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217 Upperthorpe, Sheffield, S6 3NG

Telephone: 0114 268 5623      Fax: 0114 268 5623

in Blog
on August 18, 2017

Welcome to the 1st Autumn term news letter

Firstly welcome to all the new children who have started over the last few months, there has been quite a few, we hope that you have all settled into Toybox, really well and we are very happy to have you here.

What’s happening this term?

On the 19th Oct we will be celebrating Diwali, the festival of light, extends over five days and celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance.

This term we will be celebrating Halloween throughout the weeks commencing 16th October, until Halloween we will be celebrating all things creepy and scary with activities such as pumpkin carving and creative activities. If you have any suggestions for activities please speak to a staff member, thank you. Our Halloween party will be held on the Thursday 26th October. If your child doesn’t attend this day but you would like them to attend the party please speak to management about availability.

The new Medium term planning has started and the topics we have planned for are People who help us, Space and Our bodies. If you have any suggestions or comments please let staff know we love to have your ideas.


New pound coins- from the 1st of September we will no longer be accepting the old pound coins- thank you.

Over the summer holidays we have been changing the garage into an outdoor/indoor room for the children so that when it is raining the children can still go and play outside but have somewhere to play out of the rain if they wish. Can we ask that if you leave a pram in the garage it is folded and stored in the pram area to the right hand side. Thank you.

We would like to welcome Lola to Toybox, she will be working in the Preschool room and be key person for a group of children. We are sorry to have to say goodbye to Becky Hughes who worked in the Preschool room, she is moving on in her childcare career and we wish her the best of luck.

Parent Desk

We have Toybox Bags for sale these are new to Toybox and are perfect to use to bring all your children’s things to nursery.

Toybox nursery uniform is now available for children, if you would like to order a Toybox t-shirt please collect an order form the parent desk.

If you are on Facebook please like and share our page to help spread the word of our company, if you have a minute we would appreciate if you could review our nursery and give us 5 stars ☺

Non Funded, Closures this Term

Monday 30th October – Monday 6th November (1 week)

Hot Lunches

Please note there will be NO hot lunches during the non funded Weeks


in Blog
on August 16, 2017

We have now put together our medium term planning document for toddlers and pre-school. If you would like to take a look, please click here.


in Blog
on August 04, 2017

Please read additional areas in our parent agreement that we have up dated, you signed this when you registered your child when they started nursery.

How do I discuss my child’s development?

We hold 2 parents evenings a year at the setting whereby each parent can book a timeslot to speak with their child’s key worker. During the meeting the child’s file will be available to view and discuss. We also display the children’s work and photographs of your children for you to see. Managers are also available to talk to at the parents evening. In addition to this, we have an open door policy whereby we encourage our parents to pop in and chat with us about their child’s needs and/or any concerns at any time. Your child’s key worker will also be available on a daily basis to discuss your child’s progress and chat about any issues.

When is the nursery open?

We are open from 8am-6pm, Monday to Friday, for 51 weeks of the year. The only closures at the setting are for Bank Holidays and between Christmas and New Year.

Failure to collect a child

If a child is not collected within 30 minutes of the agreed time and we have not received a telephone call, we will contact the emergency contact numbers. During this time, we will continue to safely look after the child. We will charge £5.00 per 15 minutes for this service.