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CLOSURE POLICY

ST OSWALD’S LADYBIRDS PRESCHOOL

CLOSURE POLICY AND PROCEDURES

The safety of our children, staff and parents is paramount, therefore should any emergency occur in playgroup or playgroup is required to close for any reason, the following procedure will be adhered to :

BEFORE PLAYGROUP OPENS OR SEVERE WEATHER IS FORECAST
Becky Dutton will inform the Supervisor, who will then contact the staff for that day. Becky Dutton will contact Radio Ashbourne (01335 346967) and also enter the information on the web site with details of closure.

IF SCHOOL DECIDE TO CLOSE BEFORE THE REGISTER IS TAKEN
*      The Staff will report to work as normal and stay in playgroup.
*      School will contact playgroup and inform them of a meeting or closure.
*      If a meeting takes place, the Supervisor will nominate a member of staff to attend the meeting. The nominated member of staff will wait until the St Oswald’s School Headteacher has made a decision.
*      Parents will be asked to stay with their children in the cloakroom until a decision has been made.
*      If the decision is to close, parents will be asked to take their children home.

DURING A SESSION
The Supervisor in charge will contact all parents/guardians immediately and ask for children to be collected or to inform them that playgroup will be closed

Week beginning 10th January 2017 - SNOW ALERTS / CLOSURE ARRANGEMENTS

This week our theme is snow. We will be finding out about animals that live in cold places.

It is also parent chat week for some parents. Becky's parent chats will be arranged soon.

The weather warnings this week tell us that snow might be coming in. Keep looking on here for any updates.

Below is the closure policy.

ST OSWALD’S LADYBIRDS PRESCHOOL

CLOSURE POLICY AND PROCEDURES

The safety of our children, staff and parents is paramount, therefore should any emergency occur in playgroup or playgroup is required to close for any reason, the following procedure will be adhered to :

BEFORE PLAYGROUP OPENS OR SEVERE WEATHER IS FORECAST
Becky Dutton will inform the Supervisor, who will then contact the staff for that day. Becky Dutton will contact Radio Ashbourne (01335 346967) and also enter the information on the web site with details of closure.

IF SCHOOL DECIDE TO CLOSE BEFORE THE REGISTER IS TAKEN
*      The Staff will report to work as normal and stay in playgroup.
*      School will contact playgroup and inform them of a meeting or closure.
*      If a meeting takes place, the Supervisor will nominate a member of staff to attend the meeting. The nominated member of staff will wait until the St Oswald’s School Headteacher has made a decision.
*      Parents will be asked to stay with their children in the cloakroom until a decision has been made.
*      If the decision is to close, parents will be asked to take their children home.

DURING A SESSION
The Supervisor in charge will contact all parents/guardians immediately and ask for children to be collected or to inform them that playgroup will be closed

Don't forget that if you have changed your phone number inform us immediately. Thank you. 

Week beginning 12th December 2016

It will be our last week before the Christmas holidays.

This week we will be getting ready for Christmas including a gingerbread house and candle decoration.

Don't forget that it is our concert on the last day entitled 'Special Delivery'. All adults need tickets. The children are really enjoying the songs and are really getting into the Christmas spirit.

Next term starts on TUESDAY 3RD JANUARY. NO LADYBIRDS ON MONDAY 2ND JANUARY. 

The staff and Committee wish all our lovely families a very Happy Christmas and a super 2017.



MOBILE PHONE PROBLEMS

We are experiencing problems with our mobile networks in Ashbourne.

Therefore our mobile phone is not working.

Should you need to contact Ladybirds about any important matters, then please ring 01335 342660 and ask for Kay. She will pass any messages on to us.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.


week beginning 21st November.

This week we will finding out about animals that are awake at night time. We also have our own bedroom in the role play area. We will be talking about our bedtime routines as well as listening to stories and dressing up in the PJ's.

Please bring in the t towel money by this Friday. If you don't want to purchase one, then please bring it back.


week beginning 7th November 2016

This week we will be looking at the colours of Autumn. We will be making our own stained glass leaves - you will be able to see the light going through them.

Our Golden Rule is : We are kind and helpful

We will be learning some autumn rhymes and also learning some makaton signs for the different colours on the leaves.

Our Communication and Language focus this week will be listening to the different sounds of the musical instruments and trying to identify them when they are out of sight.

Week beginning 31st October 2016

We hope you have all had a super 1/2 term holiday.

We hope that you have managed to go out on walks and we look forward to seeing all your Autumn finds. Please bring them in so we can see them all!

This week we will be learning all about Autumn and what celebration happens this week - YES - Bonfire night. We will be making up our own dances / poem on the theme of fireworks. We will be making bonfires and fireworks. We will also be learning how we stay safe when near fire. We will be taking part in an Autumn colour hunt - look out for it as the finished hunt will be coming home.

Our golden rule focus will be please and thank you.

A busy week is ahead of us, lets hope for some beautiful Autumn weather too!


TERM DATES 16/17


ST OSWALDS LADYBIRDS TERM DATES
FOR 2016/ 2017
Autumn 1 term
INSET DAY – No play group – Monday 5thSeptember 2016
Term starts on :  Tuesday  6th September 2016
Term finishes on : Friday 21st October 2016 (half term)

Autumn 2 term
Term starts on : Monday 31st October 2016
Term finishes on : Friday 16th December (Christmas holidays)
INSET DAYS Monday 19thDecember, Tuesday 20th December 2016

Spring 1 term
Term Starts : Tuesday 3rd January 2017
Term finishes on : Friday 10th February 2017 (same as DCC)
Spring 2 term
Term starts on : Monday 20th February 2017
INSET DAYS - INCORPORATING SHROVETIDE - Tuesday 28th February, Wednesday 1st March 2017
Term finishes on : Friday 7th April 2017 (Easter Holidays)

Summer 1 term
Term starts on : Monday 24th April 2017
May Bank Holiday - Monday 1st  May 2017
Term finishes – Friday 26th May 2017 (half term)
Summer 2 term
Term starts – Monday 5th June 2017
Term finishes – Friday 21st July 2017 (summer holiday) 


TERM DATES 16/17


ST OSWALDS LADYBIRDS TERM DATES
FOR 2016/ 2017
Autumn 1 term
INSET DAY – No play group – Monday 5thSeptember 2016
Term starts on :  Tuesday  6th September 2016
Term finishes on : Friday 21st October 2016 (half term)

Autumn 2 term
Term starts on : Monday 31st October 2016
Term finishes on : Friday 16th December (Christmas holidays)
INSET DAYS Monday 19thDecember, Tuesday 20th December 2016

Spring 1 term
Term Starts : Tuesday 3rd January 2017
Term finishes on : Friday 10th February 2017 (same as DCC)
Spring 2 term
Term starts on : Monday 20th February 2017
INSET DAYS - INCORPORATING SHROVETIDE - Tuesday 28th February, Wednesday 1st March 2017
Term finishes on : Friday 7th April 2017 (Easter Holidays)

Summer 1 term
Term starts on : Monday 24th April 2017
May Bank Holiday - Monday 1st  May 2017
Term finishes – Friday 26th May 2017 (half term)
Summer 2 term
Term starts – Monday 5th June 2017
Term finishes – Friday 21st July 2017 (summer holiday) 


Week beginning 17th October 2016

This week we will be trying to follow all our golden rules!

1. We are kind and helpful
2. We say use our manners and say please and thank you
3. We listen to each other

We will talk about how we can make sure that the rules are followed and what we can can do to get a ladybird spot on the board.

It has come to our notice that the term dates on the website are incorrect. Please accept our apologies.

Term dates are below :
Autumn 1 term
INSET DAY – No play group – Monday 5thSeptember 2016
Term starts on :  Tuesday  6th September 2016
Term finishes on : Friday 21st October 2016 (half term)

Autumn 2 term
Term starts on : Monday 31st October 2016
Term finishes on : Friday 16th December (Christmas holidays)
INSET DAYS Monday 19thDecember, Tuesday 20th December 2016

Spring 1 term
Term Starts : Tuesday 3rd January 2017
Term finishes on : Friday 10th February 2017 (same as DCC)
Spring 2 term
Term starts on : Monday 20th February 2017
INSET DAYS - INCORPORATING SHROVETIDE - Tuesday 28th February, Wednesday 1st March 2017
Term finishes on : Friday 7th April 2017 (Easter Holidays)

Summer 1 term
Term starts on : Monday 24th April 2017
May Bank Holiday - Monday 1st  May 2017
Term finishes – Friday 26th May 2017 (half term)
Summer 2 term
Term starts – Monday 5th June 2017
Term finishes – Friday 21st July 2017 (summer holiday) 

We finish term on Friday 21st October and return on Monday 31stOctober. During the holidays, please can you fill a bag with ‘autumn objects’? We will be looking at the finds when we get back! Have a super holiday and stay safe.





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