About Us

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Our Pre-school offers education and care for children from the age of two until they start school. We are a Registered Provider under the Bristol Early Years Partnership and so can claim funding for most children from the term after their third birthday. (All children are entitled to 15 hours of pre-school education from the start of the next national term after their third birthday and may be eligible for 30 hours if parent's ware working). This can be split between  different providers if required. Some children are also eligible for funding from the age of two. (Additional criteria applies – speak to Cathy) Additional sessions/hours above the free entitlement can be paid for.

 

Our Pre-school is open from Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm but we operate on a sessional as well as full day basis.  We operate Term time only. (See below for this years term dates) The first hour of each day is our Breakfast Club (from 8am to 9am) and our normal session times run from 9am to 12noon or 1pm and then from 12noon or 1pm  to 3pm or 4pm  Our Lunch time is at 12noon and children bring their own packed lunch for this. Children can come for the whole day and finishing times are flexible depending on if you have siblings attending other local school.

 

How many sessions each child attends will be agreed individually with you and reviewed as and when necessary according to your child’s needs and subject to space available.

 

Extra hours above your entitlement will be charged termly. This may then give you more time to fit around work commitments or enable you to access training opportunities.

 

ST JOSEPH’S PRE-SCHOOL TERM DATES FOR YEAR 2021/2022 

  • Term 1 Thursday 2 September 2021 to Friday 22 October 2021 

  • Term 2 Monday 1 November 2021 to Friday 17 December 2021 

  • Term 3 Tuesday 4 January 2022 to Friday 18 February 2022 

  • Term 4 Monday 28th February 2022 to Friday 8th April 2022 

  • Term 5 Monday 25 April 2022 to Friday 27 May 2022 

  • Term 6 Monday 6 June 2022 to Friday 22 July 2022 

 

NB: WE WILL ALSO BE CLOSED FOR FIVE IN-SERVICE TRAINING DAYS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. 

The first two of these are on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd September so our first day of term for the Children will be from Monday 6th September. 

 

We will have two further In-service dates as follows: 

Tuesday 4th Jan 2022, and Tuesday 3rd May 

There will be one further date in June or July which we will advise as soon as we can! 

 

We also close for Bank Holidays.  (But most bank holidays fall in non-term time anyway!) 

Upcoming Events and Important reminders:

THE PRE-SCHOOL IS OPEN

Early Years Settings have remained open to all children throughout the last lockdowns and will continue to do so.

 

 

IN-SERVICE TRAINING

We close for 5 Inset days each year. Our next closure dates are Thursday and Friday 2nd and 3rd of September 2021

 

Fund raising and other events throughout the year!!

We usually have several events throughout the year both to help raise funds for the pre-school and to bring people together and support our families! Watch this space for more info.