Getting into the Christmas spirit at Polkadot Stratford

“The children at Polkadot Stratford have been getting into the Christmas spirit through a variety of activities. Baby Dots and Dots to Tots have had fun exploring the dressing up outfits, wearing the outfits and investigating the textures through their senses. Top Dots have been getting very messy, creating the nursery post box ready for this year’s Christmas post. Dots to Tots interests have surrounded sensory play, the children have had a great time using the winter animals in the shaving foam. They have also been listening to their story of the month “That’s Not My Reindeer”- which activities have been planned and developed around. The children have engaged in activities such as making and decorating snowmen.

Christmas Jumper Day will be held at nursery on Friday 15th December to support Save the Children and we will be holding our Christmas Parent and Family Join In on Tuesday 19th December from 4pm- all parents and family welcome.”

Lucy Stanley – Nursery Manager


Getting into the Christmas spirit at Polkadot Stratford

“The children at Polkadot Stratford have been getting into the Christmas spirit through a variety of activities. Baby Dots and Dots to Tots have had fun exploring the dressing up outfits, wearing the outfits and investigating the textures through their senses. Top Dots have been getting very messy, creating the nursery post box ready for this year’s Christmas post. Dots to Tots interests have surrounded sensory play, the children have had a great time using the winter animals in the shaving foam. They have also been listening to their story of the month “That’s Not My Reindeer”- which activities have been planned and developed around. The children have engaged in activities such as making and decorating snowmen.

Christmas Jumper Day will be held at nursery on Friday 15th December to support Save the Children and we will be holding our Christmas Parent and Family Join In on Tuesday 19th December from 4pm- all parents and family welcome.”

Lucy Stanley – Nursery Manager


Polkadot Heathcote – Parent Join In Morning

We would like to let you know the songs we will be singing with the children at the parent join in on Wednesday 13th December 9am -11am for you to practice with your children at home –

Jingle Bells

When Santa got stuck up the chimney

Twinkle Twinkle Christmas Star

We wish you a Merry Christmas

We would also like to ask you to wear your best Christmas jumper to join in the festive fun with your child, we wish to ask you for £1.00 donation to help us raise money for Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day.

Please see our photos below – We have been doing lots of Christmas activities this week, practising our songs and opening the adventure calendar each day.

 

 


Polkadot Alcester’s Festive Fayre

We raised over £240 at our Christmas Fayre and wanted to say a big thank you to the parents that came along and supported us, having a go on the tombola and joining in with making reindeer food and snowmen crafts. We will combine this money and the donations for Christmas Jumper day and donate to Save the Children.

Please see below some photos from the fayre and also a  photo of the very lucky Dottie and Logan that won our giant monkey!


Emergency Nursery Closure Procedure

Information for Parents and Carers

 

As we are now in the Winter months, please take note of our Snow Phone Number –

07544 766956

If we have bad weather, we will make every effort to open but this will depend on staff being able get to the Nursery. Please call the above number and not the usual Nursery number to get information regarding Nursery and Pre-School closures – this message will be up to date from 6.30am that morning.

If the following schools are closed, our Pre-Schools on-site will also be closed-

Heathcote Primary School (Polkadot Heathcote)

The Willows Primary School (Gingham Pre-School)

Bishopton Primary School (Bunting Pre-School)

Information on school closures will also be available on Touch FM and on the Warwickshire County Council website  https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/schoolclosures

Denim Before and After school Club will be cancelled if the associated school is not opening.

If we close your child’s Nursery and you would like them to attend Polkadot in Stratford or Alcester (if open), please call us on the below numbers at 7.30am to see if this is possible.

Polkadot Stratford – 01789 290101

Polkadot Alcester – 01789 766565


Polkadot Alcester – Dates for the Diary!

Alcester Polkadot Dates for your Diary 

Weds 13th Dec

Children’s Christmas Party (for children who usually attend on this day). Wear your party clothes and join in with Christmas party games and fun activities!

Friday 15th Dec

Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day – wear your woollies with pride! Recommended donation of £1 per jumper!

Thurs 21st Dec

Children’s Christmas Dinner (for children who usually attend on this day). We will be making party hats and having a traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings.

Fri 22nd Dec

Last day before Christmas (TTO and AYR children)

Mon 25th Dec – Mon 1st Jan 2018

Nursery Closed

Tues 2nd Jan

Nursery opens to AYR (All Year Round) children

Mon 8th Jan

Nursery open for all children including TTO (Term Time Only) children


Polkadot Heathcote – Parent Join In Morning

“We would like to invite our Heathcote families to our Parent and Family Join In Session on Wednesday 13th December, from 9:00am – 11.00am. We will be enjoying a Christmas themed activity morning finishing with some Christmas songs. Refreshments will be provided for all.

Please can you inform a member of the team if you will be attending and who will be supporting your child so that we can make sure there will be enough refreshments to go around.

We look forward to spending some quality time with you all.”

Mandy White – Nursery Manager


Fundraising for Children in Need at Polkadot Alcester

“The children at Polkadot Alcester had a very busy time fundraising for Children in Need this year! They completed lots of laps for their sponsored cycle, racking up a grand total of 13 miles between all of the rooms – even the Baby Dots had a go at a small course set up in their garden (with support from their practitioners!). Well done to Lee, who had the closest guess with 16 miles and won the prize for ‘Guess the Distance’!

Throughout the second half of the week we held the Great Polkadot Bake Off. Staff, parents and children sampled the bakes for a small donation and completed a scorecard giving each bake a rating out of 15. The winner of the Bake Off was Charlotte with her Rainbow Sprinkle Tiffin, which she made with her mum Laura, well done to you both!

In the staff room, we held a Children in Need Duck race sweepstake – which Hayley L was lucky enough to win with her choice – Disco Duck! We also had a pyjama day and all wore pyjamas to nursery- it was a very comfy day!

Parents and children have since been busy collecting their sponsorship and returning it to nursery. The grand total raised from all of our fun activities so far is a fabulous £748.33! A huge thank you to all of the staff, parents and especially the children who worked really hard on their Sponsored Cycle all week!”

Sarah Blake – Nursery Manager


Fundraising at Seedlings

‘Seedlings had great fun celebrating Children in Need last week. We dressed up in our pyjamas, decorated pictures of Pudsey bear, baked cakes and decorated them with spots and did some spotty finger painting. We also talked about where the money we collected would be going and why the children may need some help. Thank you so much for your donations, we managed to raise £50.25.’

Helena Waterworth – Nursery Manager