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News & Events
Monday Makers every Monday 9.30am - 10.45am term time only. The last meeting this year will be Monday 22nd July 2019. Please come along to our toddler group - we would love to meet you. No booking required. Only £2.00 per family and includes refreshments for the children and mums and dads. We also have a sing-a-long time and a craft activity. A fabulous opportunity to get to know other families in the area! Please see below for recent feedback on the group.
Graduation and of year celebration - Saturday 20th July 2019 10am - 12pm - St Marys Church Hall, Hollins Lane, Marple Bridge.
Open Day - September 2019 - Jubilee Methodist Church - Date to be confirmed
Race Night - October 2019 - Date to be confirmed
Fashion Show 2019 - End of November / Start of December - Date to be confirmed
Comedy Night 2020 - March 2020 - Date to be confirmed
There is always something going on at St Sebastian's Nursery Class! Here are some details and photos from some of our adventures:
Monday Makers - Every Monday - Feedback from Monday 4th December
"We've come to Monday Makers for two years and my boys love it"
"We love the the thought that goes into craft every week"
"It's a great place to meet other families"
Parents Evening - Thursday 16th November
Thank you to all the parents who attended Parent's evening. We received fabulous feedback. All parents liked the format. We set up the nursery as we would for the children, explained why we have certain activities, what questions we ask and why and what we are ultimately working towards. We also discussed your child with you and gave you a "next steps" sheet to take away. All parents agreed that this will help them build on their child's learning and development at home. A very enjoyable and productive evening. Thank you.
Shine With Ali - Fashion Show - Friday 10th November - Next Fashion Show November 2019/December 2019
What a fun night! Everybody always enjoys fundraising for St Sebastians Nursery. Thank you for coming to support us. We raised £295.35. We are looking to have another Fashion Show and we have already have Sherlocks hairdressers in Marple Bridge offering to support us, after attending this event and seeing what our nursery is all about. Jane from Sherlocks is such a lovely lady and she is confident if we plan in advance we will be able to increase the ticket sales with her help. Get ready for your Spring wardrobe ladies!
First Aid - Saturday 14th October
All the staff renewed their Pediatric First Aid Training in October and we also offered the course out to parents. This was a great course and enjoyed by all. Manchester First Aid Training delivered the training in an extremely informative but fun way. One parents feedback "I decided it would be really useful as a mum to three young children ....the course was really informative and full of opportunity to practice the skills needed.... I benefited enormously from the course".
Amy's Move-It Session - Thursday 12th January 2017
St Sebastian's Nursery is run by parents for parents and as such, we like to involve parents and carers as much as possible. One of our parents who is a personal trainer volunteered to do a move-it session for the children once a week to get them more active. We all enjoyed her 1st session which had us all a skipping, hopping, jumping, navigating space, balancing and 'pineapple-ing' (sitting down quickly when the word pineapple was shouted) - adults and children alike.
A huge thank you to Amy for giving up her time to enrich our provision for all who participated, long may it continue!
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St Sebastian's Christmas Party - Wednesday 21st December 2016
In 2016, nursery closed just before Christmas Eve but this didn't stop us having a wonderful end to our year with 2 special events, our Christmas concert and our Christmas party.
Our traditional Christmas party included party games, Christmas crafts, the nativity story, pass the parcel and of course, the wonderful Father Christmas himself, who read us a story and blessed us with gifts. Thank you to all parents and staff involved in preparations for both events, they were enjoyed by all.
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St Sebastian's Christmas Show - Thursday 15th December 2016
Well done to all our children who performed a magical nativity and sang beautifully at the Christmas Show. I hope all friends and families enjoyed the occasion as much as we did.
Toddle Waddle - Friday 24th June 2016
We had a great day out taking part in the Barnardo's Toddle Waddle. This annual sponsored walk is a firm favourite with our children and families. We spent the morning walking to Brabyn's Park for games and snacks followed by a play on the swings before walking back to Nursery. The weather stayed fine and the children had a ball.
We raised an amazing £345 - thank you to all for donating and supporting this wonderful event.
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Phonics Session for Parents - Thursday 14th July
Many thanks for all those who attended the phonics session. This was a very enjoyable session. Parents feedback was very positive advising that they feel better equipped to support their child. Also we have sent an email to all parents on 15th July attaching a very useful chart indicating at what approximate age a child should learn to pronounce different letter sounds.
Marple Bridge Summer Street Party - Sunday 20th July
St Sebastian's Nursery Class took part in this the Marple Bridge Summer Street Party, providing good old fashioned fun and games for all ages. It was a fun day out with excellent weather and a great atmosphere. Thank you so much for all your help. A few comments that have been received "I had a lovely time interacting with the children" and "A community spirited venture".
End of Term Summer Party & Leavers Presentation - Wednesday 23rd July
All children enjoyed our popular end of term Beach Party. Treats included paddling pools, sandpits, craft and party food.
We closed the party and the Summer Term with a fond farewell to the children leaving us to start Primary School.