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Term Dates 2022/2023
Summer Term 1 - Tuesday 19th April - Friday 27th May
Bank holiday - Monday 2nd May 
Half Term - Monday 30th May - Friday 3rd June
Summer Term 2 - Monday 6th June - Thursday 21st July
Summer Holidays - Friday 22nd July - Friday 2nd September
Autumn Term 1 - Monday 5th 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 - Friday 6th January
Spring term 1 - Monday 9th January - Friday 10th February
Half Term - Monday 13th February - Friday 17th February 

 

Nursery Newsletter

This half of the term the children will be learning about all things "growing". This is an open topic which will be covering the children's interests and choices, along with celebrations and holidays such as St George's day, the celebration of EID, the Queens jubilee. The children will be exploring life cycles, growing seeds and looking at flowers. We will also be looking at different types of sensory play, using fine motor and gross motor skills. 

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

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Weekly snack menu

 Summer Term 2022 

Week 1 

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

 

Tuesday - Choice of cereal. (Gluten, Milk) Milk or water to drink.

Wednesday - Sandwiches, choice of spread, marmite or jam (Gluten, Milk) Milk or water to drink.

 

Thursday - Bread sticks, cucumber sticks and soft cheese. (Gluten, Milk) Milk or water to drink.

Friday - Yoghurts (Milk) 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.

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...

Our new sand pit
Our new sand pit

Our new sand pit

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Diggers and trucks
Diggers and trucks

Diggers and trucks

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Potting area
Potting area

Potting area

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Mark making flowers
Mark making flowers

Mark making flowers

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Our new music area
Our new music area

Our new music area

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Friends corner
Friends corner

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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Stepping Stones Celebration Dinner

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