Archive for September, 2010

ABC Nursery now accepts Kiddivouchers – save money on your childcare costs!

ABC Nursery now accepts Kiddivouchers along with Computershare/Busy Bees, Accor/Edenred, Cooperative, You at Work and Care4. These, along with the tax credit system are a brilliant way of saving money on your childcare costs.

We always recommend looking at the tax credit system first as this is “free” money from the government. If you are employed it’s then worth looking at childcare vouchers. All employers can offer this (nag them if they say they don’t as it actually saves them money in National Insurance if they offer them!). Parents have the opportunity of sacrificing a maximum of £243 per month from their salary and in return they don’t pay tax or National Insurance  on that money. This can save parents over £1,196 per year! Definitely worth investigating!!

If you would like more information please call us and we’ll be happy to talk about the options available to you.

ABC Nursery raises over £300 for Meningitis Trust

Staff, children and parents all went on a teddy bear toddle to raise money recently for Meningitis Trust. They all took their teddies (grown ups included!) and walked round to the local park where they sat down and enjoyed a Teddy bear’s picnic. They were also joined by ABC’s own Teddy Bear who thoroughly enjoyed the walk.

The charity is close to the heart of the company director, Fiona Myatt whose own daughter was diagnosed as having viral meningitis just before her 2nd birthday. “We saw a rash on our daughter’s wrist and thought it looked suspect so we took her to the local hospital. They weren’t sure either so we went on to the main hospital in Sutton Coldfield. Luckily, they’d had a couple of cases that week so they kept her in as a precaution. After taking numerous tests they found she did have the virus but because we caught it early enough there was no lasting damage. Other people aren’t as lucky as us so we try to support Meningitis Trust as much as possible so that help can be given to those who need it.”

A total of £315.50 was raised by the children and they had great fun doing it!

Teddy Bear Toddle at ABC Nursery in aid of Meningitis Trust

Roald Dahl Day at ABC Nursery

Violet Beauregarde, Mike TV and an Oompa-Loompa!

Roald Dahl Day was celebrated in style at ABC Nursery! The children got the chance to learn who the man was, what he wrote and even managed to act out scenes from Matilda. The staff got dressed up as the BFG, Oompa-Loompas, Violet Beauregarde, Witches & Twits whilst the children cam as Mike TV and little Oompa-Loompas to name but a few! The children took part in loads of activities including mixing witches potions, making chocolate treats and searching for treats in gloopy custard!  It was great fun – what will the next theme day be about? Watch this space (and that’s a BIG clue!!!)

Graduation Day at ABC Nursery

An emotional day for all as the Super Stars prepare to leave for school

It was an emotional day when the older Super Stars graduated in preparation for school. Each child wore their cap and gown with pride. They key worker for each child read out a speech detailing all of their achievements with funny anecdotes of their time at nursery. Some of the children have been with us since being a baby so it was wonderful to see how they’ve progressed. Good luck to all!!

Here’s what just a few of the parents had to say:

“Just to say a big thank you for giving SJa very good and enjoyable learning time at nursery. You’ve all been perfect and kind”

“A huge thank you to everyone for your care and support of B over the 4 and 1/2 years he’s been with you. You’re a fantastic team”

“Thank you for all that you have done for me over the last 4 years. I’ll miss you all very much but I’ll pop in and see you lots”

“This is not just the end of I’s time at nursery but the end of an era in my life. I have been travelling to ABC nearly every day for the last 6 years and consider you all friends! You have all played such big parts in both my daughter’s early years and had an obvious impact on them. I have never once worried about leaving my girls in your care, knowing they would be cared for in every aspect and for that i cannot thank you enough. Both myself and I will miss you all so much”

“Thank you so much for the excellent care you have given to both N & K over the years. I know they were happy with you and we couldn’t be more grateful.”

“Many thanks for all your hard work over the last 5 years with both our girls. You all do a great job”