Our December 2019 Newsletter has been published, and you can download it below.
Its been an eventful last few weeks of 2019 in St Pauls Nursery Schools with visits, parties, saying goodbye to staff leaving to have their babies, and welcoming new staff and apprentices onto our team!
Our team have coped with a lots of staff illness — in fact I don’t think I can ever remember a time when we have had so many staff off sick. The staff who have remained standing have coped remarkably well to not just keep the place going—but to still offer the personal support for children and families. I so admire their commitment to getting it right for children, whatever the challenges.
Politically its been eventful too, both locally and nationally. Bristol LA have made changes to their Early Year’s Leadership model and will now be reviewing the sustainability challenge for our Nursery Schools. Another Local Authority priority will also be driving forward a complete remodel and refocus on the provision in the city for children with Special Educational Needs.
Nationally we have no idea yet what changes this government will make to Early Years, but we hope they listen to the facts that nurseries are closing all over the country due to the gap between funding and the reals cost of delivering great nursery education and high quality daycare. For those of you who have not supported the petition to ‘Save Nursery Schools’, you can do so here.
Download the full newsletter below.