Ho, ho, ho everyone!
It was so lovely to see lots of you at our Christmas Family Social last Thursday. Santa arriving on his sleigh was definitely a highlight, along with the mulled wine and mince pies. ;) A huge thank you to our room staff for their hard work and effort to make their rooms warm, welcoming and full of Christmas joy. Thank you Bourne Valley Team! :)
I hope you are all keeping warm in this very cold weather! Brrrrr! Please remember hats, scarfs, gloves and warm coats for Nursery. The children have access to outside whatever the weather and we want them to be snuggly when they are playing out there.
Below are a few messages and dates to pass on to you all at this busy time of the year. If you have any questions about anything in this email, please speak to your room staff or drop me an email / pop by the office. :)
Children In Need
We raised £70 on Friday 17th November. Thank you for your generous donations.
Car Park Closures
Wednesday 13th December: 12pm-4.30pm
Friday 15th December: 2pm-5pm
Tuesday 19th December: 1pm-6pm
Wednesday 20th December: 10.30am-2.30pm
On these days, please use alternative parking around the village. Thank you for your support with these closures.
There are a few of us saying goodbye to Bourne Valley at the end of this term. Hedeliza, Natalie, Megan and myself are starting new adventures in January. I thank Hedeliza, Natalie and Megan for being wonderful members of the team and wish them well in the future. I will be sending out an email at the end of term informing you about the room teams. If your child's Key Person is leaving, they will speak to you personally and let you know who will be their new Key Person in January.
15 and 30 hours child care funding
If your child is entitled to the Government's Universal 15 hours funding (starting the term after they are 3 years old-this is our Woodlands children and some of our Ocean children) you will be asked to sign a Parent Declaration form by your room staff before the Christmas holidays, or shortly after them. If you have applied, and you are entitled to the Extended 15 hours funding you will receive a code. We need this code to validate it with Wiltshire Council. You then need to revalidate this code every 3 months (to ensure you are still entitled) and then you will need to let us know, so we can validate your code again with Wiltshire Council. You should receive a reminder email from HMRC when it is time to do this, but you cannot rely on these, so please make a note of your renewal date so you can keep track of it. If you have any questions about the funding, please pop by the office.
20th December: Last day of term. Nursery will close at 6pm and remain closed until 4th January 2018.
4th January: First day of term. We will re-open on this day after the Christmas break.
Keep warm and see you all soon.