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Next week we will be saying goodbye to those children who are starting primary school in September.

Reading books for rising 5s
Please remember to return all reading books to pre-school by Thursday at the latest please.

Last day – Friday 13 July
Friday is our last day of the year and we are looking forward to our presentation and party.  All children should arrive at 9.15 as usual and go into the Sports Hall for registration.  Please note that children should wear CEL uniform for this occasion.  Parents, carers and other guests are very welcome to make their way into the main church area to watch the presentation.  The children will come through to the church at around 9.30 and the presentation will last for around 45 minutes to an hour. Guests are then invited to stay for refreshments in the coffee lounge. The children will be taken back into the Sports Hall for a party and lunch.  Lunch will be chicken nuggets (or a vegetarian alternative for those with this dietary requirement) and chips, with ice cream and sauce for dessert.  If your child has any allergies of which we are not already aware and which may be triggered by any of the ingredients in these items, please let Ginia know by e-mail before Wednesday.  Children will be ready for collection at 12.30 as usual.

Uniform
If your child is leaving Crofton Early Learners at the end of this term and you have any uniform in reasonable condition that you could pass on to us, please bring this in over the last couple of days.  It will be very gratefully received.  We not only need to keep a stock of uniform in hand to change for a child if their own gets wet, but we occasionally have families in financial difficulty and we like to be able to offer them free good condition uniform to help them out.  Thank you.

Free craft sessions at Hobbycraft over the summer holidays

Many of the children really enjoy doing craft at Crofton Early Learners.  If you want something crafty to do with you child over thesummer which might be a little different to the things you do at home, you might like to look at the free craft sessions Hobbycraft are offering at their stores.  See www.hobbycraft.co.uk/store-events


Booster immunisations 

Please find below a leaflet on child immunisations.  It is recommended that children of pre-school age have some booster immunisations before going to primary school.  If your child has not yet had these, you may wish to arrange an appointment with your GP (doctor).

PHE_Preschool_A5.pdf

Newsletter 

Please find attached our newsletter for this half term, containing term dates, other dates for your diary and important updates on what is happening at pre-school. 

Newsletter June-July 2018.docx


Snacks

Snacks second half summer term 18.docx


Health Visitor clinics

Below is a link to a timetable of Health Visitor clinics across Bromley.  These are drop in sessions so you are
free to go along at any time to talk to a Health Visitor about any concerns you have about your child.

OX331_Oxleas_0-4_Timetable_11.01.2018.pdf


Waiting in the coffee lounge before the start of the session  

We are very fortunate to be able to allow parents to wait inside in the comfort of the coffee lounge before the start of the session.  Please ensure that children are supervised during this time. There is a box of books in the coffee lounge that you can share with your child and you are of course welcome to bring something quiet to amuse your child while waiting.

Absences – sickness and holidays

If your child is unwell and will not be coming to pre-school, please report the absence on the first day of non-attendance.  This should be done by texting or leaving a voice mail on the pre-school telephone: 07706 708211.

If you are planning to take a holiday during term time, please let us know the dates by e-mailing Ginia or via Contact Us.

A few reminders:

Bags: Please only bring in a bag for your child if either your child is not yet fully toilet trained (and so needs nappies or a change of clothing) or will be going home with somebody different (and therefore needs various things for the afternoon).  With so many bags in the cloakrooms, children are finding it difficult to find and return their coats independently – an important skill in preparation for primary school.

Clothing:  Please remember to clearly name any items of removable clothing. 
Please encourage your children to take off and hang their own coats on the lower level of hooks in the appropriate boys/girls’ cloakrooms.  Also Velcro fastening shoes are highly recommended for little ones learning to dress and undress themselves.


Footwear:  Please make sure your child comes to pre-school in footwear that is suitable for use on the climbing apparatus and for going outside when it is both cold and wet underfoot.  Sandals and dressing up style shoes are neither safe nor appropriate.

EXTRA NEWSLETTERS
If you require additional copies of this newsletter for childminders etc, please do not hesitate to let us know. 








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