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At Mapledene & Queensbridge Children’s Centre we strive to provide a safe, happy and welcoming centre of excellence. With opportunities for all, where good communication, shared purpose and responsibility and effective use of resources, contribute to the happy development of confident, motivated and respectful life-long…

At Mapledene & Queensbridge Children’s Centre we strive to provide a safe, happy and welcoming centre of excellence. With opportunities for all, where good communication, shared purpose and responsibility and effective use of resources, contribute to the happy development of confident, motivated and respectful life-long learners We hope to provide a positive first start of learning experiences in a loving, caring and nurturing environment

  • We work with parent/carers and the local community so that together we can build children’s confidence and self esteem
  • We aim to stimulate developmental learning in a calm, consistent and purposeful atmosphere and also have fun!
  • We encourage a healthy attitude towards life and learning
  • We build on our experiences and support each other in achieving our potential both emotionally and physically, showing mutual respect for each other, sharing a sense of belonging
  • A welcoming service which supports the local community

If you would like a virtual view of the centre; please email your request to: michele.clarke@hackney.gov.uk

 

Newsletter 
Each term you will be able to view Mapledene’s Newsletter. Please take the time to read them to keep up to date on your children’s achievements. We are very happy if you would like to share them with other parents/carers.

Spring Newsletter 2022

Curriculum Overall Theme is Personal, Social and Emotional Development. The topics for each term from September 2021 to August 2022 are:

September – December 2021 – Keep Me Safe

January – April 2022 – Emotions and Behaviour

April – August 2022 – Watch me grow

Extended Day!
Calling all Mapledene users … Look out for dates coming up …

*Functional skills in English

*Functional skills in Maths

*Information, Advice & Guidance Drop-in (every 2nd Thursday of the month)

*Book Start Corner

*Mums-To-Be session (collect your free pack)

*Stay and Play every day (see programme below)

*Accident & Prevention (free assessment for free resources)

Please see below our programme of activities for September – December 2021 –

April – July Programme

We have an Summer programme  2022 coming soon…..

We are offering a Toy and book library so please call and book an appointment to come in and borrow some of our toys and books to engage with you children while at home.

Please remember we are still available for a help, advice or support you need please give us a call and we will be happy to help, we are currently open from 8am to 5.45pm

Cluster Volunteer Programme
We have an exciting programme continuing- our Cluster Volunteer Programme.  Are you interested? See Miza at Mapledene or Tracy, Sarah, at Queensbridge for more details. Volunteers need two references and a clean DBS (police check). You will need to commit to a minimal amount of 3 months but you can do whatever days/ hours you wish as long as it works within each establishment. Please come along to our volunteers drop-in each 1st and 4th Wednesday of each month for more information

Black Lives Matter

At Mapledene we believe all children and their families should be treated equally. We work closely with the community to deliver services which empowers and supports young learners and their families, regardless of where they come from.

Black Virtual Library    BLM for parents

Menus

At Mapledene we always aim to provide healthy and nutritional food to our children, being especially aware of the amount of sugar and salt added or contained within the food we serve. Mapledene has been awarded an ‘Eat Better, Start Better’ certificate by the Children’s Food Trust for our achievements in promoting healthier food in nurseries. Our commitment is going to be of a real benefit to Hackney’s children and families. Please see our menu’s below and also why not take one of our Cook’s recipes at home and let us know how you liked the dish offered to the children.

Four week Menu

Week 1   Week 2   Week 3   Week 4

Eat Better, Start Better Award

Receipes

meaty-macaroni-cheese

beef-or-lamb-and-spinach-cannelloni

beef-or-lamb-and-vegetables-gratin

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Privacy Notice

Parents Forum

Parent’s forums are designed for parents to meet, it gives parents a voice and enables them to contribute to Mapledene’s decision making. It also helps develop a partnership between parents and the setting. We welcome all our parents to join the forum and share their ideas.

MCC Parents forum Minutes 11 February 2022

Home Learning Resources during COVID-19 

Fun Activities to Try at Home  

Centre closure activities you can do with your children at home. Select a few activities with your children to complete for the day, you can match them to your child’s room routine.

https://education.hackney.gov.uk/content/early-years-home-learning-activities?page=1

Apples routine    Palms Routine   Maples routine

Answers Balloon-Themed Pencil Control Activity Sheets Bunny Hop Pencil Control Worksheets Cardboard Tube Rocket Craft Instructions Checklist General Sound Discrimination – Body Percussion EYFS Home Learning Challenge Five Senses Scavenger Hunt Activity Sheet Farm Themed Cutting

Skills Activity Sheets EYFS School Closure Challenge Cards