Friday 18th December-Christmas Jumper Day
Friday 18th December-Christmas Parties: Caterpillars and Cocoons 1pm - 3 pm Butterflies 4pm - 6pm
Monday 21st December to Friday 1st January 2021- Daycare Closed
Monday 4th January 2021- Daycare Re-opens
This year, Christmas is going to be a bit different, when it comes to our usual activities. The families who've been with us for a few years, are familiar with our annual Christmas parties, where all the parents are invited to come celebrate with us, as we welcome Santa with his sack full of gifts, share the foods everyone brings and cheers toward another year full of adventures for the most important party guests - the children.
We still want to offer the children the joy and fun of the Christmas party so we will be having two smaller parties, per age groups. Sadly, we cannot invite our parents this year, as we have to follow government guidance and keep everyone safe.
To add to the fun, we would like to invite all the families to take part in our Secret Santa tradition.
Join in this festive fun tradition! At Dee's Childcare we want to ensure all children feel the joy of Christmas, so we want to continue to bring all our families together with a fun Secret Santa tradition that we know will bring a smile to all the children. The names of all the children will be placed in a hat (detailing, name age and gender) and one name picked per family. We will organize the gifting within the children rooms. We ask that each family gets a gift that costs no more than £10.00 for the picked child. Each gift needs to be brought in no later than Friday 11th December.
Annual Christmas Special Outing
Another Dee's Childcare tradition is to offer the children a special festive trip. Usually we take the Caterpillars and the Cocoons to visit Santa in Santa's grotto and the Butterflies to Ice Skating.
We have managed to find a place that is still open for Ice Skating and are still waiting for confirmation on the Santa's Grotto booking. Details will be given via the Parents Forum as soon as we will get confirmation.
Butterfly Room: Ice Skating at the Queens House Greenwich
As informed via the Whatsapp Parent Forum group, tickets cost £8.00 and we would like to go Friday 11th December at 5.30pm. Please confirm with Decima if you would like your child to attend.
Dee's Childcare started in my home and for many years, my family and I have shared our home with so many children, they have automatically become part of it. Even though we now operate from a different location, the family feeling is still there as many of our parents will testify. Therefore, we like to create a visual representation through a Family Tree. Please provide a family selfie via Whatsapp or email so that we can decorate the tree and include all the children and their families into the big Dee's Childcare Family Tree.
Learning outside the classroom
Dee's Childcare is an advocate for outdoor learning. We have a passion for delivering an outstanding outdoor experience, giving children the opportunity to engage in the great outdoors, whatever the weather.
We are working on updating our website www.deeschildcare.co.uk and would love for you to get involved by leaving a review. As you know, the best testimonials for any business are the ones that come straight from the customers. No matter if you've been with us for years or if you're a new parent, we would greatly appreciate you taking a few minutes to tell us what you think of our services http://www.deeschildcare.co.uk/what-our-parents-say/
We use an online system Baby’s Days, it is the the most advanced online software system, conforming fully with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework and designed and developed to assist childcare providers with the daily tasks of monitoring the children in our care. When signing your contract with us, you were informed that you were committing to login into the system weekly/daily which actively supports our aspirations and the Ofsted requirement of working in partnership with parents. The system provides parental access to view all policies and permissions, contracts, a child’s learning journal, daily notes with photos and videos, medical records, and invoices, to name a few.
The easiest way to use Baby's Days is to download the app on your phone and you'll be able to receive live notifications. If you need any help to do so, don't hesitate to ask one of our members of staff for help.
**It is a legal requirement that we complete learning journals inline with the EYFS for all children under 5, by entering into a contract you are committing to working in partnership with Dee’s Childcare by accessing and updating the system on a weekly basis**
SUMMER/AUTUMN PHOTO GALLERIES
New Daycare Before/After
2020 has been a challenging year for all of us and we're nearly at the end of it. We would like to thank you for staying with us during all the events that happened.
The first national lockdown in March when we had to close our doors. We appreciate your support and continuing to work in partnership with us even during the disruption caused by the pandemic. Even though it was a difficult time, we will fondly remember our Zoom sessions, door step Easter Bunny deliveries and online games and competitions. We can only hope that we brought a smile for you and the children and that you felt encouraged and supported by our positive attitudes.
Created with images by Amber_Avalona - "january calendar month" • milankubicka - "family tree"