Brunswick Mail – 18/9/20

Dear Parents/Carers

Welcome to Brunswick Mail!

Brunswick Mail is an important link between Brunswick and parents used to pass on weekly activity information, letters about trips, events and other miscellaneous information.  As a rule we try not to send out paper copies so please keep an eye on your inbox.  The subject line of all Brunswick Mails will be, ‘Brunswick Mail’ – followed by ‘ACTION’ or ‘INFORMATION’ as appropriate. At the bottom of this mail there will be a Save the Date list for your diary.

 If you would like this email to go to both parents and you find one of you is not receiving it please inform the office.

Dropping and Collecting

If your child is in Foxes, Pine Martens, Hedgehogs, Otters, Deer or Rabbits you can ring the bell and go through the gate to the garden and to the relevant door (which have group signs on).  If your child is a Badger or Squirrel please can you wait outside the gate and the Keyworker will come out to you.

This is a work in progress to see what works best so please bear with us!

Social Distancing

Please adhere to social distancing rules inside the nursery gate and whilst waiting on the pavement especially at busy times.  We realise you have a tight schedule in the mornings but things may take a little longer while this continues.

Masks are, at present, not compulsory in the garden.  Some parents choose to wear them and some do not but please be respectful of people’s preferences.

Inside Garden Gate

To keep our children safe can parents please ensure that the inside garden gate is locked at all times, both locks please.

Entering and Exiting the Nursery

Please can we ask that you do not hold the door open for others unless you know they come to the nursery as we need to be aware of who is coming in and out.

Please ensure you press the silver button to exit the nursery and not the emergency button as this leaves the door unlocked.

Bicycles and Buggies

Please do not leave your bikes locked up directly outside of the nursery as it blocks the pavement and is a safety issue.  Can you also ensure all buggies are stored to the left of the entrance and folded, if at all possible, so there is enough room for everyone.  Please do not leave any bikes or buggies in the staff area.

Integrated Care Bills

Bills for Integrated Care and Lunch Care are sent out by email at the beginning of each month in advance, with the exception of September which will be on October’s bill.  You should receive your first bill during the first week of October.  All bills after this will be sent during the first week of the month.  You can pay by bank transfer, cheque, cash or workplace childcare vouchers.

Fruit Basket

We have fruit baskets located in each room and it would be very much appreciated if parents could bring some fruit/vegetables to share with the nursery when dropping off their children.


Please be aware that there are children in the nursery who have allergies and intolerances which include nuts and dairy products.  We ask that you do not bring any nuts/nut based items.

If you have any queries please talk to your Keyworker.

If you have any questions please contact the office and we will be happy to help.

Many thanks


Sarah Honey

Administrative Assistant

Save the Date

(Please note: dates and times may be subject to change.  Newly added or altered dates will appear in red)

Please note that the Nursery is closed on Staff Training Days.


Autumn Term 2020  Staff Training day – Thursday 3 September
Term Start date – (see individual sheet for your child’s start date)
Half Term Monday 26 October – Friday 30 October
Staff Training day – Monday 2 November
Autumn Term Closes Friday 18 December 2020
Spring Term 2021 Staff Training day Monday 4 January 2021
Term starts Tuesday 5 January
Half Term Monday 15 February – Friday 19 February
Spring Term Closes Friday 26 March 2021
Summer Term 2021 Staff Training day – Monday 12 April
  Term Starts Tuesday 13 April
May Day Bank Holiday  – Monday 3 May
Staff Training Day – Friday 28 May
Half Term Monday 31 May – Friday 4 June
Summer Term Closes Thursday 22 July 2021