Thursday, October 30, 2014

Mother Hubbards, Nephin road, Oct/Nov newsletter

Mother Hubbards Childcare September/October 2014 Newsletter

Welcome to our September/October Newsletter. We would like to give a big welcome to all the new children who have started with us in Toddlers, Pre-Montessori, Montessori and After school since the start of September. We hope you have lots of fun in Mother Hubbards!

Staff News:
Unfortunately our Baby Room Teacher Denise Brennan will be leaving us on the 8th October. We wish her all the best in her new position. Denise has been with us since March 2012 where she has worked most of her time in the Baby Room with many babies who are now some of our big Montessori Children!! I know Denise will be missed by all the children and parents. We want to say a big ‘Thank you’ to Denise for all her hard work for the past two years and we will miss her very much.

Caroline Stewart will replace Denise on a temporary basis in the Baby Room from Thursday 9th October until mid-November. Caroline is fully qualified in Childcare and has seven years’ experience working within the Childcare sector.

Marie-Louise has moved from Pre-Montessori to the Montessori Room to work with Emer and Diana is now working alongside Anita in the Pre-Montessori Room.

Parent’s reminder; Can all parents please put their child’s names on spare clothes and coats as your child’s belongings are easily misplaced.

Also with the weather getting cold and wet, we ask all parents if possible to bring in wellies and raincoats to keep in the centre for when the children go outside!

Please ensure to close the garden gate behind you if you are coming to collect your child from the crèche.

Mid-Term Break:
Our ECCE class will have their mid-term break from Monday 27th to Friday 31st October.

News from Our Classrooms:

The babies have been busy getting their hands and feet painted. They are also spending lots of time climbing and tumbling over the new climbing blocks in the baby room. The babies had a great time taking part in water play too..

We are learning all about autumn, we painted lovely little ducklings, and made hand print leaves for the autumn tree. In circle time the Toddlers have learned twinkle twinkle, Row Row Row your boat, Old Mc Donald and the ABC song.

Pre- Montessori:
This month the theme in Pre-Montessori is autumn. We have been teaching the children about hibernating animals. We have made some caves for our sleepy brown bears. We also made our autumn tree which we decorated with some leaves, apples and hedgehogs. We also learned a poem about autumn leaves, and we read lots of stories showing pictures of animals hibernating.
We also went on walks to the big green not far from the crèche which the children loved they had loads of fun running on the grass and hiding behind trees.
Some of the children from our class moved into Montessori this month, Lily, Ella Rose, Cillian, Louis G, Roise and Louis Mc. We wish them the best of luck in their new class. We also got some new friends from the Toddler room, Seamus Billane, Cillian Canavan, Niall White and Alexander Curran. We have had a busy month getting used to our new room.

We want to welcome all the new children to our Montessori Class. We have had loads of fun making new friends and playing with the new toys in Montessori. We are also settling into our new routine. This month we also have been learning about hibernation and autumn. We have pictures up in our room of some animals hibernating.
Speech and Drama has also started back, we are already looking forward to the performances yet to come.

The ECCE class are now into their second month, and after a few tears we can reassure parents that your little ones have settled in great and our new class is so happy. So far we have covered the days of the week, the month and season. We too are covering hibernation. For October we will be getting excited for Halloween, we will be learning the ‘pumpkin man song’!!! Hopefully all the children will dress up and maybe the staff too……

It’s been a busy month in the afterschool room. We have been exploring different styles of art such as water colours, printing, cutting, pasting and blow-painting. We have been doing loads of baking such as cookies and chocolate ladybirds and we also made our own dinner last week of chips and burgers… We are really looking forward to Halloween and decorating our room.

Information update:
We are currently updating our children’s files, if anyone has changed address or contact details recently please inform us here at the centre so we can make the appropriate changes to your child’s file. Also if anyone was given a vaccination form to update please can they be returned as soon as possible so they can be filed accordingly.

Thank you!!
On behalf of the Management and Staff of Mother Hubbards I would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all parents, grandparents and friends who supported us during the refurbishment of the children’s centre. It was a very big project that could only have been accomplished with the patience and understanding of everyone involved. We love our new children’s centre and we hope that you love it too. Again thanks very much to everyone who supported us; it really means so much that we are able to add to your children’s childcare experience in a positive way.

Thanks Again,

Mother Hubbards Staff.