The following blog update comes from Tracy at Wimberley Estate Childcare Centre:
WECC Baby Room
All of us in the baby room would like to wish our children well who have recently moved up to the 2-5 room, and we welcome our newest intake of children whom are all settling in very well.
Here in the baby room we have been making the most of the quieter days, while some of you have been enjoying your holidays, we have been able to go to Simpsons where the children were mesmerized by the different colourful fish, we have also been to feed the ducks and swans at the University where we were able to see the baby swans.
With all this nice weather we have been having we have been able to enjoy lots of outdoor play at various parks and in the garden; drawing with chalk, singing songs on the seesaw, exploring the big garden and playing on the tree house and climbing frames.
Currently our planning is focussed around continuing to settle new children and sensory play which children have been very engaged in. So far this week babies have liked play with oats, pasta, lentils, crazy soap and gloop.
If your child is ill, please do not bring him/her to the Centre. Coughs, sneezes, sickness and diarrhoea spread very rapidly through the group. If your child has an infectious illness, please keep him/her away from the group until the infectious period is over. In line with NHS infection control guidelines we ask that in the case of sickness and diarrhoea you keep your child at home until they have been clear for 48 hours.
The following guidelines are the minimum periods of exclusion – the doctor in attendance may in some cases desire longer exclusions.
· Chickenpox 5 days from onset of rash
· Measles 5 days from onset of rash
· Rubella 5 days from onset of rash
· Mumps until the swelling has subsided, but not less than 9 days from the onset of symptoms.
Head lice – head lice are common and easily spread amongst children; treatment is simple via a number of over the counter remedies. There is no need to be embarrassed about your child having nits or lice. For further information please ask your pharmacist. As soon as you have completed the simple treatment your child can attend the centre as normal.
WECC 2 – 5 Room
All of us are wishing our children leaving to go to school or further afield well in their new adventures, and would like to welcome our new children just moved up from our baby room whom are already settling in well due to the transitions they have been experiencing over the past few months.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents who have kindly donated toys and resources to us, we really appreciate these gestures as do the children.
We have been making the most of the nice weather with lots of outdoor play in the garden and at various parks. We’ve been busy in the holidays bug hunting finding lots of slugs, snails, slaters and spiders. We also enjoyed getting our green fingers on planting our bulbs and seeds which we can hopefully see grow into beautiful flowers.
Our planning is currently focussed on learning about princes and princesses through reading various fairytale stories such as Cinderella, Rapunzel and Beauty and the Beast. Children have been busy making their own crowns and wands and dressing up as their favourite characters.