January 2021 Nursery is open!

We would just like to confirm that following the government announcement of schools being open for keyworkers only, that nursery will continue to be open to all.

We are able to provide onsite visits to perspective new parents, aswell as Zoom calls and virtual tours.

Please get in touch if you would like to book in.

December 2020 Mission Christmas!

MISSION CHRISTMAS at Southfield Day Nursery!
Hi everyone. As we come towards the end of what has been a very unusual and challenging year, we at nursery have taken some time to reflect on those who may be less fortunate than ourselves this Christmas, and we wanted to do something to help make a difference.
We are therefore very pleased to confirm that over the next few weeks we will be supporting Metro Radio’s Cash for Kids with their Mission Christmas, and we will be collecting Christmas presents for children who may be in the very unfortunate position of not receiving a gift from Santa on Christmas morning.
We would like to invite all parents and members of the local community to join us as follows –
1) Starting today we will be accepting donations of Christmas presents at the Nursery from parents and staff. We would request donations are received as soon as possible to allow enough time for them to be sorted and distributed before Christmas Day.
2) For each gift donation received at nursery, we will be matching this by donating a brand new book, with the aim that each local child would potentially receive a gift and a book on Christmas Day.
3) You may also have friends and family who would also like to donate, and we will be happy to receive these, but in order to maintain social distancing and minimise interactions between different individuals, where possible we would ask that staff members and parents collect these on their behalf and bring them to us as part of a single drop off during their normal visits to the Nursery.
4) Gifts received should be new and unused, and we are not able to accept second hand gifts. Gifts should be unwrapped, so that when they are processed an appropriate child can be easily identified to receive each gift.
5) Gifts can be for children aged 0-18, although we have been informed that in previous years there has been fewer donations for babies and teenagers. Given the age group of the children we care for, it would be natural to expect our efforts to focus on the younger ages, but all gifts are gladly received, no matter how big or how small.
6) We will be handling items in a COVID secure way, wearing gloves and sanitising donations as we receive them. If possible, we would ask that you also sanitise any gift donations before you hand them over, so we are all keeping each other as safe as possible!
7) As gifts are received, we will drop them off at Mission Christmas’s various central collection points on behalf of all those who donate via ourselves.
All donations processed will be anonymous, and we will be grateful to receive donations from all those who are able to contribute during this difficult time.
Please get in touch with the Nursery in the usual way if anything isn’t clear or you require any more information!

November 2020 – Food Bank

Through out November we will be collecting food items to donate to Cramlington food bank. We have a donation box outside of nursery, simply pop them in and we will sort the rest.

Thank you

Amanda

October half term holiday club

Please see attached our holiday club schedule for October

 

Nursery Uniform – August 2020

Our Nursery uniform is now available to order online. Please contact Amanda or Madelane for further details!

June 2020 -Visits

Nursery has now fully reopened to all children. If you are looking for a childcare place and would like to arrange a visit, please contact us at southfield@choicechildcare.co.uk or 01912502221, to book in your visit.

We are able to carry out face to face visits, whilst adhering to social distancing measures or alternatively we can do this via a video link.

World Book Day – Thursday 5th March

World Book Day is Thursday 5th March. World Book Day is about celebrating our love of stories and reading, so we have planned various activities across the day.

You should have all received a letter over the last few weeks inviting you to come into nursery to take part in various activities we have planned.

The baby room has wonderful stay and play sessions planned based on songs, stories and nursery rhymes.

The 2-3 room and Early Years room are having bedtime story sessions later on in the day. The children and parents can come in enjoy a glass of milk, a small snack and listen to our staff read some lovely bedtime stories to your children. You are also more than welcome to bring your child along in their pyjamas.

As always fancy dress is optional. I have included a link below for some fantastic ideas for home made costumes

https://www.theschoolrun.com/no-sew-costumes-world-book-day

If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch 😁

Holiday Club – February Half term

National Story telling week and Children’s Mental Health Week- 3rd February 2020

Join us this week to celebrate National Story telling week and Children’s Mental Health Week. We will be taking part in a variety of activities to support children in both their literacy development and well-being.

Christmas Fayre – Saturday 7th December 11am-1pm

Don’t miss our Christmas Fayre and Open Day on Saturday 7th December 2019!

Join us for a fun day for all the family, entry is free and our activities will include –
a chance to meet Santa and visit Santa’s Grotto
Tombola
Raffle
Bottle bag game
Cake and savoury stall
Sweet stall
Gingerbread decorating
Name the teddy
Christmas crafts
Hot sandwiches

On the day you will be able to…
– meet our Nursery Manager and fantastic staff team
– view all of our rooms and our wonderful indoor and outdoor facilities
– reserve free childcare places for 2 and 3-4 year olds, subject to eligibility.

Send us a message on Facebook or email southfield@choicechildcare.co.uk to let us know you are coming! Everyone is welcome on the day, including those who don’t attend the nursery. If you can’t make it, then please get in touch to arrange a private tour.

As a special offer – if you confirm in advance that you are attending the Open Day, and you reserve a nursery place for your child on the day, we will waive the nursery registration fee!

We look forward to seeing you all there!