May Day Holiday

School and nursery will be closed on Monday 2 June.  Enjoy your long weekend.

See you all on Monday.

 

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Strathdearn Daycare Centre NOW OPEN

 

The Strathdearn Daycare Centre is a registered charity which offers childcare for nursery and primary school age children.

What’s on offer

There are two childcare sessions available, Monday to Friday during term-time only.  The first session is called Full Wrap Around care and the second is the Out of School Club.  Both sessions will be held in the Nursery.

Full Wrap Around care

Who:                          Available for Nursery aged children (NB we may be able to accommodate over 3’s who are due to start Nursery, subject to your child meeting Highland Council regulations, please contact the centre to discuss and see if your child is eligible)
Time:             12.10am – 3.15pm.
Where:                       Nursery
Cost:                           £10 per child, per day (discount available for siblings).
Meals:                        You will need to either provide a packed lunch or order a school meal (payable to the school) for £2.30 per child, per day.  Menu’s are available on the school blog.
Snacks:                      Healthy snacks and drinks will be provided.

Out of School Club

Who:                          Nursery and Primary School aged children (NB we may be able to accommodate over 3’s who are due to start Nursery, subject to your child meeting Highland Council regulations, please contact the centre to discus and see if your child is eligible).
Time:             3.15pm – 6pm.
Where:                       Nursery
Costs:                         £10 per child, per day (discount available for siblings).
Meals:                        None
Snacks:                      Healthy snacks and drinks will be provided.

For clarity, the cost of attending both sessions is £20.

Thinking about using the service on an ad hoc basis?

You don’t need to use the Strathdearn Daycare Centre on a regular basis, you can take advantage of our ad hoc service.  If this may be of interest to you, we would recommend registering your child(red) as soon as possible so that the service is immediately available at the time you need it.  Once registered, all you need to do is call the centre when want to book a session on 07756 856 777, this can even be the same day you require the service – particularly helpful during an emergency.

Ad hoc sessions

What:                         For occasional use, can be booked in advance or on the day (subject to availability).
Who:                          Ad hoc sessions are available for Full Wrap Around and Out of School Care.
Time:             As stated in the Full Wrap and Out of School club
Where:                       Nursery
Cost                            £11 per child, per day, per session i.e. £22 for both sessions (discount available for siblings).
Meals:                        Full Wrap Around only:  You will need to either provide a packed lunch or order a school meal (payable to the school) for £2.30 per child per day.  Menu’s are available on the school blog.
Snacks:                      Healthy snacks and drinks will be provided

How to enrol or get more information

For more information and to obtain an enrolment pack please contact the Strathdearn Daycare team on 07756 856777 or email strathdearndaycare@gmail.com.

 

 

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Competition Winner

The P3-7 children entered a competition to design a logo for an energy company and I am delighted to announce that Erin won.

Well done Erin!

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Newsletter No 9

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The latest newsletter is now on the blog and will be in school bags today.

 

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Strathdearn Out of School Club/Full Wrap

Dear Parent

Just one week to go until the new Strathdearn Daycare Centre will be opening, i.e. Monday, 25th April 2016 and it’s still not too late to register your child(red).  An enrolment form is attached, please note we require an enrolment form for each child.  Please return forms to the School.

Already Enrolled?

Thank you if you have already enrolled.  Unless you inform us otherwise, we will assume your child(ren) is starting either week commencing the 25th April or on the date you have specified on your enrolment form.  Our Senior Childcare Practitioner, Claire Ford, will be contacting you this week to confirm the arrangements and to answer any questions you may have.

If you had registered you child to start on the 11th April (our original opening date), please be assured that you will not be charged until your child actually starts.

Thinking about using the service on an ad hoc basis?

You don’t need to use the Strathdearn Daycare Centre on a regular basis, you can take advantage of our ad hoc service.  If this may be of interest to you, we would recommend registering your child(red) as soon as possible so that the service is immediately available at the time you need it.  Once registered, all you need to do is call the centre when want to book a session on *07756 856 777, this can even be the same day you require the service – particularly helpful during an emergency.

A reminder of what’s on offer

There are two childcare sessions available, Monday to Friday during term-time only.  The first session is called Full Wrap Around care and the second is the Out of School Club.  Both sessions will be held in the Nursery.

Full Wrap Around care

Who:     Available for Nursery aged children (NB we may be able to accommodate over 3’s who are due to start Nursery, subject to your child meeting Highland Council regulations, please contact the centre to discuss and see if your child is eligible)
Time:     12.10am – 3pm.
Where: Nursery
Cost:      £10 per child, per day (discount available for siblings).
Meals:  You will need to either provide a packed lunch or order a school meal (payable to the school) for £2.30 per child, per day.  Menu’s are available on the school blog.
Snacks: Healthy snacks and drinks will be provided.

Out of School Club

Who:     Nursery and Primary School aged children (NB we may be able to accommodate over 3’s who are due to start Nursery, subject to your child meeting Highland Council regulations, please contact the centre to discus and see if your child is eligible).
Time:     3pm – 6pm.
Where: Nursery
Costs:    £10 per child, per day (discount available for siblings).
Meals:  None
Snacks: Healthy snacks and drinks will be provided.

Ad hoc sessions

What:    For occasional use, can be booked in advance or on the day (subject to availability).
Who:     Ad hoc sessions are available for Full Wrap Around and Out of School Care.
Time:     As stated in the Full Wrap and Out of School club
Where: Nursery
Cost       £11 per child, per day, per session i.e. £22 for both sessions (discount available for siblings).
Meals:  Full Wrap Around only:  You will need to either provide a packed lunch or order a school meal (payable to the school) for £2.30 per child per day.  Menu’s are available on the school blog.
Snacks: Healthy snacks and drinks will be provided.

A big thank you

On behalf of the Strathdearn Daycare Committee, I want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who donated items for the centre.  We received many wonderful items and I know the children will get much enjoyment out of them.

There are a few toys we would like more of if possible, they are:

  • Dressing up clothes:  ideally we want traditional dressing up clothes such as old fashioned hats, wigs, waste coats, skirts etc.
  • Barbie style dolls and dressing up clothes.
  • A digital camera (not sure if someone may have a spare we could have)

I would also like to personally thank the members of the Strathdearn Daycare Committee Helena Ekerot (Secretary), Andrea Macauley (Treasurer) and Lynda Banks for their much needed help and support.  In addition, I must also thank the Care and Learning Alliance (CALA), especially Lisa Stuart who will be the Strathdearn Daycare Centre Manager but whose help has been invaluable over recent months.

Finally, I would like to thank the Strathdearn Community Council and Charitable Trust, our local Councillors and the Highland Council for their generosity in providing us funding to get this initiative started.  We are a not for profit charity and without their support this initiative wouldn’t have even started.

An apology

We are sorry if you have been trying to contact the centre on our mobile number 07756 856 777, *this will not be in use until we open on the 25th April.

Please visit us

Please feel free to come along and visit the centre, meet the staff and see what’s happening, you will be given a warm welcome.

Yours sincerely

Natalie Perks

Strathdearn Daycare Committee, Chair

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Soccer 7s

soccer

Soccer 7s is starting again next Thursday. 21st April at the astro turf.
6.45pm – 8pm

All school age children welcome (P1-P7)

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McRobert Cup News

I have just heard the news that Strathdearn Primary came 3rd overall in Section 1 (small schools).  What a fantastic achievement.  Well done to all the runners.  Blair came 6th overall in Section 1.  Brilliant running!!

 

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Happy Easter

happy easter

On behalf of all the staff at Strathdearn Primary School and Nursery, I would like to wish you all a Happy Easter and a restful holiday.

Ms B:)

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Good Luck!

A huge thanks to Lee Anne for all her hard work at the school! We will miss her!

lee anne

 

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Hot Cross Buns

The P4-7 class enjoyed making hot cross buns today!

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