Early Learning and Childcare December 2015 Newsletter

November 30, 2015

We can’t believe that it is almost Christmas. We have a very busy month ahead. We are currently learning about Christmas and winter.
Over the next month we will be providing opportunities for the children to take part in Christmas related activities throughout the playroom. Please keep checking our noticeboards for updates and keep a note of the dates for your diary noted below.

As the end of year approaches we would just like to remind parents that we are unable to accept personal gifts, i.e. gifts that are for an individual and cannot be shared with other members of staff.

Christmas cards
Can all parents please ensure that any Christmas cards for other children are handed in before Friday 11th December to ensure staff have time to hand them out. Unfortunately any cards given in after this time will not be handed out.

C.A.P.E.R. – Children and Parents Enjoy Reading
Please return all CAPER books before Friday 18th December. We will re-issue books during the first week back after the Christmas break.

Dates for your diary

Parents Evening
Wednesday 2nd December
You will be able to book an appointment with your child’s keyworker to discuss their development and P.L.P contents. Appointment sheets and keyworker lists will be displayed on our noticeboard.

Christmas Fayre
Our Christmas Fayre this year will be held on Saturday 5th December, 1.00pm-3.30pm.
*Santa’s Grotto, Café, Soft Play, Face Painting, stalls and games.
Raffle tickets are now available to collect from the front office.

Christmas Buffet for parent/carer
Wednesday 9th December
AM – 9.30am – 10.30am
PM – 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Parents will be invited in to have a Christmas buffet with the children. During this time children will be singing some songs for the parents. Please check our noticeboard to find out which Christmas meal you are invited to. Tickets for this event can be collected from the front office. We can only allocate one ticket per child and due to numbers in the room this number includes siblings.

Carol Singing
Friday 11th December at 11.00am
Children attending during this time will be visiting Dryfemount Care Home to sing Christmas songs.

Christmas Pantomime
Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th December
Children will be invited in to attend our Cinderella Pantomime trip. Please check which trip your child will be attending, a list will be displayed on the ELC noticeboard. Due to spaces on buses and availability for the Pantomime we will not be requiring any parent helpers on either trip.

The bus will be leaving MAP at 8.45am prompt and will travel to the Easterbrook Hall at Dumfries. Children will return to MAP for 12.45pm. Any child who attends in the afternoon will have their lunch when they return.

Christmas Jumper Day
Friday 18th December
Wear your Christmas jumper to M.A.P. A donation tin will be in each playroom for anyone wishing to donate.

Christmas Holidays – M.A.P will be closed
Wednesday 23rd December 2015 – Tuesday 5th January 2016, returning Wednesday 6th January 2016.

The ELC team and all at M.A.P would like to wish you all a
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


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