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Nursery News Letter November 2020

Message from Mrs Mandy Cryan and Mrs Sally Appadu We hope your child is settling well at Lillian de Lissa Nursery School. All the staff have been impressed with how involved the children are with their learning. As the weather is now getting colder, please remember to send your child to nursery in a winter coat labelled with your child's name. Also please ensure your child wears lots of warm layers of clothing at nursery. This is because we are following Government Advice which is recommending schools to aid ventilation by opening windows which, even with heating on, is going to make school feel colder than usual as we get further into winter. Please feel free to chat to us at the start or end of the school day. We love to talk to you and hear all about your news. Mrs Mandy Cryan Mrs Sally Appadu

Dates for your diary

Anti Bullying Week is Monday 16th November to Friday 20th November– We will be talking about being kind to our friends to the children

Tempest Photographer in taking individual photos of the children– Tuesday 17th November and Thursday 19th November

Christmas Party days– Wednesday 16th December—2 year old provision

Friday 18th December 2020– 3-4 year old provision

Christmas Holidays– Break up Friday 18th December 2020 ( You can collect your children from 12.00 noon ) We return back to nursery on Monday 4th January 2021






Bags and Coats

Thank you for bringing in a  bag for your child with clean clothes inside. Please note it only needs to contain clean spare clothes every day.  Snacks and water bottles do not need to brought into nursery. Your child will have regular access to fresh water, toast and fruit every day.



Applying for a school place

The final deadline to apply for a school place is Friday 15th January 2021. If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, they'll be able to start  school in September 2021. If you would like some help with applying for a school place for your child then make an appointment to see Mrs Sally Appadu. She is offering  15 minute slots every Thursday afternoon 12.30- 3.00pmThese appointments will take place in the community room.

You will need to wear a mask (unless you are exempt)


Family Support

If you need help with benefits, housing, finances, counselling, parenting courses, English classes or adult education please see Isma at Reception and make an appointment to see

Mrs Sally Appadu. She can have a chat with you and make referrals to family support.

You can also access family support by phoning Doddington Green Children’s Centre on

0121 477 6440




  Dinner Money and School fund

Please pay Dinner money to David at


Dinner money is £2.00 a day. Please also remember to pay school fund as this buys the lovely extras that our

children have.

£1 per week for part time children

£2  per week for full time     



You can bring your child to nursery

between 8.45-9.15am. Dinner needs to be ordered at 9.15am prompt so please phone if you are going to be late.

There are 2 pick up times at 2.30pm  and between 2.50pm until 3 pm

Children not collected by 3pm will be in the After School Club and

parents will be charged.



Please do not send your child into school with drinks, sweets or other food. We have several children who are severely allergic to fish, pulses and eggs etc. We are also a nut free school. Thank you.


Covid 19 Resilience Fund

If you are facing financial problems due to Covid 19 then there is one off funding

available. Please make an appointment with Isma on Reception.

Mrs Sally Appadu will be able to make an

application on your behalf


Birthday Celebration

We love to celebrate your child’s birthday at nursery. We promote healthy eating in school and are working towards our Health for Life Award. So if you would like to bring in food to celebrate we ask that it is fruit to share with your child’s key worker group.

Thank you


Wearing Masks

 When you come into Reception to pay dinner money or need to talk to staff please can you wear a mask unless you are exempt from doing so. This is so that we can keep everyone safe.



Facebook and Instagram page

We have a Lillian de Lissa Facebook and Instagram page so if you access

 social media, please like us and follow us.

We will be giving you

regular updates about what the children have been doing at nursery.


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