Summer Newsletter 2019 (Rocking Horse)

Dear Parents/Carers,

Hopefully we will begin to see some real signs that Summer is here soon, so if you have not yet brought in named sun cream please do so as soon as possible.

School leavers Photo- Monday 10th June at 1pm

If your child does not attend at this time you are very welcome to pop by and have a photo taken.
Pirate Day!
We recently started a new theme around Pirates! Katie has began to put a pirate ship together (not easy!!) and we will be having a Pirate dress up week, week commencing 24th June. No swords please but lot’s of eye patches and pirate outfits!


The Play-zone garden at the front of the nursery is having new artificial grass laid from Tuesday 18th June. At this point I am unsure how long it will take and will give you more details when I have them. It will mean, however, that the children must enter the nursery from my office door on the front of the building for the duration of the work. More details very soon.

More exciting news….

I would like to introduce a ‘Parents As Partners Forum’. This has worked really well at the other A Step Ahead nurseries and has given the opportunity for parents to become more involved, discuss issues, raise ideas, offer support and work with me to move the nursery forward in a really positive way. I appreciate we all have busy lives, however if this is something you would be interested in please return slip at bottom of the letter handed out by Friday 21st June. Many thanks.

Holiday Places

If your child is one of the few Term Time Only left or you have siblings (up to 7) you need care for in the holidays, I am now offering an 8-6 day at a competitive holiday club price. Please speak to me for more details.

School Leavers

Please remember to let me know as soon as possible what your child’s last day at nursery will be and if you are likely to need care into September.

Dates to remember

School Leaver’s Parent Evening – Thursday 11th July – 6-7pm
School Leavers Celebration – Thursday 18th July – 2 – 4.30pm
Rest of nursery Parents Evenings- week comm 1st July.

Muddy Puddle Walk 

Thankyou to all parents who accompanied us and donated.
We raised £45 and had a great time!

Summer Menu

Hilary has now started the Summer Menu and copies are available on request. Coming next term we are excited to be offering ‘Signature Weeks.’ One week in four will be a themed week of different meals designed to introduce new flavours and tastes. More to follow later….

T- shirts

From September, Rocking Horse will potentially be offering children’s T-shirts with our logo on for nursery use. If this is something you would be interested in purchasing ( for a small cost) please return the slip at the bottom of the letter handed out. This would really help me to see if this would be a viable investment to make- many thanks.

Summer Fair – Saturday 10th August 12-4pm

Please put the date in your diary. Last year was great fun – despite the weather (!) and we raised a nice sum towards our wooden climbing frame. More details near the time but please keep all those unwanted Christmas and Birthday presents for our Grand Raffle!