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Term Dates 2021
Autumn Term 2 - Monday 1st November - Friday 17th December
Spring Term 1 - Wednesday 5th January - Friday 11th February
Non pupil day - Wednesday 19th January, staff training day
Half Term - Monday 14th February - Friday 18th February
Spring Term 2 - Monday 21st February - Friday 1st April
Easter Holidays - Monday 4th April - Monday 18th April
This half of the term the children will be covering a range of topics and be given a variety of fun learning opportunities.
People who help us - During this topic we will be teaching the children about people who help us, from their own families to people in the community, such as police, doctors, nurses, crossing patrols, dentists, shop workers etc. We we will having a special visit from the police too.
The Gruffalo - This week we will be focusing on the story of the Gruffalo. The children will be exploring different woodland textures, baking Gruffalo biscuits, reacting the story through music, yoga and dance and taking part in various craft activities.
Christmas - All things Christmassy, activities, stories, dressing up and lots of fun, the children will also be learning some festive songs. A short Christmas singing session will be uploaded to your child's Tapestry, please do not share this on social media for Data Protection purposes.
If you would like to know more, please speak to your child's key person.
Weekly snack menu
W/B - Monday 19th July
Monday - Humus, cucumber pepper and banana. (Milk or water)
Tuesday - Humus, breads sticks, peppers and bananas. (Milk or water.)
Wednesday - Crackers, cheese, cucumber and bananas. (Milk or water)
Thursday - Rice cakes, jam, marmite and raisins. (Milk or water)
Friday - Breadsticks and cheese cubes. (Milk or water.)
Choice of seasonal fruit is available daily.
Please see your child's keyperson if your child has any allergies or dietry 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
Diggers and trucks
Mark making flowers
Our new music area
Music and sensory section
Mud Kitchen corner
Hey everyone, guess what???
We are now 30!!!
We are extremely grateful for everyone's continued support. Thank you to our wonderful families, children, staff and everyone who has been involved, we are proud to say the group has been running for 30 years! Keep an eye out on our Facebook page to see how we plan to celebrate this summer.
There is still plenty of time if you would like to buy the nursery a gift, please click the button to visit our Amazon wish list.
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.
Stepping Stones Summer Ball 2022
Our 2022 summer ball will take place on SATURDAY 25th JUNE at Wivenhoe House Hotel. More details will follow.
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Stepping Stones Play and Learn Group,
Wilson Marriage Centre,
Barrack St, Colchester CO1 2LR