June Update

9 June 2015

Where has the time gone? It is nearly 5 months since the journey began for launch of Evolution childcare @ The Lodge. We have enjoyed every minute and continue to work extremely hard to make everyday amazing for our children. We are still looking to make improvements daily, we and the team are making incremental changes daily to improve children's, parents and staff experiences or environment. If the feedback to date is anything to go by, the changes are resonating with our children and their parents /carers. We are delighted to be making headway with our plans, but the journey continues!

There has been so much happening and so much planned, I think it would be beneficial to mention some of the highlights and shine a light on the people that made it happen. We have completed the Barnado's Big Toddle in Pittville park last weekend and appeared in the Gloucestershire Echo. I just wanted to say how proud I am of Sandie and Zara my management team, for organising the event. It was a great success, raising over £200 and rising.

At The Lodge we are delighted to be raising money for such a good cause and bonding with lots of our parents / carers. The links we are building with the community and local businesses are fantastic and I am committed that this will be just the start of things to come. We are looking forward to many more great events like this and want to become the best and most envied nursery in Cheltenham. Keep up the good work.

Upcoming nursery news. There is lots planned for keeping the children engaged and engrossed this month, including French lessons, a program of children fitness sessions (in partnership with one of our parents Louise Lacey of Funkykidsfit) for ages 2 ½ -5, watch this space.

We follow this with our Medieval enactment morning on 17th June, with Pewter Casting and Carpentry, this will be all outside weather permitting. Which Lucas’ parents and friends are kindly coming in to show us. Thank you.

This is to name but a few of the things happening throughout June and those of you who follow us on Facebook and Twitter will no doubt know a lot of this already. Our fabulous marketing team at Big Yellow are helping us with this and both Zara, Sandie and their team supply fantastic updates on a daily basis to keep all parents abreast of what’s going on in the nursery, so please feel free to follow and “Like” our posts.

As ever as a hugely exciting and busy May, Kathryn (Rainbow), one of our longest serving members of staff, has taken the lead on the absolutely critical role of our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO), previously held by our Zara (Nursery Manager). I know that this is an awful lot more work and although Kathryn has vast amounts of experience the guidelines and best practice change over the years and Kathryn has been on multiple “refresher” courses in May and continues to do so through June, a massive well done to her for all the efforts and Zara has been supporting her fantastically well in the hand over.

I would again like to thank our Staff for there continuous dedication to the children and the Nursery. To our parents, thank you for your continued support and please feel free to make and suggestions, as to how we can improve we welcome your input.

Best wishes,

Adam

Owner, The Lodge


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