June Newsletter 24

The Nursery Manager writes…

This time of year is when we say our goodbyes to all the children moving up to school in September. Although they will be missed, we know they leave us well-prepared for all the challenges and rewards that school promises. Meanwhile, nursery life here at Highwood goes on, and in that spirit, I would like to extend a very warm welcome to all the families who have joined our community over the last few weeks. This month I have two important reminders… If your child uses nappies, please ensure we have a plentiful supply of nappies, wipes and cream… And if your child is leaving us, we will require one full month’s notice. Many thanks for reading.

Sarah Bower
Nursery Manager

Pre-School Graduation

Wednesday 3 July 2024 – 2:00pm

Em’s Friendly Farm visit

Monday 22 July – details to follow

Bank holidays – nursery closed

Monday 26 August – Summer Bank Holiday

Staff training days – nursery closed

Friday 23 August 2024
Friday 3 January 2025

Christmas closure 2024

We will close at 12:00 noon on Friday 20 December 2024 and re-open to children on Monday 6 January 2025.

Em’s Friendly Farm

Em’s Friendly Farm will visit on 22 July, and letters about this will be sent out shortly. It is a prime opportunity for children to meet a range of farm animals and learn about their needs. Past visits have proved to be very stimulating multi-sensory experiences for the youngsters.


Don’t forget. A new term begins in September, and funding will be available to parents of children aged nine months and over. Importantly, you will need to give us your code and National Insurance number. We will then give you a form to complete. If you need any help or assistance, please contact Kirsten. You can check your eligibility on the government’s Childcare Choices website by clicking here.

New menu

Since 10 June we have been operating our new menu. If you would like a copy, please get in touch.

Recent activities

Bunnies have enjoyed learning animal sounds.

Squirrels enjoyed learning about birds, after a bird made a nest in the garden.

Owls took part in National Numeracy Day.


Recipe of the Month

June’s Recipe of the Month is lamb moussaka. Just click the link below to open the document.