La Petite Academy
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10-12 Highfield Road, Littleover, Derby, DE23 1DG
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23 April 2018 - 4:25pm

Toddlers enjoyed dance class today!

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20 April 2018 - 4:16pm

Today we have celebrated the Queen's Birthday with our 'Kings, Queen's and Royal family' event day! The children have had so much fun making crowns, waving the British flag, making their very own birthday cake for 'The Queen' and much more. It's been lovely to see lots of little Prince's and Princesses! ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿคด๐Ÿฐ

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20 April 2018 - 10:11am

To celebrate the Queen's birthday the Baby unit are making crowns, shape sorting shields, building castles and having a royal flotilla

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13 April 2018 - 4:13pm

Parents we have re-arranged our porch area to incorporate our bedtime story library to make it more accessible. We feel this is more welcoming for parents and children. We hope you like it! Don't forget to choose your bedtime story book with your child ๐Ÿ“š

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12 April 2018 - 2:55pm

Following on from this morning we further enhanced the provision from the PreSchool children creating their shopping lists to then exploring the outdoor environment, extending their thinking and encouraging imaginative play. They collected 'blueberries', 'lemonade', 'carrots' and lots of other items.

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12 April 2018 - 2:41pm

Imaginative play whilst the children go 'shopping'!

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12 April 2018 - 10:45am

Preschool have shown great interest in talking about going shopping. We enhanced the provision to provide the opportunity for the children to create 'shopping lists'. They drew different foods and we discussed about healthy and unhealthy foods, whilst recalling experiences of going to the supermarket. So the next time you go take a trip to the supermarket, you may receive a shopping list from your child! ๐Ÿ˜

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6 April 2018 - 4:19pm

Tweenies had lots of fun visiting St George's park this afternoon!

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6 April 2018 - 4:17pm

Tweenies had lots of fun visiting St George's park this afternoon!

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4 April 2018 - 4:23pm

The children had lots of fun taking part in pie face this afternoon! If you would like to donate for your child to pie their key person please bring a donation this week for Blue Stars for Autism Awareness week!

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1 April 2018 - 8:21pm

Don’t forget that we will be helping to raise awareness of Autism this week at Nursery. Sponsor your child to dress in wild and wacky clothes throughout the week and let’s celebrate every child on the spectrum being unique.

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29 March 2018 - 4:29pm

We enjoyed having a Easter parade around the nursery today and joining in with various activities to celebrate Easter!

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28 March 2018 - 11:03am

Look at the Tweenies' Easter bonnets that they have made at home! ๐Ÿ‘’

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27 March 2018 - 7:45pm

It’s fantastic to see the Nursery in the Derby Evening Telegraph for our 5* food hygiene rating. Find out what this involves and how we keep your littles ones safe and healthy๐Ÿ˜€

https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/derby-news/hygiene-inspectors-rated-derby-businesses-1377599

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26 March 2018 - 12:49pm

Don’t forget our Bedtime book library where you are welcome to come with your child to choose a book to borrow. We have just added a lovely new collection of books to the library for the children to enjoy.

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26 March 2018 - 11:14am

Parents!! Next week, we are having a Sponsored Wacky Clothes Week to help raise awareness of Autism. There will be a letter and sponsor form going out this week, explaining a little about Autism and how the money raised will help.

It will be lovely to see all the children getting dressed in lots of different clothes, including wearing pants over your trousers or odd socks! It'll be a fun week for the children and it's a great time to celebrate everyone being dressed up differently!

All money raised will go to our local organisation Blue Stars Autism Intervention who are a Not for Profit organisation who provide services for children and families who have been diagnosed or on the pathway of being diagnosed with Autism.

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23 March 2018 - 4:40pm

Tweenies had lots of fun at the park this afternoon!

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18 March 2018 - 7:53am

Parents/ carers don’t forget to get crafting at home with your littlest ones ready for La Petite’s Easter Bonnet competition. We are looking forward to seeing the wonderful creations from Monday 26th March, the last hand in time being 9.00am on Thursday 29th March when the bonnets will be judged. Glenda our nursery Cook will be judging the bonnets and there will be a prize for the winning bonnet from each room. Good luck ๐Ÿฃ

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16 March 2018 - 11:41am

Look what we found! These frogs were hopping around our bottom garden. The children found great interest in talking about the lifecycle of a frog, and learning new words such as, amphibians. Pre-school now have their very own frog spawn which they are observing daily to watch them grow.

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16 March 2018 - 10:53am

We enjoyed dancing to Irish music to celebrate St Patrick's Day!

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16 March 2018 - 6:06am

Just a quick reminder that on Monday 19th March (next Monday) is the under 3’s Parents Evening. If you would like to see your child’s Key person on the evening please phone the nursery to make an appointment.

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13 March 2018 - 7:16pm

We have explored our diversity today with the children, celebrating our different cultures and skin tones. We value and care about each other the same.

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12 March 2018 - 4:08pm

Toddlers enjoyed dancing class this morning!!

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9 March 2018 - 11:04am

Dad's week was re-arranged today, due to cancelling last Friday because of the snow! Here are some photo's which shows the children and the Dad's have had an fun filled morning! โ˜บMums keep your eyes closed!

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5 March 2018 - 11:54am

This morning the Toddlers have enjoyed their first trial session with Jeevan from Action Academy. Here's a snippet of just some of the fun they had!

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Nursery Newsletter

Nursery Newsletter

Dear Mums & Dads

We are now in our busiest time of year for the nursery and we have lots to tell you!

Firstly, a huge thank you to everyone who came to our 21st Birthday Party! Both children and adults seemed to be having a lovely time and the feedback we had was really positive!

The photographs that Gazza’s discos took will be developed and handed out to those of you who got snapped!

For those of you who missed Christine’s speech on the night, we would like to tell you how important each and every one of you are to us and without your continued support we would not be as successful as we are today, so thank you very much!

Staffing
A huge congratulations to Sherridanne (Tweenies Key Person) who is expecting a baby girl and Kara (Nursery Assistant) who is expecting a baby boy, both due in September.
We are welcoming back Emma Harper who left us on maternity leave in 2008 and went on to have 3 children. She worked for us for 8 years and gained her NVQ levels 2 & 3 with us. Emma will be working Monday to Friday from 11am to 2pm to cover our busy lunch times.
And, well done to Demi (Nursery Assistant) who has completed her NVQ level 2 qualification!

Suggestions Board
You may have noticed the board in the porch which has been up for about a week. The purpose of this is to get your input on areas of the nursery. At the moment we are focussing on our outdoor areas as we can use them again to their full potential now that (hopefully) the wet, winter weather has passed. We have already developed our sensory garden and now that some of the things we have planted are starting to poke through the soil, the children are engaging really well with helping to water and look after them. We have purchased a climbing frame and targets for the children to develop their physical skills on the top garden area, as well as high street scenery to accompany the road layout.

If there is anything that you feel would benefit our outside area, please write your suggestions on the board – all contributions welcome!

Website
We have spent the last few months updating our website which is set to go live very soon! The new layout will include a daily menu so you can go to our site and check what food your child will be offered throughout the day, we have updated information, testimonies and photographs and are very excited to get it up and running! We have taken some lovely photographs of the children taking part in various activities which reflect their time at nursery. With the website being viewed by the public, we would like your permission to possibly put your child’s photograph on our website. We cannot guarantee that every child will appear on the website however we need to know who is allowed to go on, as we will be able to upload photographs ourselves. Please can you fill in and return the attached slip.

Menus
Thank you to those who contributed to our new menus! We are now on week 3 and the children seem to be liking the food so far…

Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers
Thank you for helping us to collect 1,869 vouchers! These will go towards new equipment for the nursery which the staff and children are currently choosing.

Maintenance
The Breakfast & After-School Club has now been decorated, they have had a new storage cupboard built and had new tables and chairs. We have also had a list of resources that the Schoolers would like, which we are trying to make our way through!

The ‘animal wall’ at the top of the corridor has now been replaced with a farm animal scene which is providing a great talking point for children of all ages as they make their way outside and to the bathroom.

The wood effect flooring in all the base rooms is being replaced next weekend, the bathroom and porch areas are being tiled and we are having a lovely new carpet for the corridor.

Holidays & Absences
We know that with the Summer coming up many of you will be taking the opportunity to have a well-deserved break with your families or spending some time at home with your little ones. If your child is going to be absent from nursery, please can you let us know at your earliest convenience as it can have an effect on ratios and meals prepared, especially if your child has a dietary requirement.

Funding
The Government 15hours funding ends on Friday 8th July for 2, 3 & 4 year olds.

If this is your child’s last term with us before starting school, may we remind you that we require 4 weeks written notice to terminate their place (if we do not receive your notice in time, you may be charged for the sessions there after). We ask that all accounts are cleared before your child leaves us.

Funding for the new term will begin on Monday 5th September.

Dates for your diary…
Monday 6th June – Preschool Graduation photographs (preschool only). If your child is leaving us to go to school, they can come in to have their photograph taken in between 9:00am and 11:00am in a graduation cap and gown by Andy Brown Photography.

Friday 10th June – The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations. ‘The Queen & her guard’ have popped in to the porch to invite you to celebrate her birthday with us with a right Royal knees up! We’re planning an afternoon tea garden party with cucumber sandwiches, cakes and pink lemonade (weak juice & sparkling water!), crown decorating and flying the flag as well as many other patriotic activities!

W/C Monday 13th June – Mum’s week. You should all have received a slip with the day that you can come in on. We have had a huge response to this week and are fully booked up for the week! We look forwards to seeing you!

Wednesday 29th June – Safari day. The nursery will have a safari theme for the day with lots of animal based activities, look out for the poster nearer the time for more details.

Tuesday 19th July – People Who Help Us. More information will follow but we aim to dress up as Police Officers, Doctors, Nurses, Fire Fighters, Lollipop People, Dentists and more to acknowledge the people who help us. If you or anyone you know could come and visit the children on this day with some information about how their job helps us then we would be very grateful!

We hope you all have a wonderful summer, and Good Luck to all of our school leavers!

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind Regards

Helen Poyser
Managing Director/Early Years Professional

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