Friday, December 12, 2014

Mother Hubbards Ongar December news letter

Mother Hubbards Newsletter
November/December 2014

Happy Birthday

This month we would like to wish a big happy birthday to all the children who celebrate their birthday with us!
Children are more than welcome to celebrate their birthday with us in the centre and the parents may send in a cake and some treats if they wish.
All baked goods must be shop bought and unopened in the original packaging due to haacp guidelines. Also, please do not send in hard sweets or nuts that children could easily choke on. Thank you for your cooperation on this topic.

Our photographer Dermot Ward is coming to the crèche on December 3rd and 4th to take professional photographs of the children. Parents are under no obligation to buy these photos and only do so if they wish, after seeing the photos.  If you wish to bring an outfit for your child to wear in the photograph, please inform your child’s teacher and they will dress them for their picture. Look out for signs in the centre with details of prices etc.

Facebook Competion
Please keep an eye out on our facebook page for a completion we will be running for the month of December. Please follow the link to be in with a chance.
winner will be announced on the 17th of December Get liking and sharing everyone. Good luck

  • Just a reminder that the crèche will close on the 23rd of December at 6.30pm sharp and re-open on Friday 2nd January at 7.15am.
  • The last day of term for ECCE and Montessori is Thursday the 18th of December at 11.30am.We will return 5th January 2015.
  • Parents of children in afterschool should please clearly label their children’s school uniforms and bags as these items are constantly mixed up.
  • Can parents paying fees through direct debit please ensure that your child’s first and second name on the reference.


As the weather is getting colder could all parents please send in a suitable coat and a hat, scarf and gloves for their child for outdoor play.  Wellies and raincoats should be provided for wet days.  You can label these items and leave them in the centre if you wish to do so.

Can the afterschool parents please ensure your child is dressed for the cold weather. As we walk the children to school it is important that they have a hat, scarf and gloves.

Christmas Charity Appeal
This year Mother Hubbards Ongar has decided to organise a Christmas present appeal for the Sophia housing association in dublin and st. Vincent de paul. Your child’s teacher will give you a letter with further information on how to be a part of this worthy cause. These letters will also be up on our doors for all to see. Parents are under no obligation to participate in this appeal If however you are in a position to participate, we greatly appreciate your generosity in brightening up another family’s Christmas.

Merry Christmas
We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our parents and children a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2015. Thank you all for you continuous support and care throughout the year. We are very lucky to have such a wonderful family here at mother Hubbards childcare, and we Thank you kindly for all you do.

Ongar Village                                   Phone: 01 8260055
Dublin 15