Winter pop-up fundraising event
Dear Bowlers Community,
2020 – what a year! We hope you are staying well and safe. Sadly we are unable to hold the annual children’s Christmas party and raffle this year, however, the Trustees and Fundraising group are delighted to announce the Bowlers Winter Pop-Up Shop to be held on Wednesday 9th December from 8am outside the nursery.
Drop off the little ones and stop by for your favourite ‘start the day’ fresh barista coffee prepared kindly by Max Fronteras and 39Steps Coffee Roasters, while picking up a pre-loved children’s book and a tasty treat. Proceeds will contribute to the cost of a Digital Rainbow for use by the children across the main floor and baby room.
With the long lockdown period, perhaps your children are ready for reading something new. Do you have any children’s books that could become someone else’s treasure? Please can you donate any books to sell by Monday 7th December to allow the items to be cleaned and quarantined for 72 hours.
If you would rather help out selling on the day or contributing a delicious homemade food item such as jams, chutneys, individual cakes or biscuits (to be dropped off the night before) please let us know. Any remaining items will be sold at 3.30pm.
All donations will be much appreciated. Previous fundraisers have contributed to the amazing Garden which is now a huge part of the children’s lives.
On behalf of the Trustees and NCC and Staff many thanks and we look forward to seeing you there!
A Community Nursery
“The acting manager and her staff are an experienced, ambitious and friendly team. They are dedicated to providing the very best care and education for all children. Staffs’ partnerships with parents are very strong. Children are at ease within the nursery and explore the environment well, demonstrating that they feel safe. Their behaviour is good. Children benefit from effective praise and support from the staff, which enhances their emotional development.“
Ofsted, November 2018
While we are supported by Islington Council, Bowlers is a registered charity and is managed by parents in a special partnership. A core team of parent directors oversees the nursery’s good management, but it is a condition of accepting a place at Bowlers that all parents attend regular management meetings. This allows parents to have a say in how the nursery is run and is undoubtedly one of its assets.
Our AGM is held yearly and followed by a community social that is attended by children, parents and staff. We gather together to celebrate the achievements of the previous year and share strategies for the future.
Our social events and fundraising committee regularly organises get-togethers (both with and without the children) to encourage parents to get to know each other.
For parents new to the area or just looking to meet more families with children of similar ages, this offers opportunities to build friendships beyond the drop-offs and pick-ups at nursery.
“Bowlers is truly a community nursery. There is no doubt that our children’s well-being is always at the heart of everything they do (we have two children attending). The parental involvement in the nursery allows us to feel involved in what’s happening with our children, and is a way for us to help keep the nursery such a unique place.“
We are always looking to build strong links with the local business community and are very grateful for the support they show the nursery. Thank you for generously donating prizes for our 2019 Christmas raffle.
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