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!!!Holiday Club – Summer 2024!!!

After the success of our trail last year, we are hoping to expand our holiday club offer for Summer 2024!

The offer is for 3 and 4 year old Duchy Preschool children AND those children attending the Duchy Primary School (all ages).

We will be running the sessions from the Duchy Primary School, Bowley Meadow site,

Funded Children

For funded preschool children, if you have any funded hours remaining at the end of the summer term, you will be able to use them for holiday club, you are also able to pay for sessions via any of the voucher/tax free childcare schemes as you do now.

Session Prices

£36 Full Day – 3/4 year old preschool children (£18 for half day: 9am – 12pm or 12pm – 3pm)

£30 Full Day – School age children (£15 for half day: 9am – 12pm or 12pm – 3pm)

We will be open on:

• Thursday 25th July 9am – 3pm

• Friday 26th July 9am – 3pm

• Week commencing 29th July – Monday – Friday 9am – 3pm

• Week commencing 5th August – Monday – Friday 9am -3pm

• Week commencing 12th August – Monday – Friday 9am – 3pm

Please get in touch to register your interest: duchypreschool@googlemail.com or tel: 01392 881975

Or if your child does not currently attend the preschool, please complete and submit the Holiday Club Registration Form below;

Holiday Club Registration Form

Welcome to Devon Children’s Centres monthly Newsletter for Parents and Carers!

Included in this month’s newsletter: emotions and feelings, coping with fussy eaters, infant mental health awareness week and much more!

  • Emotions and feelings: The Devon Digital Team recently held a webinar which looked at Emotions and Feelings. Just in case you missed it, we’ll share some information about what emotions and feelings are and give you tips on how you can help your child understand their big emotions and feelings
  • Coping with fussy eaters: Some children eat everything put in front of them, while others may need a bit more encouragement. We’ll give you some useful tips on how to cope with fussy eaters, some ideas you may like to try out and where to go if you need professional help
  • Infant mental health awareness week: Infant mental health is an often overlooked and misunderstood subject – read on to find out more about Infant Mental Health.

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Childhood vaccinations

When your child starts nursery they will be learning and playing with more children. If they are not up to date with their jabs, they could be at risk of catching preventable diseases.

A list of the vaccinations a child should have had, by age, is available via the NHS website: NHS vaccinations and when to have them – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

If you are not sure if your child has had all of their vaccinations, you are able to check their personal health record (the red book) if you have any questions, you should contact your child’s doctor’s surgery.

The benefits of vaccination and possible risks to a child if they were to catch these diseases, can be found in the links below: