December 2018 - January 2019

What’s been happening at Atworth?

It’s that time of year again and December is upon us which means it’s almost time for our Christmas break! Nursery will be closed from Tuesday 25th December and we re open again on Wednesday 2nd January 2019 as normal!

Our term time only children return to their normal sessions from week commencing Monday 7th January, but if you have any queries you can find out more information about sessions on our homepage of the Snapdragons website.

Christmas at Atworth!

There’s been lots of Christmas activities happening here at Snaps Atworth so don’t forget to join in the fun with your Christmas jumpers, and check out what we’ve been up to on our social media accounts!!


Preschool Nativity

We would just like to say a huge congratulations and well done to all of the preschool children for their fantastic nativity performance this year! They all worked extremely hard and it was absolutely fantastic!! A big well done to all the team as well!

Learning focus


It’s December now and our learning focus is Writing and the book of the month is ‘The Nativity Story’. We have lots of resources here at nursery to help you encourage and support your little ones writing skills, and the learning together leaflet ‘Making Their Mark’ can be found on site to take home with you.

You can use songs with Snapdragons at

Here you will find audio and lyrics to our favourite nursery rhymes

In January our learning focus is OUTDOORS and we will be spending lots of time out and about in the gardens and going on walks with the children, can we please ask you to ensure you have provided appropriate clothing and footwear for your little ones!

Our focus story is ‘The Gingerbread Man’ and the learning together leaflet is going out to play and learn. You can pick up your copy from the girls in the room, or we will be happy to email out one to you if you would like to have a read of it and bring the learning focus home!


Mobile phones

Please can we remind all parents that we are a mobile phone free site. If you are dropping off or collecting please keep your phones in your pockets and do not use them on site. A member of the team will ask you to pop your phone away or finish your conversation before being allowed on site.

Invoice reminder

Can we please remind all parents that payment of invoices is due by the 15th of every month and any invoices not cleared by this date may be subject to a late payment fee if the balance is not cleared.

Nursery opening hours

The Nursery is open from 8:00am - 6:00pm.

We would like to remind parents that unless you are on specific funded session or have pre-paid early drop off, you are asked to drop and collect your child/ren within the hours of your session.

If your child is on a specific funded session, please arrive within the the hours of your session or you will be charged an early/late fee.

Car park safety

Please can all parents ensure that they take care in our car park as it can get very busy. Also if you are driving please can you ensure that you are driving slowly to ensure that all children, parents, staff and visitors are safe when walking in the car park.

Whats been happening in Babies?

Babies have been exploring all the different toys we have here at nursery this month and enjoying the sensory blow up balloons!

Whats been happening in Toddlers?

Toddlers have been spending lots of time out in the gardens this month, enjoying the sensory areas, the Wendy house and playing with the cars as well!

Whats been happening in Preschool?

Preschool have been getting really creative this month spending lots of time in the art area coming up with some fantastic piece’s of artwork!

Don’t forget you can more of what we’ve been getting up to here at Atworth by following us on social media on Twitter and Facebook and viewing our galleries on the website!


Do you have a Snappy Superstar?

If you love the work we do at Snapdragons Atworth, please let us know about it!

You have the ability to nominate our amazing staff for the hard work they do daily by heading to our website and nominating your snappy superstar!

Alternatively, you can send us an email if this is easier for you!

Merry Christmas!!!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for you support over the last year and wish you all a very Merry Christmas!
We hope you all have a lovely break and look forward to seeing everyone again in 2019!!!

Lots of love from Team Atworth


Snapdragons Atworth