Voting Day!

It’s voting day today! Elections are being held in Bristol today (Thursday 5th May 2016) for the Mayor of Bristol, Local Councillors and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset. Remember to use your vote – your voice counts. Your poll card tells you which polling station you need to go to. If you’ve lost your poll card, find out where your polling station will be by entering your address on the ward and polling station...

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[POSITION FILLED] Job Vacancies at St Pauls – April 2016

Update – 2/6/16 – these positions are now filled, but keep an eye on our jobs section for new vacancies.   Do you want to work in a diverse and dynamic learning community? We have a few job vacancies at St Pauls right now and some more to follow. All our jobs are advertised on E Teach. Currently we are looking to recruit: A part timer ADULT LEARNING CO-ORDINATOR , to start as soon as possible A Part Time Experienced NURSERY TEACHER, to start in September A full time and experienced EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONER, to work in the Nursery...

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Blaise Castle Family Trip Days

You are invited to come to Nursery School’s Blaise Castle day. Nursery School option A (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday AM families) – 17th May 2016 Nursery School Option B (Wednesday PM, Thursday, and Friday families) – 26th May 2016 Early Years 1 and 2 (Babies and 2 Year-olds families) – 25th May 2016 Family Support Groups – 24th May 2016 We will spend the day exploring the grounds and share a picnic by the park. Coaches will be available to take us there and bring us back during nursery hours. Please ask your child’s key-person for a letter or...

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Parent Curriculum Meetings

Our Parent Curriculum Meetings are a great way for parents and carers to come along and discover how we support your child’s learning. They’re also a perfect place for you to share your own ideas with us! Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:00am – 10:00am, in the Family Room Positive behaviour for learning –  Tuesday 3rd May Positive behaviour for learning –  Friday 6th May Emotional well-being – Tuesday 10th May Emotional well-being – Friday 13th May Building Learning Power – Friday 27th May Building Learning Power – Tuesday 7th...

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New Group – Babies and Beyond (8-18 months)

We’re pleased to announce the launch of a new group, Babies and Beyond, for children aged 8-18 months old. The group takes place every Wednesday from 10am – 11.30am, beginning on 13th April 2016 at Cotham Parish Church (click here for a map), Cotham Road, Bristol, BS6 6DR (located opposite Hampton House Health Centre). No need to book, just drop in. For more information please contact Yvonne or Jenny on 0117 9030337, or download the flyer – Babies and Beyond...

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Stay and Play Updates

Stay and Play on Thursday afternoons is no longer running. Please come to the Monday Stay and Play at St Pauls or Thursday morning Stay and Play at Elim Church. For details of all our groups, please visit our events...

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Easter at St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre

There are some changes to our usual schedule of activities over the Easter break. Please find full details of changes below.   Friday 25th March: Bank Holiday – Centre Closed Monday 28th March: Bank Holiday – Centre Closed Tuesday 29th March: Childminders Group @ St. Pauls in the main building (POD being decorated) – 9.30am-11.30am Stay and Play @ St. Werburghs Nursery School – Cancelled Baby Group at St. Pauls in the main building – 1pm-2.30pm Wednesday 30th March: Family Music – Cancelled Thursday 31st March: Stay and Play at Elim – Cancelled Stay and Play at St. Pauls – Cancelled Friday...

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Enabling Environments – National Teaching Schools

A recent article, published in Nursery World, focusses on the Bristol Early Years Teaching Consortium, the consortium that comprises of us (St Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre) and Redcliffe Nursery School and Children’s Centre, both awarded National Teaching School (NTS) status. A Bristol consortium has become increasingly influential in providing research-based support via Specialist Leaders in Education to schools and early years settings. Marianne Sargent reports Since it was founded in 2011, the Bristol Early Years Teaching Consortium (BEYTC) has gone from strength to strength and is now renowned as a research base with 21 Specialist Leaders in...

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Staff Changes

Some of our lovely Nursery staff will be moving on this Easter. Jo Prideaux, an Early years Practitioner in the Nursery School retuned to work in January after having her first child Anna. After much consideration Jo has now decided to leave St Pauls to be a full time mum for Anna while she is so little. Jo is very committed to our setting – she had been a brilliant, energetic and organised staff member. Jo has lead on first aid and been one of our champions for Forest Experience, she has also worked tirelessly as a staff Governor...

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