SCHOOL CLOSURE It is with great sadness that we have been informed this evening that our school will be closing on Friday. At this stage this is all we know and further information will be sent out to us tomorrow. We intend to keep in touch with you all over the coming weeks via email and our school website. Once we are clearer on the current situation we will provide you with more details. Thank you | COVID 19- Official guidance and further information on the steps we are taking in Nursery to minimise the risk of infection Please see document under 'Letters'- "Letters and other info" section. | COVID-19 School Closure letter to Parents and Carers Please see link below to the letter from Mrs Corry regarding school closure and arrangements.  https://ballyclarenurseryschool.co.uk/page/letters-other-info/ | Book Fair and Parent Interviews Postponed In light of the current uncertainty around school closures and the ongoing health situation we have decided to postpone the Book Fair and Parent Interviews. We are currently only finding out information as it is made public, but will of course update you if we do get any news about any changes or decisions made. We plan to hold these events in due course but are currently unable to confirm any new dates. We are so sorry for any inconvenience caused. The website will continue to be updated as necessary. Thank you

Big Bedtime Read

What is “Big Bedtime Read?”

“Big Bedtime Read” focuses on developing parents' understanding of the importance of reading to young children, building not only a love of language and foundation for future learning, but also strengthening bonds between parent and child.

 At nursery we invest a lot of time in developing a love of stories, and rhymes and on introducing children to a range of topics in information books. Staff skilfully develop children's concept of print throughout the day incorporating text into different areas of learning.

 While many parents already read to their children every night, enjoying that special time at the end of a busy day, other families do not have this as part of their bedtime routine.

 Through Big Bedtime Read, it is hoped that all parents can recognise how sharing a book together in a relaxed and enjoyable way lays the foundations for a life-long love of reading. As parent and child snuggle up together and enjoy exploring other worlds in the pages of book, they share thoughts and emotions, communicating with each other in special way.

We know that children love familiar routine, and building in this special time together towards the end of a busy day is immensely valuable.

Please see our 'Letters and other info' page for "Big Bedtime Read" information sent home.

Thank you

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