Spring 2020 newsletter

Welcome to the Spring 2020 edition of our newsletter.

What we have been up to

We love to get out and about in the community, recently we have enjoyed trips to museums, the library and local parks. The children showed an interest in dinosaurs so we arranged a trip to the Hancock Museum to visit the giant Trex to support their interests and enhance their learning. We have also enjoyed visiting the local fruit shop where we were able to choose our fruit, check the weight and pay for our shopping ourselves. In the local fruit shop we found it to be less busy than the big supermarkets and we were able to spend time talking about the different fruit and veg on offer. We brought the fruit and veg back to nursery and explored the differing tastes at snack time!

Festivals and Celebrations

We love to get involved with festivals and celebrations, we recently took part in Shrove Tuesday celebrations. We had fun creating our own pancakes, experimenting with toppings and talking about our likes and dislikes. We also attempted to toss 'our pancakes' which proved to be quite amusing. We took part in National Storytelling week which involved trips to the local library, dressing up as our favourite characters and taking part in story themed activities. We look forward to taking part in St. David's Day, St.Patrick's Day, World Book Day and Easter over the coming weeks. Recently we sent out All About Me booklets to find out a little more about the children that attend our nursery and their families, please let us know if you have a special event or celebration that we could join in with at nursery. We would really appreciate it if anyone who hasn't already returned their booklet could do so as soon as possible.

New member of our team

We have welcomed Caitlin, the newest member of Little Butterflies team. The children are really looking forward to really getting to know her and she has really settled in well.

Darcey's Dream

We recently supported this fabulous charity, close to our hearts. It was lovely to see the family behind the charity get the recognition and support they deserve by being gifted a house on Saturday Night Takeaway. Darcey's Dream is a North East based Charity supporting newly bereaved families and siblings.

World Book Day

World Book Day Thursday 5th March 2020, come in to nursery dressed as your favourite character, bring along your favourite book to share and join in with the fun activities.

Mother's Day Sing Song

Please join us for our Mother's Day Sing Song Wednesday 18th March at 10.30am. Wrap up warm as our Sing Song will take place in our nursery garden, entrance will be through a back garden gate. Everybody welcome, children who do not usually attend on a Wednesday morning are more than welcome to bring along an adult and join in the fun.

Meet 'n' Greet

Join us on Saturday 21st March for our Meet 'n' Greet session, Come to nursery and meet with your child's key worker to find out what we have been up to recently and discuss ideas how we can best support your child. Appointments from 12.30pm, make your appointment today.

Appropriate clothing

Please ensure your child brings weather appropriate clothing( including hats, gloves, suncream, wellies, coats etc). If your child is toilet training please provide them with plenty of changes of clothing to see them through the day. If you borrow any nursery clothing please wash and return asap as sometimes we run short.

Sponsored Walk

Join us for our Annual Sponsored Walk. Saturday 16th May 2020, meet at 10.30am at Spanish City( Beach side), we will walk to Rendezvous Cafe. Come along in your favourite fancy dress, don't forget your bucket and spade.

Summer Fayre

Come along to our Summer Fayre on Saturday 27th June 2020 10am-12pm to join in the fun!

Non Funded week

Week commencing 30th March 2020 is a non funded week for all children who attend on a 2/3/4 year government funded space on a term time only basis. Please ask if you are unsure.


To enter our Easter competition please help your child make/ decorate an Easter bonnet. All entries to be in by Friday 3rd April 2020 12 noon. We will be closed on Good Friday 10th April and reopen on Tuesday 14th April 2020 to enjoy our Easter break.

Holiday Club

Are you looking for extra care or something to do with your kiddies in the school holidays? Please speak to Leanne or Irene to book in. We are open all school holidays.

Little Cygnets Birthday Party

Save the date Saturday 19th September 2020, join us for our sister nursery's 5th Birthday party, 10am-12pm. Little Cygnets Childcare, White Swan Centre, Killingworth, NE12 6SS

A few reminders

  • Please let us know if your contact details change.

  • If your child has been given medication at home, please inform your child's key person.

  • When collecting or dropping children off, could we please remind parents to kindly wait in the entrance. This minimises disruption in the main room.

  • Please refrain from using your mobile phone whilst in our setting.

  • Please could you refrain from sending nuts in to nursery. As one of our children has a nut allergy. Thank You.

  • We are closed all bank holidays.


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