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A message from our new manager, Samina.

Dear Clayhall parents,

We hope you are all well and most important of all keeping warm! As many of you will be aware, we have a new manager at Clayhall Nursery & Pre-School. We carried out an extensive search to find the best candidate who would fit into and share our aspirations and we firmly know we have that now with Samina.

We have asked Samina to share some comments, please see below:

I am delighted to be running Clayhall nursery as Nursery Manager. I have now spent 15 very successful years working with children and being a part of their learning and development makes me proud every day!  I am passionate about providing outstanding quality of care for
babies and young children, and take great pride in seeing children learn, grow
and achieve.

I have a great understanding of the importance of the early years in a child’s
life, love children and am keen to give them a good start, with the
opportunity to grow and learn in the environment where they feel happy and
secure.

I believe that a child’s successful journey starts from very early education so it
is extremely important to provide a setting where children have an enjoyable,
fun learning experience and develop their skills and knowledge for future
success.

Thank you, I have spoken to most parents already and look forward to getting to know you better.

Samina

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A New School Year begins…

…on behalf of everyone at Clayhall Nursery & Pre-School we hope you had a fantastic summer (even though we are not believing it is over yet!). We are looking forward to welcoming back our children and parents at the start of the new term.

A special mention to our Summer 2019 leavers as they start big school! We wish you all the best. It has been our absolute pleasure getting you all ready for the next step in your future education. Good Luck!

Thank you

Vinnie

Clayhall Nursery & Pre-School

Creepy Crawlies, Scaly Snakes and Slimy Snails……!!!

….all in day’s work at Clayhall Nursery & Pre-School.  We had one of our regular visits from Zoolab. The children were very excited and always look forward to the visit. Some of them are a lot braver than us…hats off to the our team members for having a go as well!

Taking the little petals to the petting zoo….

….recent summer trip to a local farm, making all the fairy tale stories come to life!

Ellie the Elephant has sure been busy…..

….as part of our programme to keep investing and improving Clayhall Nursery & Pre-School, we have refurbished our 0-2 babies room (Elephants). The upgrade makes the room even more inviting and a friendly, safer place to play for our little ones.

Mini – Building inspectors were out in force…

…our children wanted to make sure the road to their fabulous nursery was well maintained so carried out their own inspection!

Clayhall Nursery & Pre-School Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year….

…and what a wonderful year it has been! A big thank you to all of our Clayhall Nursery & Pre-School parents, children and staff. During 2018, we have gone from strength to strength, where we are now the premier independent day nursery of choice in the area.

As new owners in early 2018, we have been touched by the support and positivity from all of you. We could not have got so far in 1 year without you, so a heartfelt personal thank you to all of you. We confidently and enthusiastically look forward to 2019 knowing we have your dedicated support, fantastic children and brilliant staff. We wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Recent photo updates are below, the Bears visiting the Snowglobe in Romford, where it looks as though the Clayhall team had as much fun as the children. 🙂 I am sure you have all received your Christmas cards over the last few days. On Wednesday we had our Clayhall Nursery Christmas lunch and today is our Christmas Fun Day! Our Clayhall team also managed to pull themselves away from the nursery and enjoy a well deserved Christmas dinner!

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Clayhall Team Christmas Dinner

Clayhall Team Christmas Dinner

 

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Introducing our Newsletter! October theme: Mini-beasts

….hello to our Clayhall Nursery & Pre-School family and friends…..

As it has been a while since our last blog post we would like to warmly welcome our new children (and parents!) who joined in September.  It has been fantastic to see the lively buzz around the nursery and lots of new faces.

Please keep referring us to your friends and family, we would love to keep expanding and growing and welcome more parents and children to share in our wonderful experience.

We like to listen to our parents and therefore we have started a new monthly newsletter. This will be emailed to parents and shared on this blog. It provides a simple update of what each room has been getting up to and also shares some important announcements. Issue 1: October 2018 is below. If you would like for us to include anything in particular please feel free to reach out to us.

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Goodbye to our pre-school leavers who are starting big school in September!

From all of us at Clayhall Nursery & Pre-School, we would like send our best wishes to our Class of 2018 in their future education.

We hope all leavers and parents will look back fondly on their time with us and hope we have set a brilliant foundation for your future school years.

Please come and visit us again soon!cake garden1 garden2 Leavers party thanks for slide thanks for slide2

All set for the summer…first year objectives achieved within 6 months!!

To our dear Clayhall friends and family, on the front page of our website we set out our objectives for the first year of our ownership. We are pleased to tell you that we have completed these in the first 6 months!!

• Brand new kitchen – completed January 2018
• Internal refurbishment – completed May 2018, but always ongoing!!
• Garden extension – completed June 2018
• New classes and activities for children – including new toys! – completed May 2018
• Proposed multimedia/softplay room – currently in planning
• New website! – completed February 2018
• Full rebranding – beginning with new signs in early 2018 – completed February 2018

Please see recent photos and blog posts. A big thank you for your support and our dedicated team.

Vinnie & Ajay

Giraffes room 2-3 years old repainted

Giraffes room 2-3 years old repainted

Repainting the staircase

internal painting and new play items for our children

Replacing and leveling the play area

New climbing frame being put together

 

work in progress

New play area

Climbing frame coming together

Brand new climbing frame and garden

Tiny Mites Rhyme time