September 2019

Dear Parents,


Welcome back with a special welcome to the new children and their families who have recently joined us. We hope you

will enjoy being part of the Zig Zag family.


Our learning journey this term will be based around Autumn on the farm including healthy food, vehicles, animals, simple

maps, songs and toys related to these topics. Later in the term  we will be celebrating seasonal festivals linked to light such as

Bonfire Night and Fireworks, Diwali, Advent and Christingle leading up to Christmas.


We are planning a simple Harvest Celebration on Thursday 17th October with donations to the Christmas Shoe Box Appeal.

We will be collecting small essentials for young children to give as a shoe box gift such as toothpaste, soap, gloves, pencils,

notebooks, small toys like a ball or snap cards. We aim to fill about 4 boxes. More information to follow.


The school half term falls on the week beginning 21st October and we are closed from Monday 23rd December reopening

on Thursday 2nd January. However, Zig Zags is open for everybody during half term as usual.


Best wishes from the Zig Zag team



July 2019


Dear Parents,


Thank you, your family and friends with your support for The Big Toddle. We had a fantastic morning and will let you know how

much we raised in a week or two .


Funding finishes for term time children on Monday 22nd July, but we are open until Friday 16th August for the Summer Holidays.

We then re-open on Monday 2nd September.

We offer special rates for school aged 3 and 4 year olds plus older 'returners' and look forward to seeing everybody during the Summer.

Booking forms are available at the Nursery.


You can ring during the holiday as we may have space on some days but it is always better to book in advance.


Our OPEN DAYS for the new Zig Zag recruits are on Monday 29th July and Thursday 1st August 10.00-12.00 so please

tell anyone you know with young children. They are welcome to visit and stay and play.


Finally, we are planning a special end of term PRESENTATION by the children leaving this term on Tuesday 16th July at 9.15

followed by party time snacks.

All parents of leavers are welcome.


Best wishes from the ZIG ZAG TEAM



May 2019


Dear Parents,

We hope you all enjoyed the wonderful 'summer' weather over Easter - back to normal now!

We have lots of fun activities planned around the theme of Saving Our World. We have already been Under the Sea

and are looking forward to Endangered Animals such as orangutans [Bev's favourite], Where We Live, Keeping Healthy

and the 3RS: reduce, reuse and recycle. By the way thanks to Mrs Recycle who visited again at Easter.


Funding started on Tuesday 23rd April  and ends on Monday 22nd July for 15 hour children. Monday May 6th and Monday 27th

[half term]are both Bank Holidays but apart from that we are open until Friday 16th August; re-opening on Monday 2nd September.


On Tuesday 28th May we are holding an Open Morning 10.00 - 12.00 for new children and will be taking early bird bookings from

July onwards. Please tell your friends as we have a few spaces available on a first come first served basis. We will also be starting

a Toddler Time for under 3s on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons form Monday 3rd June onwards.


Best wishes from the ZIG ZAGS Team.


March 2019


Dear Parents,

We can't believe we have come to the end of the Spring Term already. As you know we are open

over the School Easter Holiday apart from Easter Weekend which includes Thursday 18th April as well.

We will re-open on Tuesday 23rd April when 15 hour funding re-starts.


We have really enjoyed the term which included a visit from Mrs Recycle who brought her rescue chicken

and the children named her Rosie. The children were able to stroke Rosie and we hear she laid an egg to say thank

you when she got home. We also had lots of fun up-cycling bottle tops to make a beautiful picture about helping our

world. Many thanks to all of our bottle top collectors including the postman! Any tops left over will be re-cycled

of course.

Some dates for your diary:

Monday 6th May Bank Holiday

Monday 27th May Bank Holiday

OPEN MORNING ON TUESDAY 28TH MAY [ during Half term] for new children and families.

Please tell your friends.

June / July - Toddler Time starts in the afternoons for under 3s -ask Bev for details.

We hope you all enjoy the Easter Break. Fingers crossed for some wonderful weather.


Best wishes from the Zig Zags Team



February 2019


Dear Parents,

As you are probably aware we have been very busy this term as the Nursery is full at the moment

although we do have the occasional space. We are having an


for anybody looking for spaces from July onward. This will be a stay and play session.

Please tell your friends or make your own registration if you are looking for a space.


We will be open as usual over half term which starts on 18th February except for Friday 22nd February.

Spaces are available as well as special rates for funded 3/4 year olds.


Our topic for after half term is based around TRANSPORT so there will be lots of fun thinking about

where we can travel. We are also celebrating books and stories with our own BOOK WEEK starting on

Monday 4th March and this will be followed by a visit from Mrs Recycle for Reduce, Recycle, Reuse on

Friday 15th March. Please send in as many coloured bottle tops as you can find for our recycling event!!


Funding finishes on Monday 1st April but we will be open throughout April except for the Easter weekend

which includes Thursday 18th April to Monday 22nd April. We re-open on Tuesday 23rd April.


Best wishes,

Sandra, Sue and all the staff