Welcome to the Tulip nursery room.
It has been a pleasure to welcome back your children and we are excited for the new term ahead. We look forward to helping your children explore their new environment, meet new friends and support their learning through their play. To contribute towards our reflective planning, we will occasionally send letters home. This will inform us of any interests your child is showing at home to help us to plan individually for your child.
Our daily routine will look different for children, parents and staff but we are sure that, with your support, we will enable the new systems work. When settling your children, we encourage new parents to spend some time in our outdoor environment to support them to engage in an activity of their interest before leaving. At this time, we invite you to share any news or information with their Key Person or a member of staff, and talk to your child as they settle into their new day. We will help your child to find their picture card and either settle to an activity of their choice, or join us for breakfast. The activities will have been planned to suit your child’s interests. Please speak to us about worries and concerns so that we can best support you and your child. If you need any extra support, please call to arrange an appointment as we are always happy to help.
We look forward to getting to know all of our new families, and a time when we can welcome you back into the school building.
For the families that attend a 12pm session, whilst we understand that your children will become hungry before nursery we would like to encourage you to give them a mid-morning snack so that when they arrive at nursery they are ready to sit down with their friends for lunch.
Polite reminder about packed lunches. We discourage any sugary drinks, No FIZZY (flavoured water is fine). We also provide milk and water during the session.
No chocolate please (chocolate on biscuits is ok)
Please see our healthy meal leaflet for ideas or speak to a member of staff if you would like some advice.
The adults in our room are:
Michelle Frankcom – Room Leader (Maternity Leave)
Katherine Silverthorne – Room Leader
Gemma Warren – Early Years Practitioner
Ms F Ouf Calero – Early years Practitioner
Dates for your diary:
Bristol Early Years Speech and Language Therapy Team telephone drop-in—Thursdays 9:45-12:15 during term time 03001245832 (telephone advice sessions for children aged 0-4 years)
Two Year Old Places
We are now offering a limited number of paid places for our Two Year Old Nursery room. You can choose a mixture of mornings and afternoons but there must be a minimum of 3 sessions per week. £20.00 per 3 hour session (9am-12pm, or 12pm-3pm), £40.00 for the whole day (9am-3pm). Please see Stuart Huggett in the Two Year Old Nursery if you are interested or wish to reserve a place for when your child turns two.
Some 2-year-olds in England can get free early education and childcare.
You must be getting one of the following:
- Income Support
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act
- tax credits and have an annual income under £16,190 before tax
- the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- the Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
- Universal Credit
Children are also entitled to a place if:
- they’re looked after by a local council
- they have a current statement of special education needs (SEN) or an education health and care plan
- they get Disability Living Allowance
- they’ve left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or adoption order