St Edmund’s Nursery School and Children’s Centre News Dance! National Bookstart Week<p>The West Bradford Cluster has some special activities coming up to celebrate National Bookstart Week. Come along, all children attending will get a &nbsp;free copy of Everybunny Dance!&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>St. Edmunds - Thursday 8th June</strong></p> <p>Stay and Play - 1.00 - 3.00 (0-4) Bunny Disco, Songs &amp; Dancing&nbsp;&amp; Carrot Hunt.</p> <p><strong>Crossley Hall - Monday 5th June</strong></p> <p>Stay and Play - 1.00 -3.00 (0-4) Live Bunny rabbit (Bramble) and Bunny rabbit picnic</p> <p><strong>Allerton - Monday 5th June</strong></p> <p>Stay and Play - 1.00-3.00 (0-4)&nbsp; - Live Bunny rabbit &amp; Carrot hunt/digging.</p> <p><strong>Princeville - Friday 9th June</strong></p> <p>Stay and Play - 1.00-3.00 (0-4) - Bunny&#39;s picnic</p> <p><strong>Lidget Green - Friday 9th June</strong></p> <p>Stay and Play - 1.00-3.00 (0-4) - Making music &amp; Instruments</p> <p><strong>Thornton - Monday 5th June</strong></p> <p>Stay and Play - 1.00-3.00&nbsp;(0-4) Bunny&nbsp;Disco</p> <p><strong>Farnham - Friday 9th June</strong></p> <p>Stay and Play - 1.00-3.00 (0-4)- Bunny Picnic</p>, 23 May 2017 08:46:48 GMTScholastic Book Fair 12th to 15th June<p>Come along to our Book Fair which will be in the entrance area from 12th to 15th June. You&rsquo;ll find a wide range of lovely books suitable for your child and our nursery will earn free books for every book that&rsquo;s bought.</p>, 04 May 2017 12:23:58 GMTNewsletter - Summer 1<p>Our summer term&nbsp;newsletter is hot off the press. Parents of all children attending the nursery will be given a copy, you can also download a copy <a href="/files/Newsletter_Summer_1_2017.pdf">here</a>.</p>, 27 Apr 2017 12:49:52 GMTNew email address for St Edmund's<p>Please note that all St Edmund&#39;s email addresses have changed.&nbsp;</p> <p>To contact us please email or call 01274 543282.</p>, 12 Apr 2017 13:17:52 GMTWest Bradford Cluster wins award for equalities work<p>The West Bradford Children&#39;s Centre Cluster was presented yesterday by Councillor Sinead Engel (Clayton and Fairweather Green) with the EQualities Award. To achieve the award, we put together a portfolio of evidence that demonstrated our commitment to equality - policies, leaflets and newsletters, our programme, staff training etc. The director of the EQualities said that ours was one of the best applications he had seen: &quot;The staff work extremely hard to promote diversity at every level; they challenge inequality and show a determination to foster harmonious relationships with the local community. The evidence they supplied in order to achieve the award speaks for itself. It shows a high level of awareness and really showcases their commitment to equality for all groups and individuals irrespective of ability, ethnicity or gender.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Telegraph and Argus came to the presentation, click <a href="" target="_blank">here</a> for their report.</p>, 06 Apr 2017 14:56:29 GMTHealthy Living Week<p>Did you know that research shows children who stay a healthy weight tend to be fitter, healthier, better able to learn, and more self-confident? They&#39;re also much less likely to have health problems in later life. Children whose parents encourage them to be active and eat well are more likely to stay a healthy weight and grow up healthy. Join us during Healthy Living Week to find out how your family can be more healthy.</p> <p><strong>Monday 13th March&nbsp;13:00-14:00</strong></p> <p>Lindsay, our chef, will demonstrate healthy recipes for you and your family.</p> <p>Talk to staff and other parents about how you and your family can be healthy.</p> <p>Health visitors available 9:00-11:00 and 13:00-15:00.</p> <p><strong>Tuesday 14th March - Keeping Active Day</strong></p> <p>Diddi Dance funky pre-school classes will be running throughout the day.</p> <p>The children will join Rebecca for movement sessions throughout the day - see the Healthy Living Week timetable for session times.</p> <p><strong>Thursday 16th and Friday 17th March&ndash; Life Caravan</strong></p> <p>Come along on Thursday or Friday to meet Harold the Giraffe and find out more about healthy living at the Life Caravan.</p> <p>Children from each room will be taking turns to visit the caravan and enjoy the different activities.</p> <p>There are 2 special sessions for parents each day - see the Healthy Living Week timetable for session times.</p> <p><strong>Friday 17th March&mdash;Tatty Bumpkin&mdash;Yoga sessions</strong></p> <p>Tatty Bumpkins develops flexibility, enhances creativity, aids development and promotes well being.</p> <p><strong>Eat Together Week 13th - 17th March</strong></p> <p>If your child usually stays for lunch, come and enjoy a healthy lunch with them. The cost is &pound;1.65 per adult. Please see the menu in the corridor for daily choices - book and pay at reception. Limited spaces available.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 15 Mar 2017 13:41:16 GMTPartners in Play - Bradford College visit<header> <p>St.Edmund&rsquo;s Nursery School and Children&rsquo;s Centre hosted the BA QTS Y1 students for a memorable Early Years experience last week. Lindsay Mihailovic, head of school, welcomed the large group and described the work that takes place there.</p> <p>Students were challenged to consider what matters in providing effective early years practice. All the students got a tour of the impressive facilities and then had opportunity to undertake a long observation.</p> </header> <p>A number of staff, with very different roles, later explained their work and our students had chance to ask questions. The visit was very enjoyable and really helped our students, many who have little, or no experience in Early Years, to understand the principles underlying effective provision.</p> <p>Upon return to college many students offered comments like, &ldquo;I was impressed by the outdoor space and the resources in provision.&rdquo; And, &ldquo;the sensory room was my favourite space, it was amazing.&rdquo; They recognised how the provision was inclusive and enjoyed watching children learning through play. The whole experience &nbsp;should prove a valuable foundation for their future learning and inform their practice. Bradford College would like to extend thanks to all the staff for making us so welcome.</p> <p><strong>Julie Ward &nbsp; &nbsp;</strong></p>, 16 Mar 2017 15:38:44 GMT2YO places available for April 2017<p>If your child will be two before the end of March 2017, and you are claiming certain benefits, then your child could be eligible for a free early education place after Easter. You are eligible if you are claiming any one of the following:</p> <ul> <li>Income Support</li> <li>Income-based Jobseeker&rsquo;s Allowance</li> <li>Income related Employment and Support Allowance</li> <li>Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999</li> <li>The Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit</li> <li>Child Tax Credit with earnings from employment below &pound;16,190</li> <li>Working Tax Credit with earnings from employment are below &pound;16,190</li> <li>Disability Living Allowance (for the child not yourself).</li> </ul> <p>You can check your eligibility <a href=";ebp=10&amp;ebz=1_1487175604874" target="_blank">here</a>. Call us on 01274 543282 to find out more.&nbsp;</p>, 20 Jan 2017 15:58:44 GMT