👻 October Half Term & PD Day 👻

Dear Parents,

It has been lovely to see all our children back with us at the start of term and we welcome lots of new children too. With half term just over a month away we are now taking bookings for the half term week and the PD day on Friday 23rd October.

We will be open for full days 7.30am to 6pm and in addition to our Halloween based art and craft activities we have planned team games and sports outside where the weather allows us.

The robust measures we put in place for the summer holidays with additional cleaning, hand washing and splitting the children into two key stages are working well and will continue through the half term holiday in order to keep everyone safe.

Please click on the link below and complete the booking form if you require childcare during half term.

A reminder that we will not be open over the Christmas Holidays and finish at 6pm on Friday 18th December and re open for Before and After School on Tuesday 5th January 2021

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OCT half term 2020

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😀 Update on the Summer Holidays 😀

🌈  We can confirm we will be open for our full summer holiday programme 7.30am to 6pm from 20th July through to Tuesday 1st September. Term starts on Wednesday 2nd September 2020.

Once you have booked a place we will be in touch to let you know our new procedure for the summer holidays and the steps we have put in place to make TreeTops as Covid secure as is possible. Your child’s safety is our top priority but we also want to ensure that they have fun and enjoy socialising with other children again.

If you have not booked a place already for the summer and require childcare, please let us know as soon as possible as we will be organising our staffing shortly. We look forward to welcoming back lots of your children. It has been a long 3 and a half months! 😎

 

☀️ Summer Holidays 2020 ☀️

Dear Parents and Carers,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your understanding and cooperation since we had to close at the end of March. I know that this period has been challenging for many families, in particular when you have had to juggle work commitments with managing childcare, if you have children with special educational needs or disability, or if you are a single parent.

We are working hard to take the necessary steps to be ready to welcome back all children for the summer holidays. We will open only if the government make it safe and viable to do so allowing us to create small daily bubbles of children.

The current guidance does allow Kids Clubs based in schools to open providing they can maintain the same school bubbles of children. As we cannot do this, this is the reason we have remained closed for breakfast and after school sessions.

However, with the school closed over the summer we will be able to create our own small groups so we are making plans to re open on Monday 20th July.

For the vast majority of children and young people, coronavirus is a mild illness. Some categories of children with specific serious health conditions should not attend their childcare setting. If you are unsure whether your child should attend the setting due to a health condition that they or someone they live with has, please contact us so we can discuss the details with you and ask your GP for advice.

The full guidelines are due to be published at the beginning of July which would not provide a lot of time for us to make plans, hence why we are sending out booking forms now. In the event of the government preventing us from opening you will not be charged for any sessions booked.

Further details will follow outlining our full safety procedures and how we will organise drop off and collection of children attending TreeTops.

We are not publishing our full activity programme with details of what will be going on each day as we will need a certain amount of flexibility. However, those of you that are familiar with our holiday care know we provide at least 2 main adult led activities each day such as art and craft and cooking etc. We are hoping to include all of these in our summer programme (adapted to follow government guidelines on safety and hygiene). We will be outside as much as possible and making sure your children have the opportunity to HAVE FUN!

If you would like to book for summer holiday care please return the booking form (PDF and Word docx available) as soon as possible. As soon as the guidelines are published we will let you know more details. Please also keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.

Best wishes,

Julia and the TreeTops Team

TT Booking Form Summer20 pdf

TT Booking Form Summer20 (Word)

🐥 EASTER HOLIDAYS  🐥

Dear Parents,

Our Easter Holiday booking forms are now available and we are open for bookings. Please be aware that our planned trips to Park Hall Farm and Ten Pin Bowling may change at short notice if the venue is closed.

We are closely following the situation around covid 19/Coronavirus and will be following the advice set out by the government. Please follow the advice from schools about checking your child’s temperature and if it above 37.8 please keep your child at home for 14 days in self-isolation. This also applies to any new continuous coughs your child may develop and if anyone in the household is presenting with symptoms.

Further advice and the latest information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus or contact the helpline 0800 046 8687

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🐼 February Half Term 🐼

Dear Parents & Carers,

Our February half term activities are now open for bookings. We are hoping for better weather than at present as we are organising a sports challenge! Lots of art and craft and cooking activities are planned along with a trip to the cinema.

The film and exact times will be decided nearer the time but we will go with the most popular choice.

Please return the booking form as soon as possible if you require childcare during half term.

GATE & FRONT DOOR SECURITY

Security of your children is of upmost importance. There are still some occasions when the green coded gate and our front door are not closed when entering or leaving.

Please can we remind you this is an adult’s responsibility to open the gate and ensure it is closed. Please DO NOT give your child the code or rely on them closing the gate or the front door. The front door does not always self close, please ensure it clicks shut.

In order to keep this at the forefront of everyone’s mind; if a parent informs us the gate has been left open we will be sending out texts to all parents that have signed out their child up to that point.  We hope we won’t have to do this too often but please do not get offended if you receive a text!

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❋ September Newsletter ❋

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A warm welcome to the start of the new academic year to all our families new and old.

We have lots of new starters and we hope your children enjoy their time at TreeTops. Some of our summer leavers had been with us for 7 years so we do get to know children very well. We work hard at creating an inviting and welcoming atmosphere. If at any time you feel you have problem we are very open to discussing issues, please just ask.

Our September Newsletter is now available (below) along with our booking form for the October Half Term & PD Day. Hard copies are also available to collect at TreeTops.

An exciting activites day is planned during half term at the Arthog Outreach centre in Wellington. Children will be split into ability groups and it is open to all ages. Activities on offer will include a climbing wall, bushcraft activities and team building. I am sure this will prove to be a very popular trip so please book early to avoid disappointment. 

Although it seems too early to be thinking about Christmas in September we have included the PD for Mereside School on Friday 20th December on the booking form. This is the only day we will be providing full day care over the Christmas holidays. 

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OCT half term 2019

😎 School’s Out for Summer 😎

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Our summer holiday activities are now open for bookings. We have a fun filled summer planed in our fabulous new facility. If you haven’t been to the new TreeTops yet, we have moved to the other side of the school site (in the old Surestart building). We have our own car park which is available for parents to use.

We have a trip or visitors to Treetops planned each week in addition to our crafts and outdoor games. The Nerf Wars Party is back again this holiday along with Go Karting. Both these activities are very popular so please book early to avoid disappointment. Other days out include a trip to Wrekin Forest School near Crudginton where they have a trampoline in a bog! We will be making pizza, popcorn and toasting marshmallows. Wonderland and Telford Town Park is also a great day trip that we have booked.

Katy is in charge of our sports week with the highlight being a wet and wild day!

We hope to see many of your children over the summer but if you only use us during term time or your childcare is organised; please remember that if you need to make any changes to your term time sessions for September we require 4 weeks notice.

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☀️May Half Term☀️

Our May Half Term booking form is now available if you need childcare during this holiday. A fun morning out ten pin bowing is planned and lots of art and craft activities alongside the usual outdoor play and games.

The building work is nearing completion in our new room and we are hoping to move during half term. We will let parents know via our website as soon as we have an official move date and details of the new gate code. Please also note that until we move our landline is out of action (having already been moved) so we continue to use our mobile for calls and texts. 07414 007 112

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🐰 Easter Holidays 2019 🐰

 

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Our Easter Holiday booking forms are now available to download or collect from TreeTops.

Mereside School has a PD Day on Friday 12th April and we will be open for a full day. Children attending St Giles will be collected as usual at 3.15pm.

During the Easter Holidays we have lots of craft and cookery activities planned and two trips. Week 1 we are visiting Hoo Farm where we hope to see some spring lambs. Week 2 we are having a Nerf Wars Party at TreeTops. This was a very popular activity during the summer holidays so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Please note that we hope to be in our new room from the first day of the holidays.

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