World Book Day next year will be on March 7th, 2013.
Now is the time for nurseries and primary schools to register their interest in taking part in this great literacy event for children. Eight more great books will be available for only Â£1 each.
The World Book Day web site has some great resources available for children, schools and parents and carers. You can download resources now from this World Book Day web page here.
Once registered more materials are available to support learning – look out for the ‘sign-up’ link on the resources page – use them in the classroom, at home, or in your library.
Barclay the Lion says don’t forget that you can catch up with our half-term activities this February here.
From cinema trips to a Tumble in the Jungle, we have a range of activities for you and your children to enjoy and take part in over the holiday period.
You can see our morning and afternoon sessions on our web page here.
Don’t forget to book places, if required. See you at the Centre.
You can find a new Dads Club calendar on our main web site.
We have some great treats planned, right through to March so far. Whether you are a Cheeky Cooker, a Bubble Artist or just want to find a good read read in the library – them join the Dads Club here.
On March 12th we’ll be going to Brooks Farm in Leyton – bring some snacks with you…and watch out for the pink pig!
We have updated our main web site with news of our activities for January and February 2012.
You can improve your use of PowerPoint at the Centre, focus on families and, if you are a childminder, get involved in our upcoming childminder surgery.
We have a new baby massage course starting in February, running until mid-March.
Our ever popular Suntrap Forest Centre visits will happen again on February 29th too.
As always, there is a lot going on. Check out our main web pages for news at anytime. See you at the Centre.
Image: By kind permission – celebrating our last Baby Massage course
We are organising two fun packed sessions of woodland activity at the Suntrap Forest Education Centre.
During our visits we will be making collages from the natural materials we find, and we can bring them home to share too.
The trips will take place on Wednesday 14th December and Wednesday 29th February. These will be great trips for children, aged 2 – 4 years of age and their carers.
See more on our Woodland Explorers web page here.
You will need to book, so to avoid disappointment call our Centre on 020 8518 7015 to secure your child’s place.
See you in the woods – The Barclay team
BARCLAY CHILDREN CENTRE NOTICE TO ALL FAMILIES
Barclay School & Children Centre will be closed on Wednesday November 30th Due to industrial action taken by members of staff.
In response to Governments decision to cut public sector pensions, a large number of staff have decided to go on strike. Although, we have looked at different ways of keeping the school and Children Centre open, it was felt that the health and safety of the children and families and adults using our services would be compromised. Consequently we have been left with no other option, but to close the children centre for the day.
Robin Thompson- ClarkeChair of Governors
We have just published details of a new First Aid course we are holding in the Centre in December, 2011.
On Thursday 1st December, between 12.45 and 2.45 – read more here on our main web site. You do need to book and we do have some limited crèche spaces available, so make contact with us early to make sure of your place…
(Have you had a look at our Dads Group pages recently…lots going on, read more here).
Helping you keep up your skills at Barclay.
We’ll be focusing on families, celebrating Eid, doing our make up and learning more about computers – all this month.
Our Eid Party is on the 15th September – why not come along and help us celebrate. You can see more details on our Eid celebration web page here.
Focusing on Families is our new 12 week free course to help support parents and carers. We start on Friday 23rd September and you can see more details on our Centre web pages here
We’ll be doing our level one make-up every Tuesday for 12 weeks. Check out the times and how to enrol here.
Finally, we are starting a new Level 1 computer course, with a crèche, at the Centre. From Monday 26th September – check out the details here.
Barclay Children Centre – working to support our families
You are invited to the opening of our new wildlife learning environment at Barclay Children Centre.
Come along on Thursday 7th July 2011, between 4pm and 7 pm.
Pay a visit to the bug hotel, check out the wildlife garden and see our fantastic recycled materials sculptures.
Every one is welcome and we hope to see you there! See your invitation here.
The Barclay Team
We are holding a Barclay Community Forum get together on Thursday 24th March 2011, between 2.00 – 3.00pm.
You are very welcome to come along and help us decide how to develop the services offered in our Centre. Or if you would just like to know more about what we do in our building, do come along and meet our supportive team.
Things we are thinking about are activities for out of school hours or at weekends, fitness sessions, dance and how we might make better use of all our outdoor spaces?
We are also planning a Diversity Day on May 26th., keep us in your diary for this exciting event.
If you can come along on Thursday afternoon, we’d love to see you. Read more here…
The Barclay Team.