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December 2018

Dates for your Diary:

The 2019/2020 calendar dates will be uploaded in the CLOSURE section soon and all parents will receive an email with the upcoming dates for your diary.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY PEACEFUL NEW YEAR

 

 

 

***NEW REGISTRATIONS***

***UPDATED FORMS are now in the downloads section.

Complete and return for your child’s registration for the new term***

 

Our latest CARE INSPECTORATE unannounced inspection report you can download your copy HERE or see the copy at reception


Our new software – Cheqdin which we are very proud to be piloting (we were the first and only out of school club doing this!!) This is a digital sign in/sign out software designed with child safety and privacy in mind. Each parent will be issued with a 4 digit pin code via email. They must use this to access their child’s information on the Scamps iPad at Reception. You will then be required to sign using your finger on the screen. Once done you will receive a push notification on your smart phone to let you know that your child has been safely checked in/checked out, at what time and by whom (if more than one person collects/drops off). The software will allow us to collate information much more easily, have digital information, times and a coherent overview which will ultimately lead to us being able to spend more quality time with the children instead of paperwork. We hope this will be a seamless transition and would welcome your feedback at any time. As this is still in the pilot phase we will be feeding back to the developers in order to help create the best outcome. Please be patient if there are a few hiccups..

Please make sure you check your SPAM for the email if you haven’t already received it. It will come from Cheqdin / Databotix. You will need to follow the instructions to set up your account and download the app on your smart phone. This will give you a brilliant interface with which we will be able to keep you updated on your child.

Please remember your 4 Digit Pin for signing in and out

We will be eating our snacks outside on nice days, promoting My Life Outdoors in line with the Care Inspectorate legislation

We will continue to be baking healthy sugar free options for our snacks this term

KEY WORKERS – Where a member of staff is allocated a group of children to make observations, interact, engage, listen to and support each child’s needs using the GIRFEC and SHANARRI approach.

Key worker groups have been updated this year and all children have now been notified of who their Key Worker staff member is and the updated list is available for parents to see in the cloakroom area.

If you have any questions please speak to Jane or a member of the team at pick up time.

POLICY of the WEEK 

Mobile Phone Policy – This is available now to view or download from this link or read at reception all this week. All other Policies are available at any other time by requesting them from Jane. (Policy of the Week will be ongoing and a new policy will be chosen and showcased here and in reception each week)

All our other policies are available to view, download or print from the Downloads Section or can also be requested from staff at reception. If you can’t find a particular policy or have any questions or queries relating to this please don’t hesitate to speak to Jane or a member of the team.

YOU SAID – WE DID

QUESTION of the MONTH – will now become Question of the Term. Details are at Reception and if you have any questions please speak to staff on duty.

All feedback from parents is now on display for you to see. The children will have only 1 tech day per week which includes: movies, playstation, Wii or other handheld devices such as iPads etc.

 

 

 

Ongoing…

Here’s our NEW exciting NEWSLETTER please follow this link to view or download. Hard copies are also available in reception.

Scamps Snack Menu  please follow this link to view or download. There is a copy of it in the cloakroom area at Scamps.

STAFF TRAINING – Our staff recently completed training on anti bullying and as this is a hot topic at the moment. We would ask that you take a few minutes and visit the respectme.org.uk site which gives parents helpful information on bullying and how to address it. There will be ongoing discussions with the children and displays within the setting.

If parents are concerned with any aspects of bullying they should speak to the appropriate adults in charge. We have an open door policy and welcome parental input, comments and communication.

Jane and the team will continue doing murals and photo displays over the next few weeks of the children during the October HPS and the In Service Day on Friday 17th November. Keep an eye out for these and be sure to spend a few minutes having a look. The Newsletter will also be produced on a termly basis and will be available to view online or hard copies will be in reception.

Promoting Outdoor Play this Summer – Scamps are always eager to promote and encourage outdoor play, especially during the warmer months; so please make sure you provide sun cream and sun hats for your child.

Star of the Year 2017 / 2018

We have chosen our LUCKY WINNER for 2017/2018 and she will receive a £25.00 gift voucher for Amazon – exciting times 🙂 Thank you for being a SHINING STAR

Our fantastic Star of the Year has been chosen by the children and staff .