Dear Parent or Guardian

Happy New Year – Welcome back and a happy New Year. I do hope you all enjoyed your Christmas break and are looking forward to this New Year as we are.


Christmas Fayre/ raffle – Thank you so much for supporting our Christmas Raffle and joining in the fun at the fayre. You kindly raised £221.10. The money raised will be used for resources for all the children to enjoy


William House Nursery website – Many parents are enjoying our new website. Please do keep looking. There is lots of information for parents, photographs that show all the lovely activities your children are participating in while at nursery and of course dates to remember can be found on the Nursery calendar.


Staff qualifications, training, support and skills – William House Nursery go above and beyond minimum requirement. All staff including support staff have up to date First Aid training and Safe guarding training. All staff hold relevant childcare and education qualifications level three and above including qualified teacher status and EYP graduate level. Since September 2018 the nursery team are taking part in a Music project with Durham Music service. Dr Fiona Glover comes into nursery each Friday working alongside practitioners to enhance music session delivered. The project links to the early year’s foundation stage curriculum with an additional section for music. The children have thoroughly enjoyed the music sessions across the whole week.

Many of the children have a video clip included in their individual learning journal.


Admission to school Sept 2019 – Don’t forget you have only got till January 12th to ensure your child is registered with D.B.C. Admissions Department if you have not already done so, to go to school this September.


Children Age 3 years – Children having their 3rd birthday between January and march 2019 will be eligible for 15 or 30 hour nursery funding Parents are also making sure their place is at William House Nursery now ready for our September intake. Please see nursery office to book.


Musical theatre and Dance – Classes will start back Wednesday 16th January 2019

Chinese New Year (Tuesday 5th February) – The children will enjoy activities to explore Chinese New Year.

National Story telling week (28th Jan – 1st Feb) – to celebrate story telling week the children will be involved with activities throughout the week, sharing the enjoyment of reading and storytelling, including ‘going on a bear hunt’.

Yours sincerely

P.M. Boulton – Director