January 2021



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A big THANK YOU to all the parents for providing lots of food for all of us to enjoy. The event was only so successful because of the support from the parents and of course the hard work by the children and teachers. We would also like to thank the parents who helped us with the video and photos of the Concert – which was sent to the parents earlier on. We hope you enjoyed the childrens’ performance.

Thank you also for all your wonderful cards and gifts in appreciation of our staff who provide quality care throughout the year.

WELCOME back to you all and we look forward to an even more exciting and productive year in 2021 at the Centre and same time wishing all our families  all the best in the New Year.


Welcome to  KLARA and family who has joined us. We are sure you will have an excellent time at the Centre and please do not hesitate to ask us any questions.


Infant Toddler AND  Daycare Montessorri    

December at Forest Grove was wonderfully busy, the children did so many memorable Christmas crafts and activities.
In the Daycare Montessori the children created some wonderful Christmas themed art using a multitude of mediums including their hands and fingers. The children also practised for the Christmas Concert , resulting in a wonderful performance  on the day – WELL DONE and THANK YOU TO ALL THE CHILDREN.

As we move into January the theme is Winter and Under The Sea .To this end, the children will work with weather, colours, numbers , winter  season through songs (rhymes), games, books and art. Please encourage your child to share with you what they have learnt in the classroom.

As well we will be introducing the Fun Family Phonics, working on letters.

We will also continue this year’s theme 'all about me and my friends’ –  recognizing and respecting different  cultures and values.

We will continue to work on the following class rules at the outset and parents please help us by encouraging the same at home.

We will continue to talk about  Stay Safe and Healthy :

  • We will be encouraging children to stay safe and healthy doing various indoor and outdoor activities during the day.
  • We will also continue to work on the six steps of hand washing as suggested by the Ministry.
  • Please encourage children to bring healthy and nutritious lunch and snacks at the Centre.
  • We will also encourage children to drink water throughout the day.
  • Feel free to talk to Gulzar if you have any questions.


  1. Please ensure your child has indoor shoes which they change into when they arrive at the Centre and which stay at the Centre when leaving.
  2. Please have a change of clothes at the Centre , in case they are needed.
  3. Please label all you food containers. (note also: as you are aware, ours is a ‘NUT-FREE’ Centre.)
  5. Please inform us immediately if there are any changes eg address, telephone, contacts.
  6. Please ensure you have all your child’s belongings when you are leaving and take home their work etc.
  7. Please inform us as early as possible (by 9am – would be great) if your child is not attending the Centre that day.
  8. May we also suggest that you drop-off your child and leave soon thereafter. This makes the transition much easier and  conducive to a good start to the day, both for the staff and the children.
  9.   We are not warming up food at the Centre currently. Please send sandwiches and non warm-up food items for snack  and lunch


 Public Health GUIDELINES re COVID

 Daily health checks help make sure nobody comes to school sick. Before sending a child to school, parents and caregivers are responsible for assessing their child for symptoms of illness, like fever, chills, cough, a runny nose or sore throat etc.

 If your child has any symptoms, they must not go to Centre. . An up-to-date list of symptoms is available at
Extra health and safety measures like health checks, and increased cleaning will reduce the spread of COVID-19 and help keep us safe.
Learn more:

COVID 19: Public Health Guidance for Childcare Settings

If you’re ill – stay at home.

Staying Home When Sick and When New Symptoms Develop

 Staying home when sick is one of the most important ways to reduce the spread of communicable diseases, including COVID-19. This is why it is important for anyone who is sick to stay home. Staff or children who are experiencing symptoms of a previously diagnosed health condition do not need to stay home and should not be required to provide a doctor’s note to attend a child care facility.

Children and child care providers should stay at home when new symptoms of illness develop, such as:

· Fever · Chills · Cough · Difficulty breathing (in small children, this can look like breathing fast or working hard to breathe) · Loss of sense of smell or taste · Nausea or vomiting · Diarrhea

For mild symptoms without fever, children and staff members should stay home and monitor symptoms for 24 hours. If symptoms improve and the child/staff member feels well enough, they can return to the child care facility without further assessment or doctor’s note. If symptoms include fever or difficulty breathing, or if symptoms last for more than 24 hours or get worse, seek a health assessment by calling 8-1-1 or a primary care provider. If a COVID-19 test is recommended as a result of the health assessment, selfisolate while waiting for results (see information on how results are provided here). · If the COVID-19 test is positive, self-isolate and follow the direction of public health. · If the COVID-19 test is negative, return to the child care facility once well enough to participate. · If a COVID-19 test is recommended but not done, self-isolate for 10 days after the onset of symptoms and return when feeling well enough to participate. If you are unsure, call 8-1-1 for advice. See the BCCDC website for more information on when to seek

Please encourage your child to practice the following:

Six steps to proper handwashing

  1. Wet hands with warm running water.
  2. Apply a small amount of liquid soap. Antibacterial soap is not required.
  3. Rub hands together for at least 20 seconds (sing the ABC’s). Rub palms, backs of hands, between fingers and under nails and creating a lather.
  4.  Rinse off all soap with running water.
  5. Dry hands with a clean, disposable towel.
  6. Discard the used towel in the waste container.

Children should wash their hands

  • When they arrive at the centre and before they go home
  • Before eating and drinking
  • After a diaper change, using the toilet
  • After playing outside or handling pets
  • After sneezing or coughing into hands
  • Whenever hands are visibly dirty.
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