Monday, December 19, 2011

Nephin rd December Newsletter 2011

Mother Hubbards
December Newsletter 2011

November Birthdays

v     Amy Devitt was 1
v     Jude McGivern was 1  
v     James McGrath was 1

December Birthdays
v     Clodagh O Brien will be 2
v     Camilla Bocotan will be 4
v     Cliona Magerusan will be 2
v     Amaia Ni Riordain will be 1

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome Jude and his parents Tara and Joe to Mother Hubbards.
We are also sad to say goodbye to Katie, Janvi and Kate Conway who will be leaving us at the end of this month. They will be greatly missed. We wish them all the best in their future.

A big thank you to everyone who donated in the Toddle Waddle and raising a total of €410 to fund the work of the Meningitis Trust.

Dermott the photographer was here and we all had an ‘interesting’ experience. We hope to have photos back soon for parents to decide if they would like to take them.

Healthy week
This month we held a healthy week (5th-9th). It was all about learning healthy food that we should be eating, exercise and general hygiene.


Like last year Karen Mc Govern instead of giving children presents for Christmas, she will be donating to two charities for a good deed.


Christmas closing dates

The Montessori sessional children will finish up on Wednesday the 21st Dec at 12.00 and will return Monday 9th Jan 2012 at 9.00.

The centre will close for all other children from the 23rd Dec at 6.00 and re-opens on the 3rd Jan 2012 at 8.00.

From all at Mother Hubbards we want to thank both parents and children for a great year and want to wish you all a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Thank you to all staff members in Mother Hubbards for their dedicated work towards the children.

Mother Hubbard’s Childcare
19 Nephin Road
Dublin 7
Tel: 01688 460


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Flowerhill Nov/Dec Newsletter 2011

Mother Hubbards Newsletter
November/December 2011

Look who’s had a birthday…
  • JP in the Montessori room turned 4 years old in November
  • Antony in the Montessori room who also turned 4 years old in November.
  • Oisin in the Montessori room who turned 4 in December.
  • Nikodem in the Montessori room who will also be 4 years old this month.
  • Alicja, our Montessori teacher and Noel our bus driver also have a birthday this month.

Our photographer Dermot Ward came to take photos of the children on Friday 25th November.  We should have these photos back into us shortly.  The cost of the photos is €30 for one 10” X 8” and two 5” X 4”.  There was also a group photo taken of each group, this can be bought at an additional cost.  There is no obligation to buy the photographs.  Additional prints can be ordered if you wish.

Hats and scarves
As the weather is now getting colder could all parents please ensure to send in a hat, scarf and gloves clearly labelled for their child for outdoor play.

Gymboree Classes
 The Montessori children started Gymboree classes which they get involved in every Tuesday.  These classes are optional and are an additional cost as it in an outside company that comes into the centre to do the class with the children.  All of the children are really enjoying the classes so far and love getting to meet Gymbo every week!


The centre will close on Friday 23rd December at 6pm for the Christmas holidays. 
For the Sessional children (those who attend 9-12) the centre will re-open on Monday 9th January at 9am.
For all other children the centre will re-open at 8.30am on Tuesday 3rd January 2012.


Could parents of afterschool children please inform staff if their child will be in over the Christmas holidays.

Also can parents please inform staff if their child is off school or doing extra classes afterschool as it is important that we know this information while out on school collections to avoid delays and confusion. 

Christmas Party
We will have a Christmas party for all the children on Friday 23rd December.  Children can come in dressed up on the day if they wish, if not children could wear in red and white as a theme for the day.  There will be treats and lots of fun and games.

 Look what we have been doing in our rooms…

Montessori Room

We have been learning all about Winter and have done winter paintings.  We have also been learning about polar bears and penguins.  You can see our displays on our classroom walls.  We have learned the sounds of the letters s, a, t, i, p, n, g, c, k so far.  We have also learned a poem about Sammy SquareSammy Square is my name, my four sides are just the same.  Turn me around, I don’t care, I’m always the same, I’m Sammy Square.  This month we are also learning some lovely Christmas songs.

Afterschool Room

The afterschool children have been busy baking and making Christmas cookies.  They have also been doing arts and crafts and have made lots of snowflakes to decorate the room and for the Christmas tree.

Piece of interest…
Click on the link to read a guide to choosing toys; it may have some helpful tips for Christmas shopping! (Taken from

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all the parents, children and families a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.