Dear Parents & Carers.
What a month it’s been! Not only have the children been learning about bonfire night (including topics such as history and safety) but they have also been drawing and creating their own rockets and fireworks as well as chocolate sprinkle sparklers.
We have also been teaching our little ones about Remembrance Day and again doing arts and crafts activities to create poppies and commemorative crosses. And finally, it was of course Children in Need this month which again saw the Pebbles children drawing or colouring in their own Pudsies as part of the development of maths and colour matching skills. All this and we haven’t even started our Christmas activities yet! Check out our Facebook page to see what your child has been up to this month https://www.facebook.com/PebblesDayNurserySwansea
The children have also participated in a spooky walk around the Campion Gardens courtyard in front of the elderly residents.
Exciting News – New Nursery
Yes that’s right. We are opening a new Pebbles nursery in Cockett next year (in the grounds of Gorse Avenue Community School) which going forward will be known as Pebbles Swansea (whilst our current nursery will be called Pebbles Gower). This is an exciting development for me and the team as part of our long-term plans to create centres for pre-school learning across Swansea.
I have picked up the keys to the new building and will keep everyone posted on developments.
In the meantime, if you know of anyone who may be looking for pre-school child care from February 2022 in the Cockett/Townhill area then please ask them to email firstname.lastname@example.org to register their interest.
Christmas Activities and Opening Hours
In addition to our annual Christmas Party and other festive activities, this year our little ones will be making Christmas cards for the residents of Campion Gardens plus we will be holding a Carol service in the courtyard which the elderly residents will be able to attend.
Some key dates are as follows:
- Friday, 3rd Dec: Dress as an elf day
- Friday, 10th Dec: Christmas jumper day
- Monday, 13th & Tuesday, 14th Dec: children delivering cards and treats to the care home residents
- Thursday, 16th Dec: Christmas PJ’s day
- Friday, 17th Dec: Wear a Christmas hat
- Thursday, 23rd Dec: Children doing a carol service for campion gardens
And here’s a reminder of our Christmas Opening Hours:
Now in stock Pebbles branded t-shirts for our little ones (see design below). These are available for just £7.00 and come in two colours, red or jade, and come in the following sizes:
12/18 months 18/24 Months 24/36 Months
3 to 4 Years 4 to 5 years
To order a t-shirt please cut out and fill in the form at the end of this newsletter.
New Sensory Room
We are delighted to share with you these images of our new sensory which the Pebbles Gower children have already started to enjoy. This sensory room is designed to provide an environment in which our little ones can experience special sound and visual effects, tactile experiences, vibration and music in many combinations and variations. Activities will focus on particular senses such as feel, sight, sound and smell, as well as the more abstract senses of wellbeing, space, time and togetherness.
Spaces at Pebbles Gower
With several of our children leaving at Christmas to start school, we now have spaces available for all ages. Email email@example.com
As we enter into the autumn and winter months, please can you ensure your child brings into nursery wellies and waterproofs so we can continue to play outdoors whenever possible.
AND PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE can you ensure that your little ones’ belongings (clothes, bags, shoes etc) are all labelled with their names. This means we are able to ensure they have everything they came in with when they leave !
Childcare Offer for Wales
The Childcare Offer for Wales – Help with childcare costs for working parents of 3 to 4 year olds.
Under the Childcare Offer for Wales, most working parents of 3 to 4 year olds can now claim funds towards the cost of childcare. You could claim 30 hours of early education and childcare in Wales a week, for up to 48 weeks of the year.
This means 30 hours of early education and childcare in Wales for eligible parents. Get more information here.
We’d be very grateful if our parents and carers could leave a review about the nursery on our Google Listing (just search for Pebbles Day Nursery and click on the reviews on the listing on right of the page) or our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PebblesDayNurserySwansea/
If you have any queries or questions about your child’s time at Pebbles Day Care, please don’t hesitate to ask a member of staff. You can also view our full parents and carers handbook on our website (at the bottom of the About Us page).
PEBBLES DAY NURSERY T-SHIRT ORDER FORM
Child’s Name. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Size and Quantities Required – fill in the boxes below:
12/18 months [ ]
18/24 Months [ ]
24/36 Months [ ]
3 to 4 Years [ ]
4 to 5 years [ ]
Payment of £7 per t-shirt in advance by cash or by BACS – please ask a member of staff for details.