January Newsletter



Happy new year!!!

Welcome back! We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year. we would like to welcome all the new children and families starting with us this term and we are pleased to say all the children are settling in well.


Staff news:

Karen, from the Little Stars room has gone to our Eastbourne nursery to provide maternity cover. She will be back with us every holiday so, don’t worry, you will still see her!! We would like to welcome Sue to the Little Rockets team who is an experienced, qualified member of staff who has recently moved into East Sussex.


Fees and charges:

As you know, our fees changed at the beginning of the month and the consumable charge was introduced. I would like to remind all parents that, now you have confirmed what hours your child is attending nursery, these are the hours that we charge to either EYEE funding or to yourselves for invoicing.  Even if your child does not attend due to sickness or holiday, we will still charge for those times.  This is to ensure that we always have the correct amount of staff on duty at all times.  The consumable fee is charged for every time your child attends the nursery (£1.00 each time). 


Term dates:

We will be closing for term time only children on Friday 14th February for half term and we reopen on Monday 24th February- for all other children who attend all year round we will be open as normal.

Summer holidays: we will be closed to all children from Friday 21st August until Monday 7th September 2020 for our summer holiday shut down.



Little Rockets has a Facebook page, if you haven’t already found us on Facebook and liked our page please do as we post regular updates and nursery news on there.


Air Ambulance Crisp packet collections:

We will be continuing to collect the children’s crisp packets from lunch time and recycling them to raise funds for the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance. We would love to receive your empty crisp packet donations from home too!!  For full details of the scheme please visit: aakss.org.uk/crisppacketrecycling. This is such a good cause wotsits close to our hearts.



If you would like to purchase uniform for your little ones, then it is available to order from My Clothing at www.myclothing.com


Spare clothes and toilet training:


Please can we ask that you bring a bag containing spare clothes to nursery each day as the children do at times get messy and wet from the sensory activities, they take part in. If your child is toilet training please remember to provide plenty of spare clothes, socks and shoes too!! Although we regularly encourage children to go to the toilet, as you know, accidents do sometimes happen!!  If you are given clothes from the nursery, please can they be washed and returned as soon as possible as we are now running out of clothes for the children at nursery.



Labelling belongings:


We have a large number of children attending nursery during the week, please therefore, can we request that you label all of your child’s belongings including: lunch boxes, water bottles, changing bag and coats etc. This is so that the staff are able to find your children’s belongings whilst they are at nursery.


Mobile phones:


In order to safeguard the children in our care we would like to remind you that the use of mobile phones is not permitted inside the nursery including the corridors.