Thursday, July 28, 2011

Nephin Road Summer Newsletter

Mother Hubbard’s July & August Newsletter 2011

July Birthdays
Lauren was 4years

Tracy was ?!!?? on the 9th
Cathy was ??!? on the 11th

August Birthdays
Oscar will be 3yrs
Hugh will be 2yrs
Kate will be 3yrs
Lucien will be 1 yrs

Happy birthday everyone……………….

We are closed for the August bank holiday on the 1st

If you have not brought in suncream can you please do so with the bottle labelled.

Any spare clothes that are brought in can you please put your child’s name on them. Thank you!

The classes have been on different days over the last few months. We hope it hasn’t caused too much confusion with you! We will be taking a break from it for the month of August. We will start back up in September and we hope we will have a set day and time for it.

We have tried a new snack. It’s chicken, sweetcorn and mayonnaise and some with cheese and some without. They went down a treat so we’ll keep them on the menu!

We are also going to introduce bagels to the snacks. We will let you know how they go down.

Pyjama Day
The NCNA videoed our Ongar centre on Pyjama Day this year. They have made a small documentary about Pyjama Day and the children from Mother Hubbard’s in Ongar are on it as well as the Owner Karen McGovern. This is the link to it or you will be able to view it through the NCNA website It will follow shortly on the Mother Hubbard’s website.

Here are some tips for using suncream
·        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.

Let’s hope we get some more sunshine for the rest of the summer.
We hope you all enjoy your summer holidays.

Mother Hubbard’s
19 Nephin Road
Dublin 7
01 8688460