What’s On in Butterflies Nov/Dec 2014

Christmas Term
Welcome back! We hope you have had a lovely break! We are all excited and ready for a busy and exciting term ready for the run up to Christmas.
We have lots of lovely things planned keep an eye on our notice board for up to date details.

Our Family Facilitator
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.

Parent and Toddler
Our parent and toddler group runs every Tuesday from 1.15-3pm, it is
suitable for all parents/carers with children under 2 years of age. Come along and make some new friends, learn more about Flying Start and meet the Butterflies team.
The Baby Chatter program is run alongside parent and toddler by Beth from the Early Language Development Team.

Speech and Language
Weekly Support continues for children referred for Speech and Language
therapy, if you have any concerns or questions about your child’s development or progress speak to Emma or Nat.

LIFT Programme
Juliet and Natalie will continue to visit the setting every Thursday morning from 9.30am/11.00am to meet with parents who are interested in further training/employment. Call in for a chat to find out more.

Parent Meetings
Parent meetings this year will take place on Wednesday 19th November from 3pm. Please see your child’s key worker to book your appointment.
Parent meetings are a perfect opportunity to discuss your child’s progress,
any issues or concerns you may have and to take a look at some of the things they have been getting up to in sessions!
Jordan’s Leg Wax
There is still time to sponsor Jordan for his leg wax to raise money for a new home for Pilli, Pixie and Peppa. The date for the leg wax to be arranged, if anyone knows of a mobile beautician that would be able to perform the leg wax at the school please see Emma.

Santa Letter
We will be sending out our Santa letters again this year, they were very popular last year and we raised a fair amount of money for Diabetes UK. This year we are raising money for the charity Friends of Stepping Stones, they support our sister setting Stepping Stones in Sketty who provide extra
support for children with disabilities and additional learning needs. There is a requested donation of £2 per letter with 100% going to the charity. Please complete and return the attached form with your donation by the 5th December in order to receive your letter from Santa before Christmas.

Christmas Trip
Our Christmas trip will take place on Tuesday 16th December. We are going to the lovely Cantref farm in Brecon and the trip includes a visit to Santa! More information about times and booking your place will follow in a separate letter.

Christmas concert
Our Christmas concert this year will take place on Friday 12th December, it
is a joint concert with nursery children and there will be a
morning performance for morning children and an afternoon performance for afternoon children. There are no tickets, there will be a £1 charge for entry per adult which will include a program and a raffle ticket, all proceeds go towards the PTA. More information on your child’s role and times to follow in a separate letter closer to the date.

Christmas Party
All children are invited to attend our Christmas party on Friday 19th
December from 9-11am. There will be no afternoon session on this day.

Last day for children will be on Friday 19th December, have a lovely Christmas and we will see you on Monday 5th January.

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