Happy springtime everybody – the sunshine has arrived at last!!! After what feels like a very long winter, we have been enjoying playing outside in the sunshine!
It is with great sadness that I write this, my last newsletter for Roundabout. I have had a wonderful 4 years in the portacabin and truly feel that we have such a special setting, a setting that deserves to be nurtured, developed and protected in order to be retained. Two of my three children have attended Roundabout and I will be forever grateful for the amazing care they have received. Thank you to all the staff team; it has been a pleasure and a privilege to be part of your professional journeys. Your support, as well as your devotion to the children at Roundabout has been an inspiration.
As some of you will know I am returning to work in a primary school. I will be focusing on extending the age bracket of children that I work with, as well as specialising in supporting children and families with special educational needs.
I wish all of our children and families every success in the future, thank you for making my time at Roundabout so special.
I wish the new manager of Roundabout every success (interviews being held Friday 17th March) and I will do all I can to facilitate their smooth transition into pre-school.
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As already mentioned we are hoping that springtime has arrived at last. We would love to get the children involved in as many ‘growing projects’ as we can; vegetables, fruits and flowers. If you have any gardening materials at home (such as seeds, compost, plant pots, etc) that you do not think you’ll get round to using – please bring them in, they would be gratefully received. Also, if you are green fingered and would like to come in to do some planting/gardening with the children then please speak to a member of our staff.
If you are doing any gardening projects with your children – we would love to see photos, or the fruits of your labour so please bring in what you can.
Fundraising Brick Build
Thank you to all of those children and families who took part in the brick build. It is an activity that the children are really enthusiastic to take part in. We would like to give a special mention to Bella Barnes who was our record-breaking brick builder with a tower of 22 bricks! Well done Bella. Both staff and children relished the challenge and we are just waiting for the final few families to return their sponsorship forms and money.
We will be taking the children’s advice over the coming weeks on what to buy to improve our home and dressing up area.
Thankyou to all of those families that have labelled the outside of their child’s lunchbox (where possible!) We would like to reassure all parents that we follow a stringent safeguarding policy for children who suffer with food allergies (both their lunchbox and all lunchboxes on their tables are carefully checked). However, we do have several duplicate lunchboxes at the moment and unless clearly marked it is a possibility that children (whose lunchboxes are not checked due to not having a food allergy) may swap with someone who has the same lunchbox.
As well as lunchboxes, we also have several duplicate coats at Roundabout at the moment. Please ensure that all of your child’s coats, hats, etc are clearly labelled. Thank you!
Kate & team