September Newsletter


Welcome back

We would like to say hello to all our returning children, we hope you all had a lovely summer. Also a warm welcome to all the children and families who have joined Little Rockets this term.


Staff News

We would like to welcome Kamrun to the Little Rockets team. She is qualified in childcare and has lots of experience in caring for children and leading a team of staff. Hannah has left the after school club to work within the nursery as she studies for her level 3 in childcare. Jade has joined the Little Rockets team, having studied her level 2 childcare at college and she will also be training for her level 3 in childcare. Finally, Cayleigh and Gemma have both joined us and they will both be studying for a level 2 in childcare. So there are a lot of new faces around, we will be quizzing you periodically to make sure you have learned all their names (there will be no prizes)!


Term dates:

For all children who attend term time only, we close for the October half term on Friday 25th October  2019 and re open on Monday 4th November.  For children who attend all year round, we will remain open as usual throughout the half term week.



Tempest photography will be coming to the nursery on Friday 27th September to take individual photographs of the children. if your child does not normally attend on a Friday but you would like their photo taken please pop in between 9.30-11.00 am. These photos make fantastic Christmas gifts and it’s never too early to be thinking about Christmas 😊 !!!



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 collecting 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:  Trev has generously offered to assist with emptying any full crisp packets on your behalf. He is very charity minded (marmite, barbecue and salt and vinegar flavours are especially welcome). What a great guy!



50 things to do before you’re 5

What is ’50 things’ ?  ’50 things’ is based on the simple idea that doing life changing, fun, low cost or free activities with your family, and talking about them, is a great way to support the growth of your child’s skills and confidence. The scheme has been introduced by East Sussex County Council and the project offers a wide range of activities for you to get involved in from discoveries in the woods to exploring how sound changes in different places, to sharing stories and water play.

There is a free app that can be downloaded and you can find more information at or ’50 things to do before you’re five’ on facebook or Instagram. Remember: if you take part in any activities and want to share them with us you can do so by adding photos to your child’s Tapestry account.


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

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.