Homerton Early Years Centre – Weekly Bulletin

24th April 2024

Dates for your diary:


Thursday 25th and Tuesday 30th April – West Room trip to Rock Road Library

Thursday 2nd and Tuesday 14th May – South Room trip to Rock Road Library

Tuesday 30th April – Bag2school fundraiser – see photo below for what we are collecting – Please fill up your bags, or black bin bags, and bring into school on the morning of the 30th April.

Tuesday 30th April – Thursday 2nd May – School photographer, Helen Alderton, is visiting to Centre. Here is the timetable for the week…

Tuesday 30th April – South, Nest and West, Wednesday 1st May East, Thursday 2nd May Nest.

Wednesday 8th May – Fundraising cake sale to buy sensory equipment

Wednesday 15th May – ‘We’re all going on a Bear Hunt’, parent and child event 8.45am-9.30am around our main Nursery garden for all families in the Nest and Nursery.

20th-25th May – Walk to School week – please try and walk, scooter or cycle to school that week.

Wednesday 22nd May – Really Wheelie sponsored trail – a fun children’s cycling/scooting or buggy pushing activity, around 3 laps of the Nursery garden – parent volunteers are needed to help with this event which runs from 9.30-11.00am – please let Alex know if you can help.

Friday 24th May – The Centre is closed for staff training day on outdoor learning.

Monday 27th – Friday 31st May – Half term but Holiday club will be running from Tuesday 28th-Friday 31st May.




Reminders and Requests:

Open Morning

If you know of anyone who may be looking for a place at Homerton in the next couple of years we are holding an Open Morning for prospective new parents on Saturday 27 April 10.00-11.30am.


Nest Snack request

The Nest has requested that parents remember to bring in fruit/vegetables or plain breadsticks/oatcakes for the children to share at snack times, as they are currently getting very low on snacks.



Pick up times

Also a reminder to parents to pick up on time – the Nursery pick up is at 3.45pm and the Nest at 4.00pm – Thank you.


Bring along your Library card on our visits

For any parents who are coming on the Library trips and already have library cards please do bring these along and then you will be able to borrow books when you come on the visit.


Contacting staff

If you would like to chat to staff, about anything, then please do email the office, or class lead, and we can arrange a mutually convenient time to get together.


Story and Rhyme time for under 5’s

This Saturday 27th April 10.30-11.30 at Rock Road Library – delivered by Veronica Spiers – All welcome.


Plant Sale and Kids fun event at Rock Road Library

Saturday 4th May 10.00am-12.30pm


Message from the Head Teacher:

Dear Parents


Thank you to all the volunteers who have been or are coming on our Library trips to Rock Road Library.


I went with East Room last week and we had a great time enjoying books from the children’s section of the Library and exploring the beautiful garden.  The library staff, some of whom had come over from the Central Library in town, warmly welcomed us. They told us all about the library, what it was for, and the system for borrowing books with a library card – you can borrow up to 12 books at a time if you have a card.  They also provided us with drinks and snacks and read the children some stories. Rock Road Library is a great place to find books on all different subjects and is very close the Nursery, so if you haven’t yet discovered it, do go and enjoy this local facility. A big thank you goes to Fran Crouch for arranging these visits for us. The pictures in the Learning section this week are all from our visits so do enjoy those.


I also wanted to say a little bit more about Hon LeLe, who is a persona doll, who visits classes on a regular basis to help us deliver various areas of the Curriculum, especially those related to making friends, or feeling safe.

Hon LeLe has an ‘All about me book’ which is shared with the children on his first visit to the children’s classes. He is 4 years old, 100cms tall, has black hair and eyes.  His favourite animal is a panda and his favourite colour is red, like many children his age he has a fascination with dinosaurs, and he loves visiting the train museum. He lives with his Mum, Dad and 2 year old sister, Hong Lili. He speaks both Chinese and English and goes to a Kung Fu class. His favourite time of year is Chinese New Year when he and his family enjoy lots of celebrations.

Hon Lele recently visited West Room, and told the children all about his lost teddy.  The children then came up with lots of helpful suggestions about who he could ask to help him find his teddy and where he might look.


Hon Lele taking a rest after a busy circle time!

Covid/Medical Update: Nothing in particular to report this week.
Some of the Learning this week


Please enjoy the photos below of children visiting the Rock Road Library






















Best wishes from all of us at Homerton


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