Homerton Early Years Centre – Weekly Bulletin

21st September 2023


Message from the Head Teacher:

A very warm welcome to Homerton to all our families who either are joining us for the first time, or have been with us over the last academic year. We are really looking forward to working with you and getting to know your children in the coming year.

If you are new to Homerton, you will notice that owls are our lucky mascot and can be seen in and around the Centre.






Medical Update: I am pleased to say that we do not have any Covid cases currently.  Just a reminder that if your child has diarrhoea, or sickness, they should stay at home for 48 hours after the last episode of the illness to prevent the spread to others. If they have, a temperature please keep them at home and only return them to the Centre 24 hours after the temperature is normal again. Please keep your children at home if they require Calpol to keep their temperature down, as this medication wears off quickly and they soon start to feel really unwell again whilst here. Please phone the office before 10am to let us know if your child is not attending that day (01223 508766).

Please let class teams and the office know if your child has any particular allergies or dietary needs.



Topic The first half of this term we concentrate on children and staff getting to know each other, learning routines, and feeling confident in the classrooms and gardens.  We are keen for children to feel happy and settled here as soon as possible, although this can sometimes take time.  If your child is finding it hard to settle please talk to class staff, or myself, as between us we have many years of experience supporting children.


Every half term children get to know a core book very well.  This term’s core book is ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell.  In the story, the parent owl goes off hunting for food, and one of the baby owls is a bit worried that they may not return.  Throughout the story, the other owls try to reassure, and eventually the parent returns.  The underlying message for our children here is that parents will return. Do share this story with your children at home, if you have it, or you can ask class staff to borrow a copy. Next week I shall be sending out a sheet to accompany the book for you to share with your child.


Breakfast Club at Homerton

If your child is coming for breakfast please be aware that food is served between 8.00-8.30, this is followed by a play session prior to children going to class.  (Please be aware Breakfast club needs to be booked termly in advance and is already very full).


Dates for your diary:

Half Term holiday – Monday 23rd-27th October. 

Holiday club will be running during half term week and we will be emailing you to let you know when you can book this.

Monday 30th October – The Centre is closed for staff training day on Performance Management


With Best wishes from us all at Homerton

Alex Pearson

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