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Stanhope House Day Nursery

Newsletter Issue 35

Summer 2017                   

Staff Update

Congratulations to Ria who delivered a baby girl, named Elsie on the 9th June.

Sauda will be leaving at the end of June to get married and Georgia will be leaving in July to further her experience. We wish both of them all the best.

We say welcome to Caroline who joins us in nursery 1 and Farha who will be working in the babyroom.


This is ongoing. Major work will be carried out to the baby room over the summer, we will make sure you are kept informed. Our next project is to decorate the outside of the building.


In light of the fact that the EYFS statutory framework has been revised and published. Copies of the changes are available at


‘Healthy Teeth, Happy Smiles’

We have been accepted on a new accredited scheme, this will enable the nursery to use the ‘Healthy teeth, Happy smiles’ logo and we will also receive a framed certificate.

As part of this scheme Jenna has been named our Champion to support staff, parents and children in the importance of dental hygiene and care. The scheme covers areas of encouraging healthy eating and drinking, encouraging regular tooth brushing promoting a healthy lifestyle and visiting the dentist regularly.

To find a NHS dentist local to you visit NHS Choices website at

Any questions can be answered by talking to our HTHS Champion Jenna.


Outdoor exhibition

This summer our annual outdoor exhibition is titled ‘Oh I do like to be beside the seaside’ and will be held on Wednesday 30th August. The garden will be transformed into a ‘beach’ with areas of activities and displays of the children’s work for visiting parents and their children to enjoy and participate. Everyone is welcome.


Topical item - teeth

When you get your picture taken, everyone says, "Say cheese! Smile!" So, you do — you open your mouth and show your teeth. When you see the picture, you see a happy person looking back at you. The healthier those teeth are, the happier you look. Why is that?

It's because your teeth are important in many ways. If you take care of them, they'll help take care of you. Strong, healthy teeth help you chew the right foods to help you grow. They help you speak clearly. And yes, they help you look your best.

How does taking care of your teeth help with all those things? Taking care of your teeth helps prevent plaque (pronounced PLAK), which is a clear film of bacteria (pronounced bak-TEER-ee-uh) that sticks to your teeth.

After you eat, bacteria go crazy over the sugar on your teeth, like ants at a picnic. The bacteria break it down into acids that eat away tooth enamel, causing holes called cavities. Plaque also causes gingivitis (pronounced jin-juh-VY-tis), which is gum disease that can make your gums red, swollen, and sore. Your gums are those soft pink tissues in your mouth that hold your teeth in place.

If you don't take care of your teeth, cavities and unhealthy gums will make your mouth very, very sore. Eating meals will be difficult. And you won't feel like smiling so much.

Brush at least twice a day — after breakfast and before bedtime. If you can, brush after lunch or after sweet snacks. Brushing properly breaks down plaque.


Activity fun and games                                  

An example of some songs which have been adapted to oral health

Are your teeth clean and white (Tune – ‘Do your ears hang low’)

Are your teeth clean and white?

Do you brush them left, and right?

Do you brush them in the morning?

Do you brush them every night?

Do you brush them up and down?

Do you brush them round and round?

Are your teeth clean and white?


Brush, brush, brush your teeth (Tune ‘Row, row, row your boat’)

Brush, brush, brush your teeth

At least twice a day

Cleaning, cleaning, cleaning, cleaning

Fighting tooth decay

Brush, brush, brush your teeth

Keep them clean and bright

They’ll be healthy, they’ll be strong

If you treat them right


Story time

An example of books with an oral health theme:

Adamson, J; Adamson, G; Topsy and Tim meet the Dentist; Blackie London, 

Peppa Pig: Dentist trip Ladybird 2009

Smee, N. Freddie visits the Dentist. Little Orchard 2003





Resources –

We always welcome paper for drawing etc such as listing paper/computer paper. If any parents have waste paper for the children to use for drawing etc. it would be very welcome.

As usual if anyone wants to contribute to our newsletter, whether it be an amusing anecdote, a serious article, recipes, activities you and your children have enjoyed, a special book or anything else you can think of please pass on to Ruth who will make sure it is included in the next addition.

Parents can also send contributions by e mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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