BISHOPSTON MATTERS

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Baby / Toddler / Kids / Youth



‘Piglets’ Carers and Toddlers Group – providing a welcoming and friendly place where children can play and interact with each other, and where their parents, nannies and childminders can meet and socialise. The sessions include a story, music and singing. Led by members of the church on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings during school term time.

St Michael and All Angels 160a Gloucester Road Bishopston, Bristol BS7 8NT
0117 9426580
Ardagh Pavilion, Horfield Common, Bristol

The Mums and Tots…and Grandparents and Carers’ groups, meet on Thursday and Friday mornings during term time in the church hall.

0117 907 1839

BRAC is open to all children at Bishop Road School. We provide before and after school care five days a week. The Breakfast Club is open from 8am to the start of school and children are able to eat a healthy breakfast and do a quiet activity before school. The Afterschool Club is open from 3.30pm to 6pm. A snack and drink is provided and the children do craft activities, outside play and quiet play. For more information about Breakfast and Afterschool sessions and to book a place please contact Liz Freeman, the BRAC administrator.

0117 9083385
brac.admin@googlemail.com

Bishopston Beanstalks Pre-school takes a maximum of 24 children per session, with four highly qualified practitioners and a support worker present each day. The setting offers a large, airy hall and other break-out spaces including a small garden. Regular outings are made to St Andrews Park, Bristol School of Gymnastics etc. Older children are invited to take part in our Outdoor Adventure Club, run along forest school lines.

A regular morning includes carpet-time for all the children, small group sessions, lots of free-play, a snack-cafe, physical play, songs and stories. Parents are encouraged to take an active role in the setting; volunteering for rota-duty help, fundraising and sharing their wealth of skills and experiences with the children.

Bishopston Beanstalks is run for children from the term in which they turn three years old, until school age. It operates over four mornings a week (M,T,W,F) during term-times, from 9.15am-12pm, with a lunch club until 1pm. Please call or email to arrange a visit during term-time.

0117 942 5104
info@bishopstonbeanstalks.co.uk
Bishopston Methodist Church, 245 Gloucester Rd, BS7 8NY

Thursdays and Fridays from 1 – 3pm. A lively group for toddlers and their parent or carers. Babes in arms, crawlers, toddlers, and their carers from the local community go along for a natter and a play. If you have, or look after a little one and would like to meet others who have toddlers, then you are more than welcome to go along and join them.

0117 924 3608
Horfield Baptist Church, 279 Gloucester Road, Bristol, BS7 8NY

Growing Voices is a choir for children aged 5 – 7. The aim of the group is to encourage children to enjoy singing together and to have fun with their voices. The weekly sessions will include physical and vocal warm-ups, song learning, musical games and rhythm activities. The sessions will be relaxed, fun and accessible, so no experience is necessary. We will explore a wide range of music from traditional songs and old favourites to modern, funky tunes and songs from different cultures.
We will work towards informal performances for family and friends at the end of each term.
It’s going to be lots of fun, so come along, join in, get singing and help build a new community of young singers. The classes take place Mondays from 4.00–4.45pm at St Michael and All Angels Church Centre, 160a Gloucester Road, Bristol BS7

07858 225 281
info@growingvoices.co.uk
St Michael and All Angels Church Centre, 160a Gloucester Road, Bristol BS7

Harcourt Pre-School is based in north Bristol. We were established in 1956 with the aim of providing good quality childcare in a safe and stimulating environment. The name ‘Harcourt’ derives from our first location in a room in Harcourt Road. We are located in St Albans Church hall and are run independently of the church. We are proud of our links with the local community with which we enjoy a respected and affectionate relationship. We provide a friendly, comfortable and safe environment for children to learn through play. Enjoyment and fun are linked with discovery and learning. The qualified staff are sensitive and responsive to the individual needs of each child. The team strongly believes Pre-School should be fun and we all support children in their learning journey, including preparing them for a happy transition to school.

0117 330 5367
mail@harcourtpreschool.org.uk
The Wells Room St Albans Church Bayswater Avenue BS6 7NS

Horfield Welly Pre-School is an OFSTED registered, community based voluntary managed setting, which depends on the good will of parents and their involvement to operate. It serves the local areas of Horfield, Westbury-on-Trym and Henleaze. Opening hours: 9.15am – 1.00pm. Tuesdays to Fridays (school term time only). Age range: 2.5 – 5 years. Please call during opening hours for further information.

07837 133925
Horfield Parish Church Ha Wellington Hill West Bristol BS7 8ST

Lantern Preschool was started in 1989 by Redland Parish Church in Bristol, with the aim of providing a first class preschool education for children in the local community. We provide a broad and balanced early childhood curriculum that encourages imaginative play, creative skills and constructive abilities. We meet in a light, airy, modern hall with access to a large landscaped garden and play area.

0117 946 4699
info@lantern.org.uk
Redland Church Halls, Redland Green Road, Bristol, BS6 7HE

Mother and Toddlers
Tuesdays 9.30am

0117 9520115
Horfield Methodist Church, Churchways Avenue, Horfield, Bristol, BS7 8SN

Noah’s Ark Pre-school has been running for over 20 years as part of the Cairns Road Baptist Church. It is OFSTED approved and has its own charitable status. The purpose is to provide quality pre-school education within a caring Christian environment. The Pre-school currently accommodates over 80 children each week and employs up to 22 staff overall. The Manager of Noah’s Ark is Carol de Beger. See their website for further details.

0117 9446229
Office@noahsarkps.org.uk
Cairns Rd Baptist Church Cairns Road Westbury Park, Bristol BS6 7TH

Tuesday 9.45am – 11.15am.
A group for toddlers and their parents/carers, which includes craft, story and songs in a quality play
environment. £1.50 per session.

0117 9446229
Cairns Rd Baptist Churc Cairns Road Westbury Park, Bristol BS6 7TH

Serving children and families with God’s love and practical care. Together, Cairns Road Baptist Church and Noah’s Ark@CRBC run the preschool and a range of daytime activities. The activities are available during term time only, with the café also offering limited opening in school holidays. See the website for term dates and café closures. Noah’s Ark Dads Morning,Saturday (once a term, check website) 9.30am to 11.30am. For dads (grandads, uncles, male carers etc), their pre-school age children and their siblings to enjoy play activities together. Bacon butties provided. £1.50 per session.

0117 9446229
Cairns Rd Baptist Church Cairns Road Westbury Park, Bristol BS6 7TH

Squirrel Camp Forest School – ages 1-4 years £6 per family. Meet Wednesday term time 9:45-11:15 & 1-2.30 Badocks Wood

e-mail:jennysanderson@blueyonder.co.uk

St. Bonaventure’s Early Years provides care and education for children aged 3 to 4 years. It aims to empower all children to be able, willing and motivated to learn. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage document which is a statutory play-based framework which came into effect in 2008. Morning, afternoon and all day sessions are available from Monday to Friday during term time.Session 1: 8.15am – 1.15pm Session 2: 1.30pm – 4.30pm or 5.30pm All day: 8.15am – 4.30pm or 5.30pm

07840 796 993 or 07597 900 718
St. Bonaventure’s School Bishopston Bristol BS7 8HP

The youth clubs also enjoy adventures outside the Upper Room and there are many special events and weekends away. We also encourage our young people to get involved with “mission” both in the UK and abroad, and have various links to make this possible. Thursdays – For school years 10/11-13, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Fridays – For school years 7-9/10, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. The “Upper Room” provides a chilled space to relax, chat, enjoy a smoothie and participate in indoor sport (including pool and ice hockey tables) and many other activities. Come and play Xbox and watch the latest DVD releases. The youth clubs also enjoy adventures outside the Upper Room and there are many special events and weekends away. We also encourage our young people to get involved with “mission” both in the UK and abroad, and have various links to make this possible.

0117 9425669
finmac19@hotmail.com
Cairns Rd Baptist Church Cairns Road Westbury Park, Bristol BS6 7TH

Fun, innovative baby swimming classes, available in Bristol, Bath and Weston Super Mare, taught by world-class instructors.Our multi-award winning programme teaching water confidence and safety both above and underwater is structured yet gentle; centred around the needs of each individual child. And our results speak for themselves. Our classes have saved at least eight children from drowning. The best reason for being passionate about what we do. For more information on classes and availability please contact us.

0117 946 6919
underwater@waterbabies.co.uk

Monday 10–11.30am. Please contact the Church for more information.

Horfield Parish Hall, Wellington Hill, Bristol, BS7 8ST