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Category Archives: Flying Start Butterflies
Parent and Toddlers Sessions
At Blaenymaes Primary School
Every Tuesday afternoon starting 28th April
(Access through main school entrance)
Suitable for parents/carers and children under 2 years.
- Come along meet new friends
- Find out more about Flying Start and meet the Blaenymaes team.
- An opportunity for support and advice from a wide range of professionals including Health Visitors, Family Facilitator, Speech and Language Therapist and Early Language Development Team
- Give your child an opportunity to play
- Free tea, coffee and healthy snack time
- Friendly welcome Guaranteed!
For further information, please contact:
Our last day of childcare is on Thursday the 17th April. All children are invited to attend the morning session for an easter party!! We will be going on an egg hunt and having lots of fun and games! There will be no afternoon session and we return on Monday 28th April, have a lovely Easter break!!
What’s On: April 2014
Health Visitors Drop In
Our new resident Flying Start Health Visitors, Jackie, Mandy and Laura will be holding a drop in every Wednesday from 11.30 –2pm if you would like to pop along. Alternatively you can contact them on 01792 584075 for support and advice.
Family Art & Craft Group
This continues to run every Thursday evening from 3-4pm bring all the family along and have some fun spending quality time together.
Our Parenting Officer
Jess is our family facilitator for Blaenymaes and is available to any parents or families in need of support or advice. Give her a ring for a chat on 07584140848. Jess also runs a parenting group every Wednesday morning at the setting, see staff or give Jess a ring if you are interested.
New Staff members
As most of you are aware two of our lovely girls will be heading off on maternity leave before long, we and the children will miss them terribly but I’m sure they will have a wonderful time with their new wriggly bundles and we all wish them the best!
To cover their absence we have taken on two Butterfly staff members, we
welcome Jenna to the team and are proud to say that our 1:1 support Jordan has now become a fully fledged Butterfly successfully gaining on the post of childcare worker
Speech and Language
Our Flying Start speech and language therapist Melissa continues to join us on a Thursday to provide support to referred children. Parents
involved will be invited to attend and observe the sessions dates to be arranged.
WE BREAK UP ON WEDNESDAY 16TH APRIL FOR EASTER
AND RETURN ON MONDAY 28TH APRIL
Easter Bonnet Parade
Morning Flying Start & Nursery Friday 4th April at 10.30 am
Afternoon Flying Start & Nursery Friday 4th April at 2pm
Come and join us for our Easter bonnet parade at the above times! Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for each class.
Drop your child off as normal for sessions then meet us over the junior hall for the parade.
Children are free to be collected when the parade finishes.
See you there!!
Language & Play from Friday 17th Jan
Nat will be running a language and play group on a friday morning for morning flying start parents. Spaces are limited so please see staff if you would like to attend.
Anthony from Early Language Development will be running a group at the setting for babies under one and their parents from 1pm-2.15pm. Come along to find out more.
Family Art & Craft group starting Thursday 16th January
This will run every Thursday evening from 3-4pm bring all the family along and have some fun spending quality time together.
This is open to flying start afternoon parents, each week parents and children will be given a sack with a story and activities to enjoy and can then exchange them for a new story sack each week. Spaces are limited so please see a member of staff if you would like to join in.
Speech and Language
Our Flying Start speech and language therapist Melissa will be joining us every Tuesday to provide support to referred children. Parents of all children involved will be invited to attend and observe the sessions on Tuesday the 11th Feb.
Parents evening for morning and afternoon children will be held on Wednesday 19th Feb from 3-5pm. Specific appointment times will be given out closer to the date.
Flying Start break up on Friday the 21st Feb for half term and return on Monday the 3rd March
Information for Butterflies Parents only
What’s On: November/December 2013
Get ready for the busiest term of the year!
We are pleased to announce that we are expecting two new baby
Congratulations to Donna and Verity who are both expecting babies in the new year. We can’t wait to meet them for some cuddles.
Inset Day:Thursday 7th November
We shall be closed for both morning and afternoon children.
We will be introducing the Value of Friendship this half term. It would be lovely to see more parents and children at the first session on Thursday 7th November 3pm-4pm
Our healthy lifestyle and exercise class continues to run every Thursday morning from 9-11am. We would love to see some new faces. Come along for some advice, exercise and fun!
Thank you to all those who have already ordered their Santa Letters to help us raise money for Diabetes UK in memory of our friend and colleague Jo Smith. If you would like your child to receive a letter fill out the information slip and send them to Emma with the £2 payment by Monday 9th December.
Parents evenings: 3rd December (Morning Children)
4th December (Afternoon Children)
Look out for exact times on display outside the children’s classrooms. We hope to see as many parents as possible to discuss your child’s progress and development and answer any questions you may have.
Trip to Cantref Farm: Friday 13th December
We hope you can all join us. For parents who decided not to attend the trip the setting will be closed on this day. Please see the attached letter for more details.
Christmas concert: Thursday 19th December
Morning children (9.30am) Afternoon children (1.30pm)
This year Flying start and nursery will be performing in their own concert instead of taking part in the larger school event. Further details regarding costumes and parts will be given out nearer the date.
Christmas Party: Friday 20th December
All children are invited to join us at our Christmas party from 9-11am.
There will be no afternoon sessions on this day.
This will be the last day for children and we return on Monday 6th January 2014.
Hope you all have a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Dont forget flying start is closed on Monday 7th October to children as staff prepare for the new teams on Tuesday.
Emma & Nat will be on hand to offer support and guide parents and children in the right direction on Tuesday.
Butterflies will now be split into three groups, red, yellow and blue. Every parent should have recieved their letters detailing any changes to their child’s group and keyworker.
This will be an exciting change and we are all looking forward to the challenge.
As always Emma & Nat are available to answer any questions or queries you may have.
Our new extension!!
Work has almost been completed and we are adding the finishing touches, all inspections have been carried out and we hope to start using the new rooms from Tuesday 8th October.
We will be splitting the children into three teams, red, yellow and blue group. This may mean a move and a change of keyworker for some children. Keep an eye out for a letter explaining all the changes and allocation for your child.
Coloured posters will be on the doors so you can clearly see which room your child will be in.
This is an exciting time and will provide lots more play opportunites for your child to continue to support their development.
Friday 20th September – jeans for genes day! 50p optional donation
Friday 27th September – Macmillan Coffee morning in the main school
Monday 7th October – Inset day, setting is closed to children for staff training
Monday 28th Oct – Friday 1st Nov – HALF TERM setting is closed
Thursday 7th Nov – Inset Day, seeting is closed for children due to staff training
Friday 20th Dec – last day of term before christmas
Monday 6th January – sessions start back
Monday 24th – Friday 28th Feb – HALF TERM setting is closed
Wednesday 16th April – last day for flying start before Easter break
Monday 28th April – sessions start back
Monday 26th – Friday 30th May – HALF TERM setting is closed