We will celebrate World Book Day next week

Dear Parents/Carers We will be celebrating World Book Day all next week (week beginning 8 March). We will help the children to make hats, capes, claws, masks etc. with paper and tape.  We will help them to dress up.  If your child has favourite book, please bring it to school.  If your child has a favourite character, please tell your child’s key person.  If your child wants to dress up, that is OK – but remember that play at nursery is messy and children need to go to the toilet!...

Bristol Standard award

We were delighted to receive our certificate recently for the Bristol Standard in recognition of our continuing reflective journey. This is what they said about our submission. “…The validation panel felt that your submission shows your commitment to supporting the needs of your children and families within your community and this is threaded throughout your practice. The range of annotated photos brought your whole submission to life and showed us the rich experiences you offer to the children. Your induction process is really thoughtful and clearly communicated to parents and carers, ensuring children quickly feel a sense of welcoming and belonging. You embrace the diversity of your community and involve them in the setting. The rain forest project looks amazing. This will provide inner city children with the opportunity to engage with nature and learn about the wider world as well as creating a calming, nurturing environment. We were really interested in your outdoor Learning Policy, showing how much you value children having free access to the outdoors, whatever the weather. It’s clear that children lead the learning in your setting while the adults support and develop this for each individual...

Please help us by answering a few questions

Dear Parents/carers Our nursery school is part of the Alliance of Maintained Nursery Schools and we would like to gather a better understanding of the impact of Coronavirus on families with under fives, your experience of Covid symptoms, testing and early years settings being open. This information will be held by Early Education and Chelwood Nursery School and we are not collecting any information that can identify individuals. Please could you respond to this survey here https://forms.gle/AVZoT8fEf91pW49f8 and help us keep our early years settings safe during the pandemic. Thank you for continued support. Best wishes. Yours faithfully Simon Holmes Headteacher...

Stay at home learning resources

Bristol Early Years Teachers Alliance has put together some fabulous resources which we hope will inspire you in supporting your young child’s learning at home. Have fun!...

Update from Headteacher

Dear Parent/carers I hope you are all well and coping in this very difficult situation. The school continues to remain open for the children of key workers and vulnerable children. At the moment we have roughly 50% of children attending. Due staff shortages because of illness, staff shielding, staff self-isolating and safety concerns around large numbers, we are unfortunately still unable to fully open for all children. This is the case with all of the nursery schools in Bristol, as well as all primary and secondary schools. I fully understand how difficult this is for many of you. I really appreciate the many messages of support and understanding we have been sent. I am also aware that many of you have chosen to keep your children at home for the time being for safety reasons and in line with government guidance on reducing social interactions. Please get in touch with the school if you feel your child really needs to be in nursery at this time and we will endeavour to do our best to provide a place. In the meantime, your child’s key person will be in regular contact and there are lots of tips for activities and things to do at home with your child on our school Facebook page, website and videos on our YouTube channel. We will be fully open for all children as soon as we possibly can be. Once again thank you for all your patience and understanding. We are really missing you and your children and can’t wait to have you all back. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if...

SCHOOL CLOSED (open from 7 January for children of key workers and vulnerable children only)

Dear Parents/Carers SCHOOL CLOSED (open on Thursday for children of key workers and vulnerable children) The Senior Leadership Team (with the full support of the Chair of Governors) has made the very difficult decision to close the school from this evening until the end of Term 3 (12 February) – pending national developments.  This is to ensure the safety of children, staff and the wider community. The risk assessment carried out for the new variant shows that we need to restrict the number of places offered to ensure safe ratios and small groups (similar to the first lockdown).  We will be open from Thursday onwards for those we have identified as vulnerable children and the children of key workers.  If your circumstances have changed and you believe your child falls into either of these two categories, please telephone the school tomorrow and we will try our utmost to accommodate your requirements. I sincerely apologise for the inconvenience this causes and for the late notice but I hope you appreciate our priority is the health and safety of all our school community. We will continue to support you through our website, Facebook page, email and telephone calls.  Please do keep in touch and don’t hesitate to contact us if there is anything we can do to help. We will contact those who we have identified as meeting the above criteria tomorrow. Thank you so much for your continued support in very difficult circumstances. Yours faithfully   Simon Holmes...

Key messages from Bristol City Council to all parents

Dear Parents/Carers Key messages from Bristol City Council: Please travel to/from school or nursery with COVID-19 in mind. It’s advised to avoid public transport so please try and walk/cycle to school if you can, keeping your distance from others, and ensure you wear a face covering when required. Where possible, car sharing with people outside your household or support bubble should be avoided. Social distancing guidance inside and outside of school/nursery is different. Whilst at school or nursery your child can mix with his/her class bubble, as safety measures are in place. This is necessary in order for us to enable children and young people to continue to attend. However, these measures are not in place outside of school/nursery, so please make sure you and your child follow the current government guidance when not in the school building Social distancing outside school/nursery gates is vital to minimise the spread. Please do not gather or mix when dropping off or collecting your child If you or your child develops symptoms of the virus, you/they MUST NOT go to school or nursery. Stay at home, self-isolate and get tested. Symptoms include a new continuous cough, high temperature or loss or change to your sense of taste and smell If you or your child is asked to self-isolate, you/they must not leave the house under any circumstances and your friends and family cannot visit during this time. We understand your frustrations in having to adapt to last minute calls or changes requiring you/your child to self-isolate and thank you for your continued cooperation. Links to share The council’s guidance for parents and carers amid...

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Bright Street
Barton Hill
Bristol
BS5 9PR

Tel: 0117 3534295

Email: cashmore@bristol-schools.uk

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