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Parents Update October 2018

Staff Changes
We are delighted to welcome Miss Stefanie to our team. Stefanie will be working in all rooms Monday to Friday 11.30-5.30pm. Stefanie holds a Level 3 in Childcare and Education.

Vier Studios Photography
We will be holding our yearly photo session on Thursday 18th October 2018. If your child does not attend on this day and you would like them to have their photo taken please contact the office for a time to pop into have them taken. Alternately if you would prefer for your child not have them taken please let the team in their room know.

Uniform
The Pre School children are now beginning to wear their nursery uniform. They are looking very smart. Our uniform is a green jumper and a white polo shirt. This is optional, and the children can choose to wear it or not. Your welcome to pair this with anything, shorts, jeans, joggers, skirts. Lingfield Nursery School Jumpers will be £9:50 and Polo Shirts will be £9. (alternately if you wish to have plain polo shirts you can purchase these at many shops for about £3;50 for a pack of 3).

Parents Evening
Our next parents evening will be held on Wednesday 24th October 2018 from 6-7pm and we hope to see as many parents there as possible. This will be a great opportunity to view your child’s development folder and chat to their key worker. Also Ken, Rachel and Toni will be around to answer any questions you may have.

Halloween
We would like to invite you to dress up in fancy dress on Wednesday 31st October 2018, nothing to scary please!!!

Children in Need
Every year we have supported Children in Need. To help support this charity we are asking children to join us in wearing their Pyjamas to nursery on Friday 16th November 2018 for a small suggested donation of £2. BBC Children in need are currently supporting 2400 projects in the UK. These projects help fund children facing a range of disadvantages for example poverty and derivation; children who have been the victims of abuse or neglect or disabled young people.

Christmas Closure
We would like let parents know that we will be closing at 6pm on Monday 24th December 2018 (we will not be offering a late collection on this day) and will re-open on Wednesday 2nd January 2019 (we will be offering the early sessions on this day).

Price Increase January 2019
Lingfield Nursery School will be increasing our price list as of the 1st January 2019.

Covered Area
You may have noticed we now have a covered area over our sandpit. This is to give the children shelter from the sun in the warmer weather and to provide a nice playing area whilst on the sandpit.

Wet Outdoor Wear
As the weather is sadly getting colder please can we ask all parents to bring in a coat and in time a hat and gloves as they do spend a lot of time outside in the garden. Also, a waterproof and wellington boots for Puffins and Kingfishers.

Slippers
Now that the weather is getting colder. Please can we ask all parents in all rooms to provide slippers for their children to wear whilst inside.

Children's Belongings
We do have limited space on the children’s pegs. Please can we ask that you limit the number of items you bring from home and ideally use the Nursery Bag provided.

Safeguarding
Please can we remind parents to adhere to the speed limit on the premises this is maximum 10mph on the drive and 5mph in the car parks. Also, can we ask parents not to let anyone unknown onto the premises. Lastly please can you let us know if someone different is collecting your child ensuring they know the collection password.

Eggs
Eggs are on sale in the office £1 for 6. Subject to availability.

We operate an open door policy at Lingfield Nursery School and welcome all feedback and comments from parents.

Many Thanks

The team at Lingfield Nursery School

Parents Update September 2018

Staff Changes
Miss Natalie who worked in our baby room has now left us, we are currently recruiting for her position. Miss Hannah has joined our team as bank staff, she will be working in all rooms.

Uniform
The Pre School children are now beginning to wear their nursery uniform. They are looking very smart. Our uniform is a green jumper and a white polo shirt. This is optional, and the children can choose to wear it or not. Your welcome to pair this with anything, shorts, jeans, joggers, skirts. Lingfield Nursery School Jumpers will be £9:50 and Polo Shirts will be £9. (alternately if you wish to have plain polo shirts you can purchase these at many shops for about £3;50 for a pack of 3).

Fundraising Events
Every year we have supported Jeans for Genes, this is an amazing charity who support children affected by life-altering genetic disorders. Jeans for Genes day is on Friday 21st September, please send your child in to nursery wearing jeans, with a donation for this charity (Minimum £2). We will also be holding a cake sale for MacMillan Cancer support; this wonderful charity helps to make a huge difference to people facing Cancer. Our cake sale will be held on Thursday 27th September at 5pm. We would be grateful to receive any homemade cake donations to sell at the event. If you do not attend on a Thursday, you are more than welcome to pop in to buy a cake and help support this charity.

Christmas Closure
We would like let parents know that we will be closing at 6pm on Monday 24th December 2018 (we will not be offering a late collection on this day) and will re-open on Wednesday 2nd January 2019 (we will be offering the early sessions on this day).

Winter Outdoor Wear
As the weather is sadly getting colder please can we ask all parents to bring in a coat and in time a hat, gloves, a waterproof and wellington boots.

Safeguarding
Please can we remind parents to adhere to the speed limit on the premises this is maximum 10mph on the drive and 5mph in the car parks. Also can we ask parents not to let anyone unknown onto the premises. Lastly please can you let us know if someone different is collecting your child ensuring they know the collection password.

Bouncy Castle
We have two bouncy castles available to hire. The cost is £40 for the small and £60 for the large for a whole weekend (Friday afternoon to Monday morning.) We also require a £50 holding deposit to ensure the bouncy castle is returned in the same condition it was hired, and terms and conditions are met.

Bouncy Castle< >< >Bouncy Castle
Eggs
Eggs are on sale in the office £1 for 6. Subject to availability.

We operate an open door policy at Lingfield Nursery School and welcome all feedback and comments from parents.

Many Thanks

The team at Lingfield Nursery School

Parents Update January 2018

Toddle Waddle Tuesday 30th January
Meningitis Now’s under the sea Toddle Waddle is a fun sponsored walk all the children will be participating in. The children will walk around the setting in fancy dress, we will also be holding a cake sale with under the sea themed cakes at the end of the day. If possible we would like to ask you to sponsor your child by way of donation at the beginning of the day and all children can attend nursery in under the sea themed fancy dress. The cakes will then be on sale at the end of the day.

Toddle Waddle Tuesday 30th January
Spanish
The children are thoroughly enjoying Spanish lessons on a Wednesday morning. Teresa’s term dates didn’t match ours over the Christmas break so apologies for the inconvenience. There has been no charge for February’s Spanish lessons as you were over charged by one lesson in December and two in January. There will be three sessions in February as there is a half term, therefore the remaining three lessons are credits from the missed sessions.

Lollipop Languages
Valentines Hearts
Valentines Hearts – Lingfield Library was due to close however a group of volunteers have agreed to work together to deliver a community library to the residents of Lingfield and surrounding areas. We will be working in partnership with the library and for valentines day we will be decorating hearts for their display from the end of next week. Please pop into the library and see the hearts on display. Maybe borrow a book at the same time.

Library Opening Times
Monday Closed
Tuesday 2 pm - 5 pm
Wednesday 2 pm - 5 pm
Thursday 10 am - 5 pm
Friday 2 pm - 5 pm
Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday Closed

Eggs
We now have 6 chickens all laying eggs- most of the time! They are £1 for 6 eggs please contact the office if you wish to purchase them. Donations of Egg boxes would be greatly appreciated.

We operate an open door policy at Lingfield Nursery School and welcome all feedback and comments from parents.

Many Thanks

The team at Lingfield Nursery School

Dates for your Diary:
Wednesday 13th December: Fred the elf fun afternoon
Friday 15th December: Save the children ‘Christmas Jumper day’
Tuesday 19th December Santa, Christmas lunch and Party day
Lingfield Nursery School Christmas Closure: Friday 22nd December- Tuesday 2nd December

Parents Update November 2017

Christmas Events
There are lots of fun and exciting events happening at the nursery over the next month.On Wednesday 13th December at 2:30-3:30 we have Fred the Elf visiting for a fun packed afternoon.

Fred the Elf
On Tuesday 19th December we will be having our Christmas Party with Santa making an appearance in the morning and Miss Ann cooking all the children a nice Christmas dinner at Lunchtime. The afternoon will be full of fun party games and entertainment.

Santa Claus
Last day before Christma
All the children are very busy creating lots of keepsakes to take home for Christmas. Please can you let us know when your last day will be before Christmas so we can make sure we have everything prepared for you.

Christmas Closure
We would just like to remind parents that we will be closing at 6pm on Friday 22nd December 2017 (we will not be offering a late collection on this day) and will re open on the Tuesday 2nd January 2018 (we will also be offering the early sessions on this day)

Tempest Photography
Apologies the photo’s were delayed. All Photos have now been delivered. If you have ordered and you have not yet received your order please contact the office.

Children in Need
With your support we raised an amazing amount of £260, the children in the Kingfishers room in particular did an amazing cake sale to help support this cause.

Eggs
We now have 6 chickens all laying eggs. They are £1 for 6 eggs.

Slippers
Now that the weather is getting colder. Please can we ask all parents in all rooms to provide slippers for their children to wear whilst inside.

Winter weather
WPlease can we remind all parents to bring in wellies, wetsuits and spare clothes for their children. Also as the colder weather approaches hats and gloves are also needed as they do spend a long time outside in the garden. If possible can we ask for the gloves to be on a piece of elastic so that they stay as a pair.

Waiting List
We would like to remind all parents that the nursery is very full in all rooms with waiting lists growing. If you are planning to up your child’s sessions or register a sibling we advise that you do so soon. Places are very limited.

We operate an open door policy at Lingfield Nursery School and welcome all feedback and comments from parents.

Many Thanks

The team at Lingfield Nursery School

Dates for your Diary:
Wednesday 13th December: Fred the elf fun afternoon
Friday 15th December: Save the children ‘Christmas Jumper day’
Tuesday 19th December Santa, Christmas lunch and Party day
Lingfield Nursery School Christmas Closure: Friday 22nd December- Tuesday 2nd December

Parents Update September 2017

Parents Update Novemberember 2017

Tempest Photography
Apologies the photos were delayed. The photographer had problem with her printer so she has had to send the photos to the lab for printing. Please can we ask all photos are returned to the nursery by FRIDAY 3rd NOVEMBER.

Parents Evening
Our next parents evening will be held on 7th November 2017 from 6-7pm and we hope to see as many parents there as possible. This will be a great opportunity to view your child’s development folder and chat to their key worker. Also Ken, Rachel and Stacey will be around to answer any questions you may have.

Children in Need
On Friday 17th November 2017 we would like you to join us in sending your children in their pyjamas to Nursery to help raise money for Children in Need. Suggested donation £2.

Staff Changes
We are delighted to welcome Miss Rosie to our baby team. Rosie has worked for the nursery previously before and we are delighted that she has returned Miss Rosie holds a Level 2 qualification.
Miss Gweneth will be starting with us next week and will be working on a Monday and Friday, Miss Gweneth will be working in all three rooms. Gweneth holds a Level 3 qualification.

Miss Toni
It’s a girl! Arabella was born on 10th October 2017 we are delighted for Toni and her family.

Eggs
We now have 6 chickens all laying eggs. They are £1 for 6 eggs.

Slippers
Now that the weather is getting colder. Please can we ask all parents in all rooms to provide slippers for their children to wear whilst inside.

Children’s Belongings
We do have limited space on the children’s pegs. Please can we ask that you limit the amount of items you bring from home.

Winter weather approaching (Puffins and Kingfishers)
Please can we remind all parents to bring in wellies, wetsuits and spare clothes for their children. Also as the colder weather approaches hats and gloves are also needed as they do spend a long time outside in the garden.

New exciting Space Project
We are sending our name (Lingfield Nursery School) into space this exciting opportunity will be on NASA’s Orion’s test Flight to Mars.

RHS Level 2
We are now working towards our level 2.

Christmas Closure
We would just like to remind parents that we will be closing on 6pm on Friday 22nd December 2017 (we will not be offering a late collection on this day) and will re-open on the Tuesday 2nd January 2018 (we will also be offering the early sessions on this day).

Waiting List
We would like to remind all parents that the nursery is very full in all rooms with waiting lists growing. If you are planning to up your child’s sessions or register a sibling we advise that you do so soon. Places are very limited.

We operate an open door policy at Lingfield Nursery School and welcome all feedback and comments from parents.

Many Thanks

The team at Lingfield Nursery School

Newspaper Article
Following our recent ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted report the Surrey Mirror have written an article. Please feel free to have a look the link is.

Staff Changes
Miss Toni’s last day will be on Friday 22nd September as she is going on Maternity leave, we wish Toni the best of luck and she will make the most amazing mummy! We will keep all parents updated when she has her baby.
Miss Cara is unfortunately currently off sick, as this has been since July, we have now allocated her key children to other team members in the Kingfishers room for consistency for the children, we wish Cara a speedy recovery.
Miss Jazz has joined our team working 12-6 Monday to Friday working across all three rooms.
Miss Jo has joined our team working on a Monday and bank for other days, working in all three rooms.
Miss Sherri has joined the team working Monday all day, 12-6 on Wednesday and Thursday in all three rooms.
Miss Abi has joined us as a member of bank Staff, she will be working in all three rooms.

Spanish Classes
We still have spaces left for Lollypop Language Spanish classes on a Wednesday morning for our Puffins and Kingfishers rooms. If you would like your child to participate in this class please contact the Office. Classes are £3 per session, the first session is on Wednesday 20th September.

Eggs
Another of our chickens has begun to lay eggs so we now have two chickens laying, if you would like to buy any please pop into the office. There is currently a waiting list however once the other four start laying they should be more eggs available. They are £1 for 6 eggs (due to high demand we are having to limit the amount of eggs to 6 at a time).

Wetsuits and Wellies
Now that the Summer season is disappearing quickly  Please can we remind all parents to bring in wellies, wetsuits and spare clothes for their children.

Spare Clothes
Please can we ask that you bring in spare clothes for your child/ren as we have limited spares available. Also if you have any spare clothes that you would like to donate to our spare clothes box in particular socks, pants and trousers we would be very grateful. Please can we also ask that if your child is sent home in our spare clothes that you return them to us please.

Tempest Photography
Apologies but the date of our photo session has changed to Wednesday 11th October 2017. If your child does not attend on this day and you would like their photo to be taken please contact the office to arrange a time to pop in.

Parents Evening
Our next parents evening will be held on 7th November 2017 from 6-7pm and we hope to see as many parents there as possible. This will be a great opportunity to view your child’s development folder and chat to their key worker. Also Ken, Rachel and Stacey will be around to answer any questions you may have.

Jeans for Genes day
We are supporting Jeans for Genes on Friday 22nd September, if you could all help support us in raising money by sending your child into nursery wearing Jeans and a donation for the charity would be gratefully received. Suggested donation £2.
Jeans for Genens

Macmillan Coffee Afternoon
On Tuesday 26th September from 4pm we will be having a cake sale to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Care. We would appreciate any support in making cakes as well as buying and eating them!
Macmillan

Halloween
We would like you all to join us in dressing up in Halloween fancy dress in Tuesday 31st October - nothing too scary please!!

Children in Need
On Friday 17th November 2017 we would like you to join us in sending your children in their pyjamas to Nursery to help raise money for Children in Need. Suggested donation £2.

Christmas Closure
We would just like to remind parents that we will be closing on 6pm on Friday 22nd December 2017 (we will not be offering a late collection on this day) and will re open on the Tuesday 2nd January 2018 (we will also be offering the early sessions on this day).

Waiting List
We would like to remind all parents that the nursery is very full in all rooms with waiting lists growing. If you are planning to up your child’s sessions or register a sibling we advise that you do so soon. Places are very limited.

We operate an open door policy at Lingfield Nursery School and welcome all feedback and comments from parents.

Many Thanks

The team at Lingfield Nursery School

Parents Update August 2017

OFSTED
We are delighted to inform you we have been graded OUTSTANDING by Ofsted. We are all very pleased with this outcome as everyone has been working so hard to achieve the best outcomes for the children in our care. We are delighted to now be able to share the latest report (Attached). We would like to thank you for all your kind words and emails.

Trial Sessions
At Lingfield nursery school we offer 6week trial sessions when they move up into the next room. During the first two weeks they have an hour trial with the following four weeks having half days leading to full days (if applicable). If you have any questions regarding or trials please speak to the team in the room.

Spanish Classes
We will be holding Lollypop Language Spanish classes on a Wednesday morning for our Puffins and Kingfishers rooms. If you would like your child to participate in this class please contact the Office. Classes are £3 per session.

Eggs
One of our chickens are now starting to lay eggs, if you would like to buy any please pop into the office. There may be a waiting list until the other chickens start laying too. They are £1 for 6 eggs.

Wetsuits and Wellies
Although we are in the summer season the weather has not been kind to us! Please can we remind all parents to bring in Wellies and wetsuits for their children.

Macmillan Cancer Support
We will be holding a cake sale towards the end of September to help support Macmillan Cancer Care. More details to follow.

Children’s Learning Journey
Please can we remind parents to return their children folders within reasonable time when they are sent home. The team take pride in ensuring that these are up to date and regularly review their next steps therefore need them on site to do so.

Tempest Photography
We will be having a nursery photo session on Wednesday 4th October 2017. If your child does not attend on this day and you would like their photo to be taken please contact the office to book in a time to pop in. More details to follow.

Christmas Closure
We would just like to remind parents that we will be closing on 6pm on Friday 22nd December 2017 and will re open on the Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

We will be holding a raffle at our open day/family fun day. If you would like to purchase any tickets these will be on sale in ALL the rooms from this week. They are £1 per ticket. A list of prizes are at the bottom of this email!

We operate an open door policy at Lingfield Nursery School and welcome all feedback and comments from parents.

Many Thanks

The team at Lingfield Nursery School

Parents Update June 2017

Mud Kitchen
We will be creating a Mud Kitchen on the field in the bark area. If you have any old kitchen utensils, sieves, sauce pans, pizza trays, scales, baking trays etc that you no longer need these would be very useful in our Mud Kitchen.

Children’s Learning Journey
Please can we remind parents to return their children folders within reasonable time when they are sent home. The team take pride in ensuring that these are up to date and regularly review their next steps therefore need them on site to do so.

Invoices
We would like to apologise. We had an issue with our invoice system as it was brought to our attention that the invoices sent on Wednesday 21st were not received. This has now been rectified and you should have received your invoice on Monday 26th (this is slightly later than usual) please let us know if you have not received this and we will look into it for you.

Older Siblings using Outside Facilities
To ensure the safety of all children whilst on our premises please can you ensure that your children are with you at all times. This includes playing on the swings during drop off and collection.

Chickens
As you may be aware the chickens have gone on holiday, and will be returning with their friends (our current chickens have been adopted by a family friend as they were not laying). The children love to collect the eggs these are for sale in the office 6 Eggs for £1. Subject to availability.

Kingfishers Leavers Party
We will be holding a school leavers party for the children leaving to go to school on the 11th July. It will be sad to see the children leave however we wish them all the best for the future in their new school. Kingfishers are also having a Graduation for the children that are leaving to go to school. This is being held on Thursday 27th July at 5pm.

Open day
Our annual open day/family fun day will be held on the 8th July from 2-4pm. We have lots of stalls including face painting, bouncy castle and many more. It would be lovely to see you and your family and friends.

Raffle Tickets
We will be holding a raffle at our open day/family fun day. If you would like to purchase any tickets these will be on sale in ALL the rooms from this week. They are £1 per ticket. A list of prizes are at the bottom of this email!

We operate an open door policy at Lingfield Nursery School and welcome all feedback and comments from parents.

Many Thanks

The team at Lingfield Nursery School
Raffle Prizes

  • £100 Voucher for the Red Barn<\li>
  • £50 Voucher for the Red Barn<\li>
  • Deluxe Afternoon Tea for Two (Monday to Friday) at Langshott Manor
  • Four Premier Admission Tickets for Lingfield Park
  • Two Adults and One Car Parking to Wakehurst
  • St Eval Fig Scented Dachsund Candle from Lavender Line<\li>
  • £30 Voucher to use at either Cucina, Thai Pad, Gurkha Kitchen or Brisk Burgers in Oxted
  • Framily ticket to Lavender Line
  • Two Adults and Two Children entry to Godstone Farm
  • Family Ticket to Kidspace
  • 1 Month Premier Membership for Tandridge Leisure Centre
  • Family Ticket for Swimming at The Spectrum in Guilford
  • £25 Voucher for Tarana
  • Two Vouchers for Five Free Games or Ten People for 1 Free Game at Lazer Quest
  • Steak Dinner for Two at The Grasshopper on the Green
  • Two Tickets to Jump-In Trampoline in Tonbridge
  • Meal for Two at Pizza Express to the Value of £20
  • Studio Fees for a Family of Four at Fun Pots in Haywards Heath
  • One Adult and One Child entry for the British Wildlife Centre
  • Two Adults and Two Children entry to Llama Park
  • Two Free Children Tickets with Two paying Adults at Drusilla’s
  • Two Adults and Four Children for a Session at Manic Monsters
  • Two Adults and Four Children for a Session at Manic Monsters
  • Two Adults and Four Children for a Session at Manic Monsters
  • £15 Meat Voucher for CMB foods
  • A Meal for Two from Cook (Main + Side + Pudding)
  • Tea and Cake for Two at Rosie’s Coffee Lounge
  • £10 Sainbury's Voucher
  • 6 Dance Classes to Gracie Grooves Dance Studio
  • 2 Free Classe + 1 Home Programme for Baby Body Blitz
  • Paintballing Ticket for 10 People
  • Paintballing Ticket for 10 People
  • Paintballing Ticket for 10 People
  • Paintballing Ticket for 10 People
  • Paintballing Ticket for 10 People

Parents Update May 2017

Staff Changes
We are delighted to announce that Miss Toni is expecting a baby in October. Toni will be going on maternity leave at the end of September. Miss Rachel and Miss Stacey will continue to run the nursery in Toni’s absence.
Miss Jo has joined us as a member of Bank Staff and will be working alongside the team in all rooms.

School Leavers/Leaving notice
We would like to remind you that there is a months notice to terminate your child’s place at the nursery. This needs to be in writing, please either send us a letter or drop us an email. If you know and can give more than a months notice this is very helpful as it frees up our waiting list. Deposits are returned via BACS after the fobs have been returned.

Kingfishers Leavers Party
We will be holding a school leavers party for the children leaving to go to school on the 11th July. It will be sad to see the children leave however we wish them all the best for the future in their new school. Kingfishers are also having a Graduation for the children that are leaving to go to school. This is being held on Thursday 27th July at 5pm, if you haven’t already done so please let the team or the office know if you will/will not be attending.

Open day/Ideas
Our annual open day/family fun day will be held on the 8th July from 2-4pm. We have lots of stalls including face painting, bouncy castle and many more. It would be lovely to see you and your family and friends. If you have attended any fetes and have seen any stalls that you may like to see here at Lingfield Nursery School please feel free to pass these ideas through to the office.
We are looking for donations for our raffle and tombola. Everything is gratefully received, this could be bottles of wine, tins, children’s toys or unwanted gifts. If you or you know anyone that would like to donate to our raffle these will also be gratefully received, this could be vouchers or free entry passes. If so please pop them into the office or there is a box in the entrance to the nursery that you could pop them into.

Raffle Tickets
We will be holding a raffle at our open day/family fun day. If you would like to purchase any tickets these will be on sale in ALL the rooms from this week. They are £1 per ticket. A list of prizes are at the bottom of this email!

Sainsbury’s Vouchers
We are collecting the Active Kids vouchers from Sainsbury’s, these will help us to get new equipment for the children. There is a collection box for the vouchers in the foyer if you do have vouchers to bring in. Thank you for all the parents who have donated so far . We will be totalling them up mid July so if we could ask for them to be in by then we would be grateful.

Bouncy Castle
We have two bouncy castles available to hire. The cost is £40 for the small and £60 for the large for a whole weekend (Friday afternoon to Monday morning.) We also require a £50 holding deposit to ensure the bouncy castle is returned in the same condition it was hired, and terms and conditions are met.We have two bouncy castles available to hire. The cost is £40 for the small and £60 for the large for a whole weekend (Friday afternoon to Monday morning.) We also require a £50 holding deposit to ensure the bouncy castle is returned in the same condition it was hired, and terms and conditions are met.

Bouncy Castles    Bouncy Castles

Eggs
Eggs are for sale in the office 6 Eggs for £1. Subject to availability as we now only have three chickens. This is due to old age as they were rescue battery chickens. We are looking into getting some more chickens.

Food from Home
Please can we ask parents not to bring in food. We have had a few cases where children are coming into nursery holding food, also where children are popping back to their bags for a quick snack! We do have many children with allergies, some very severe and we would like to be reassured the children can only access food we have provided in a controlled environment.

Speed Limit
Please can we remind parents to drive slowly on the driveway and observe that we have a 10mph speed limit down the driveway and into the car park. We have many parents dropping and collecting throughout the day and staff crossing across the car parks. We would like to ensure the safety of all children, parents and staff. We also have two car parks if you need to use the staff car park as an overflow. Please can we also ensure that you are vigilant when leaving your parking space as there are parents and children walking to their cars and we want to maintain their safety. If you have Family Members, Friends, Nannies or Childminders collecting on your behalf please can you inform/remind them of our speed limits.

Sun Hats and Sun cream
Please can we ask all parents to bring in a NAMED sun hat for their child and sun cream if you would prefer them to have an alternative to the Boots Soltan factor 50 that we provide. We do have a few spare sun hats if you forget for a day but we cannot guarantee it is one that fits your child’s head well or enough to go around if more than a few children forget on one day.

Spare Clothes
Please can we ask that you bring in spare clothes for your child/ren as we have limited spares available. Please can we also ask that if your child is sent home in our spare clothes that you return them to us please.

Rag Bag
We are still collecting all textiles (clothes, shoes, hand bags and belts) for our rag bag scheme, if you have any of these please bring them to the office. Also if you have any children’s trousers, pants, socks, gloves or winter hats which you don’t want we would be grateful of the donation for our spare clothes.

Raffle Prizes

  • £50 Voucher for the Red Barn<\li>
  • Deluxe Afternoon Tea for Two (Monday to Friday) at Langshott Manor
  • Four Premier Admission Tickets for Lingfield Park
  • Two Adults and One Car Parking to Wakehurst
  • £30 Voucher to use at either Cucina, Thai Pad, Gurkha Kitchen or Brisk Burgers in Oxted
  • Two Adults and Two Children entry to Godstone Farm
  • Family Ticket to Kidspace
  • 1 Month Premier Membership for Tandridge Leisure Centre
  • Family Ticket for Swimming at The Spectrum in Guilford
  • £25 Voucher for Tarana
  • Two Vouchers for Five Free Games or Ten People for 1 Free Game at Lazer Quest
  • Steak Dinner for Two at The Grasshopper on the Green
  • Two Tickets to Jump-In Trampoline in Tonbridge
  • Meal for Two at Pizza Express to the Value of £20
  • Studio Fees for a Family of Four at Fun Pots in Haywards Heath
  • One Adult and One Child entry for the British Wildlife Centre
  • Two Adults and Two Children entry to Llama Park
  • Two Free Children Tickets with Two paying Adults at Drusilla’s
  • Two Adults and Four Children for a Session at Manic Monsters
  • Two Adults and Four Children for a Session at Manic Monsters
  • Two Adults and Four Children for a Session at Manic Monsters
  • £15 Meat Voucher for CMB foods
  • A Meal for Two from Cook (Main + Side + Pudding)
  • Tea and Cake for Two at Rosie’s Coffee Lounge
  • Family Day ticket to Riverhill Himalayan Gardens
  • 6 Dance Classes to Gracie Grooves Dance Studio
  • Paintballing Ticket for 10 People
  • Paintballing Ticket for 10 People
  • Paintballing Ticket for 10 People
  • Paintballing Ticket for 10 People
  • Paintballing Ticket for 10 People
We operate an open door policy at Lingfield Nursery School and welcome all feedback and comments from parents.

Many Thanks

The team at Lingfield Nursery School

Parents Update April 2017

School Leavers/Leaving notice
As you have all been informed of your child’s school we would like to remind you that there is a months notice to terminate your child’s place at the nursery. This needs to be in writing, please either send us a letter or drop us an email. If you know and can give more than a months notice this is very helpful as it frees up our waiting list. Deposits are returned via BACS after the fobs have been returned. There is a form up in the pre-school room that enables you to write down the school your child will be attending. Parents have found this useful in the past as they are able to see which of their friend will be attending the same school as their child. Miss Lucy will also use this information to contact the schools to gain information about the routines and take pictures to aid the transition and making it as smooth as possible for the children.
Some parents have mentioned that it would be useful if other parents are happy to share their mobile numbers to keep in contact. Due to data protection we are unable to give these out however if you would like to share this please feel free to write it down next to your child’s name on the school leavers form in the Kingfishers room. Parents can then copy these down if they wish to keep in contact with children who may attend a different school to theirs or to share information regarding the school if they are attending the same school.

Kingfishers Leavers Party
We will be holding a school leavers party for the children leaving to go to school on the 11th July. It will be sad to see the children leave however we wish them all the best for the future in their new school.

Open day/Ideas
We will be holding our annual open day/family fun day on the 8th July from 2-4pm. We have lots of stalls including face painting, bouncy castle and many more. It would be lovely to see you and your family and friends. If you have attended any fetes and have seen any stalls that you may like to see here at Lingfield Nursery School please feel free to pass these ideas through to the office.
We will be looking for donations for our raffle and tombola. Everything is gratefully received, this could be bottles of wine, tins, children’s toys or unwanted gifts. If you or you know anyone that would like to donate to our raffle these will also be gratefully received, this could be vouchers or free entry passes. If so please pop them into the office or there is a box in the entrance to the nursery that you could pop them into.

Captain Cutlass
The children had a fantastic morning with captain cutlass.
We are planning on having an entertainer come into the nursery four times per year to give the children something different and fun to look forward too. Any suggestions for our next event will be gratefully received; this could be someone you have seen at a friend’s party or a friend that you may know who holds children’s parties.

Sainsbury’s Vouchers
We are collecting the Active Kids vouchers from Sainsbury’s, these will help us to get new equipment for the children. There is a collection box for the vouchers in the foyer if you do have vouchers to bring in. Thank you for all the parents who have donated so far.

Staff Changes
Miss Chelsea holds a level 3 in Childcare and Education and will be joining the team in Puffins room.

Bouncy Castle
We have two bouncy castles available to hire. The cost is £40 for the small and £60 for the large for a whole weekend (Friday afternoon to Monday morning.) We also require a £50 holding deposit to ensure the bouncy castle is returned in the same condition it was hired, and terms and conditions are met.

Bouncy Castles    Bouncy Castles

Eggs
Eggs are for sale in the office 6 Eggs for £1. Subject to availability.

Food from Home
Please can we ask parents not to bring in food. We have had a few cases where children are coming into nursery holding food, also where children are popping back to their bags for a quick snack! We do have many children with allergies, some very severe and we would like to be reassured the children can only access food we have provided in a controlled environment.

We operate an open door policy at Lingfield Nursery School and welcome all feedback and comments from parents.

Many Thanks

The team at Lingfield Nursery School

Parents Update March 2017

Captain Cutlass
On Tuesday 25th April Captain Cutless will be coming into nursery from 10-11am. This is available for the Puffins and Kingfisher Children. He will be making sword balloons for every child and doing a Pirate Show which includes puppets/dancing/juggling and magic and balloon twisting.
Captain Cutlass
We are planning on having an entertainer come into the nursery four times per year to give the children something different and fun to look forward too. Any suggestions for our next event will be gratefully received.

Sainsbury’s Vouchers
We are collecting the Active Kids vouchers from Sainsbury’s, these will help us to get new equipment for the children. There is a collection box for the vouchers in the foyer if you do have vouchers to bring in. Thank you for all the parents who have donated so far.

Staff Changes
Bethany has decided not to leave the nursery and work abroad for the summer; we are delighted to keep her in our team.
Miss Claire has also stepped down as Kingfishers room Manager, Miss Lucy will be taking over in the Kingfishers room from W/C 20th March. We are hoping to promote internally for the Puffins Room Manager position we will keep you informed with this.
Miss Siobhan will also be moving to Kingfishers and Miss Phillipa will be moving to Puffins this swap of rooms will take place on Monday 13th March.
Miss Hayley will be joining our team on Tuesday 21st March working in all three rooms, on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
I understand that staff changes can often be unsettling, we are trying to keep the continuity for the children therefore we are delighted with our re shuffle and change in team.

Nursery Bags
All children are supplied with a drawstring bag when starting the nursery. This is to help us to ensure there is room for all children’s belongings on their pegs. Please can we ask that you use the bag provided instead of bringing in rucksack bags, this will help keep all children’s pegs clear and not intrude onto the child’s pegs next to them. If you need a Lingfield Nursery School bag please email or pop into the office.

Aprils Invoices
The invoices for the children who claim the government funding for 3-5 year olds will be amended at the end of the month.
The funding rate will increase in April however at the moment we do not have the exact confirmation of this. We intend on passing this saving onto our parents. We will be sending out the April invoices on the 20th March as usual however we will send out a revised invoice at the end of month this will have the saving on it. You can either pay the original invoice as usual and the saving will be credited to your account for next month or you can wait for the revised invoice. All fee’s will still be due for payment by the 5th April.

Bouncy Castle
We have two bouncy castles available to hire. The cost is £40 for the small and £60 for the large for a whole weekend (Friday afternoon to Monday morning.) We also require a £50 holding deposit to ensure the bouncy castle is returned in the same condition it was hired, and terms and conditions are met.We have two bouncy castles available to hire. The cost is £40 for the small and £60 for the large for a whole weekend (Friday afternoon to Monday morning.) We also require a £50 holding deposit to ensure the bouncy castle is returned in the same condition it was hired, and terms and conditions are met.

Bouncy Castles    Bouncy Castles

Slippers Puffins Room
Thank you to all the parents who have provided slippers for the children in the Puffin’s Room. We are operating this to make the children more comfortable in the nursery as well as preventing dirt and sand from entering the rooms.

Garden Play
We love that all parents use the garden areas after nursery. Please support us in ensuring the children follow our behaviour policy. Also leaving the outside area by 6pm when the staff also leave the site.

Mobile Phones
Please can we remind all parents that the use of mobile phones is strictly prohibited including whilst outside when children are present.

Eggs
Eggs are for sale in the office 6 Eggs for £1. Subject to availability.

Lost Property
Miss Toni has spent time this morning going through the pegs in Kingfishers there is a lot of loose clothing that is not named and isn’t in bags. This will be laid out in Kingfishers room every evening until Wednesday 15th March, please take time to have a look through and claim anything that is your child’s.

Tiny Tekkers
Coach Jordan is going to be selling T-Shirts for £10 with the Tiny Tekkers Logo please contact the office if you would like us to put an order in for you.

Coach Jordan is also hosting a charity football event on Sunday 12th March details are below:

Tiny Tekkers

Tiny Tekkers

30 Hours Funding
From September 2017 most working parents of 3 and 4 year olds will be eligible for an extra 15 hours (extended) of free childcare a week, term time. Added to their current universal entitlement of 15 hours, this means that their free early education entitlement will increase to a total of 30 hours a week, term time. If you choose the ‘stretched’ funding option the current 11 hours per week that we offer will increase to 22 hours per week.

We intend to offer the extended 15 hours here at Lingfield Nursery School. we have detailed below information about what we currently know, this is still being updated and at the moment we are unable to give you any price lists.

Who is eligible for 30 hours?

In a two parent family, both must work full or part-time and in a one parent family the sole parent must work full or part-time. Each parent must earn, on average, a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage and be earning less that £100,000 per year.

How will parents show that they are eligible for 30 hours?

The government is setting up a new process for parents to check their eligibility through an online website. This will give parents an eligibility code which you need to pass on to us to show that they are eligible for the extended 15 hours of childcare. Parents will have do this every three months to show they are still eligible. We will give you a deadline date which we will need the new code by to secure your funding for that period.

What happens to parents who aren't eligible for 30 hours?

All 3 and 4 year olds are still entitled to the current universal 15 hours of free early education a week, term time. This equals 570 hours a year and can also be spread over more than 38 weeks if that option is available.

How will we offer the extra funding?

We intend to offer the funding in the same way that we currently offer the 15 hours.

For the term time only option the 30 hours will be broken down into 10 sessions of three hours. You will then be able to claim one three hour session per half day that your child attends so to claim the maximum of 30 hours a week term time only here your child will need to attend full time.

For the stretched funding the 22 hours will be broken down into sessions of three hours. You are able to claim one three hour sessions per half day that your child attends so to claim the maximum of 22 hours your child will need to attend four days a week. You will be able to claim seven sessions of three hours and one session of 1 hour.

We operate an open door policy at Lingfield Nursery School and welcome all feedback and comments from parents.

Many Thanks

The team at Lingfield Nursery School