Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Ongar Oct newsletter

Mother Hubbards Newsletter

October 2013

Happy Birthday

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


·       Aoibhinn in Playschool who turns 2

·       Victoria in Pre-Montessori who turns 3

·       Sarah  in Afterschool who turns 5

·       Molly in the Junior afterschool who is 6

·       Finn in the Baby Room who will be 1

·       Alicja in Playschool who turns 3


We would like to welcome all the new children who are started with us this month. James, Saoirse and Finn in the baby room. We have Jack who has returned to us and is now in the Junior Afterschool Room.

We also would like to welcome Aoife who is working with our Junior Afterschoolers, Sarah and Orla who are working in our ECCE classes; we hope you have all settled in well.


Midterm Break

The children who attend from 9-12 will be on mid-term break from Monday 28th of October and will return on Monday 4th of Novmber. The centre is closed for everyone on Monday 28th as it is a bank holiday.


Emma in Montessori has become a big sister to baby Aoife recently. Big Congratulations to you all!


Breakfast Morning

A big thank you to everybody who took part in our Cheerio’s Child line Breakfast morning which took place on Friday 11th. We welcome donations from anyone who still want to do so.



It’s the time of the year again which all the children are looking forward to HALLOWEEN! ! !. To give our children the opportunity to celebrate this day, Thursday 31st October has been chosen as our dress up day and we look forward to see all the children in their Halloween outfits as they celebrate the day with lots of fun packed Halloween games and activities.


We are currently finalising plans for the photographer to visit us. He will take individual pictures of the children, family pictures and also class photographs. Keep an eye out for notices around the crèche. Please also remember we cannot take pictures of your children without parents’ signing the permission slips. The girls will be giving these out as soon as the date has been finalised. 


·       As it is getting really cold now we ask that parents should bring in coats, hats and gloves for their children for outdoor play. We are also asking for raincoats and wellingtons for all the children for rainy days.


·       We would like to remind all parents that children should not bring in their own toys to crèche. As you can understand we do not want children’s toys to go home damaged in any way and bringing them in can cause great confusion to other children who think they belong to the crèche. This can cause unwanted bickering and unease amongst the children.


·       Can all parents entering the Baby/Wobbler Room and The Toddler Room please remember to put on the shoe covers before entering the room. We ask that you use the shoe covers rather than removing your shoes, this is for hygiene reasons.



No 6 The Avenue

Ongar Village D.15                                          Phone: 01 8260055                         

Dublin 15                                 E-Mail:  ongar@motherhubbardschildcare.ie

Monday, October 14, 2013

Flowerhill Sep/Oct 2013 Newsletter

Mother Hubbards Newsletter

September/October 2013


Welcome to our first newsletter of the new school year. We would like to welcome all the new children who started with us this month and their parents.  We hope you all will be very happy here at Mother Hubbards.  

Happy Birthday

We have lots of birthdays in September and October.

Happy birthday to everyone…..


·        Emma in Afterschool turned 11

·        Eabha in Playschool turned 2

·        Meta in Playschool turned 3

·        Ellana in Montessori turned 4

·        Samantha in Afterschool turned 8

·        Oisin in Afterschool turned 11

·        George in Montessori turned 4

·        Sam in Afterschool turned 5

·        Kimberly in Montessori turned 4

·        Oliver in Playschool will be 3

·        Conor in Afterschool will be 8


·        Cheerios Childline Breakfast Together Week will run from 7th-13th October.  We will host our breakfast morning on Wednesday 9th October.

·        Last year, hundreds of people held breakfasts with their friends, families and colleagues raising over €130,000 for Childline. Childline is funded entirely by the Irish public and helping raise funds will enable them to answer more calls from the many vulnerable children who phone them each day.



·        Please remember to close the front door when you are leaving to ensure the safety of all children.

·        If you have not already brought in a spare set of clothes for your child please do so as soon as possible. It is very important that we have them in case of accidents. Please remember to label all your child’s belongings and school bags to prevent mix up.

·        Just a reminder that the ECCE Montessori session runs from 9am until 12pm. Please ensure children are not dropped off before 9am and are collected at 12pm. All children must be accompanied to the room by an adult and may only be collected by a parent or an adult who has been named on the booking form. If someone is collecting your child who is not named on the booking form, please let us know in advance.

·        Reminder to Montessori parents: the noticeboard on the right hand wall in the Montessori room will display the sound, topic and book of the week.  This will change each week and we’d like to remind parents to check the noticeboard weekly. If your child has any items relating to the topic of the week we would encourage them to bring these items in. Also, please remember when your child’s name is posted on the noticeboard for ‘book of the week’ to send in their favourite book with them for one day.

·        Outdoor Play forms a large part of our curriculum and has significant importance in a child’s holistic development.  We try to incorporate outdoor play as often as possible and children should be well enough to go outside if they are attending crèche.  We cannot allow children to stay inside unaccompanied whilst others are outside playing and there would be no space for them in other groups due to staff/child ratios.  Please send coats/scarves/hats etc with your children and we will ensure they wear them when going outside.

·        Children are encouraged to bring healthy lunches. Chocolate, crisps and fizzy drinks are discouraged and we would appreciate your co-operation on this.

Upcoming Events

·        During October, we will be covering road safety as National Road Safety Week runs from October 7th – 11th.

·        We will be holding a Halloween Party as part of Trick or Treat for Temple Street Hospital.  Children can dress up in their favourite costume.  We will send out the date and details nearer the time.

·        Halloween Mid Term for ECCE Montessori children runs from October 28th to November 1st.  We will be closed during this week and will re-open on Monday November 4th.  Wishing you and your family a very Happy Halloween J 


Mother Hubbard’s,

151 Blackcastle Lodge,

Flowerhill, Navan

Co. Meath