WEEKLY UPDATE JULY 11TH – 22ND.

Thank you to everyone who helped with the fete/fun day, or beforehand by asking for prizes, baking and organising. Special thanks to Phil the Chair of the MC who did all the organising this year. Also Michael Butt for all his help.

IF ANY OF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CAMP OUT AT NURSERY THIS SUMMER WE HAVE TWO WEEKENDS AVAILABLE – 29th to 30th July and August 5th -6th.  We would like to raise money for Save The Children Fund’s  Big Den Camp and would charge each family £5. Please let me know.

We are doing lots of home visits to new children so Katharine and one member of staff may often not be here either at drop off or pick up time.

Can we ask for all our changes of clothes back. I bought lots of clothes this year and marked them with CG, and most are missing. Check your drawers at home please. We really need all our spare clothes changes here.

MONDAY 11TH – Katharine off today. Gemma is on holiday until Thursday.  Shamsia is helping us out each day.

TUESDAY 12th – Small Room outing to Vauxhall City Farm. The big room will have an outing soon.

WED Juy 13th – Dance and Big song basket.

THURS – New children are vising nursery this morning 10-11.30.

FRIDAY – 15th – Emma is away today and all next week. She will be back on the 27th July.

MON- 18th – Emma away all week. Mary on leave today. Shamsia covering. Today Upaia may start as our new part time staff int eh small room  from September.

TUES 19th – Nisha is now away until the end of term. Mary and Emma away. Shamsia and Katharine covering.

WED – Big Dance. Song basket. Mary is here in the morning to help out.

THURSDAY – Emma and Nisha away. Mary helping in morning.

FRIDAY- Katharine away today.

 

 

July Newsletter

JULY NEWSLETTER.

GOODBYE PARTY FOR EMMA ON FRIDAY JULY 8TH 3.30-6.30.

SUMMER FUN DAY SUNDAY JULY 10TH 12-4.30 RAFFLE, CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES, lots to eat and drink.

There will be  an entry charge of £5 a family which gives you tokens to spend at the fun day. Food and drink is chargeable.

Please cancel your direct debits if your child is leaving. Amend your fees payment of your child is staying as fees increase from September 1st.

Small room outing to Vauxhall City Farm on Tuesday July 12th. Volunteer helpers needed.

Several staff are on leave this month so Syrie and Shamsia will be doing lots of covering.

Our new part time job sharer ( small room)  from September will be Upaia. She starts here on July 18th.

We close on Thursday August 11th at 5p.m. to allow for a deep clean of the nursery and perhaps preparation for redecoration to some areas of the nursery.

We reopen on Wed 31st August. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOUR CHILD NEEDS TO COME BACK TO NURSERY BEFORE STARTING SCHOOL. ALSO LET ME KNOW IF YOUR CHILD WILL BE AWAY FROM NURSERY BFORE THE END OF TERM.

WEEKLY UPDATE July 4th – 8th

Weekly update July 4th 8th.

JULY 10TH SUMMER FUN DAY 12-4.30 ENTRY £5 FOR FAMILY AND £2 PER ADULT  Free activities for the children and lots of food and drink and a raffle for the adults. Please ask Katharine for posters to display in your communal areas or in local shops.  Raffle books are here for you to sell to friends and family before the day. HELP STILL NEEDED on Saturday afternoon and all day on Sunday.

MONDAY – Two students from Haverstock school will be here for two weeks to work with the children. They are only 14/15.They are never left alone with the children or used as ratio staff.  Joy is back. Tracey will be cooking for this week until Gloria is well enough to return. .

TUESDAY _ David (Eva’s dad) is going to cook for us today. Not sure what yet but I am assured by his family it will be delicious.

WED.  Happy Eid . Shamsia and Nisha are off today celebrating.  HARRIET with her sing along band are in this afternoon from 2p.m. ALL OF YOU ARE VERY WELCOME TO COME ALONG.

THURS –

FRI – Emma has he leaving party today even though she doesn’t actually go til August. But we wanted to celebrate whilst most of you are here before everyone leaves on various holidays.  Do come along from 3.30 to say goodbye and share some food and drink. There is a collection for Emma . She has now been here for eight years so there should be lots of ex families here on Friday.

Can school leavers parents remember to cancel their fees from September. Fees are payable throughout August though.  Can all other parents remember to amend their fees payable from September 1st . The new fees bands shows how much they will be. Please ensure you pay the correct amount  relevant to your family income.

We can offer one of two weekends for families to come and camp out at nursery . If you are interested contact Katharine to choose either the 29th to 30th July or the 6th and 7th August. Most votes gets it.

Fees rise letter from m.c.

23 June 2016

 

Ref Nursery fees

 

Dear Parent(s),

 

The MC have made the difficult decision to raise fees with effect from September 2016. This has been done fairly and in response to a number of circumstances:

 

– A £43,000.00 per year cut to our grant from Camden dating from April 2016. There is now no grant paid to the nursery.

– The pending auto-enrolment pension changes from government which oblige us to make pension contributions on top of salaries. From January 2017.

 

As you know – like our competitors – our fees are banded, increasing with income. This ensures that our children have friends from the widest spectrum of backgrounds and supports the shared ambition to keep Collingham Gardens a “community nursery”. Despite providing Ofsted Outstanding education and in our enviable forest setting, our fees had fallen behind our competitors, most markedly at the upper fee bands. The 2016-17 fees now broadly match the local 2015-16 market rates so are still likely to remain lower than other local nurseries once they have undertaken their own annual fee reviews.

 

Another change is that we will now expect all parents to annually submit evidence of income. This will be seen by the nursery manager only.

 

On behalf of the M.C. I’ll be very happy to discuss any concerns and equally Katherine will continue to consider requests for hardship adjustments in the future. In the year ahead the MC will review this adjusted income to allocate a more realistic maintenance and contingency buffer and as a context in which to review staff salaries which have suffered relative to the cost of living. I attach a copy of the new fees which will apply from September 2017.

 

Phil

 

Philip Graham

Chair of Management Committee

MENU SNACK ALLERGENS LUNCH ALLERGENS SNACK ALLERGENS  
MONDAY

NO ADDED SUGARS OR SALT.

20th June FOR THREE WEEKS

Crackers with fish  pate and humuus.Marmite Cheese spread. Goat cheese

Fruits

 

Fish. Milk goat and cow. Wheat. Oat, barley.

Sesame. Celery in marmite

  TUNA AND SWEET CORN   PASTA WITH CHEESE AND SALAD.

FRESH FRUITS

 

Milk

Gluten

Wheat

Fish

 

Mixed wholegrain low sugar or sugar free cereals.

Porridge

SERVED WITH OAT MILK, SOYA MILK AND WHOLE COWS/GOATS  MILK

Milk

Wheat gluten

Oat soya

 
TUESDAY  

As Monday

As Monday Roasted veg and cous cous. Salad

Yogurts ( sugar and additive  free)

.Gluten . Wheat.

.celery.

.

Milk

soya

 

Wholemeal crackers with a selection of fillings for the children to make themselves. Wheat, milk.

Celery in marmite

Milk

Fish

 
WED  

As Monday

 

 

 

As Monday Sausages and mash. Mixed veg quorn sausages

FRESH FRUITS

Egg white in quorn.

Fungi in quorn

Milk

Gluten in sausage

Wholemeal wraps with choice of fillings. Wheat, milk.

Celery in marmite

Milk

Fish

 
THURS  

AS Monday

 

 

 

As Monday Beef ro quorn spaghetti bolgnese

Yogurts as Tuesday

.egg white in quorn.

Wheat

Gluten

Milk

soya

Celery seed

 

 

 

Wholemeal cereals

 

Wheat milk

soya

 

 

 
FRIDAY  

As Monday

 

 

 

As Monday  Fish fingers mashed potatoes.

Two veg.  

FRUITS.

 

GLUTEN.  CELERY

FISH

 

Wholemeal wraps with choice of fillings. As Monday  
               

 

effective from

September 2016

Gross family income, not including tax credits, benefits etc.

DISCOUNTED RATE

 

FAMILY INCOME UP TO £35k

 

 

 

FAMILY INCOME UP TO £70k

 

 

 

FAMILY INCOME OVER £70k

 

 

 

FAMILY INCOME

OVER £100k

AGE 2-3 SMALL ROOM FULL TIME

no grant

£4.51 an hour

36.08 a day

180.40 a week

781.73 a month

£5.27 an hour

£42.16 a day £210.80 a week

£913.46 a month

£6.00 an hour

£48.00 a day

£240.00 a week £1040.00 a month

£6.50 an hour

£52.00 a day

£260.00 a week £1126.66 a month

TWO DAYS PER WEEK

Two year old grant place*

 

Five extra hours charged @    £22.55 a week / £97.72 a month
TWO DAYS PER WEEK

no grant

£72.16 a week £312.70 a month £84.32 a week £365.38 a month £96.00 a week.

£416.00 a month

£104.00 a week £450.66 a month
THREE DAYS PER WEEK £108.24 a week £469.04 a month £126.48 a week.

£548.08 a month

£144.00 a week.

£624.00 a month

£156.00 a week

£676.99 a month

FOUR DAYS PER WEEK

(Charged as five days unless a sharer is found)

£144.32 a week

£625.40 a month

£168.64 a week £730.76 a month £192.00 a week

£832.00 a month

£208.00 a week

£901.32 a month

AGE 3-5 BIG ROOM** FULL TIME

 

MINUS £227.05 A MONTH FOR FULL TIME NEF

 

£25.60 a day

£128.00 a week

£554.68 a month

MINUS £227.05 A MONTH FOR FULL TIME NEF

 

£31.68 a day

£158.40 a week

£686.41 a month

MINUS £227.05 A MONTH FOR FULL TIME NEF

 

£37.52 a day.

£187.60 a week

£812.95 a month

MINUS £227.05 A MONTH FOR FULL TIME

 

£41.52  a day

£207.60 a week

£899.61 a month

TWO DAYS PER WEEK

Free place 9-2.30 charge for 2.5 hours per day ON TOP OF THE 11 hours if they do full days 9-5pm

MINUS £227.05 A MONTH FOR FULL TIME NEF

 

£22.54 a week £97.71 month

 

Or no charge if children just do free hours

MINUS £227.05 A MONTH FOR FULL TIME NEF

 

£26.35 a week

£114.23 a month

MINUS £227.05

A MONTH FOR FULL TIME NEF

 

£30.00 a week £130.00 a month

MINUS £227.05

A MONTH FOR FULL TIME NEF

 

£32.50 a week £140.84 a month

THREE DAYS A WEEK

Charge as 13 hours

 

MINUS £227.05 A MONTH FOR FULL TIME NEF

 

£58.63 a week

£254.06 a month

MINUS £227.05 A MONTH FOR FULL TIME NEF

 

£68.51 a week £296.88 a month

MINUS £227.05

A MONTH FOR FULL TIME NEF

 

£78.00 a week

£338.00 a month

MINUS £227.05

A MONTH FOR FULL TIME NEF

 

£84.50 a week £366.17 a month

FOUR DAYS A WEEK

Charge for five days unless sharer is found. Charge for 21 hours

MINUS £227.05 A MONTH FOR FULL TIME NEF

 

£94.50 a week

£409.50 a month

MINUS £227.05 A MONTH FOR FULL TIME NEF

 

£110.67 a week

£479.57 a month

MINUS £227.05 A MONTH FOR FULL TIME NEF

 

£126.00 a week £546.00 a month

MINUS £227.05 A MONTH FOR FULL TIME NEF

 

£136.50 a week

£591.50 a month

 

* FREE from 9-3 over two days (only offered to low income families).

weekly update 227th June – 1st July.

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WEEKLY UPDATE JUNE 27TH TO JULY 1st.

Don’t forget on the  6th  July, Harriet comes  to the nursery from 2p.m. with her music troupe

(thanks to Nette and Sebastian and felix) . You are all very welcome to come along.

We will be discussing keyworkers this next week or so and will let you know which person will be looking after your child in September.  I hope you have all had the chance to meet with Syrie our new worker in the Big Room.  She is degree educated and she and Gemma and Nisha are doing lots of planning together. She will be in both the Big and Small room in order to get to know all the children.

WE STILL NEED HELP FOR THE FET ON SUNDAY 10TH JULY. WE ALSO NEED PARETNS TO ASK FOR RAFFLE PRIZE DONATIONS IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS- MARCHMONT ST. JUDD ST AND OTHER LOCAL BUSINESSES. Exmouth Market and Lamb’s Conduit st have been done.  Our raffle is our main fund raiser so it would be great to have wonderful prizes. HUGE THANKS TO THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE ALREADY BEEN DOING THIS.

We need helpers in our trip to Vauxhall City Farm on July 12th please. Small Room’s trip.

MONDAY 27TH – Gloria is on leave all week so Tracey will be cooking as she has done before. Da Capo music in Big Room. Joy is away all week.

TUESDAY – Some of the Big Room children are visiting Chris Hatton school today.

WED.-  Lucy in for Dance session.

THURSDAY – Syrie is away today. Shamsia is training.

FRIDAY – Emma is away today

Weekly Update June 20th to 24th

We are doing some earlier snack times in the morning this term, starting about 9.45.

FROM NEXT WEEK ALL UPDATES, TERM DATES AND ANY OTHER INFO WILL BE ON OUR WEBISTE. YOU CAN LOG IN BY SEARCHING FOR COLLINGHAM GARDENS NURSERY.

MONDAY – KATHARINE OFF TODAY. Many thanks to those of you who helped at the Open gardens by attending or making cakes; much appreciated and it was a great success. Emma is off today.

TUESDAY – Syrie our new staff member starts today. Mary away today. Shamsia covering her in the small room.

WED Dance session. Forest school . Nisha on training today. Joy and Katharine interviewing job applicants today with Carolina ( Mana’s mum).

This will be the person covering Emma’s post in the small room.

THURS – Social evening for all paretns 3.30-6.15. All of you very welcome. A chance to say goodbye to Justyna. I have a card ready for you to sign here (all week). Shamsia training in the morning.

FRIDAY

DON’T FORGET – HARRIETS SINGLAONG BAND WILL COME TO NURSERY ON JULY 6TH AT 2P.M. YOU ARE ALL MOST WELCOME TO COEM ALONG TO SING AND ENJOY. Huge thanks to Felix’s parents, Sebastian and Nette for arranging this.

EMMA’S LEAVING PARTY IS ON FRIDAY JULY 8TH FROM 3.30. I HAVE A CARD HERE YOU CAN SIGN. There is also a collection for her if you would like to contribute.

Weekly update May 30th to June 3rd 2016

  • We need some parents to help us on a proposed small room trip to Vauxhall City farm on 12 th July in the morning returning to nursery about 2 p.m.
  • Please let me know if your child is not in next week.
  • Emma’s leaving do is on Friday July 8th from 3.30p.m. Justyna’s last day is on Friday 24th June, before she starts her maternity leave. Joy is taking collections for both staff, if you would like to contribute.

Projects this week:

Small Room: more Going On A Bear Hunt play. Sensory messy play every day.

Big Room: lots of work on transition to school. Also exploring our bugs and tadpoles. Lots of Big Gym play. Both rooms; lots of outdoor play. We are eating outside most days too.

MONDAY- No Da Capo today. Soft play for small room and some of big room.

TUES – Special Time sessions. This is small group work for specified children.

WED- Lucy in for dance session.

THURS- Da Capo music session today in the afternoon. Management committee meeting 7p.m.

FRIDAY- Small room outing to Little Angel Theatre leaving at 9.30. Return about 1p.m. for a late lunch.

The volunteer form for the fete is up on the parents’ notice board in the foyer area. We also need people to help beforehand; baking cakes, agreeing to prepare salads for the Barbie, cleaning and getting the Barbie ready, giving out posters and leaflets etc; PLEASE SIGN UP.

It would be great if any parents can help for just a few hours on Saturday 18th or Sunday 19th June, when the nursery is open for Open Gardens weekend event. The sign up form is on the front door.