NewsLetter-Funfishers Out of School Club and Playgroup

Funfishers Newsletter June 2018

Summer term

We are now entering the last half term of the academic year; we have an exciting time ahead with plenty of treats to celebrate a fantastic year. Early Years will be going to Piglet’s adventure Farm and Afterschool club will be having Gamezstation – a mobile gaming bus with plenty of fun activities to engage in.


This term at nursery our theme is animals, their young and their habitats. We will be looking at different animals, where they live, what they eat, how to look after them etc. We will look at grouping and sorting including zoo animals, under the sea, farm animals, pets and more. This will be enhanced further by our trip to Piglet’s. For the children who do not attend on the trip day we will look at images and videos upon our return so everyone can see what has happened and recall similar prior experiences that they have had.

Some of the pre-schoolers are currently working on a program called talk boast, this program provides a range of activities including a song and a story at each session. The aim of the program is to support the children in speech and language and to encourage social interaction over 8 weeks. The children are starting their fifth week; they are all enjoying taking part and showing excellent progress so far.

Behavioural expectations and inclusion across the Setting

We wish to remind all children and families of the importance of positive behaviour across the setting. We role model expected behaviour and explain boundaries to all the children and ask that this is reinforced at home through your own boundaries and expectations within the home.

We have introduced a reflection corner inclusive for all children where children can go to think, reflect and have some quiet time. We ask the children to think about how their actions/words could be altered to be more positive and how they affect the feelings of others.

We have a wide age range of children at Funfishers and Danielle, our inclusion coordinator, along with our other staff members are striving to ensure everyone at Funfishers has an enjoyable, fun and stimulating session each time they attend.

If you wish to speak with a member of the team about our new reflection area, how it works or wish to liaise with a team member about managing behaviour in a positive way, please don’t hesitate to approach us.

Booking forms and summer holidays

Booking forms for September and the summer holidays are now available. At this time we have lots of new children starting the setting as well as some leaving, please ensure you place your booking form in to avoid disappointment as spaces are limited. We have an action packed, fun filled summer holiday itinerary; please see the setting website for details on what will be happening over the 6 week holiday.

Price increases that will be in place from the 23rd July 2018

Little treasures (0-2years)

Full day - £44.00

Half day £27.00

Full day 7.30am – 6.00pm

Half day 7.30am-12.45pm or 12.45-6.00pm

Breakfast/Lunch/afternoon snack tea included

Toddling Turtles (2-3yrs)

Full day - £39.00

Half Day - £24.00

Full day 7.30am – 6.00pm

Half day 7.30am – 12.45pm or 12.45pm -6.00pm

Breakfast/Lunch/afternoon snack tea

Dazzling Dolphins Pre School (3-5 yrs.)

These times also apply to 2/3/4year pathfinder children


£4.50 LUNCH CLUB PER DAY (lunch provided)

Full day 9.00am-3.00pm £21.00 Half day 9.00am-12.30pm or 11.30am-3.00pm £12.75

9:00AM TO 11:30AM (AM SESSION)

11:30AM TO 12.30PM (LUNCH CLUB)

Lunch included and served at 12.00pm

12.30PM TO 3:00PM (PM SESSION)

Holiday Club

£27.00 ALL DAY (4-11years old)

0-3 years refer to term time prices Little Treasures and Toddling Turtles.

Morning session £15.00 (including lunch served at 12.00pm)

Afternoon session £15.00 (including small tea snack 4.00pm)

7.30AM TO 6:00PM (ALL DAY)

7.30AM TO 12.45PM (MORNING)

Breakfast Club

7.30am – 9.00am


Afterschool Club

3.00 – 6.00pm


An extension until 6.15 or 6.30pm is available if pre booked, please speak to Lesley for more details.