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Dates for your diary September 2016- August 17

 

Dates for your diary September 2017- August 18

 

Date

 

Other information

Monday 4th   September

Start of new term

 

Thursday 28th September 

Caterpillars workshop and parent/carer meetings- 930-1030

All parents/carers welcome

Thursday 5th October

Upper Pre-school workshop and parent carer meetings 930-10-30

All parents/carers welcome

Thursday 12th October

Lower preschool workshop and parent/carer meetings 930-1030

All parents/carers welcome

Thursday 19th October

Butterflies workshop and parent/carer meetings 930-1030

All parents/carers welcome

Fri 20th  October

Grant children break up for 2 wks

 

w/c 23 October and 30th  October

I/2 term 2 weeks

Grant children (15 hours only) not in for 2 weeks

Mon 6th November

Grant children return

 

Friday 8th December

Upper pre-school  Christmas concert

930-1030

Thurs 14th December

Fun and games and fancy dress

 

Tuesday 19th December

Xmas lunch

 

Wed 20th  December

Party afternoon

 

Friday 22nd  December

Grant children break up

 

w/c 25th December and w/c 1st Jan

½ term

Grant children (15 hours only) not in for 2 weeks

Monday 25th December –Monday 1st January 2018

Nursery closed

 

 Tuesday 2nd January 18

Nursery re-opens 7.30

 

 

Monday 8th January 18 Grant children return  

Thursday 1st  February

Caterpillars workshop and parent/carer meetings- 930-1030

All parents/carers welcome

Thursday 8th February

Butterflies workshop and parent carer meetings 930-10-30

All parents/carers welcome

Thursday 15th  February 

Lower preschool workshop and parent/carer meetings 930-1030

All parents/carers welcome

Friday 16th  February

Grant children break up

 

w/c 19th February

I/2 term 1 week

Grant children (15 hours only) not in for 1 week

Monday 26th  February

Grant children return

 

Thursday 1st   March

Upper preschool workshop and parent/carer meetings 930-1030

All parents/carers welcome

Thursday 29th March

Grant children break up.

Grant children (15 hours only) not in for 2 weeks

Friday 30th March

Good Friday bank hol

Nursery closed

Monday 2nd April

Easter Monday

Nursery closed

Wednesday 11th April TBC

Photographs

 

Monday 16th   April

Grant children return

 

Monday 7th  May

May day

Nursery closed

Friday 25th  May

Grant children break up

 

w/c 28th  May

I/2 term 1 week

Grant children (15 hours only) not in for 1 week

Monday 28th  May

Bank holiday

Nursery closed

Monday 4th  June

Grant children return

 

Thursday  7th June

Caterpillars workshop and parent/carer meetings- 930-1030

All parents/carers welcome

Thursday  14th June

Butterflies workshop and parent carer meetings 930-10-30

All parents/carers welcome

Thursday  21st June

Lower preschool workshop and parent/carer meetings 930-1030

All parents/carers welcome

w/c 25th June

End of year trip

 venue to be confirmed

Wed 4th July TBC

Graduation photos

 

Fri 20th  July

Grant children graduation

930-1030

Friday 20th July

Grant children finish for the summer

 

Friday 17th August TBC

Full time children graduation

6.00- 7.00

Monday 27th  August

Bank holiday

Nursery closed

Friday 3rd August

All school leavers finish

 

Monday 3rd  September

New term starts

 

   

 

Biting Honey Bears Nursery Guide

In our experience, biting takes place throughout Nursery life as children grow and develop and learn how to express themselves. It is never a pre-meditated or spiteful act. It is a way of children struggling to learn new skills, understand limits, being able to communicate and gain control of their emotions. It can happen when children are over-excited, upset, angry or frustrated or for no apparent reason. Sometimes it is to gain attention.

However a child must learn it is unacceptable behavior.

As a nursery it is our policy to include all children and not exclude a child who is biting, but to find ways to make sure the child in question has fewer chances to repeat this behaviour. We do this in a variety of ways:

We will also request a meeting with parents/carers to discuss any issues that may be causing the child to bite and actions will be agreed. If a child does bite they will be given time out (age appropriate) or removed from the activity they are doing and be made aware they have done wrong. The child who has been bitten will be given attention straight away and the biter will be ignored.

Helpful hints for parents of a biter

Please do not despair if your child is biting - remember they will grow out of this phase and will quickly learn this is not the way to make friends and get attention.

If your child is being bitten please remember the staff will do all they possibly can to protect your child from further harm.

Please remember biting is a reaction not a thought.

If you wish to discuss any of the issues raised in this guide please feel free to speak to your child's key worker or a member of the management team.


Bullet Points For Some Policies and Procedures

 

SEN (Special Educational Needs) Policy

Behaviour Policy

Complaints Policy

Children With English as an Additional Language

As a setting we have lots of children who have English as an additional language. To help them settle we do the following:

How we achieve Racial Harmony and Build Self Esteem

Parents/Carers being aware of Agreements for Meals and Snacks

Some parents/carers were not aware they can have a say in what their children eat within the setting and how to do this. We agree with parents/carers the above by-

If there are any of the above the parents/carers and key person or manager discuss the matter and a dietary need form is completed. The cook and staff are informed and alternative meals are offered.

We are a healthy setting so this would not include giving crisps, chocolate, sweets etc except on special occasions such as birthdays.

Parents/Carers having a say in Planning, Assessment and Record Keeping

This will be done through using the on-line learning journeys where parents/carers can see each time a photograph, video or comment is put on by their child's key person. Parents/carers can also add photographs, video's and comments. During Workshops and parent/carer meetings staff will then show you on your child's base lining where they are developmentally and their next steps.

Links to Home and the Community

Some parents/carers were unsure about our links to the home and to our surrounding community. We have built strong links with:

We hope the above has been helpful to you.

Full policies and procedures are available on request.

Please feel free to comment on any of the above, we look forward to your feed back.

 

Honey Bears Day Nursery

60-62 Station Road, Erdington, Birmingham B23 6UE

0121 382 4355

honeybears@btconnect.com

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