News for parents

Newsletter June 2019

Your TEY Staff

Amy Allsopp: Director, General Manager, Breakfast Club Lead, SENCO & Safeguarding Lead

Emma Turner: Nursery Deputy Manager

Louise Pilley: Early Years Practitioner, Deputy Safeguarding Lead & After School Club Lead

Lauren Wilks: Early Years Practitioner & After School Club Practitioner

Maisie Harrison: Early Years Practitioner & Breakfast Club Practitioner

We would like to welcome Nicola Williams to our Early Years team and Lisa Fretwell to our Afterschool Club team

Reminder of session times:

AM: 8:45am-11:45am Lunch: 11:45am- 12:30pm PM: 12:30pm- 3:30pm.

Please try your best to drop-off and pick-up at the correct times. Late drop-offs and collections can influence the next session and planned learning activities.

Don’t forget that we also have our Kids Club which is available for all children from the age of three. Please speak to a member of staff if you would like your child to attend Kids Club.

Breakfast Club: 7:30am Start           Afterschool Club: 6pm Finish 


Transition Week

Transition week for Todwick Primary school will be held on the following dates: 15th, 16th, 17th July, 9am-12pm. Children who attend nursery for lunch and PM sessions are more than welcome to come down after their morning session at TPS. A later lunch will be organised for all children. If your child attends the PM session only, then there are two options; attend nursery at normal time, 12:30pm or book in for lunch and be picked up from TPS at 12pm.  Some parents prefer to pick their children up from school at 12pm and take them home, this is also absolutely fine. Similarly, if your child attends breakfast club, then we are able to take your child to school in the morning. Please see the transition slips and hand them back as soon as possible.


This year’s graduation will be held week commencing 8th July; dates will be confirmed in due course. There will be two graduation ceremonies this year and we hope to hold them in the evening so as many parents can attend as possible. Tickets will cost £2 per person and spaces will be limited per family due to the high amount of children graduating this year. The cost of the ticket will also include one framed graduation photo per child.

Reminder: Can you please return the photo permission slips as soon as possible.

September Hours

With regards to children staying with us in September, we will need to know of any changes to their funded/non-funded hours. We will have new spaces available come September due the vast amount of children graduating. If you require a new booking form or need advice about nursery hours and/or 30hrs funding, please speak to Amy. We advise you confirm your new days as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. 

Magic Monkey Productions

We are excited to announce that we have Magic Monkey Productions visiting TEY to create some fantastic videos of the children! Children will be filmed individually and will star in their very own film. Our chosen theme for the film is the Farm and it looks very fun and exciting! Using state of the art film equipment and techniques, Magic Monkey Productions will produce a DVD of your child driving a tractor and interacting with lots of different animals.  They are the perfect keepsake!

Slips will be handed out to parents to provide permission for filming. If you do not want your child taking part, then please inform us using the slips. Sample videos will be handed out by Adam as soon as they have been edited; you are not under any obligation to buy a DVD.

Adam will be visiting TEY on Friday 28th June and Monday 1st July, 9am both days. If your child does not attend on either of these days and you would like them to be a part of this activity then please talk to Amy to arrange a suitable time slot to nip into nursery.

Coffee Morning

Thank you to all the parents/carers who attended our two coffee mornings. It was lovely to introduce you to all our staff including our new member, Nicola. We hope you gained a positive insight to what the children do throughout their day and the activities that are on offer; the children loved having you there and showing you around their nursery.

We hope to hold more drop in sessions for the children who are staying with us in September; this will give us a chance to talk about their development, new sessions, upcoming changes and shared focus’ for your children in September. These will be held on the 15th, 16th, 17th July 9:30am-10:30pm, please pop in at any point during these times.

Party Week

Party week will be held on the last week of term, week commencing 15th July. This will include lots of fun activities, party games and lots of music, dancing, fun and party food!

Quick Reminders

Topic of the Week/ Makaton

Please see the poster in the foyer to keep up to date with what your children will be learning each week.        

Show & Tell

If your child has any exciting news/achievements then please encourage them to share these at show and tell. We welcome children to bring in trophies, certificates and photographs to share with the class.


Sessions will recommence Thursday 6th June. Please ensure slips and money are returned before this date if you wish your children to join in with Kixx.

Phonics Bear

Last session of the Beginners course will finish on Wednesday 5th June. The Advanced course will begin on Wednesday 12th June. Please ensure forms are returned and money is paid to Katie before this date. If you think this is something your child will be interested in then please see Amy or Emma; we hope to have Katie return in September. 

Online Parent Portal

If you haven’t already, then register to the parent portal to keep up to date with important information and take a peek at our gallery and see what the children have been up to. If you have experienced difficulties accessing the portal, please try uploading it on a PC/tablet rather than on a mobile device; not all of the drop down options are visible on small screens!

Hot Weather

Please bring your children with sun cream already applied and with a spare bottle and sun hat in their bag.   

School Bags & Spare Clothing

Can all children please bring a bag to nursery along with spare sets of clothing. Please put names on coats and bags.

Food & Sweets

Can parents please refrain from allowing their children to bring any form of food/drink into nursery.

Nursery Clothes

Can anyone that has borrowed nursery clothes please return as soon as possible. Donations are welcome.

Non-Attendance & Pre-Booked Holidays

Please let us know as soon as possible if your child will not be attending nursery due to sickness or holidays.


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