Staff News and Training

We will say goodbye to Danielle in the Butterfly room on November 19th. Danielle is relocating with her family so will no longer be able to commute to Annie’s. We wish her and her family good luck with the move and new start. Danielle will be replaced by Kirstin. Kirstin has previous care experience but is new to childcare. She will start on Friday 10th December.

Hayley S has started her role as a Nursery Practitioner in the Caterpillar room. Hayley S is fully qualified, and she has already established great relationships with the children.

Julie has now started as a relief support worker. Julie has settled in fantastically and has been a great asset to the team.

Hayley W from the Caterpillar Room has now started work on gaining her SVQ Level 3 qualification.

Hazel, Lisa and Ashleigh all recently completed Pedagogical Leadership of Change training. 

Lisa has completed her SVQ Level 4 training.


Annie’s News

Many of you will know that we were inspected by the Care Inspectorate in October. It was Annie’s best inspection to date, and we are delighted. The report will go live around November 25th, we can’t wait to share it with you all.

We have been busy making plans for December, and you will find all the dates within the newsletter. Unfortunately, Covid-19 restrictions within childcare still do not allow us to put on a Christmas nativity for you all. We can however put on an outdoor event. With this in mind we are going to put on ‘Carols by Candlelight.’ This is a whole nursery event. The older children will sing a selection of carols and they will have a special Christmas poem for you all. The younger children will have instruments. We will all be wrapped up extra cosy. The stage and garden will be lit up. Michelle our cook will put on hot chocolate/tea/coffee and snacks for everyone. Permission slips will be going out soon. We would be delighted to have as many of the children attend as possible.

I am delighted to say that we are allowed Santa to make a special visit during the Christmas parties to see the children and hand out presents this year!

The Caterpillar room is undergoing a transformation at the moment. Staff are developing the environment, using the guidance document Realising the Ambition to make changes to enhance the learning experiences of the children. We will update everyone with a room tour video shortly.

The Butterfly room is continually developing, and a new room tour of the room will also be available soon.

Dates For The Diary


Christmas Dinner – Wednesday 15th December

Christmas Parties – 2pm-4pm 17th December * everyone invited

Carols by Candlelight – 4pm 21st December * everyone invited

Christmas Closure – Last day is Tuesday 21st December – First day back is Wednesday January 5th.



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