Mother Hubbard's Newsletter June 2010
Aisling Smith is 2 on the 25th
Rory Devoy Hamilton is 4 on the 14th
Leah Coleman is 5 on the 13th
The Montessori sessionals will finish up June 30th at 12.15 and 4.30. All the staff at Mother Hubbard's 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 10 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. If you are interested in your child attending the camp please ask for a booking form in the office.
Please note there will be a sheet on the cloakroom door for parents to fill out the dates that their child will be on holidays from the crèche during the summer months. We would be grateful if you could fill this out as it helps us to determine staff needs over the summer. Thank You!
Mother Hubbard's will be participating in the ECCE Free Pre-school Year again in September 2010. 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, there will also be an optional extra half hour from 12.00-12.30 for parents to keep their child at an additional cost. A administration fee of €30 will be charges at the start of the Montessori year which must be paid by all children attending. If you would like an further information please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Reminder for all parents, especially for those who have children leaving for school in September, a months written notice is required when informing us that your child will not be returning to the centre in order to receiver the full deposit you paid when you started your child with us. Thank You!
Stephanie will be on holidays from the 15th June 2010 until the 24th June 2010 if you have any questions or queries please inform Josie in Montessori!
This is a reminder to bring in sunhats and suncream for your child to keep in the centre!
Jenny, Rachel and Bridget recently completed a Paediatric Occupational first Aid course with Meath Civil Defence. Stephanie recently completed a Fetac Level 5 Occupational First Aid Course with Berrick Resources.
The Montessori children are going on their end of year tour to Grove Gardens this year. There will be 2 groups going; Group 1 on the 14th June and Group2 on the 1st July please see the notice board for what group your child is in. Also can you ensure that your child is dressed appropriately for the weather on the day and that’s sessional children have a packed lunch with them. Thank You!
In the rooms this month;
Toddler room; Completed their summertime display with their sandy beach and sea! They are now doing Sea life! They had lots of fun outdoors and doing water and sand play! They have also had lots of fun with the playschool children at Gymboree.
Playschool Room; Learned about summertime and made lollipops and buckets and spades for their beach! They also made traffic lights and learned about what the mean. As part of observations in the room they made spiders and coloured Superman!
Montessori; Are learning about the summer and learned a lovely song called ‘ The joys of Summer’ .They made hand print sunshine, bees and butterflies as part of their topic. They had their Teddy Bear Picnic on Thursday and their trips are coming up! They are now up to the letter ‘E’ on their alphabet letters.
After school; The children made treasure maps, decorative flowers for their window and did lots of free painitng!
Montessori are having their Sports Day on Thursday the 24th of June weather permitting so make sure that children are dressed appropriately. If your child is not due in on this day they are welcome to come in from 10-12 for the Sports Day activities.
Montessori will be having their Graduation Party on the 30th of June and there will be tea and coffee for parents in the reception area from 11.30 am…Hope to see you all there!
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 whenever your child will be in the sun.
• 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 protection that lasts. Waterproof sunscreens may last up to 80 minutes in the water, and some are also sweat- and rub-proof. But regardless of the waterproof label, be sure to reapply sunscreen when kids come out of the water.
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Slane Road, Navan.
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