Helpston Playhouse – Weekly Update 21st July 2021

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Dear Parents / Carers

Thank you so much for letting us take care of your children, it’s been a pleasure and always an honour! We hope you all have a lovely summer holiday, we return to the Playhouse on Monday 6th September 2021 for our Autumn Term.  

EYFS 2021 – The Government has devised new guidance on how children develop in early years. The changes have been brought in to close the gap for disadvantaged children. This will enable us to spend more quality time with the children, enrich their experiences and less focus on written observations. You may see less on Tapestry as this evolves. Our focus being on the children’s experiences and wellbeing.

As practitioners we are really excited about the changes as it gives us more opportunities to have quality time and interactions with less focus on putting children in developmental age brackets.

50 things to do in Peterborough & Cambridgeshire – Peterborough City Council has created a fantastic app which you can download. It’s 50 Things to do before 5. There are some wonderful ideas, things that we all take for granted but are so important. Some of the simplest things are the most precious memories.!/welcome

 Reminder: School Ready Children – We will be transferring your Tapestry account to your child’s new school ready for September. If you would like to download your child’s Tapestry Learning Journal it will be available on 21st July for 14 days.

Summer Reports – Summer reports are ready on Tapestry for the children staying with us in Preschool in September. If you could please add a comment, we would be very grateful. Thank you.

COVID Testing & Close Contacts – Despite the restrictions changing on the 19th July, we still need to continue to remain vigilant in our efforts to keep our community safe and well. Please could we remind you that:

  • if you have any symptoms of coronavirus, however mild, that you should isolate (along with all members of your household) and access a PCR test at a local testing facility;
  • if you or any member of your family has been identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive, you should also book a PCR test and isolate until results are received (if negative) or for the period determined by Track and Trace.
  • You must tell us if you, a member of your family or your child is being tested or has been tested using a PCR test. We also need to know the outcome of the result.

Committee – AGM – The AGM is being held on Thursday 30th September at 7.30pm, venue to be confirmed. Everyone welcome!

Committee –
Vacancies – Please find attached details from our committee concerning two named roles we would like to advertise. Please feel free to contact us if you would like more information and we can put you in touch with an existing Committee member.

Staff Updates – Due to her personal circumstances Hayley has decided not to return to the Playhouse and we wish her all the very best. We would also like to welcome Rosanna who will be joining our team in September.

Have a lovely summer holiday! Stay safe and well & we look forward to seeing you on Monday 6th September.

Kind regards
The Playhouse Team