We would like to welcome all of our new children who have settled in during the month of January and continue to settle in this month! All of our children have settled in very well into their rooms and have managed to make a bond with their keyworkers and buddy workers!
Our Full Moons have been working on their Understanding of the World skills and have started their very own Garden Centre by bringing outdoors, indoors! They have enjoyed planting many different seeds and vegetables and talking about the life cycle of these plants. They continue to watch them grow everyday and water them daily.
Our Teenie Moons have been exploring many different zoo animals the past month and learning all the different sounds they make whilst making arts and crafts! This month they will be talking about the weather and the changes they see in the upcoming weeks. They will be exploring the local outdoor surrounding such as Little Dorrit’s Park, Mint Street Park and the Red British Pond in the hope of finding glistening cobwebs and crunchy grass!
Our Baby Moons have been focusing on a lot of sensory play and continue to take this further this month! Sensory play includes any activity that stimulates the baby’s senses: touch, smell, taste, movement, balance, sight and hearing. Sensory activities facilitate exploration and naturally encourage children to use scientific processes while they play, create, investigate and explore.
All children will be served pancakes for breakfast, snack or pudding on Tuesday 16th February with their own chosen toppings, feel free to share your pancake photos on our Blossom app!
We now have a referral reward, it is our way of saying thank you to those parents who recommend family, friends, and colleagues to Banana Moon Day Nursery. The reward will be £200 if your name is mentioned at the time of enquiry or booking! Once the new child has attended our Nursery for 3 full months the £200 reward will be credited to your account in the 4th month.
Early years settings remain low risk environments for children and staff. 0–5-year-olds continue to have the lowest confirmed rates of coronavirus of all age groups, and there is no evidence that the new variant of coronavirus disproportionately affects young children. Evidence shows that pre-school children are less susceptible to infection and are not playing a driving role in transmission. There is no evidence the new strain of the virus causes more serious illness in either children or adults and there continues to be strong evidence that children are much less susceptible to severe clinical disease than older people. PHE advice remains that the risk of transmission and infection is low if early years settings follow the system of controls, which reduce risks and create inherently safer environments.
We continue to ensure all safety measures are in place and if we could very kindly once again ask all parents to wear their masks when dropping off and collecting their children. Pleas ensure you are standing behind the white markings in front of the nursery and only pressing the bell when they get to the front of the queue.
Employee of The Month
Congratulations to our Employee of the Month, Ouardia from our Full Moons room! Ouardia has only been with us for five months now and has really proven herself to be a valuable part of the Banana Moon team. We are grateful for all of her hard work each and every day! She is extremely reliable and is always willing to help out wherever and whenever needed. She is a great asset to our staff and we are so happy to have her here with us! Congratulations Ouardia!
Upcoming dates for your diary:
• 12th February – Chinese New Year (Year of the Ox)
• 14th February – Valentine’s Day – The children will be making arts and crafts for their parents and siblings alongside sweet treats!
• Half term from Monday 15th February to Friday 19th February. The nursery will be closed for all funded children only.
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