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in the future, could you
please make sure we
have a current email ad-
dress for you.
Thank you
“Strong and ef-
fective relation-
ships between
leaders, staff and
parents help to
guarantee that
children’s educa-
tional and devel-
opmental needs
are well met.”
Ofsted inspected on 6th November 2017
Brightstart Nursery
Welcome to all of the new children joining the nursery since Sep-
tember along with myself, Tracy Norcott as Manager and Nimita
and Kehinde as child practitioners. Sadly we say goodbye to Jem-
ma, Bandana and Leonie and wish them every success in their new
Dietry Requirements
Please keep us updated on any requirements to your child’s diet, espe-
cially in the case of allergys.
Ofsted Inspection
The nursery received an inspection from ofsted on 6th No-
vember and received an overall grade of good. The inspec-
tors found that the effectiveness of the leadership and man-
agement is good, quality of teaching, learning and assess-
ment is good, personal development, behavior and welfare
are good and outcomes for children are good. Copies of the
report will be available at the nursery.
Winter 2017 Newsletter
Home-start Greenwich
The nursery and children’s centre are both run by Home-start
Greenwich who also have children’s centres at Slade,
Glyndon and Brookhill. The new childcare provision at the
Barnfield site will be opening in January 2018.
Baby Room
Our baby room children and staff visited the library and the
park this term. As our practitioners wear slippers whilst in the
baby room the children have developed a keen interest in
wearing slippers so could we ask parents, where possible, to
provide a pair of slippers for nursery.
Could we please ask that parents are on time at the end of
the day as the nursery closes at 6pm in order for cleaning to
take place. Similarly, the children’s centre closes at 5pm.
Could we please ask sessional parents to arrive to collect
their child between 12.45pm-1pm and for afternoon children
to arrive between 1pm-1.15pm.
Plumstead Library
Homestart nursery’s now at Purrett Road and Barnfield Road
Dates for your
Monday 11th December
singing at 9.30am and
2.30pm all parents/
carers are welcome to
attend but please com-
plete slip at the end of
this newsletter.
Winter tea party is on
Tuesday 12 th December
Christmas Lunch will be
on Friday 15th December
The last day of term
for term time chil-
dren will be Wednes-
day 20th December.
If you would like your
child to attend on
Thursday 21st or Fri-
day 22nd please
complete an addition-
al hours form.
We will return on
Wednesday 3rd Jan-
uary 2018
Children will be singing Christmas somgs
Christmas Events
We will be holding some events for Christmas please see
dates for your diary. Please make sure you return the slip if
you would like to come along to our singing event as we need
to make sure there is enough space for everyone. If your
child does not normally attend on this day parents will need to
remain with them at all times.
Our winter tea gives us the chance to celebrate our achieve-
ments during 2017,
Christmas lunch will be on Friday 15th December
We currently have
spaces available in
our baby room so
please tell your
friends and other
family members who
may like to use our
Contact Nurse-
Points to Remember
We take the children outside every day for fresh air so please make sure your child
has a coat which is named, hat and gloves and is dressed appropriate to weather
conditions. Please make sure your child has named, spare clothes. It would also be
ideal if parents could bring wellington boots to leave at the nursery. There are many
benefits for outdoor play for children and recent research in Norway suggests infec-
tion rates go down, aggression reduces and serotonium levels go up which increas-
es the feel good factor. The common cold is not caused by going outside but is the
result of a virus.
Please keep us up to date with any personal details for your child and family such as
change of telephone number or address.
Childs name…………………………………………………………………………………
I would like to reserve ………… seats morning/I would like to reserve ………...seats
afternoon at the Christmas sing along. Please complete and return to nursery.
We go outside in all weathers please make sure your child has appropriate named clothing