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Term Dates 2022/2023
Autumn Term 1 - Tuesday 6th September - Friday 21st October
Half Term - Monday 24th October - Friday 28th October
Autumn Term 2 - Monday 31st October - Friday 16th December
Half Term - Monday 19th December - Monday 9th January
2023
Spring term 1 - Tuesday 10th January - Friday 10th February
Half Term - Monday 13th February - Friday 17th February 
Spring term 2 - Monday 20th February - Friday 31st March
Half term - Monday 3rd April - Friday 14th April

Summer term 1 - Monday 17th April - Monday 26th April
Bank holiday - Monday 1st May
Half term - Monday 29th May - Friday 2nd June

Summer term 2 - Monday 5th June - TBC

Nursery Newsletter

Fruits

Weekly snack menu

 Summer Term 2022 

Week 1 

Monday - Crackers, cheese slices, cucumber slices (Gluten, Milk) Milk or water to drink.

 

Tuesday - Rice cakes, carrot sticks

Milk or water to drink.

Wednesday - Bread sticks, cucumber sticks, pepper sticks(Gluten, Milk) Milk or water to drink.

 

Thursday - Crackers, cheese slices, cucumber slices (Gluten, Milk) Milk or water to drink.

 

Friday - Rice cakes, carrot sticks

Milk or water to drink.

Choice of seasonal fruit is available daily.

Please see your child's keyperson if your child has any allergies or dietary requirements.

Dates for your diary 

 

Parents open evening - Wednesday 23rd November 4pm - 5.30pm

Children's Christmas concert - Friday 9th December at 11.00am

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September - We will be welcoming all our new children during the month of September and welcoming back all of our previous children. The first couple of weeks the children will be settling in and finding their feet. After this our topic will be all around, THIS IS ME/COLOUR MONSTER (feelings and emotions) this will give the opportunity to find out all about each other and the staff. 

October - Our topic will be based on Autumn, the children will take part in lots of autumnal  activities and learning about the different seasons. 

If you would like to know more, please speak to your child's key person. 

Topics

The Stepping Stones team have been working really hard in the garden to revamp each area, so that all the children have new things to explore and engage in. Here's a sneak peak...

sand pit
sand pit

Our new sand pit

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Diggers and trucks
Diggers and trucks

Diggers and trucks

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Home area
Home area

Home area

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Mark making flowers
Mark making flowers

Mark making flowers

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Sensory circuit
Sensory circuit

Sensory circuit

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Friends/story/ role play area
Friends/story/ role play area

Friends corner

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Music and sensory section
Music and sensory section

Music and sensory section

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Reading corner
Reading corner

Reading corner

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Mud kitchen corner
Mud kitchen corner

Mud Kitchen corner

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   Good Beginnings Bronze Award

June 2018 the Stepping Stones team worked really hard to achieve the Bronze Good Beginnings: Early Years Autism-friendly setting award. In the future we will be working towards achieving the Silver award. 

The staff had to gather evidence to create a portfolio to present to the Good Beginnings team; they spent the year updating their knowledge, developing their skills and attending various training courses. To celebrate our wonderful achievement, we invited parents in to see us being presented with our certificate. 

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Friday 30th September 2022

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Tickets are available via Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stepping-stones-celebration-2022-tickets-194335511747.

Once you book your tickets, the menu etc will be emailed to you. 

Ticket price includes a 3 course meal and dancing to a fabulous disco, raffle will take place after dinner.

© 2017 Stepping Stones Play and Learn.  Registered Charity 1033539.

 Stepping Stones Play and Learn Group,
Wilson Marriage Centre,
Barrack St, Colchester CO1 2LR

01206 860467

Stepping Stones Celebration Dinner