroom doors for you to choose a time to come and talk to class staff about your child’s progress.

Half Term holiday Monday 18th – Friday 22nd February.  Please note we are running a ….

Holiday club Monday 18th– Friday 22nd February please speak to Mel, or the office staff, to book a place for holiday club which is already starting to fill up.

Training Day Monday 25th February – Centre closed for staff training on ‘Planning in the Moment’.

Term restarts on Tuesday 26th February.


Best wishes for 2019.

Alex and all the Homerton Staff




Homerton Early Years Centre

Holbrook Road



(01223) 508766


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