NEWLETTERS

STEPPING STONES LATEST NEWSLETTER

Dear parents,    5th November 2020

We hope you had a good half term break and are now ready to CELEBRATE with us throughout this term. We plan to explore colours whilst lighting up the sky and talking about Guy Fawkes night, Divali and Hanukkah; to promote our BRITISH VALUES whilst we remember things and people that are special to us; think about Children in Need; and enjoy the anticipation and preparations for Christmas.

Friday 13th Nov we would like to celebrate Children in need by all of us wearing our pyjamas! We will be making a collection for the cause and a small contribution would be greatly appreciated. 

* If your child was born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017, you must apply for a school place by 15thJanuary 2020You may do this on line at www.cornwall.gov.uk/admissions

 

Thank you so much for continuing to comply with the safety measures and access arrangements during the Covid pandemic, you are so patient.

WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS AS USUAL UNTIL INSTRUCTED OTHERWISE!

We will continue to deep clean regularly, please help us by encouraging your child not to get too close or touch others and keep them at home if they show any signs at all of being unwell.

 

THE SAFETY OF YOUR CHILDREN is hugely important to us all; therefore, PLEASE KEEP GATES LOCKED AT ALL TIMES &ADHERE TO OUR NO SMOKING OR USE OF MOBILE PHONES POLICIES WITHIN OUR AREA

 

We value your contribution to your child’s “Learning Journey” and thanks to those of you who have acknowledged the recent focused observations that we have sent via email and the comments that you have made for us to include. Please continue to share the children’s successes with us. It has been quite a challenge for us to catch up with some children’sdevelopment levels following the summer lockdown, but it must be said that they have all settled so well, and because the preschool group stay together as one group in the mornings, this is helping so much with their progress.

 

ATTENDANCE: It is an Ofsted requirement to report poor attendance for funded children 

**It is always necessary to keep us informed of absence preferably by phone (or email

In the event of another complete closure we need to know your preferred method of contact, so that we may keep learning opportunities available for your child, and keep you informed with the current situation. Jana will be asking you this, individually in the near future.

 

Pupil Premium funding: This year we have decided to focus on our listening skills, - relationships and taking turnswhilst keeping healthy and making healthy choices.

 

This term finishes on Friday 18th December returning on Monday 04/01/21 (all being well!!)

Many thanks; stay safe and healthy

Sue and Co

STEPPING STONES LATEST NEWSLETTER

20th March 2020

 

Dear one and all.

We wish our lovely Mums a Happy Day on Sunday. If your child hasn’t brought home flowers from us this week, it will have to be double next year!! Keep smiling!

 

Stepping Stones will be closed to children from today 20th March.

 

Please keep in touch as to know what happens next—the best way is via our Facebook page, 

Stepping Stones Pre-School Newlyn

However, staff will be at Stepping Stones on Monday morning to make plans for our provision in this ever changing world, on 01736363050

 

At this point it is difficult to state when we will be able to make normal provision, but we have, for the moment, extended our Easter holidays until Tuesday 21st April, which gives us more time to work out what we can offer, and to whom, from this date onwards. 

 

We will continue to post activities on our Facebook page, but please take care of yourselves and your lovely families. We wish you all a Happy Easter, keep safe and healthy, and enjoy your family time together.

 

1st April 2020

Hello to one and all! This was the letter that we sent out on 20th March, however the hope to see you all again on 21st April seems to be fading extremely fast!! I think we were a bit optimistic there! We will continue to keep in touch via Facebook, with our weekly planned activities, and links to various web sites, but if you cannot access this service,( and if you want to discuss anything more privately), please email steppingstones@newlyn.cornwall.sch.uk and we will email them out to you instead.

Until we meet again, please, please take the greatest of care, 

Much love

Sue and the girls.