Dear Parents,


Firstly, a very big, warm Happy New Year to all of our families at Paws, along with a huge welcome BACK to all of our old friendly faces and welcome to all of our newcomers! We have been looking forward to seeing all of your friendly faces back after what we hope was an exciting, fun-filled and restful break. Fingers crossed we can start to see things getting slightly more back to ‘normal’ this term. 

We've started this term getting stuck straight in to the story "The Gingerbread Man" after an in depth discussion about cooking gingerbread men! We will of course be baking our very own gingerbread men, exploring the story, and expanding on the topic through different areas of learning. We strive to always put the children's interests first with 'in the moment' planning, so watch this space to find out where the rest of term takes us! We would love to see/hear what you've been up to at home, so please don't forget to update us through Tapestry with any pictures or stories!

I would like to take this opportunity to remind parents that, whilst we do provide aprons for messy play and a spare clothes box, please remember to send your children to nursery in comfortable, appropriate clothes. There are allocated “welly shelves” on the decking if you wish to leave a pair at nursery. Please also pack your child with a healthy snack for both morning and afternoon, separately labelled to lunches, which gets transferred into their trays in the morning, along with a labelled drinks bottle. I have listed below some “essentials” for your child’s nursery bag. The numbers are a guideline minimum! Please ensure all items are labelled.


Nursery Bag


Top x2


Bottoms x2


Pants x2


Socks x2


Nappies (where necessary)




Scarves, gloves, hats, suncream


All-in-one Rainsuit 


Please could I advise parents of the yellow ‘keep clear’ zig zags at the front of the nursery. Although there are no actual parking restrictions down the rest of Hayley Green, to help us keep our neighbours happy, please could we ask parents to park down Hayley Green lane next to the field, as opposed to outside the houses.





Tuesday 4th January  – Friday 11th February


Monday 21st February – Friday 1st April


Kind Regards,


Natasha, Emma & The Paws Team