If you have any questions or would like more information then please speak to Kirsty Jones - our Special educational needs coordinator.
Well, Meningitis has been in the news again. It seems to have brought back everything we all went through last year when two of our children contracted the illness.
This was a terrible time and a worry for staff and parents. Thankfully both children were caught early enough without any lasting effects.
Reflecting on our experience I also feel thankful for something else. We were all vaccinated. We worked hard at the time with Public Health to get the newly developed Meningitis B vaccine for all our nursery children and staff. Every child was offered this for free and all families took this offer up. Yes, it hurt. Yes, they cried - some of them even had a rare severe reaction to the immunisation. But they are now all protected from this debilitating illness.
We raised a lot of money for Meningitis Now research with our toddle waddle to say thankyou - over £600. Horrifyingly, that amount of money would only pay for one child to have the vaccine normally. I was delighted when the vaccine became available free of charge for all babies born after a certain date, but I think more needs to be done to make the vaccine available for all children (not just babies). I'm trying to get it for my daughter Ella. I will have to pay for it but there's no price I wouldn't pay to know that she's protected.
If you see a campaign on Facebook about signing the petition to make the vaccine available for all children, please take a moment to sign it.
A we come to the end of another half term week, please find attached our February newsletter.
Dates for the diary include a Parent Forum on the 3rd March and the end of term Thursday 24th March (full fees weeks are 28th March and 4th April)