Homerton Early Years Centre – Bulletin

28th April 2022


Message from the Head Teacher: Wishing all our families celebrating the end of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr a very happy time on the 2nd and 3rd of May.


Dear Parents and Carers,



Next week sees the end of the month of fasting for Ramadan for some of our families and staff members.  At the end of Ramadan, families celebrate by swopping cards and gifts, sharing sweet treats, such as the cake shown above, and doing henna design patterns on hands.  Some of our activities next week will be around explaining this festival to children. South Room have some parents coming in to talk to the class about this festival and their particular families celebrations.



Henna Hand decoration patterns for Ramadan



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

This week has been a very exciting one for the children, they have been able to follow the lifecycle of a chick initially seeing the 11 eggs in our Library area on Monday, and then watching them peck their way out of the shells on Tuesday and Wednesday. Now the chicks are starting to grow away from the warmth of the incubator.  Next week they will be visiting classrooms and children will have the opportunity to draw and hold them.







          Classes visit our eggs and chicks in the Library area on a daily basis.



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    







We still have some spaces in our Nursery for September 2022 – so please can we ask you to tell any friends who may be looking for a Nursery place in September about us.

We are holding an open morning for prospective families on Saturday 14th May from 9.30-11.00 so please help us promote this if you are able to. If anyone feels able to put up a poster, in their local area, then please let Alex or the office know.


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.


Lunch Supervisor

We are currently looking for a lunch supervisor on a Thursday and Friday

If anyone knows of anyone who might be interested in joining our friendly team please speak to Alex or the Office.






Best wishes from us all

Alex Pearson


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