September Newsletter

Congratulations Graduates

We have had great pleasure in graduating our children and seeing them prepare for their next adventure to big school!

Now the summer break is over we are looking forward to continuing working with the children in the nursery to help them in all areas of development while having lots of fun indoors and out.

New Beginnings

The nursery staff have been welcoming lots of new children into the nursery and supporting some of our younger children as they move up into their new rooms.  We support children with transitions by arranging as many settle sessions as they individually need to feel confident in their new surroundings and to get to know the staff team discover their new environment.

We look at the current developmental stages of the children and ensure that their new surroundings are appropriate while also providing new achievable goal for each child. This could be anything from learning to use a cup without a lid, a knife and fork, sitting down for group time or beginning potty training.

Please do let us know what you are doing at home, so we can work together to support and encourage your child to achieve new milestones!


Coming up….

Macmillan Coffee Morning – Grab and Go!

Next Friday 25th September we will be participating in the MacMillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning!

Due to current restrictions, we are unable to invite you inside the nursery this time, so we will be running the event as a ‘Grab and Go’.

For a £2 donation, you can collect a Coffee/Tea and a cake when you drop off your child for their session, and to thank you for your support, Ashbourne Day Nurseries will be doubling all our parent’s donations from the day.


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What’s been happening this month?


Fairyland fantasy

Some children have been using their imagination skills to create storylines within the fairy garden, we have seen dinosaurs visit the fairies and have had some very interesting storylines.

One of our nurseries created an African feel with tents, musical instruments and large animals.

They have also enjoyed the variety of songs that they have created with the staff team and exploring the musical instruments, shaker bottles and the wonderful sounds that they bring.

Green fingers

Children have been busy planting in gardens to create a beautiful sensory experience for all to enjoy, they have also brought their creations indoors where we have explored and investigated all plants, developing fine motor skills using scissors and tweezers. We even discovered some interesting mini beasts!

Friendship Week

We have celebrated ‘Friendship Week’!  The children spoke about what makes a friend, who our new friends are in our room, who are their friends and we have loved welcoming new children into each of our rooms. The children made friendship cards for their friends and we did lots of group activities to promote teamwork such as; working together to build a car ramp, building a wall with the real bricks outside and talking at group time about what their favourite activities are to play with their friends. These group activities enabled all new children to feel included and build new friendships.

Coronavirus Update

As we continue to work to government guidelines with regards to COVID 19 we will still be asking parents to drop off and collect at the door in order to minimise the number of people coming in and out of the building.

With this in mind, we will not be arranging parents evenings in the autumn term, however, if you would like to arrange a telephone meeting with your key person please let your Nursery Manager know so that a convenient time can be arranged.

We would like to thank you for your continued support.