Weekly Monkey News

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day.

The true spirit of Christmas is to believe in making wishes and have faith they can come true.
To believe that you can find some joy in everything you do.
To believe in giving gladly for no reason, just because
To believe in love…That’s what it means to believe in Santa Claus.

Next week we will be continuing all our magical creations throughout the nursery along with singing, dancing and make-believing. Santa will be visiting us all next week at our Christmas parties so let’s make sure we are very good.

Monkey Mini-Chef travels the world…
1Cristian took the children to Spain this week! They had fun chopping up all the vegetables, although there were a few teary eyes with the spring onions, but the Mini-Chefs did a great job!

December dates for your diary….
Monday 19th – Red and Green day
Tuesday 20th – Tinsel Day & under 2’s Christmas party
Wednesday 21st – Onesie Day and over 3’s Christmas Party
Thursday 22nd – Christmas dress-up day
Friday 23rd – Christmas jumper day

N.B – Our last nursery day is 23rd December and we will re-open on 3rd January 2017!

3The Christmas photographs taken by Adam Hollier are now available, they are gorgeous. Please contact us for details on how to order.

New Team Member…


Great news and a big warm welcome to Maria Palacios from Spain who will be joining us from January. Maria is a motivated bilingual (Spanish, English) practitioner with two degrees, one in Special Needs and one in Early Childhood. Maria has over five years experience as a Social Worker and Assistant Teacher. She spent two years in Dublin as a Pre-School teacher and is very excited about living in the UK. Maria will join the Pre-School room at the beginning of January 2017.

…The results are in…

Winner 2016:
Katie Burlinson for… Being kind, caring, passionate and loving what she does!

Runners up:
Pavla Teclova for… Being very professional, bringing a warm and comforting feel to Pre-school.
Debbie Sheenan – Debbie shows us all how personable she is by welcoming her children in everyday and the positive impact she has in her room.

Picture of the Week!


Well done MOLLY MAE (Teenies), you are our top MESSY MONKEY this week for your wonderful creation of this superb Christmas tree! Thank you for you wonderful creativity.

Extra Curricular
Monkey Movers: Next week we will be putting all our dance moves that we have learnt into practice and creating a fabulous dance routine, tap, street dance, ballet and modern.

Hola Amigos: The children will be learning Christmas greetings, songs, animals e.g.reindeers, seasons and lots more festive words that children can use over Christmas.

Yoga – We hope our magic spells worked and Santa will be on his way to visit us next week, but just in case we are going to make sure we practice all our skills once more before Sunday arrives.

Monkey Mini-Chef
We will be cooking and baking in our rooms next week so be on the look out for some tasty treats at home time.

Next Week: WINTER MENU NO. 4 (see website)

Self evaluation and improvement
We continue to drive great practice into the setting:

• We are now using an online tracking system to identify gaps within the children’s ages and stage of developmental learning.
• Reviewed staff deployment in line with skills and personalities to improve overall team work effectiveness.