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Family Worker Support

February 2024

Just a reminder to all our term-time families, our half-term holidays run from Monday 19th February to Friday 23rd February.  We hope you all have a lovely break. 

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 3.30pm 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 changes of clothes at nursery, including socks.  We also ask that your child does not bring in 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