We hope you and your families are all safe and well. For those of you who have felt that it is safer to remain at home, it is lovely to see all the wonderful things that you are doing together at home and sharing it with your child’s key worker through Blossom.
The staff are working hard to settle in all the new children and carry out settling in sessions with their families in a safe way, during these unusual times. The children have all adjusted so well to nursery life and are adapting to the new surroundings and developing wonderful relationships with the team. We work hard during every child’s first few days and weeks with us to build trusting relationships, so the children feel safe and secure with us. For some children this only takes a matter of days and others weeks or even months.
The challenges of lockdown have impacted the children in many ways and separating after so long together is even harder during these times. We know that the first 1000 days of an infant’s life are the most critical to development and children depend on high-quality interactions to support all aspects of their development. We ensure that all the children here in our care receive those vital social interactions that they need to support their developing skills. 😊
We would like to welcome back Carla and Zahida at the end of this month who have both been on Maternity Leave. They are both very excited to reunite with the children and the parents. We look forward to having them both back with their babies joining our Baby Moons room!
Red Nose Day
Red Nose Day is back on Friday 19th March and this year it’s never felt more important to have some fun and to support people living incredibly tough lives. We need the power of funny to turn laughs into lasting change. This year we ask all the staff and children at Banana Moon to wear their brightest colours and boldest patterns!
Supporting us during the pandemic
We still operate each room as a separate ‘bubble’ and will continue to do so until we feel it is safe to ‘pop’ them. Thank you to all of you for supporting us, for getting your children tested and keeping them off to help us keep everyone safe.
It is vitally important that we all do our part in helping to suppress the spread of COVID-19. We must remind you all the importance of not bringing your child to nursery if they are displaying symptoms symptomatic of COVID-19, these are:
• A high temperature – 38 degrees or above
• A new, continuous cough – coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
• A loss or change to sense of taste or smell
If your child requires Calpol, please do not bring them to nursery, but monitor their symptoms at home. Calpol will mask a developing temperature. If we ask you to collect your child, you will either need to get them tested or self-isolate them for 10 days.
Toilet training starts at home and we support it at nursery as we can only encourage children. It is not only for a practitioner to work on it themselves but we reinforce what you do at home. Children in the Teenies Moons and Full Moons become more confident this way and are independent when starting to use the toilet. Please remember to avoid nappies and bodysuits. Pull ups are great for toilet training. Thank you!
Upcoming dates for your diary
• Sunday 14th March – Mother’s Day
• Wednesday 17th March – St Patrick’s Day
• Nursery is closed for ALL children on Friday 2nd April and Monday 5th April.
• Spring holidays for FUNDED children – Thursday 1st April 2021 to Friday 16th April 2021 - The children’s last day will be on Wednesday 31st March and will be returning on Monday 19th April.
@BananaMoon - 10 months ago