Thursday, June 16, 2016

Ongar Newsletter June 2016

Mother Hubbards Newsletter
May/June 2016

Dear Parents,

Welcome to our latest newsletter.
The children are as busy as ever! The Montessori and ECCE classes are doing lots of preparation for their graduations and the after schoolers are getting ready for their summer camp and helping their teachers to come up with lots of fun ideas for activities. We are all enjoying the longer days and we love when the sun comes out to play! It’s great to get outdoors so much more now!
We know you are all busy but we really appreciate you taking the time to read our newsletter as there are some important notices.


Happy birthday to everyone celebrating their big day during the months of May and June. We hope you have a wonderful day. Children are more than welcome to celebrate their birthday at Mother Hubbards. If sending in a cake it must be shop bought and unopened in the original packaging due to HSE regulations.

ECCE 2016 – 17

Children who will be 3 years from June 30th are entitled to avail of their free preschool (ECCE) year in September 2016 also you can avail for 2 years. We are currently taking bookings. Please contact us to book a place or if you have any queries. Remember to tell any neighbours or friends who might have children in this age range as places book up fast.

Illness Policy

We would like to remind our parents of our illness policy.
Full details can be found in the Parents Handbook or in our Policies and Procedures folder, located in the hallway at the entrance
Children should not attend the service if they are ill and staff should be informed of any illness they may have had so we can be vigilant for spread of illness to other children and staff. The following common illnesses exclude a child from the service:

Temperature        Over 37.5 degrees Celsius
Diarrhoea             More than twice in last 48 hours
Vomiting              more than once in last 48 hours
Conjunctivitis                 First 2 days at home and then once eyes stop weeping
Chickenpox           7 days from appearance of rash
Scarlet Fever         Can return to service after 1 full day of antibiotics & once blisters dry up
Hand, Foot &        Exclusion period is one week

Staff must be informed if medication has been given prior to their child attending the service.

Toys in Crèche

We would like to remind parents that children can bring their cuddly toy just to help them settle this will be between teacher and their parent but we cannot be responsible for toys that are lost or broken, which does happen a lot. We also arrange show and tell days to allow children to bring one special toy from time to time.

Summer Camp

We are delighted to announce that our annual Summer Camp will be returning for the months of July and August. Our summer camp will be starting on the 04th July 2016(Monday). It runs from 9am to 1pm. 5 days a week, parents can pick and choose the weeks they need.
The cost for 3 – 5 year olds is €65 per week.
The cost for 5 – 9 year olds is €75 per week.  

Other Notices If your child is finishing with us at the end of June and embarking on their next adventure in life, we hope that your child has enjoyed their time with us. We would like to thank you, as parents, for your co-operation over the last number of months. We would like to wish all of the boys and girls well on the next chapter of their lives – big school and we will miss them all.

Please note that our opening hours are 7.15am – 6.30pm sharp. We ask that all our parents to arrive on time to collect their children.

We are coming in to summer and hopefully the sun will shine! J  Please send in sun cream and a sun hat for your child with their name on it.

Many thanks from all the staff at Mother Hubbards J

Important Dates for your Diary

Montessori Speech and Drama play will be on the 15th of June 2016.


Montessori (Lydia & Marta’s class) will have their Graduation on the 23rd of June
ECCE (Sarah & Nicola’s class) will have their Graduation on the 15th of June
ECCE (Malgorata’ sGosia class) will have their Graduation on the 14th of June
ECCE (Aoife’s class) will have their Graduation on the 17th of June

Thank you from all the team in Mother Hubbards Ongar!

Mother Hubbard’s,
6 The Avenue,
Ongar Village,
Dublin 15