Homerton Weekly Bulletin 8 March 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

A very big thank you to all of you who baked, and bought cakes, and to Tracey’s sister Sharon for running the stall. The cake stall raised a fantastic £190.90 which we have already planned to spend on improving our outside book area. We are going to buy a couple of extra-large bean bag type seats for the children to enjoy sharing stories on. We are also buying some of the Julia Donaldson stories which the children love – to add to our range of Core Stories.

I hope you have heard the good news that Maintained Nursery Schools, such as Homerton, have now had their funding extended to July 2020. This is a direct result of all the support you gave to us by signing the Save Nursery School petition recently. There will be a further announcement about our funding beyond July 2020 after the Autumn Spending Review….and Brexit! Again a big thank you for all your support with this.

This week the children have all been enjoying pancakes and sharing the Mr Wolf story that we mentioned in the Newsletter. Rinchen, one of our parent governors, has been working on the more exciting format for the Newsletter for us – so thank you to her and I hope you all enjoyed reading it.

Just a reminder should you want any advice on parenting issues such as Tantrums, potty training etc there are:-

Family Worker Drop – In sessions being run on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month 10.30-12.00 at:-

The Peacock Centre,

Brookfields Hospital,

351 Mill Rd, CB1 3UG.

Do go along if you want any parenting, or other advice, or alternatively speak to me, or Fran Crouch in East Room, who has lots of previous experience as a family worker running parenting courses.

If you have any concerns about your child’s speech or language development there are also drop in sessions to see Speech Therapists across Cambridgeshire – please ask at the Office for times.

Diary date reminders

Teacher trainees from the Faculty of Education will be with us in the Centre for a week from 18 – 22 March. The students may ask you if you are willing to be interviewed for a ‘pen portrait’ study of your child.

Parent and Child Eggstravaganza Event around our garden – Wednesday 27 March. Please allow an extra 20-30 minutes at drop off time on this day to go and learn all about life – cycles and eggs with your children.

Easter holiday – the centre closes at the end of the day on Friday 5 April and reopens on Tuesday 23 April. Please note we are running a ….

Holiday club from Monday 8 – Friday 12 April please speak to Mel, or the office staff, to book a place for your child in holiday club.

Best wishes

Alex and all the Homerton Staff


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