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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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