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Neutral Bay M&M

Bringing your child to Neutral Bay Music & Movement classes…

Welcome to Bridges to Music. Simona and I hope that you and your children enjoy the classes as much as we do.

It is always interesting as we watch the children get to know each other and learn to work together as a new group. If your child is new to the class, he or she may need time to settle. If they are a little reluctant to join in do not be concerned. Remember that the most important aspect of coming to the class is for your child to have a happy time, feel comfortable at all times and progress at his or her own pace. Parents and carers should stay with their children for as long as they are needed. Please do not hesitate to talk to me about any concerns that you may have.

There are a number of ways that you can help your child:

  • Please be sure to arrive on time or five minutes before commencement of the class particularly if your child is shy or concerned in any way. The beginning of the lesson is ’tune-up and tune-in time.’ It is usually lots of fun and sets the scene for a successful class.
  • Regular attendance is vital for the success of your child’s progress.
  • It is really important that the children wear clothes that are not too long, too bulky or too loose. The children do lots of movement and we do not want pants and dresses falling off or falling down!
  • Be sure that your child is well hydrated and is toileted before class. Water bottles should be available to all the children.
  • When your child is working independently you are welcome to stay in the room, but it is essential that you do not chat. Toddlers must be kept quiet and still. If they become restless they can be taken outside to play. It is important to remember that even though the children are having a wonderful time, they and their teacher are working very hard to maintain concentration throughout the 45 minute lesson. Engagement is the key to success.
  • Please try to read and take note of the email notices that are sent out during the year. I try to keep all parents as informed as possible, particularly with dates for diaries. It is a good idea to enter days to remember into your diaries as soon as you are informed.

 

Please note the specific requests of the church parish:

  • Please be sure to supervise your children in the bathroom and do not leave used nappies in the bins. Put them in the outside wheelie bin.
  • The church also requests that the children not play on the front lawn and keep off the garden and the garden walls. The house next to the church is occupied by the assistant minister and his family. It is their garden at the front of the house. Please access the hall via the footpath beside the church.
  • The church has also asked me to remind parents that the play equipment outside is for the little playgroup children. Please do not let the children jump on it or climb on the roof.
  • The trampoline is to be supervised at all times with only one child at a time.
  • Please leave the rooms next to the hall as you found them, putting toys books and chairs back in their place and removing food scraps and drink containers.

 

It is wonderful to have such a good facility to teach in.  It is an essential ingredient to good musical development in Early Childhood. Thank you for helping me to look after it.

Jane