Friday, 19 December 2014

Happy Christmas!


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
from all of the staff, trustees and children at Woodland Corner

Woodland Corner is now closed for the Christmas holidays. 
We reopen on Tuesday 6th January 2015
Look forward to seeing you all then.
Happy Holidays!



"Frozen" comes to Woodland Corner

The Playgroup children had a fantastic time at their 

"Frozen" Christmas Party!















Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Boden Party .... 26th February 2015 ...Save The Date!




Once again we will be hosting a Boden shopping evening with the chance to try the new Spring collection, lots of amazing discounts, offers, Boden goodies and a chance to win a £50 Boden voucher.

Please put 26th February in your diary. More details to follow in the New Year.

Friday, 5 December 2014

PLAYGROUP FROZEN PARTY


All Playgroup children are invited to our "Frozen" Christmas Party



At Woodland Corner
On Thursday 18th December 2014
10.00am - 12.45pm

There will be no Playgroup or Lunch Club sessions that day 
so children should NOT ARRIVE before 10am. 
Parents are invited to join us at Noon when we will be joined by a VIP visitor.

If you would like younger siblings to receive a gift from our special visitor please bring it wrapped and CLEARLY LABELLED with the child's name when you drop your older children off to the party at 10am

FANCY DRESS OPTIONAL! 

Please let us know if your child will be attending by Monday 15th December with a 
 £1 donation towards the cost of the party food.






Monday, 1 December 2014

TOMBOLA HELP NEEDED

Many thanks to everyone who has donated something for our Tombola Stall at the The Community Council Christmas Fayre this Sunday. We have some fabulous prizes so please do come along between noon and 2.30pm and see what you can win! If you haven't yet donated there is a box in our lobby.

We do still, however, need some help on the stall so if you can spare 45 minutes on the day please put your name on the rota on the Woodland Corner door.

See you Sunday!

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Annual Fees Review

Please find  attached details about our annual fees review which becomes effective at the beginning of the Spring term on Tuesday 6th January 2015.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Ladies Shopping Evening

Thank you to everyone who supported our Ladies Shopping Evening last Friday. There was an enormous amount of work that went on behind the scenes so big thanks to our fabulous army of helpers who helped pull it all together. Special thanks to Ailsa Clarke for designing our logo and being our official photographer on the night and to Katherine English for coordinating the amazing decoration of the hall.  

Final numbers and photographs to follow later this week!


Wednesday, 19 November 2014

POLSTEAD PLAYGROUP CHILDREN'S DISCO

Our friends at Polstead Playgroup are holding a Disco for 2 - 6 year olds at Polstead Village Hall on Friday 5th December from 4pm - 6pm. Click here for further details.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Ladies Shopping Evening - this Friday!

We are looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible at our Ladies Shopping Evening at Nayland Village Hall this Friday. As well as an opportunity to buy some fabulous Christmas presents it is also a really lovely social evening to catch up with friends and share a glass of wine (or two!).


Friday, 14 November 2014

Children In Need

Our little people had great fun today raising money for Children In Need by wearing spots, baking Pudsey  biscuits and painting Mel!














Thursday, 13 November 2014

Breakfast & After School Club Special Offer

An all day shopping opportunity for parents of full time school aged children.


We are offering a very Christmas Shopping Special Offer to parents of school aged children offering Breakfast & After School Club for the special price of £11 including breakfast and tea.
Please click here for further details.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Latest Newsletter Available

Please click here to download our latest Newsletter which is full of details about our busy Autumn term including our Ladies Shopping Evening on November 21st, Children In Need this Friday, the Community Council Fayre in December, new Chair nominations, Easy Fundraising and our Playgroup Frozen party.  

Hard copies available from the Woodland Corner office.

Monday, 10 November 2014

CHRISTMAS TOMBOLA

COMMUNITY COUNCIL CHRISTMAS FAYRE 
7th DECEMBER
NAYLAND VILLAGE HALL NOON - 2PM




Yes it's that time of year again! We are once again asking for tombola donations for our stall at the Community Council Christmas Fayre at Nayland Village Hall on December 7th. As usual, the theme for our tomobola is Christmas so anything that fits that theme (however vaguely!) would be much appreciated. Christmas cards, a tree decoration, crackers, mince pies, biscuits, Christmas novelties, tinsel, wrapping paper .... anything festive! There is a box for your donations in the Woodland Corner lobby. Thanking you in anticipation and we look forward to seeing you there on the day.

Monday, 3 November 2014

Early Years Practitioner Vacancy

We have a vacancy for an Early Years Practitioner for our busy pre-school sessions. Ideally the candidate should have a Level 3 childcare qualification and previous exerience working as a key person for a group of children. A  Level 2 qualification would be considered.

The position is part time during term time for 10 - 15 hours a week plus cover for staff absences. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Please contact Sue Clarke at Woodland Corner on 01206 263054 or enquiries_wc1@btconnect.com

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Happy Half Term from Woodland Corner

Woodland Corner is now closed for Half Term and will reopen on Monday 3rd November when emails and voice mails will be answered.


Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Fundraising with Yellow Moon

Yellow Moon catalogues are now available in the Woodland Corner lobby and have thousands of arts, crafts, toys and gifts for school aged children. Orders over £40 placed before 9th December 2014 receive £5 off. Please remember to quote the Woodland Corner source code WWO09267 when ordering so that we can receive some money towards our fundraising.

helped raise over £3.9 million

Important diary date!



FRIDAY 21st NOVEMBER 2014
NAYLAND VILLAGE HALL
7.30pm – 9.30pm

Lots of fabulous gift ideas and treats for Christmas

Admission £1

Monday, 20 October 2014

Committee Meeting this Wednesday - everybody welcome

The Woodland Corner Trustees cordially
invite you to join them for a glass of wine

at The Anchor, Nayland
on Wednesday 22nd October
at 8pm




A chance to meet the Trustees, staff and other Woodland Corner parents and to see what happens at a 
Committee Meeting.



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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Woodland Corner loves Nayland's new Playground!








Our little people had lots of fun trying out the new play equipment in the park today. Thank you to everybody who made it possible especially our lovely Chair, Rachel Hitchcock.

Friday, 10 October 2014

BAD WEATHER


IF NAYLAND SCHOOL IS CLOSED (OR CLOSES) BECAUSE OF EXTREME WEATHER THEN 
WOODLAND CORNER WILL CLOSE AS WELL.

IF THE DECISION IS MADE TO CLOSE THEN A
MESSAGE WILL BE LEFT ON OUR ANSWER MACHINE
AS SOON AS POSSIBLE ON THE DAY AND UPDATED
DAILY THEREAFTER. 

THERE WILL ALSO BE UPDATES
ON OUR FACEBOOK AND TWITTER PAGES.

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Wednesday, 8 October 2014

SPACES AVAILABLE AT

BREAKFAST
AND
 AFTER SCHOOL CLUB
AVAILABLE TO FULL TIME SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN
Collection & drop off at all Nayland Clubs available

Lots of fun activities …
Painting – craft – puzzles – sports – Wii  music – dancing – pool table – Lego – Knex  sewing – mask making – junk modelling - board games – stacking cups  water play -  scooters …. and more!



FURTHER DETAILS FROM THE WOODLAND CORNER OFFICE
OR CALL OR EMAIL US
01206 263054 – enquiries_wc1@btconnect.com

Monday, 6 October 2014

THANK YOU!

What a busy weekend Woodland Corner has had!

Big thanks to everybody who came to support The Community Council Quiz hosted by our Chair, Rachel Hitchcock, on Friday evening. It was a really fun evening with 22 teams competing  to win the coveted title. Well done to 'The Wanderers' who won for the second year running.

Then on Saturday morning our Cake Sale was a huge success raising £246.92. Thank you to everyone who baked for us, bought from us or helped on the day. We really appreciate all of your support.

Next date for your diary is Friday 21st November for our  Ladies Shopping Evening at Nayland Village Hall. More details soon!

Friday, 3 October 2014

Cake Stall 4th October 2014



Don't forget our Cake Stall outside Kerridge's Butchers in Nayland tomorrow morning from 8.45am.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Playgroup Harvest Celebration

 


 On a hot and sunny September morning around twenty families joined the staff and children at Playgroup for a lovely Celebration of Harvest. Everyone brought generous donations of fruit, vegetables, flowers, preserves and cakes and we sang songs and shared the story of the Little Red Hen and The Enormous Turnip.

At the end of the morning we had a sale of all the produce and rose over £80 for Age UK. We also filled a basket with fresh vegetables and fruit to donate to Nayland House Care Home.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Cake Stall October 4th


On the morning of Saturday 4th October we are holding one of our popular fund raising Cake Stalls outside Kerridge’s Butchers in Nayland and we are asking all of our Woodland Corner parents if they are able to help,  either by making something delicious for us to sell or helping on the day – or both! Helping on the day is a lot of fun and an ideal way for new parents to meet other parents and members of our Committee.  We will have a rota on the door in the lobby for volunteers to put their name on so you would not need to commit yourself for more than an hour.

Cakes can be dropped off at Woodland Corner on Friday 3rd October by 3.30pm or brought along to the stall early on the morning (by 9am please).  Could we ask that all produce is labelled with exactly what it is and that tins and trays are also labelled clearly so that they can be returned to you afterwards. Experience has taught us that cakes with heavily iced toppings melt very quickly in the glaring Nayland sun (yes, really!) so it might be better avoid those kind of creations.  


Thank you in anticipation! 

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

VILLAGE QUIZ - FRIDAY 3RD OCTOBER

On Friday 3rd October our lovely Chair, Rachel Hitchcock, will be hosting the the Community Council Fun Quiz in Nayland Village Hall at 7.30pm. Tables are selling out fast so be sure to return this application form as soon as possible. You are welcome to drop it off to the office at Woodland Corner if that is easier.


Monday, 8 September 2014

Playgroup Harvest Celebration
18th September

We would like to invite all Playgroup parents, carers and children to join us on Thursday 18th September for a Harvest Celebration at Woodland Corner at 11.30am

If you would like to contribute something that you have baked, or flowers or vegetables from your garden/allotment, or preserves that you have made there will be an opportunity at the end to buy some lovely fresh local produce. Any monies raised will be donated to Age UK (formerly ‘Help The Aged’)

If Thursday is not your usual day at Woodland Corner you and your child are very welcome to join us at 11.30am. Lunch Club (for those that attend) will run as usual after the Harvest Celebration. 


We look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Welcome to our autumn term!


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Woodland Corner reopens on Wednesday 3rd September for a fun-filled and busy autumn term.

We look forward to seeing all of our existing playgroup, breakfast and after school club children and to welcoming all of our new joiners and their families.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Happy Holidays!


Woodland Corner is now closed for the Summer Holidays and will reopen on Wednesday 3rd September.

Our Funshine Holiday Club still has availability on the following days :

Monday 28th July
Tuesday 29th July
Wednesday 30th July
Friday 1st August
Tuesday 26th August
Wednesday 27th August
Thursday 28th August

If you would like to book a place please email us at enquiries_wc1@btconnect.com letting us know exactly which sessions you would like and we will get back to you. Full details of each day's activities and prices can be found further down this blog.

This is a picture of some of our little people who are leaving our pre-school to go to school in September. Good luck - we will miss you all!

Monday, 21 July 2014

Funshine Holiday Club - spaces still available

 
WOODLAND CORNER NAYLAND
FUNSHINE HOLIDAY CLUB 2014

Mon 28th July
Morning: Football fun
(with Gary Bloomfield FA Qualified coach) 
Afternoon: Crafts & Games

Tues 29th July
‘You Choose Tuesday’
 Crafts, sports, computers & more 

Wed 30st July
Bus trip to Colchester*
Castle Park adventure playground, Hollytrees,
Natural History Museum, Firstsite
Drop off 9.10am and collect 3.36pm bus stop opp. Surgery Bear Street.

Thurs 31st July
FULL    Woodland Activities
Den building, BBQ lunch & games

Fri 1st Aug
Messy & Wet Day!

Tues 26th Aug
‘You Choose Tuesday’
 Crafts, sports, computers & more 

Wed 27th Aug
Seaside trip to Walton by train*
Requires drop off and collection at Colchester North station
Drop off 9.00am and collect 3.35pm Colchester North Station

Thurs 28th Aug
Bus trip to Highwoods Country Park*
Adventure playground & pond dipping
Drop off 9.10am and collect 3.36pm bus stop opp. Surgery Bear Street

Day Session 9.30 – 3.30 : £18 per child
 2 siblings £35 or 3 siblings £50
* Additional cost

Mornings :  9.30 – 12.30 : £ 10
      Afternoons: 12.30 – 3.30: £10
Half day sessions only available on non trip days


Please call or email to book your place.
 01206 263054 - enquiries_wc1@btconnect.com

Available to children born between 1/9/2002 and 31/12/2009

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Breakfast & After School Clubs in September

We are now taking September bookings for Breakfast and After School Clubs (for children born before 31 August 2010) and have availability for most sessions. We can collect and drop off at clubs at Nayland School and offer a range of flexible sessions to suit your needs.

If you would like more information or want to book a session for your child please contact either Sue Clarke or Caroline Keep.

Tel: 01206 263054
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SESSIONS
COST
Breakfast Club including breakfast
8.00am – 9.00am
Monday – Thursday only

£4.20
Early Birds
8.30am – 9.00am
Monday – Thursday only

£1.76
After School Club
Including snack and 2 course tea
3.25pm – 6.00pm

£10.20
After School Club
Including snack and 2 course tea
4.30pm – 6.00pm 0r 3.25pm – 5.00pm

£6.78

Any Hour After School without  tea


£3.53
Short Friday After School Club without tea
3.25pm – 5.00pm
£5.25

Please note that the minimum after school booking is for one hour.


Monday, 14 July 2014

Guinea Pig Vacations

Our lovely guinea pig, Patch, is looking for a holiday destination for the Summer! If you are able to look after Patch for us over the holidays please contact Sue Clarke.

Friday, 11 July 2014

TEDDY BEARS PICNIC NEXT THURSDAY!

On Thursday 17th July the Duckling and Cygnets classes are holding their annual Teddy Bears Picnic. Nayland Playgroup children and their families are invited to join them for a Teddy Bear hunt in the woods to be followed by a picnic in the Duckling and Cygnets garden. 

Parents who wish to join in the fun should return at 11.25am to collect children attending playgroup that morning. If you are unable to attend your child will be accompanied by Woodland Corner staff but should be picked up at their usual collection time. If your child does not normally attend on a Thursday you are welcome to attend with your child and should meet in the Duckling garden at 11.30am.



Don’t forget picnics & Teddy Bears!

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Friday, 23 May 2014

Commemorative Birthday Money Boxes

By now all of our existing Playgroup children should have received one of these fabulous Money Boxes as a gift from Woodland Corner to commemorate Nayland Playgroup's 40th Birthday. If your child currently attends Playgroup and you haven't yet received yours please let us know. Additional boxes are available at £6 each. Please speak to Sue or Caroline if you would like to order one.

Photos of our birthday party are available to view in the gallery section of  our blog.