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! πŸ‘ΈπŸ‘‘πŸ€΄πŸ°

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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 πŸ“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! 😁

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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! πŸ‘’

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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 healthyπŸ˜€

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 🐣

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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! ☺Mums 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 October 2017

Dear Parents

We’ve had quite a busy half term but there is still lots to come in the leading up to Christmas.

Firstly, I would like to thank all the parents who came to the Open Evening last Monday. We had some fabulous guest speakers who took their time to come and support the evening. We organise the evening as an additional service to give you the opportunity to access current information from professionals within the health and education sector.
Dr Law and (GP) and Liz Proctor (Dietitian) gave a talk around what a child’s healthy balanced diet should look like, and lots of key tips to settling a child into a good balanced diet. It was fantastic to hear parents asking individual questions, a lot of parent’s heads were nodding in agreement when relevant questions were asked.
Kim Harford (Reception Teacher from Ridgeway Infant School) gave a talk around school readiness and what this means along with a short presentation from Premier Sports on their play-triton program which we are looking at running in the new year.
I would like to also say a big thank you to all the key people who attended the event too to make themselves available to the parents. It is a long day for them but I know they like to give you the opportunity to meet with them as much as possible.

Kits academy
The structured sports sessions by Ewan every Tuesday morning are becoming a big success. The children engage well with him learning new ball and movement skills. We will be looking at changing the day that the sessions run after half term but all children are currently able to access the session due to our quieter period of time in Preschool.

Harvest
A big thank you to everyone who donated goods for the harvest festival. A small of group of children took the boxes up to St Peters church and spent time taking part in activities and learning all about harvest time and what it means.

We will hopefully be organising a trip where all the Preschool children can visit St Peters church at Christmas time to support their focus on the Christmas Story.

Visits to the nursing home
In the last newsletter, I mentioned that some of the Preschool children would be visiting Derby Heights Nursing Home to take part in a story and singing session with the residents. Unfortunately, due to staffing sickness at Derby Heights they had to cancel, however further dates are currently being revised for November.

Staffing
We welcomed Georgie on our last newsletter to Preschool unfortunately due to her feeling her traveling distance was too far she will be leaving us as from today.

Ashleigh Gregory joined the nursery since last Wednesday. Ashleigh is a qualified Level 3 Nursery Nurse with experience of working in a Private Day Nursery. Ashleigh is settling in great and forming lovely bonds with the children.

We will also be saying goodbye to Kara on 1st November, she is going to spend more time with her son who has just turned 1. Charlotte will be taking over the After School Club.

A huge congratulations to Seren who has completed her NVQ2 in child care and will be taking on a key group in Tweenies.
A separate letter will be sent out shortly to Tweenies parents who may be affected by the change of key person.

Lauren will be taking over from Sarah as the Quality Lead Manager. Earlier in the year Lauren took the role of the Quality Lead to support Sarah due to the amount of time Sarah was not accessing out within the nursery due to her role in the office. We have seen the standards of the quality of provision increase since then and feel the passion Lauren has for the role in providing the children with a high standard of care and education will only continue to raise the standards. Lauren will primarily be based out in the nursery to support the staffing team. The new Management structure will be as follows as of Monday 13th November

The Management Structure

Helen Poyser
Managing Director
Business/ Quality

Claire Morgan
Nursery Manager
Organisation of the nursery on a week to week basis
Parent’s Accounts

Lauren Binfield
Quality Lead Manager
EYFS/ Learning Journeys/ staff support

Dalraj Basi
Deputy Manager
Opening up/ Closing Down
Daily running/ organisation

Afshan Bashir
Deputy Manager
Opening up/ Closing down

1140 Free Hour Entitlement
Parents whose children are eligible for funding for January 2018 YOU MUST start this process now! The deadline for the nursery to input your codes into the portal is Friday 29th December, therefore we need to implement a nursery deadline by 30th November 2017. It has taken several weeks for the website to process applications and some funding code has not been accessed until a few days before the deadline. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Claire. Once you have your code, please come to the office for a consent form.

Questionnaires
We hope you all have took the opportunity to give the nursery some feedback via our Survey Monkey Questionnaire. We welcome ideas and suggestions about the nursery and hope you can make these suggestions feeling they will be taken into consideration. I will send out the results from the questionnaire very soon.

Tuesday 31st October – Halloween- There will be lots of gruesome activities on the day for the children to take part in from cooking to creative and tactile activities.

Friday 17th November- Children in Need- Come dressed in your pyjamas with your best wild bed hair (prize for the child with the wildest bed hair). As with Children in Need most years a spotty theme is held so even better if your child has spotted pyjamas. (Please make sure your child brings their normal shoes for outdoor play). There will be an activity in each room where you the parents can take part in when collecting your child (so please make sure you bring your pennies that day).

Week Commencing 20th November- Special time with Grandparents Week- You will receive a letter over the next couple of weeks about this event. Grandparents will have the opportunity to make a Christmas card with their Grandchild, along with enjoying a hot drink and a piece of our new-found Christmas cake recipe (containing sprouts!!) Trust me it is delicious 😊

Monday 4th December Nativity - Preschool

Monday 11th December Santa - all welcome

Monday 18th December Preschool Christmas Party.

W/c 18th December Christmas Jumper Week – all groups

Nursery closes on Friday 22nd December at 6.00pm
We reopen on Wednesday 27th December through to Friday 29th December
The nursery starts the new year opening on Tuesday 2nd January 2018

2,3 & 4 yr. old funding
This funding runs for 38 weeks of the year and the following term dates are as follows:
4th September 2017- 20th October 2017
30th October 2017- 15th December 2017

Extended Entitlement
Please remember if your child is eligible for the extended entitlement this now runs for 52 weeks of the year.

As you can see we have been busy and continue to be! If you have any queries regarding anything in this letter or anything else you wish to talk to us about, please do not hesitate to contact us. And don’t forget, you can arrange a meeting with your child’s key person using the slips located outside each base room.

Kind Regards

Helen Poyser
Managing Director

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