Crank Nursery Newsletter

December 2016


Holly M                       3                                  Matilda A                   3

George A                    4                                  Georgia A                   3

Annabelle C                1                                  Harry V                      3

Heidi H                       3                                  Molly M                      2

Amy S                         4                                  Evie S                         2

Louis P                                    3                                  Annabelle C                4

Finley T                      1                                  Myles W                     3

Robert F                     3                                  William M                   4

Happy Birthday to you all!

The 100 club winner for December is Anita Hardstaff . Congratulations!

We would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and to thank you for all your support during 2016 especially during our recent Ofsted Inspection. We wish you a prosperous, happy and fun filled 2017.

Parent Zone

Hopefully you are all now logged in to parent zone and are able to share observations from home with your child’s key worker. If you need any assistance please do not hesitate to speak to a member of staff in baby room.


Debit card payments

As of the 3rd of January we will no longer be accepting cash payments of over £250.We will, however have the facility to accept debit card payments. We hope this does not cause you any inconvenience.



Baby Room

Our babies will be celebrating Christmas with lots of winter activities during December focusing on numbers and language.

Little Toddlers

As Christmas is just around the corner we will be doing lots of Christmas activities along with creating winter pictures. Please ensure your child has a warm winter coat and hat to keep them warm when we go outside. Thank you.


Big Toddlers

Big toddlers will spend December focusing on Christmas and winter activities. We will be roleplaying with shredded paper and foam as snow, singing and learning Christmas and winter songs and stories, we will also be decorating Christmas biscuits.


Little Group

We will be celebrating Christmas this month, reading Christmas stories and singing Christmas songs. We will be focusing on the story of Christmas and the birth of Jesus along with lots of fun craft activities.

Younger Middle Group

Younger middle group will be doing a wide variety of Christmas activities during December. We will also be focusing on winter and this will follow on in January. If you have any Christmas or winter photos you would like to share with nursery please feel free to bring them in.

Older Middle Group

We will be celebrating Christmas time by doing lots of creative Christmas activities and artwork, which you will see displayed around our room.


Throughout the month of December your child will continue to make festive decorations and treats. Lots of celebrating will take place this month, please look out for upcoming texts.

We are hoping to further explore the cold and crisp weather, please make sure your child has a warm coat and appropriate shoes.

We will cover many Christmas stories this month but we will be focusing on the Elves and the shoemaker story, we will enhance an area of the classroom in to a shoe shop. If you have any unwanted shoes (any size) and shoe boxes that you can donate it would be very much appreciated.

Many thanks