November 2018


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Important dates to remember




   (Centre re-opens, Tuesday 13th NOVEMBER  2018)



     MON 17TH DEC 2018 to TUES 1st JAN 2019

     (Centre re-opens, WED 2ND JAN 2019)

*** Happy Diwali to those families who celebrate this festival ***


Infant Toddler - 

In October ,within the overall theme of Fall, the children will be made wonderful art decorating the Infant Toddler room including hand print leaves in fall colours of red, orange, yellow and brown – see the  IT room poster! In addition, we  enjoyed Thanksgiving and Halloween activities including a Halloween party with costumes and all – please see our facebook page for photos. Thank you to all the parents who brought treats for the children to enjoy.

In November, we will continue the theme of Fall , fallen and changing colour of leaves  etc. We will also cover Remembrance Day and watch out for ‘poppies’ coming home.

We will also continue the theme of Friendship from the beginning of the year.

Daycare Montessori

In October with FALL here, children learnt about different seasons of the year.. We also talked about Thanksgiving and the family unit. Halloween  – the children participated in pumpkin carving, crafts and a Halloween party where they came dressed up in their costumes and enjoyed special party food .

In November we will continue with the FALL theme and cover  related activities eg dressing for fall, falling leaves etc.We will also learn about REMEMBRANCE DAY and look out for those ‘poppies’ comimg home!

This month ,  we will continue with the Fun Family Phonics program, please encourage your children to sing the weekly letter song, this week is letter A- 'A' say a 'A' says a apple on the tree says a, a, a. This month we will cover  E-H. Every Wednesday will be show and tell; for show and tell we encourage children to bring objects that start with the sound of the week.

Suggestions for the letters :
E-egg, elephant and eagle

F-fish, frog, and fireman
G-goose, grapes, and green                              

H – hockey,hat,hippo

We will also continue our theme  'all about me and my friends’ – and this theme will continue through the year as we celebrate DIVERSITY , exploring and embracing different cultures and traditions. ____________________________________________________________________________________

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


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 and let us know if any food needs to be heated (note also: as you are aware, ours is  a ‘NUT-FREE’ Centre.)

4. Please arrive on time especially if your child is attending the Montessori – this helps keep disruption to the minimum.

5. Please inform us immediately if there are any changes eg address, telephone, contacts.

6. Please ensure you look at your child’s cubby 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.

As is becoming common practice generally, the Centre is also moving towards a policy of NOT warming food using a microwave .  We would like to request parents to provide food which does not require warming or alternatively provide warm food in thermos containers. We thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

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