News and Events

Current News and Events at Tiddlywinks Day Nursery in Cannock, Staffordshire


November & December 2019

Autumn and Christmas
We will be looking at the changing of the seasons and the effect this has on wildlife and plants.

We have created a jungle theme for the children to explore the different animals and noises they make.  They will be looking at the different textures of leaves and animals.

We are creating a sensory forest area with autumn animals.  We will be leaf printing, conker rolling, pumpkin play and calving and cake making.

Academy photography will be here on 28th November from 9.30 am.  If your child is not in on this day you are still welcome to bring them to have their photograph taken.  If you wish to purchase prints they will be back before Christmas.

Diary dates

Halloween – Thursday 31st October.  It would be great if the children could dress up in a spooky and scary outfit for the day.  We will be having fun with Halloween activities.

Bonfire Night – Tuesday 5th November.  As this falls at the beginning of the week and just after the school holidays we will be drawing firework pictures from the week commencing 21st October.

Remembrance Day – Sunday 11th November.  Starting on 6th November we will be painting poppies to commemorate this special day.

Christmas Jumper Day – Friday 13th December
We will be wearing our Christmas Jumper on Friday 13th December, please feel free to dress your child in theirs.

Appropriate clothing
The weather has now changed.  Please ensure we can keep your child warm and dry by providing them with a named coat, hat, gloves and wellingtons.

Christmas closure
These premises will close at the end of day on Tuesday 24th December, and re-open on Thursday 2nd January 2020. 

Christmas Party
We are in the process of planning a Christmas Party for the children.  Further details will follow.

Childcare times
Please ensure you drop your children off and collect them at the times they are booked in for.  Staffing is based upon the times each child is booked in and we may not be able to accept your child if you are early as we must ensure we remain within ratio guidelines.  You will have to wait until the time they are booked in.  If you are likely to be late it is very important to keep us informed.  Additional charges will apply.

Change of days/hours and Flexi-care hours
For any change of hours we do require 4 weeks’ notice. If you use the flexi-care hours system, your hours MUST be returned by the due date on the form.  Failure to provide this information will leave us with little alternative but to book your child in every day for 10 hours per day to ensure we have the staff capacity.  You will be charged for 5 days per week for 10 hours.

Kind regards

Chrissie & the team