Friday, January 21, 2011

Ongar january 2011 Newsletter

Mother Hubbards Newsletter
January 2011

Welcome to the first newsletter of 2011! We hope you had a nice Christmas and New Year!

Happy Birthday

This month we would like to wish the following children a very big Happy Birthday:

  • Jack in the Toddler who was 2 
  • Ciaran  in Pre Montessori who was 3 
  • Leah in Toddlers who was 2 
  • Darasimi in Toddlers who was 2 
  • Vincent in Pre-Montessori was 3 
  • Annette in Pre-Montessori who will be  ??? 
  • Hayley in the Baby Room who will be 1 

We would like to welcome Helena and Saoirse who have both joined us in the Wobbler Room. We hope you settle in well with your new friends.

Big congratulations to Jonathan and Aimee who have a new baby sister Sarah.

Infection Control
We would appreciate your help in trying to prevent any virus entering the crèche. I would therefore just like to stress the importance of using the hand sanitizer gel before entering any of the children’s rooms. We are advising all parents, staff and visitors to use the gel. We are also encouraging any school going children to use the gel when returning from school and entering the building.

Also for any parents entering the baby, wobbler and toddler rooms we would like to remind you to use the shoe covers provided as this will also help in the prevention and spread of any viruses.

Room Changes
Over the next few weeks some children will be moving into their big rooms. The children will begin to settle into their new rooms shortly. We will speak to each parent before their child moves so the room change runs smoothly.

Gymboree/Speech and Drama
The children will be happy to find out that Gymboree will return on Wednesday the 12th of January. Each session runs for 8 weeks and costs €40. If you wish you can pay €5 each.
Speech and Drama in the Montessori room is coming to an end shortly. We are hoping to run another session as the children really enjoyed it. It is €60 for 10 weeks. The new term will run from Thursday 27th January.

Cute As A Button Headbands
Samantha in our playschool room has started up her own business, selling headbands and hair accessories for children. These are handmade by Samantha and can be custom made in your favourite colours or to match a specific outfit!! Samantha is running a “January Special”, buy one get one half price so to view some pictures of these beautiful headbands, visit ‘Cute as a Button’ on facebook or to order email

Ongar Village                            Phone: 01 8260055
Dublin 15                        E-Mail:

Flowerhill January 2011 Newsletter

           Mother Hubbards Newsletter
January 2011
Welcome to our first newsletter of 2011.
Happy New year to everyone! 
Firstly we would like to congratulate Sharon on the birth of her baby girl Holly born on 17th January at 1.29a.m weighing a healthy 7lb 9oz’s. They are both doing very well.
The Montessori ECCE Sessional children will have their mid term break on 23rd, 24th & 25th February. Mother Hubbards Childcare Centre will be closed for everyone on 17th March and on 18th March the ECCE Sessional Children will have no school.
We are very pleased to welcome Cliona Martin to our Montessori Classroom. Cliona is studying Montessori & Childcare and will be with us here at Mother Hubbards every Thursday and Friday. We hope she will enjoy her Montessori teaching practice with us.

LOOK…what’s been happening in your child’s class this Month…
                          Montessori Room
This Month has been dedicated to the Solar System learning about the Planet we live on and all those other planets far far away. The children have shown a real interest in this topic and it was lovely to hear them talking about information they learnt at circle time through play or chatting with their friends. We made a special solar system colouring book which the children will bring home this week. They have also learnt a special song called ‘ The family of the Sun’. We had a culture day this week to celebrate Australia Day- 26th January where we learnt all about Australia-where it is in the world, the Australian Flag and about all the wonderful animals that live there. Throughout this month we have also been learning the sounds h, r & m and the numbers 5, 6 & 7. Next month we have a special ‘day of love’ coming up- Valentines Day!! On Monday 14th we are going to hold a Valentine Ball in the Montessori Classroom. We would ask the girls to come in pretty dresses and the boys to come in smart shirts and ties if possible!! We will have a little party afterwards.
                         Afterschool Room
The children in the afterschool room have been busy this month putting together all the Mother Hubbards News in the form of a
Newspaper . They also enjoyed learning more about Australia. We will also hold a little afterschool Valentines Ball on 14th!!

                           Stretch & Grow
The Montessori children will have their last Gymboree Class on Friday. We will be holding a Stretch & Grow demonstration next week to see how the children enjoy this fun fitness program! We will then think about starting a 10 week program here at Mother Hubbards.

151 Blackcastle Lodge                          Phone: 046-9070558
Flowerhill                                           Fax:  046-9070670
Navan                                                 E-Mail:

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Nephin Road January 2011 Newsletter

Mother Hubbard’s Newsletter January 2011

Happy New Year to everyone & Welcome to 2011’s newsletter

January Birthdays
Luke will be 4yrs
Jack will be 3yrs
Catriona will be 2yrs

    Happy Birthday everyone…….

We would like to welcome Martha to the Pre-Montessori room and her parents Catherine & David.

Also we would like to welcome Odin to the Pre-Montessori room. Odin is Lola’s little brother.

We hope you are all very happy here!

Dates for the Diary
We are closed 17th March for St. Patrick’s Day and we are closed on 22nd of April (Good Friday) & Monday 25th April (Easter Monday)

Garda Visit
The Montessori children had a visit form the Gardai on Monday 10th. They were all very excited and got to see the hand cuffs and their walkie talkies. All the children promised to be very careful crossing the road and to wear their seat belts in the car. They are all going to watch out for the police helicopter!         

Spare Clothes
We would ask all parents when they are bringing in spare clothes for their child to write their name or write their initial on the labels.

If you are bringing medicine into the centre for us to give to your child can everyone make sure they fill out the medicine administration form. Thank you.

We would like to remind parents not to let their child bring in toys to crèche. The children sometimes fight over them or they might break the toy and this can be upsetting for the children. Thank you.

Speech & Drama will be starting back up on Friday 14th January. It’s the start of a new term. Hilary will bring in new forms for it on Friday.

Also Gymboree is starting back on Thursday 13th.

Lost & Found
We have a box on the hall table with clothes in it. Can everyone have a look to see if they own anything? If items are not claimed we will give them to charity. Thank you.

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Mother Hubbard’s
19 Nephin Road
Dublin 7
01 8260055