Current News
Current News
 

Summer Term 2022

 

May half-term activities

A wide range of events and activities for children and families in the Reading area are now available to view on the Family Information Service directory. You can find:

Our children’s centres have also revealed their half-term timetable which you can find at: https://brighterfuturesforchildren.org/for-parents-carers/under-5/childrens-centres/.  

Reading Borough Council has also issued a press release with details of free and low-cost activities on offer.

 

Progress Meetings
Progress Meetings.pdf
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Jubilee Celebrations
Jubilee celebrations.pdf
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Berkshire Maestros
Berkshire Maestro (1).pdf
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Scarlet fever and chickenpox alert

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) highlighted a recent increase in notifications and GP consultations for scarlet fever and chicken pox. This reflects seasonal trends, however both infections had been below usual levels since March 2020 due to lockdowns and other COVID-19 measures. The agency is warning this means there is a larger than expected proportion of children in Reception and school Year 1 who will be vulnerable to chicken pox. Please see attached template letter from UKHSA which contains guidance and advice.

Scarlet Fever and Chicken Pox
Scarlet Fever and Chickenpox Letter.pdf
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Dear Parent and Carers,

We are finding that more parents/carers are coming to collect their child/ren early from their sessions, especially in the afternoon, this is disruptive for the children's learning and could potentially cause health and safety issues.

Whilst we understand that some families may need to pick their child up earlier due to collecting other siblings from schools we must stress the importance of the staff being available to provide quality teaching to the children and if parents/carers are constantly staggering pick up times they are unable to do this and keep the children safe.

Therefore in order to ensure the safety of the children and ensure that the children receive high quality education with minimum disruptions during their sessions, we kindly ask that if parents need to pick up their child early from their session that they do so at least 30 minutes before the session ends. As such, early collections must be as follows:


Morning sessions - for early pick up collect by 11am
Afternoon sessions - for early pick up collect by 3pm

If you are unable to collect by this time then unfortunately we will not be able to let you collect until the end of the session.

If you have any queries regarding this or have a reason why you are unable to do this then please come to speak to us.

Thank you for your support.

Welcome Letter Summer 2022
Welcome letter Summer 2022.pdf
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Parents Dates Summer Term 2022
Parents dates Summer 2022.pdf
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Spring Term 2022

Coronavirus
Coronavirus.pdf
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Asda Big Spring Clean Up
Asda Big Spring Clean up 2022.pdf
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Please see below two Lunch Bunch documents which give details about The Lunch Bunch Sessions which are being run by the Salvation Army over the Easter holidays.

 

They will provide activities, games and a nutritious hot meal.

 

If you would like to attend, it is useful for them to have an idea of numbers for catering purposes please email janscott002@gmail.com or text 07939144002.

 

If you have any further questions or need help completing the registration form etc please speak to Helen.

Lunch Bunch Flyer
Lunch Bunch flyer 2 Easter.pdf
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Lunch Bunch Registration Form
Registration form 2022.docx
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Staffing Arrangements for Summer Term
Staffing Arrangements Summer Term 2022.p[...]
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SEND Local Offer Spring Newsletter
BFfC SEND Local Offer Newsletter - Sprin[...]
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Letter regarding room closures this week
Letter Re Room closures Week commencing [...]
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War Leaflet
War Leaflet final.pdf
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Community Support group for Parent Carers
Community Support Group Whitley leaflet [...]
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Sensory Sensation Flyer
Sensory sensations.pdf
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Library Opening 7th March 2022
Library opening 7.3.22.pdf
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Waterside Outbreak Letter 4th March
Waterside Outbreak letter 4-03-2022.pdf
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Waterside Outbreak Additional Measures 4th March
Waterside Outbreak additional measures 4[...]
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Nursery School Millers Ark Visit
Nursery School Millers Ark Visit.pdf
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World Book Day
World Book Day.pdf
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Living with COVID-19 Letter 280222
Living with COVID-19 Letter 28.2.22.pdf
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Internet Safety Day Letter
Internet safety day letter.pdf
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This week is Children’s Mental Health Week (7-13 February 2022). This year's theme is Growing Together.

We’re encouraging children (and adults) to consider how they have grown and how they can help others to grow.

Growing Together is about growing emotionally and finding ways to help each other grow. Challenges and setbacks can help us to grow and adapt and trying new things can help us to move beyond our comfort zone into a new realm of possibility and potential. However, emotional growth is often a gradual process that happens over time, and sometimes we might feel a bit ‘stuck’.

As parents and carers, you play an important role in your child’s mental health. Check out our free resources for families below

https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/parents-and-carers/

Parent Progress Meetings 2022
Parent progress meetings Spring 2022.pdf
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Positive Case 20th Jan
Covid case letter 20.1.22 (Nursery).pdf
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Positive Case nursery 19th Jan Number 2
Covid case letter 19.1.22 (Nursery 2).pd[...]
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Positive Case nursery 19th Jan
Covid case letter 19.1.22 (Nursery).pdf
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Positive Case Waterside 18th Jan
Positive Case Waterside 18th Jan.pdf
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Positive Case Nursery 18th Jan
Positive Case 18th Jan.pdf
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If you are unsure or not confident on how to use Tapestry, please join us for this useful workshop

Afternoon of Wednesday 12th January 2022 - time to be confirmed

To register your interest please email admin@norcot.reading.sch.uk by noon on Monday 10th January 2021.

Positive Case in Waterside
Positive case.pdf
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Welcome to Norcot Presentation
Welcome to Norcot.pdf
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Welcome Letter January 2022
Welcome letter Jan 2022.pdf
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Autumn Term 2021

Please see the following information from Brighter Futures for Children regarding support available during the festive period:

 

Last year the Family Information Service created a dedicated page that listed essential services for parent carers and young people, around support available during the holidays.

Parent / carers fed back that they found the information really helpful during the long holiday break, many used the information to access food offers and mental health support.

Therefore to meet the needs of families they have done the same this year. 

FIS will continue to update the page as more information as it comes through.

 

The links to the page is below.

Christmas & New Year 2021/22 Local Services & Support Information | Reading Services Guide

Outbreak Management plan
Outbreak Management Plan 15.12.pdf
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Waterside Outbreak letter
Waterside outbreak letter.pdf
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Positive Covid-19 case
Positive COVID-19 case.pdf
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Confirmed positive case 13th Dec
Confirmed positive case 13th Dec.pdf
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Update on Christmas Events
Update on Christmas events.pdf
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LA review of current measures - Letter to Head
Review of current measure - Letter to He[...]
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Positive case 6.12.21
Positive COVID-19 case 6.12.21.pdf
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BB4K newsletter December 2021
BB4K newsletter December 2021.pdf
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Sent on behalf of Brighter Futures for Children

 

Emotional Wellbeing Support Parent Carer Workshops (BFfC)

 

Brighter Futures for Children are offering a range of workshop and training modules for parents and carers.

We can provide a wide variety of written and on-line resources for school staff, families and young people. These are available on request and via our website www.brighterfuturesforchildren.org and social media. The Family information service also provides support and signposting for families. www.readingfis.org

 

Monday 6th December, Dr Yasmin Bador Educational Psychologists and Ian D’Souza, Primary Mental Health Worker, will be delivering a workshop on Parent Wellbeing and Resilience

 

  • It starts at 12 – 1:30 on Teams
  • Its free to attend and open to any parent
  • The aim is to
    • Give a brief introduction into developing a compassionate mindset
    • Highlight the importance of being compassionate to yourself
    • Explore how we can be more compassionate towards ourselves and those around us
    • Think about ways of using compassion when parenting.

To book contact Wilma, Wilma.Williams@brighterfuturesforchildren.org – please provide contact name and number when booking a place.

 

There are more workshops available during 2022 – please visit the SEND Local Offer to find out more - Emotional Wellbeing Support Parent Carer Workshops (BFfC)

 

 

View the latest SEND Local Offer Newsletter

Reverse Advent Calendar Letter
Reverse hamper letter 2021.pdf
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Early Years Newsletter - Nov 21
Early Years Newsletter - Nov 2021 - V1.p[...]
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Revised Christmas Dates
Revised Christmas Dates.pdf
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Hillside Building Work
Hillside building work 25-10-21 to 21-11[...]
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Letter from Reading Borough Council
Half Term Covid Info.pdf
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Infections in Childcare
Infections in Childcare.pdf
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School Fund Autumn 2021
School Fund Autumn 2021.pdf
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Online Safety Letter Sept 2021
Online safety letter 21.9.21.pdf
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Dates for your diary - Autumn 2021
Important dates for your diary Autumn 20[...]
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September Welcome
September Welcome.pdf
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Summer Term 2021

Children's Centre Summer 2021 timetable
Children's Centre Summer 2021 timetable.[...]
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Eat Better Start Better
Eat Better Start Better1.pdf
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A parent's guide to starting nursery or school
A parents guide to starting nursery or s[...]
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Leap into Learning
Leap into Learning.jpg
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End of Year Information Letter
End of Year Information Letter.pdf
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Reading Send Letter to Parents
10147311 Reading SEND letter to Parents [...]
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Please see attached letter from Ofsted regarding an inspection of SEND provision in Reading. There is a link in the letter to take part in a survey and a link to submit your contribution.

Dear parents, carers and staff

A consultation has opened on the proposed formalising of an existing Early Years Social Communication Difficulty Resourced Base in Norcot Nursery School. Please click on the link below for more information where you will also be able to give your views by clicking 'online survey'.

 

https://consult.reading.gov.uk/children-education-early-help-services/norcot-early-years-scd-resource-unit-consultation/

With thanks

Katarina Bingham

Head of centre

Mental Health Awareness Week
Mental Health Awareness Week.pdf
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Eid for Parents
Eid For Parents .pdf
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Welcome Letter April 2021
Welcome Letter April.pdf
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Summer Term Planning and Diary Dates
Summer Term 2021.pdf
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Spring Term 2021

Covid Year at Norcot
Covid Year at Norcot.pdf
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Staffing Update March 2021
Staffing Update March 2021.pdf
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Lateral Flow Testing for Households of Nursery Children
Lateral Flow Testing for Households.pdf
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Positive Cases in Waterside
Positive Cases.pdf
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Progress Meetings Spring Term
Progress Meetings Spring Term.pdf
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Letter of Changes from 8th March 2021
Parents letter of changes from 8.3.21.pd[...]
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Events in March
Events in March.pdf
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Increase in Waterside fees
Letter - increase in fees.pdf
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Waterside Fees April 2021
Waterside Fees April 2021.pdf
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Letter about full Centre Re-opening
Letter about Centre Re-Opening.pdf
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Children's Mental Health Matters Week
Children's Mental Health Week.pdf
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Health Visiter 9-month and 2-yr review information
ASQ Combined poster for reviews 2021.pdf
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Lateral Flow Testing Letter
LFT Letter.pdf
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The Lateral Flow Testing Risk Assessment and Full Centre Risk Assessment can be found in the Risk Assessment tab under the Covis-19 header above.

Positive Case
POSITIVE CASE 25012021.pdf
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Letter 15th January 2021
Letter 15th January 2021.pdf
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Update Letter
Update Letter.pdf
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Jan 2021 Reopening Letter
Jan 2021 reopening letter.pdf
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Autumn Term 2020

Letter from Norcot 18th December
Letter from Norcot 18th Dec.pdf
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Christmas Period
Christmas Period.pdf
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We cannot wait to welcome your Children to visit our own special  Santa in the Grotto this week.  Children will come in their building bubbles with their keyworker helpers for our own magical grotto experience at Norcot.  We hope to share photos with you on Tapestry.

Staffing January 2021
Staffing Jan 2021.pdf
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Reverse Advent Calendar
Reverse advent calandar letter.pdf
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Letter 6th November
Letter 6th November.pdf
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We have been advised by Beard Construction that building work at the old Norcot Community Centre site will start on November 2nd 2020. This is set to last for 52 weeks and will obviously mean that parking in this area will be even more restricted than it is currently.

We have spoken to the contractors to minimise the disruption to the Centre and have asked that our entrance be kept clear at all times for emergency services access and essential deliveries only.

This is not work that the Centre is in control of and therefore attach a letter from the contractors with contact details should you have any queries regarding the ongoing work.

 

Progress Meetings
Progress Meeting.pdf
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Letter to Parents 9th October
Letter 9th October.pdf
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Questionnaire Response
Questionnaire Response.pdf
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Letter to Parents 2nd October
Letter to Parents 2nd Oct.pdf
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Letter regarding Covid-19 Testing
Testing Letter.pdf
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School Nursing Service
School Nursing Service.pdf
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Attendance Policy - Covid Overview
Attendance - Covid Overview.pdf
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Letter from Head of Centre - Sept 25th
Letter September 25.pdf
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Coronavirus Quick Guide
Coronavirus Quick Guide V6.pdf
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Protecting your Chile Against Flu
Protecting Child Against Flu DL leaflet [...]
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NHS Test and Trace Letter.pdf
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Letter to Parents - 18th Sept
Letter to Parents 180920.pdf
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Hand and Respiratory Hygiene
Hand and Respiratory Hygiene.pdf
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September Welcome Letter
September Welcome Letter.pdf
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Nursery School

Tel: 0118 937 5577

Email:

admin@norcot.reading.sch.uk

 

Waterside Day Care

Tel: 0118 937 5677

Email:

waterside@norcot.reading.sch.uk

 

Postal Address

82 Lyndhurst Road

Tilehurst

Reading

RG30 6UB