Homerton Early Years Centre – Bulletin

21st April 2022


Message from the Head Teacher: Wishing you and your families a very happy Summer Term


Dear Parents and Carers,




I hope you and your families all had a really good Easter holiday break.  I thought you might like to see the collaged picture above which was done by our Nest children at the end of last term. The children have come back very happy and enthusiastic, and full of stories and news of Easter egg hunts, and swimming in the sea!


Thank you to our holiday club team, Mel, Bridget and Laura for giving the children an activity packed week.


During the holiday the Nest Garden had a new sandpit installed, so I thought you might like to see it in the photo below. It now has a brick rather than wooden surround and should last for many years. Thank you to Roy for overseeing the work for us.








Suncream and Sunhats

In this lovely weather we are spending more time outside so please can you ensure your child has had sunscreen, put on at home, before coming to Homerton.  Please can you also send them in with a named sunhat.

Covid Update: We are now moving into treating Covid in a similar way to other illnesses. The advice is if you think your child has Covid symptoms, to keep them at home for at least 3 days, and only return to school once they are feeling better with no temperature. Thank you for your support with this.
Topic: Lifecycles and Living Eggs project

Next week we will have some chicken eggs incubating in our Library area. The children will visit regularly to observe the eggs as they start to hatch out, and then watch the chicks growing over the next two weeks.  We are usually quite successful in getting a number of chicks hatching out. Please let me know if you are interested in homing a chick as a long-term pet.


Language of the Half term

Our focus language for this half term is Greek and a big thank you goes to Orpheus’ Mum in West for giving us a new recipe to try.  Please see the attachment for activities and suggestions to do with your children.




Events and Outings

This terms Core Book is ‘We’re all Going on a Bear Hunt’, by Michael Rosen.  We will be doing our very own Bear Hunt in the garden for parents and children on the morning of the 18th May for 15-20 minutes at drop off so please put the date in your diaries


We are thinking ahead and planning outings for the children in the Nursery classes to go to Nightingale park. These trips can only go ahead if we have enough parent volunteers so please put the following in your diaries if you are able to help:-

21st June – West room am

22nd June – East Room am and pm

24th June – South Room am


The NEST are planning a trip to the allotment as their outing and more information on this will follow once we have dates and times.


Dates for your diary:


2nd May – Centre closed for Bank Holiday

18th May – Bear Hunt in the garden


Nursery trips to Nightingale Park

21st June – West room am

22nd June – East Room am and pm

24th June – South Room am    






Please can you help us by sticking to the specified drop off and pick up times during the day. It is very hard for staff working with children in class to leave rooms to collect those who arrive late as we have strict staff to child ratios to keep everyone safe.


A reminder that if you are late to pick up there will also be a charge.  Just to make you aware we find children tend to get a bit upset if they are the only ones left once their friends have gone. If your child isn’t collected at the end of the day they are taken to tea which is charged at £15.00.


Congratulations to Shohreh Sharifi, who is one of our lunch supervisors, she has completed her training in Homeopathy and set up her website which is www.blisshomeopathy.co.uk.  If anyone is interested in having any treatments then her mobile contact is 07760110185 and her email is shohreh@blisshomeopathy.co.uk




This final picture is of cowslips at The Magog Down. This is a lovely place to visit with children if you are looking for something to do over the weekend.


Best wishes from us all

Alex Pearson



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