Autumn Newsletter 

This is a lengthy newsletter but please take a little time to read it - you may find some of the information useful.


Dates for your diary

Last day of this term                    Friday 23 October

First day of next term                  Monday 2 November

Last day of term                          Friday 18 December

First day back after Christmas     Monday 4 January


We will be closed on the following days:-

Friday 20 November

Monday 2 May

Friday 24 June

Monday 18 July

Tuesday 19 July


Halloween fancy dress

On Monday 19 October we will be celebrating Halloween and the children who attend on that day are invited wear a suitable Halloween costume if they wish.


Staff changes

Over the summer holidays we have had some changes to our staff.  Sally Metcalfe has left and Charlotte is now the nursery manager.  Sally Dexter is the deputy manager.

We have a new member of staff - Amy Allsopp who is a graduate of Bishop Grosseteste University.

All children have now been allocated their Key Person.


Morning start routine

We have changed the start of morning routine.  The children now self register and then sit on the carpet - this calms the children down and they are in a settled frame of mind, ready for the mornings activities.


Absences from Funded Sessions

We receive payment for children who have claimed funded sessions from the Local Authority.  These payments relate directly to the hours claimed and we are audited by RMBC to ensure that the correct payments are made.  If a child does not attend a session for which a payment is claimed we have to account for the reason for the absence.  We are required to report prolonged or erratic attendance and RMBC may withdraw the funding.  If your child is unable to attend a funded session please let us know as soon as possible together with the reason for non attendance which we will then record on the register.  Also children who are suffering from diarrhoea or sickness should stay of nursery for 48 hours.


Childcare vouchers

If you pay fees by way of childcare vouchers please be aware that payment takes several days to reach us.

Wow moments and photographs from home

We would encourage children to recall moments of significance to them (eg holiday, pets, special occasions etc.) so they can share experiences with the other children.  This could be supported by a photograph.  This will develop confidence in the child and is a valuable group activity.



If you come to TEY by car please park with consideration to our neighbours.


Names on clothes/change of clothing

Please clearly mark your children's clothes with their name.  If you cannot find an item of your child's clothes please check our lost property box.  Please ensure your child has a complete change of clothing in case of "accidents".


Circle Time

Thank you to parents who are avoiding collecting their children between 3.10p and 3.30pm - Circle Time is running more smoothly now.


Closure due to inclement weather

It is the time of year when inclement weather can cause disruption to our normal operations.  Most of our staff live locally and are able to make their way to work enabling us to open as usual.  However if Todwick School closes on Health and Safety grounds we will have little option but to close.  In the event of changes to our normal service the TEY website will be updated in real time as information becomes available.  In icy weather please keep to the footpaths.


Contact details

Please keep us updated with any changes to contact details or any other changes to personal circumstances/requirements.

If you need to contact us urgently please use the telephone - we also have an answering machine for out of hours messages.  Our email address is

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