Celebrating National Nursery Practitioner Day!

Team Training with Jane Evans

At our October Cascade Training we were delighted to be joined by Jane Evans, a child behaviour and trauma expert. Jane worked with us on improving our knowledge of brain development and how both child and adult behaviours are telling us something, so we need to truly listen and think about how to help a […]

Supporting Parents and Children when Settling In

We are always delighted to receive parent feedback as it helps us reflect on what we do, and make changes to improve where we can. This comment is particularly heartwarming because it demonstrates how our slow and gentle settling in process has supported both the young child and the parent, who had their own anxieties […]

Defibrillators Installed in all BCC Nurseries

Bristol Childcare is delighted to announce that a defibrillator has been installed in each Bristol Childcare nursery. This is the result of a fundraising campaign supported by the children, staff, parents and grandparents of the 3-nursery family-run group. Managing Director, Saffia Bullock said “The idea came from staff first aid training in January 2017 where […]

Healthy Harvest

Today we are feeling proud of the produce we have harvested – tomatoes, cucumbers, eating and cooking apples, courgettes, beans, onions, broccoli and spring onions! It’s great to know that this week our nursery chefs Dee at Mornington House, Lee-Ann at The Court House and Lauren at The Priory will use this fresh produce to […]

Funded Hours

Extended Funded Childcare for Three and Four Year Olds: What We Offer at Bristol Childcare Introduction From September 2017 the Government is providing up to 1140 hours of funded childcare per year. This is often referred to as ‘30 hours free childcare’ or ‘Extended Offer’ because it is free at the point of delivery for […]

Mealtimes at The Court House

At the Court House we are continually evaluating how we can make nursery life feel more like home. Our babies are already thriving with the concept of baby led weaning and as a team for the older children we felt it would be nice to eliminate all plastic plates, cups and utensils at mealtimes and […]

SUMMER MENUS

With the change in seasons, we are delighted to announce that as from the start of May, we are moving to our summer menu. Changing menus twice a year enables us to constantly review the range of food we offer the children, and ensure we use seasonal produce. Pictured is the first rhubarb harvest. Please […]

Meet the Head Office team

The Head Office team are there to support the nursery staff and help run Bristol Childcare. From left: Sue Farr, Founder Matthew Bullock, Finance Manager Anna Cattermole, Accounts Joanne Osborne, Receptionist Debbie Lee, Administrator Justine Richardson, Group Manager Saffia Bullock, Managing Director Justine MC, Parentzone and Billing

Homegrown vegetable harvest

At Bristol Childcare we try to grow as much fruit and veg as we can, so that staff and children can enjoy organic, local, fresh produce. This is last week’s harvest, which included potatoes, beetroots, runner beans, peas, courgettes, tomatoes and aubergines!