Archive for June, 2009

This Week’s Lunch Menus

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

29th June – 3rd July  2009                    

Monday:           Steak & vegetables with noodles,    Jam sponge

Tuesday:          Chicken pasta with tomatoes and herbs,    Ice cream

Wednesday:    Cumberland pie topped with carrot mash,             Creamed rice pudding

Thursday:         Cod in parsley sauce,      Fruit and Natural yoghurt

Friday:             Sausage plait and sauté potatoes,     Chocolate cake

This Week’s Lunch Menus

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

22nd – 26th June 2009             

Monday:           Lamb curry with vegetable rice and poppadoms,    Banana Custard

Tuesday:          Salmon pasta bake,    Rhubarb and ginger tart

Wednesday:    Roast chicken and vegetables,     Rice pudding

Thursday:         Barbecue,          Fruit Salad

Friday:             Steak and country vegetable pie,     Cheesecake

Midsummer Mayhem – Don’t Miss the Big Event!

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

An afternoon of fun for all the family Saturday 20th June from 12 noon – 4pm

Vintage Fire Engines, Tractor Rides, Face-painting, Mini-football, Children’s Crafts and activities for all ages, Dog-show, Competitions, Tombola, Barbecue, Hot & Cold Refreshments, and much more 

Pedestrian admission free    Cars £2.00 

ALL PROCEEDS TO:     Greatwood HORSE POWER – working with children with special educational needs

Who is this??

Friday, June 5th, 2009

You will have seen our new mini-family standing by the nursery entrance. The mum’s name is Mary – Airy-Fairy-Hairy-Mary , to give her full name. But can you guess the little boy’s name?

To celebrate our first Summer Event here at the nursery, there will be a bottle of wine on the 20th June for the first person to guess his name correctly.

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Government urged to give guidance on childcare vouchers

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

The Daycare Trust has urged the government to provide reassurance to employers considering withdrawing from the childcare vouchers scheme over concerns about a European court ruling. The childcare charity said there was no evidence of employers pulling out “en masse” from the scheme, after a ruling last October that companies should continue to make payments for vouchers when female workers take maternity leave without their salary.

But the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is advising employers to stop offering the benefit if they are worried about becoming liable for costs in such cases. The childcare vouchers scheme, which was introduced in 2005, allows employees to sacrifice part of their salary in exchange for the vouchers. Employers do not have to pay national insurance on money that staff contribute to vouchers.

The Daycare Trust has met with the BCC to discuss the situation but has found no evidence of companies withdrawing from the scheme since the ruling, which has not yet been tested in court. A Daycare Trust spokesman said: “It is not helpful for parents or employers to be panicked while there’s no evidence of employers abandoning the scheme. But it’s clear there is concern and the government should put out some guidance to make clear employers’ responsibilities.”

He added that if employers are losing out as a result of the change, the government should look at a method of protection and compensation.

A Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform spokesman said: “This is an issue we are looking at closely. We believe that providing contractual benefits via salary sacrifice can have real benefits for businesses. We expect to publish new guidance on the issue over the summer.”

Midsummer Mayhem – Don’t Miss the Big Event!

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

An afternoon of fun for all the family 

Saturday 20th June from 12 noon – 4pm

 Vintage Fire Engines, Tractor Rides, Face-painting, Mini-football, Children’s Crafts and activities for all ages, Dog-show, Competitions, Tombola, Barbecue, Hot & Cold Refreshments, and much more 

Pedestrian admission free    Cars £2.00 

ALL PROCEEDS TO:     Greatwood HORSE POWER working with children with special educational needs

This Week’s Lunch Menus

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

8th – 12th June 2009               

Monday:           Roast cod with roasted vegetables,    Mandarins and Ice cream   

Tuesday:          Cottage Pie with carrot mash,    Strawberry Blancmange   

Wednesday:    Mushrooms and wholemeal spaghetti in tomato sauce,       Jam Tarts   

Thursday:         Irish Stew with herb dumplings,               Rice pudding    

Friday:             Spinach and Ricotta Cheese Cannelloni,     Rhubarb crumble and custard