Brunswick Mail – 19/9/2019

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.

Integrated Care Bills

Bills for Integrated Care and lunches 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.

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.

Lunch Menus

Autumn Term lunch menus are attached.  Paper copies of the menus are posted up on a weekly basis in the entrance hall.  For those who have children with allergies and stay for lunch, if you haven’t already done so can you please look at the menu and let us know in the office if there is anything your child cannot eat etc.

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.


Please ensure that you do not send any food from home except for fruit or vegetables as we have children with a range of allergies at the nursery.  Any food found in children’s bags will be removed.

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 big green button to exit the nursery and not the emergency button as this leaves the door unlocked.

Speech & Language Therapist

We are delighted to let you know that we have employed an experienced Speech and Language therapist, Nafsika Smith, to work with children, families and staff in the nursery for one day a week starting in October.  We are sure she will be a great addition to the team,

We will be sending out a letter with more information and which gives parents the chance to opt out if you do not wish for her to work with your child.

Teddy Bear’s Picnic – Weather Permitting

We would like to invite you to a Teddy Bear’s Picnic on Wednesday 2 October at 4.00-5.00pm in the Brunswick garden.  All families are welcome picnic, rug/blanket and a favourite teddy bear.  We hope this will be a chance for you to meet other families at the nursery.

Please be aware that there are children in the nursery who have allergies and intolerances which include nuts, kiwi, melon, dairy products, shellfish and pork.  We ask that you do not bring any nuts/nut based items.  Please can you make sure that you keep your food for your own family as we are not expecting families to share.  Please make sure you are vigilant with your own children for their safety.

If your child is in After School club please let them know if you are intending to come for the picnic so we know they will not be in the club.  The children who will be staying for After School club will join the picnic with nursery staff if numbers permit.

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.



Sarah Barton

Administration Assistant

Save the Date

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


Autumn Term 2019
Teddy Bear’s Picnic
Wednesday 2 October 4-5pm
Staff Training day Friday 18 October
Half Term Mon 21 October – Fri 25 October
Autumn Term Closes Wednesday 18 December 2019
Spring Term 2020 Staff Training day Monday 6 January 2020
Term starts Tuesday 7 January
Half Term Monday 17 February – Friday 21 February
Spring Term Closes Wednesday 1 April
Summer Term
Term starts Monday 20 April
May Day Bank Holiday Friday 8 May
Staff Training day Friday 22 May
Half Term Monday 25 May – Friday 29 May
Summer Term closes Tuesday 21 July

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