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29 September : Come along to our Parents’ Social!

29 September : Come along to our Parents’ Social!

It’s our first parents’ night out for the new academic year, so come along and join us for a drink and chat in the Red Lion, Bishop Sutton from 8pm on Friday 29 September 2017.

This is a great chance to meet other new parents from Bishop Sutton Pre-School or to catch up with old friends.  Everyone welcome!

27 September : Health Visitor Drop-In at Pre-School

27 September : Health Visitor Drop-In at Pre-School

Our local health visitor, Anita, will again be popping in to our Pre-School reception area on Wednesday 27 September at 9 – 9.45am for a casual drop-in for any local parents of under 5’s who want to chat and ask advice about any aspect of parenting.  Whether you are worried about your child’s development, making friends, getting ready for big school or potty-training, then she will be happy to help.

So come along and say hello and pick Anita’s brains on how she and the health visitor team can provide support, information and advice on child behaviour and development, parenting, play and relationships, keeping safe, managing family issues and accessing a range of other services.  For more information on the support offered by B&NES Health Visiting Service please click here.

13 July : We met up with some old friends at our final Forest Club of the year

For our final Forest Club session of this year we invited Bishop Sutton Primary Year 6 to join us up in the forest, as Year 6 were actually our very first intake for our Pre-School Forest Club when we set up!  It was great to see that the children from Year 6 still remembered all our Forest Club rules.

Our children showed off one of our Story Making stories and Year 6 sang us a song. It was really lovely seeing the two groups enjoying our Forest Club together.

14 July : Looking great and fundraising too!

14 July : Looking great and fundraising too!

When you need to get ready for the new school term, remember we have a new Pre-School clothing supplier – and a small donation from every item bought supports our fundraising too!

Although our Pre-school does not have a compulsory uniform we do advise parents that paint, glue, water and mud (!) are part of our play on a regular basis so coming home with clean clothes cannot be guaranteed! We therefore do ask that children are suitably dressed to play.  And if you’d like them to look great and be free to get messy without spoiling their best clothes, why not order some of our fantastic branded items and help raise funds for our Pre-School at the same time.

Why not have a click through here to see our brilliant new range of embroidered kids clothes and bags and get all ready for the new school year in September.

 

14 July : Early Years Funding Entitlements are Changing

14 July : Early Years Funding Entitlements are Changing

From September 2017, we at Bishop Sutton Pre-School & Forest Club will be continuing to offer the Universal 15 hour Early Years Entitlement. We will not be offering the Extended Entitlement of 30 hours per week. We will continue to charge for any hours taken with us over the 15 hours per week entitlement, alongside additional services such as snacks, Green Space Fees (Forest Club) etc. Details of additional services/charges can be found in our current Prospectus 2017/2018.

You may however be eligible for the 30 hours Entitlement which you can use over 3 providers. Only you can check this information with HMRC but do it soon if you want it in place for the new school year starting in September, or your claim may be delayed until January 2018.  Click through here if you want to find out more about this and take an application forward.

 

 

 

18 July : Win tickets to Valley Fest 2017 in our Grand Prize Draw!

18 July : Win tickets to Valley Fest 2017 in our Grand Prize Draw!

Want to head on down to the music, food and general fabulousness of Valley Fest 2017 this August for free?  Yes?  Well you are in luck as we have two pairs of weekend passes up for grabs in our end of year Grand Prize Draw!

Each pass allows an adult full access to the festival from 4-6 August 2017 with on site camping too and is worth £110!  Find out more about the line up and all the entertainment and events for adults and kids too at their website Valley Fest 2017

Or if you don’t fancy that how about a voucher to spend at Chew Valley Trees, or a bottle of wine to sip of a summer evening?  Well lucky you we’ve got those too – so what are you waiting for?  Tickets are on sale NOW from your Pre-School committee team – at both Pre-School and Primary School pick-up, and are only £5 a strip! We will draw the winning numbers at the end of term – so don’t delay, get those tickets today!

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