Rosebery Avenue Community Playgroup

Term 5 Newsletter April/May 2019

Dear Parent/Carer

Welcome back after the Easter holiday didn’t we have glorious weather, hopefully it is here to stay .We have a very short term and lots of Bank holidays, closures etc these will be summarised at the foot of the letter so you can put them into your diaries.


Sorry to have to repeat myself on this subject but as always attendance is important for your child’s learning. So ideally please can you make sure your child’s attendance is at its best, obviously illnesses will cause absences which cannot be helped. If your child is unable to come at all please can you either text or call us on the mobile phone 07568075222 with the reason for non attendance. For funded children we now have to report where consecutive absences occur & if it is consistent then funding will be withdrawn which will mean you have to pay to keep your child’s place or it can be offered to another child on our waiting list

September Places 2019

We are in the process of preparing for September 2019 , you have all been given the form to complete for your required sessions, if anyone has any changes to requirements please can you let me know asap . Owing to rising costs our fees from September will rise to £12.50 which still makes us one of the cheapest in town with as good service.

Advance notice of closure

The building is to be used for polling day on Thursday 2nd May so therefore we will be closed , however we have decided that we will also be closed Friday 3rd May as we are only normally open for half a day on Friday’s , we will then return on Tuesday 7th May as the 6th of May is a Bank holiday so will make a nice long weekend for you all. We have also now been informed that the building is being used for the European elections on 23rd May so again we will break up on Wednesday 22nd May and this takes us to half term returning on Monday 3rd June please put these dates on your calendar.

Fruit Days

I will continue to text everybody few days before fruit day as the system seems to be working well, if you do not receive a text assume it is not on your child’s attendance day or we have enough fruit in stock. Many thanks for your co-operation on this it is very much appreciated.

Attached is this terms closure dates

Election closed Thurs 3rd May , Friday 4th & Bank holiday Monday 6th , return Tuesday 7 th May.

Election closed Thursday 23rd May , Friday 24th & return on Monday 3rd June.

Induction day – closed 25th June

Sorry for any inconvenience caused but it is out of our control

Yours Carol Priestley