April Newsletter 2018

April 2018 Newsletter
We hope you all had a lovely Easter holiday and are looking forward to finally enjoying some sunshine (fingers crossed!)
Easter Fair
Thank you all for supporting our Easter Fair, it was a great success and we have already purchased new coat pegs that are ready for the children to use. We are sure these will make a big difference; especially as the children can now actually reach them to use them!
We also now have some non-slip matting in the mud kitchen, we are hopeful that this will save a few muddy bottoms.
Gardening Day
It was lovely to see so much support for our gardening day and we planted a variety of vegetables, herbs and flowers. We are particularly excited about our runner-bean wigwam, it will provide a lovely secluded spot for the children to utilise; a real ‘communication friendly space.’ This will enable children to extend language and conversational skills in a hidden, safe spot that will also stretch their imaginations. Thanks once again, we couldn’t have done it without you and we hope you all enjoyed it (we particularly enjoyed the cake!) A big thank you to Viv for planning and thinking about what was needed, and where things needed to be planted.
Pringles Pots
Thank you to all those who have returned their Pringles pots, if you have not yet done so, we would be grateful if you could return them soon. We are always looking to purchase new equipment and are currently coveting some outdoor literacy and maths resources to add to our fabulous wooden abacus.
Teddy Bears’ Picnic
The committee are currently planning a Teddy Bears’ picnic on the 31st May (Thursday of the half term holiday). This will mean children being sponsored to walk with their teddies some of the Chartham river foot path culminating in a picnic at Toddlers’ Cove. The plan is to meet at the river path near B&M Bargains and to walk from there. More details and sponsorship forms to follow.
Spaces for September
We have limited spaces available for September, if you know anyone who requires a space, please ask them to pop in or email: info@steepingstonescanterbury.org.uk as soon as possible.

Warm Weather
We are ever hopeful that the sun will soon begin to shine, please ensure your children wear appropriate clothing, including hats and sun cream. We will apply sun cream if your child has a named cream with permission form in the setting. Open-toed footwear is not the best for busy children who wish to explore, run and climb!
Please also remember to sign up for the parents’ rota and to speak with your child’s key person, should you have any questions or suggestions.
Thank you,
The Stepping Stones Team.