Monday, June 28, 2010

Ongar June Newsletter 2010

Mother Hubbards Newsletter June 2010

June Birthdays

Ethan was 1 on the 7th June

Daniel will be 1 on the 18th June

Maelie will be 1 on the 23rd June


Sarah was 2 on the 9th June

Daniel will be 2 on the 17th June

Matthew will be 2 on the 19th June


Claudia was 3 on the 5th June

Joshua was 3 on the 6th June


Deron was 4 on the 14th June

Julien will be 4 on the 18th June

Calvin will be 4 on the 21st June


Ashley was 4 on the 5th June

Aishly was 4 on the 8th June

Paula was 4 on the 14th June

Noah will be 4 on the 22nd June


The children had lots of fun during the Gymboree class and is started again last week 16 June 2010 it will run for 8 weeks 5 euro per class or 40 euro

The Montessori sessional will finish up on the 30th of June at 11.30 all the staff at Mother Hubbards would like to say a big farewell to all the children who are leaving us and to the Montessori children who finish up on this day. We would like to wish them the best of luck in big school and wish their families well and we are looking forward to seeing the rest of the Montessori children back in September.

Summer Camp
Summer Camp will be held in our Centre for July and August. The emphasis in the camp is on fun and enjoyment for all. The camp provides a wide and varied programme of activities to suit all age groups. For example, we will have sports days, fun trips, teddy bear picnic, and many more. If you are interested in your child attending the camp please ask for a booking form in the office.

September 2010

Mother Hubbards will be participating in the ECCE Free Preschool Year again in September 2010. As we are full for September, children of the age of 3 may apply for the Montessori. If you know anyone who is interested in enrolling their child for the Montessori please give them our details. The Montessori session will run from 9.00am to 12.00 am from September 2010. An administration fee of €30 will be charges at the start of the Ecce class in September which must be paid by all children attending. If you would like further information please don’t hesitate to contact Irene Igiebor.

Reminder for all parents, especially for those who have children leaving for school in September, a month’s written notice is required when informing us that your child will not be returning to the centre in order to receive the full deposit you paid when you started your child with us. Thank You!

Topic of the month; Taking care in the sun

The experts are predicting a sunny summer this year…fingers crossed!!! So here are a few tips on how to protect your children from the sun!!

Lots of good sunscreens are available for kids. When faced with the overwhelming sea of sunscreen choices at drugstores, concentrate on the SPF (sun protection factor) numbers on the labels. For kids age 6 months and older, select an SPF of 15 or higher to prevent both sunburn and tanning. Choose a sunscreen that states on the label that it protects against both UVA and UVB rays (referred to as "broad-spectrum" sunscreen). To avoid possible skin allergy, avoid sunscreens with PABA, and if your child has sensitive skin, look for a product with the active ingredient titanium dioxide (a chemical-free block).For sunscreen to do its job, it must be applied correctly. Be sure to:

• Apply sunscreen about 30 minutes before kids go outside so that a good layer of protection can form. Don't forget about lips, hands, ears, feet, shoulders, and behind the neck. Lift up bathing suit straps and apply sunscreen underneath them (in case the straps shift as a child moves).

• Don't try to stretch out a bottle of sunscreen; apply it generously.

• Reapply sunscreen often, approximately every 2 to 3 hours, as recommended by the American Academy of Dermatology. Reapply after a child is sweating or swimming.

• Apply a waterproof sunscreen if kids will be around water or swimming. Water reflects and intensifies the sun's rays, so kids need

Mother Hubbard's
6 The Avenue
Ongar Village
Dublin 15

01 8260055