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Family Worker Support

March 2024

We are almost at the end of another term and the Easter holidays will soon be upon us.  

For all children, the last day of term is Thursday 28th March.  All term-time children return on Monday 15th April and year round children return on Monday 8th April.  The nursery is closed to all children on Friday 12th April for staff training. 

I am always here to help with any questions or support you may need around settling your child into nursery, toilet training, behaviour, sleeping, starting school applications … the list is endless.  I am usually at the gate at 8.45am and 3.00pm, so if I can help in any way, please come and speak to me - if you can't find me, just call or email.  The staff in your child’s class are happy to speak to you with more specific questions about the curriculum and nursery life, but please do contact me if you feel I can help.  Please also see the "Useful Links" page, which I hope you will find of use.   

Please ensure your child is always appropriately dressed for nursery and that all clothes, including coats and jackets, are named. During the warmer weather, please ensure your child has a named hat and appropriate footwear for climbing and exploring the Orchard - flip-flops or sliders are not appropriate for outdoor play.  Please apply sun cream to your child before they come to nursery and if your child attends all day, please also provide us with a named bottle so that staff can reapply after lunch.  

I am also a “Domestic Abuse Responder” and our nursery is a BDAP (Bedfordshire Domestic Abuse Partnership) Support Hub, so please come and speak to me in confidence if you need any help or support.

Please also ensure that your child has at least one spare change of clothes at nursery, including socks.  We also ask that your child does not bring any toys from home. It is easy for these to get lost at nursery, and it can be very upsetting when they cannot be found at home time.

Lois Robins, Family Worker