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BCP Family Information'Spooktacular' half term activities!

Here are just a few of the 'fangtastic' activities on offer over half term.
Please remember to social distance, stay in groups of six or less, wash your hands regularly and stay safe!

-Halloween Trail at Kingfisher Barn Visitors Centre, Bournemouth
-Pimp Up Your Pumpkin at Knyveton Gardens, Springbourne
-Spooky Woodland Walk at Red House Museum, Christchurch
-Scaplen's Court Spooktacular Halloween themed activities, Poole
-Where's Wally? Spooky Museum Search, Poole Museum
-'Spooky Stories' Treehouse outdoor theatre at Red House Museum
-Squidgetastic Spooky Sculpture, Forest Arts Centre, New Milton
-The Great Dorset Pumpkin Trail

For all these activities and more, visit BCP Council Family Information Directory: orlo.uk/XplIO
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Upton Country Park🎃 Half Term will soon be here and we’ve created a fun activity pack to do at the Country Park with the kids, including a spooky trail and Halloween themed activities! 🎃

You can download now from the homepage of our website, www.uptoncountrypark.com. We hope you have a great time on your next visit!
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If your child was born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017 you need to apply for a reception place for September 2021.

Information on how to do this online can be found on the BCP Council website: www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/schooladmissionsApplying for a school place

If your child is due to start reception or transfer to junior or middle school or secondary or upper school in September 2021, you can now apply online for a school place. Apply online: orlo.uk/ZbI7p

School tours and open days won't be happening in quite the same way this year so schools have got creative with many offering virtual tours and opportunities to meet teachers online.

Visit school websites and contact the schools you are interested in to find out what they are offering. See all schools on the Family Information Directory: orlo.uk/BaLpx

Deadlines for applying are:
31 October 2020 for secondary and upper schools
15 January 2021 for reception, junior and middle schools.
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If your child was born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017 you need to apply for a reception place for September 2021.

Information on how to do this online can be found on the BCP Council website: https://www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/schooladmissions

BCP Family InformationThe play parks are set to reopen from Saturday 4 July, hooray! Find a list of the parks that are ready to open tomorrow here. orlo.uk/FCr19 ... See moreSee less

Some great tips on how to stay safe and cool in this glorious sunshine ☀️Warm temperatures forecast over next two days! How to stay safe...

Most of us welcome the hot weather, but there can be health risks such as dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Everyone can be affected but the most vulnerable people are older people, young children and people with existing health conditions.

Babies are particularly vulnerable to overheating, visit NHS website for information on how to keep your baby safe during hot weather: orlo.uk/mK7zW

Tops Tips on how to protect yourself and others during hot weather:

• Shut windows and pull down the shades when it is hotter outside. Open the windows for ventilation when it is cooler.
• Avoid the heat: stay out of the sun and don't go out between 11am and 3pm (the hottest part of the day) if you're vulnerable to the effects of heat.
• Have cool baths or showers, and splash yourself with cool water.
• Drink plenty of fluids and avoid excess alcohol.
• Plan ahead to make sure you have enough supplies, such as food, water and any medications you need.
• Identify the coolest room in the house or at work so you know where to go to keep cool.
• Wear loose, cool clothing, and a hat and sunglasses if you go outdoors.
• Check up on people who may be less able to look themselves
For more info: orlo.uk/d4yWy
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Some great tips on how to stay safe and cool in this glorious sunshine ☀️

Children are More Than A Score - please share...Testing 4-year-olds in English and maths would be madness in any school year but now, more than ever, it would be completely wrong.

It’s the last thing children, teachers and heads need. They don’t want these meaningless tests, and they certainly don’t want them in the coming school year. Only the government is stuck in reverse, stubbornly ignoring Covid-19 and insisting that they go ahead.

Send the government Department for Education Nick Gibb and Gavin Williamson a virtual postcard by sharing this post. And don’t forget to sign our petition: buff.ly/2OyaN2M

Let’s put a stop to baseline testing once and for all.

#MoreThanAScore #ReceptionBaseline #StopBaseline
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Children are More Than A Score - please share...

May 8 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day, which was the day towards the end of World War Two when fighting against Nazi Germany came to an end in Europe. VE Day, which stands for Victory in Europe Day, is a bank holiday in the UK, replacing the usual Early May Bank holiday Monday. In previous years, VE Day has been celebrated with street parties, community gatherings and services of thanksgiving. This year, because of the coronavirus pandemic and the UK’s lockdown restrictions, the previously planned celebrations for the 75th anniversary will not be able to go ahead and the day will look slightly different that originally intended.

Despite the restrictions however, VE Day celebrations will still go ahead. To allow people to mark the day from the safety of their homes, a two minute silence has been planned for 11am, followed by a ‘toast to heroes’ at 3pm.

The Queen will also make a speech, addressing the nation once again from Windsor Castle at 9pm, which is the same time 75 years ago that her father, King George VI, gave a radio address to mark the end of the fighting with Germany in 1945. The general public are also being encouraged to throw ‘Stay At Home Street Parties’ instead of the traditional neighbourhood gatherings.

The idea behind a VE Day Stay At Home Street Party is that people can still celebrate the day with their neighbours whilst observing social distancing and staying at home. Organisers are encouraging the public to decorate the outside of their homes in red, white and blue, bunting and flags to mark the occasion, so that whole streets are adorned in the nation’s colours. This way, neighbours can enjoy the visual spectacle of national pride from their windows or during their one hour of exercise per day.

People are also being encouraged to forgo group gatherings for afternoon tea and picnics and instead hold a smaller celebration in the garden or on a doorstep with your household. Think mini sandwiches, cakes, scones with jam and cream and a good old cup of tea.

If you need inspirations, more ideas, recipes or tips on how to throw your own VE Day Stay At Home Street Party, the government have set up a website dedicated to providing you with a full toolkit of resources at ve-vjday75.gov.uk.
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May 8 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day, which was the day towards the end of World War Two when fighting against Nazi Germany came to an end in Europe. VE Day, which stands for Victory in Europe Day, is a bank holiday in the UK, replacing the usual Early May Bank holiday Monday. In previous years, VE Day has been celebrated with street parties, community gatherings and services of thanksgiving. This year, because of the coronavirus pandemic and the UK’s lockdown restrictions, the previously planned celebrations for the 75th anniversary will not be able to go ahead and the day will look slightly different that originally intended. 

Despite the restrictions however, VE Day celebrations will still go ahead. To allow people to mark the day from the safety of their homes, a two minute silence has been planned for 11am, followed by a ‘toast to heroes’ at 3pm. 

The Queen will also make a speech, addressing the nation once again from Windsor Castle at 9pm, which is the same time 75 years ago that her father, King George VI, gave a radio address to mark the end of the fighting with Germany in 1945. The general public are also being encouraged to throw ‘Stay At Home Street Parties’ instead of the traditional neighbourhood gatherings.

The idea behind a VE Day Stay At Home Street Party is that people can still celebrate the day with their neighbours whilst observing social distancing and staying at home.  Organisers are encouraging the public to decorate the outside of their homes in red, white and blue, bunting and flags to mark the occasion, so that whole streets are adorned in the nation’s colours.  This way, neighbours can enjoy the visual spectacle of national pride from their windows or during their one hour of exercise per day.

People are also being encouraged to forgo group gatherings for afternoon tea and picnics and instead hold a smaller celebration in the garden or on a doorstep with your household.  Think mini sandwiches, cakes, scones with jam and cream and a good old cup of tea.

If you need inspirations, more ideas, recipes or tips on how to throw your own VE Day Stay At Home Street Party, the government have set up a website dedicated to providing you with a full toolkit of resources at ve-vjday75.gov.uk.

Upton Country Park have put together an activity sheet for you to download - you can complete most of it at home during lockdown and the rest at Spurrier's Play Park when they re-open. Learn about the new adventure play area and the wildlife surrounding this beautiful part of Poole.

uptoncountrypark.com/spurriers-play-park-activity-sheet/
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Upton Country Park have put together an activity sheet for you to download - you can complete most of it at home during lockdown and the rest at Spurriers Play Park when they re-open. Learn about the new adventure play area and the wildlife surrounding this beautiful part of Poole.  

https://uptoncountrypark.com/spurriers-play-park-activity-sheet/

Social Distancing with The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom. Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have re illustrated some of their most famous visuals and verses in light of our current situation...
#inthistogether #rhymesforthetimesWe hope you enjoy these reimagined images and verses from #JuliaDonaldson and #AxelScheffler most-loved books and characters in light of the current times we all find ourselves in

#inthistogether #rhymesforthetimes
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Social Distancing with The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom. Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have re illustrated some of their most famous visuals and verses in light of our current situation... 
#inthistogether #rhymesforthetimes

You may have noticed some rainbows hanging outside Broadstone Christian Nursery, we are taking part in the Dorset Art Eye-Spy! community initiative to spread a little joy, the idea is to display a piece of artwork outside your home so that others can enjoy. Feel free to take a photo of any artwork you encounter when on your daily exercise and share on Facebook.

Every week Dorset Art Eye-Spy! suggests a new theme. This weeks theme is Friendship and will run until 4th April.

Check out their page Dorset Art Eye-Spy! for lots of lovely images taken around Dorset.
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You may have noticed some rainbows hanging outside Broadstone Christian Nursery, we are taking part in the Dorset Art Eye-Spy! community initiative to spread a little joy, the idea is to display a piece of artwork outside your home so that others can enjoy. Feel free to take a photo of any artwork you encounter when on your daily exercise and share on Facebook.

Every week Dorset Art Eye-Spy! suggests a new theme. This weeks theme is Friendship and will run until 4th April.

Check out their page Dorset Art Eye-Spy! for lots of lovely images taken around Dorset.

The importance of washing your hands. Perfectly illustrated by Tom Fletcher and his children.

Tom Fletcher
Here’s an awesome way to help your kids understand why we need to wash our hands. I saw a video online of a teacher doing this with her class and thought I’d try it. Spreading knowledge, not germs! #covid_19 #corona #washyourhands
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Tom Fletcher

Keeping active with the residents at Bupa UK 🎳This week’s visit from Broadstone Christian Nursery was full of fun and games with the residents. They really do bring so much joy to the links.⚽️🎳😍 What a fun way of staying active . #funandgames #youngatheart #broadstonecommunity #bupauk ... See moreSee less

Keeping active with the residents at Bupa UK 🎳

Continuing our strong links within the community...This morning we had a lovely visit from Broadstone Christian Nursery. We celebrated our favourite books and stories with the residents. 📚📚#worldbookday #care #broadstone ... See moreSee less

Continuing our strong links within the community...

Just in time for World Book Day...The Costume Swap is happening at your local library just in time for World Book Day. Take along your outgrown costume, hang it up and choose a new outfit to take away. What will you be this year?http://orlo.uk/hCsWM ... See moreSee less

Just in time for World Book Day...

 

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Good idea. Always seems a pressure to buy new so this is just the ticket. 👏

Broadstone Christian Nursery have invested in a new mark making sensory board. Sensory play includes activities that stimulate children’s senses such as sight, sound, smell, taste or touch. As children explore sensory materials they develop their sense of touch. This lays the foundation for learning other skills, such as identifying objects by touch and using fine and gross motor skills. Mark making also develops the creation of different patterns, lines, textures and shapes. Here are some activities that the children have been involved in over the last few weeks:

- mark making sensory board
- mark making
- matching shapes
- making patterns with shapes
- independently looking at books
- role play with the shopping till and enjoying a tea party

To find out more about how we apply the EYFS framework into our day to day activities please visit our website: www.broadstonechristiannursery.com/EYFS
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Broadstone Christian Nursery have invested in a new mark making sensory board. Sensory play includes activities that stimulate children’s senses such as sight, sound, smell, taste or touch. As children explore sensory materials they develop their sense of touch. This lays the foundation for learning other skills, such as identifying objects by touch and using fine and gross motor skills. Mark making also develops the creation of different patterns, lines, textures and shapes. Here are some activities that the children have been involved in over the last few weeks:

- mark making sensory board
- mark making
- matching shapes
- making patterns with shapes
- independently looking at books
- role play with the shopping till and enjoying a tea party

To find out more about how we apply the EYFS framework into our day to day activities please visit our website: https://www.broadstonechristiannursery.com/EYFS

Visit Upton Country Park over half term.The craft cabins are ready for tomorrow’s wildlife painted crafts. Open from 10-1pm in the activity area near the Tea Rooms. No booking necessary. £3 per craft. We’re running this Tue 18th, Thu 20th and Sat 22nd Feb 🎨 🐛🦋🐞🐌🐝🦎 ... See moreSee less

Visit Upton Country Park over half term.

 

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15 hours funding currently offered at Broadstone Christian Nursery. To find out if you are eligible follow the link below...Happy 2nd Birthday! Do you have a two year old child? Or do you know a friend or family member who does?

If so, they may be entitled to up to 15 hours of funded childcare a week, for 38 weeks of the year.

Check if you can claim and how to here: socsi.in/FixY4
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15 hours funding currently offered at Broadstone Christian Nursery. To find out if you are eligible follow the link below...

Come and join us at the 50th Broadstone Christmas Parade on Saturday 7th December from 11:00 when the Christmas market will be in full swing, have fun with a tombola and pick up some Christmas gifts.

This year the children of Broadstone Christian Nursery will be dressed as Christmas Puddings and the adults as Chef's. Look out for us and give us a cheer!

The parade starts at 13:30 with Santa leading the way, he will be followed by local groups all in fancy dress, 3 marching bands, and some extra surprises.

After the parade Santa will be outside the Methodist Church collecting presents to give to Ted Webster Children's Centre, so make sure you bring him a present.

The Church will also be showing cartoons followed by a Christmas film and serving mince pies and hot drinks.
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Come and join us at the 50th Broadstone Christmas Parade on Saturday 7th December from 11:00 when the Christmas market will be in full swing, have fun with a tombola and pick up some Christmas gifts.

This year the children of Broadstone Christian Nursery will be dressed as Christmas Puddings and the adults as Chefs. Look out for us and give us a cheer!

The parade starts at 13:30 with Santa leading the way, he will be followed by local groups all in fancy dress, 3 marching bands, and some extra surprises.

After the parade Santa will be outside the Methodist Church collecting presents to give to Ted Webster Childrens Centre, so make sure you bring him a present.

The Church will also be showing cartoons followed by a Christmas film and serving mince pies and hot drinks.

New play area open at Upton Country Park.Have you visited our exciting new play area yet? The Adventure Play has been officially opened by the worshipful the Mayor of Poole! Despite the wet weather, the mayor cut the red ribbon to declare our wonderful new facility open, helped by children from Flippers Nursery and Upton Junior School. A big thank you to everyone involved for coming along to be a part of the celebration, even in the rain!
Why not visit this weekend for a play? Don't forget our Christmas Craft Fair is also on in Upton House for all those Christmas gift buying opportunities. We are looking forward to welcoming you 😀

BCP Council
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New play area open at Upton Country Park.

The children regularly visit Bupa UK and there are proven benefits to both the children and residents from these visits - for many reading together is the highlight of their week.

On our last visit we talked about what we would like for Christmas, we wrote our letters to Father Christmas and then posted them at the local Post Office on the way back to the nursery.
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The children regularly visit Bupa UK and there are proven benefits to both the children and residents from these visits - for many reading together is the highlight of their week. 

On our last visit we talked about what we would like for Christmas, we wrote our letters to Father Christmas and then posted them at the local Post Office on the way back to the nursery.

Anti-Bullying Week 2019: Change Starts With Us

Anti-Bullying Week happens in schools across England each November. This year's Anti-Bullying Week has the theme Change Starts With Us and is happening from Monday 11th November - Friday 15th November 2019.

At Broadstone Christian Nursery we develop each child's physical, intellectual, emotional and social abilities and provide a good opportunity to understand and influence how young children play together and communicate. We offer advice and support to parents and work with each child to develop good relationships.

Change Starts With Us. Find out more:
www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/tools-information/advice-parents
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Anti-Bullying Week 2019: Change Starts With Us

Anti-Bullying Week happens in schools across England each November. This years Anti-Bullying Week has the theme Change Starts With Us and is happening from Monday 11th November - Friday 15th November 2019. 

At Broadstone Christian Nursery we develop each childs physical, intellectual, emotional and social abilities and provide a good opportunity to understand and influence how young children play together and communicate. We offer advice and support to parents and work with each child to develop good relationships.

Change Starts With Us. Find out more:
https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/tools-information/advice-parents

This half term why not visit Upton Country Park for some pumpkin fun! 🎃

Pre-booking essential. £5.99 per ticket. Time slots are at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm daily from 26-31st October.Looking for something to keep the kids entertained at the start of half term? Upton Country Park hosts a pumpkin carving session from Saturday 26 October. Entrants can pick their own pumpkin from the pumpkin tunnel and then take it back to the Education Centre for some carving.

For more details visit: socsi.in/WFJ9c
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This half term why not visit Upton Country Park for some pumpkin fun! 🎃 

Pre-booking essential.  £5.99 per ticket.  Time slots are at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm daily from 26-31st October.

Our children enjoy visiting just as much as the residents enjoy seeing them. Broadstone Christian Nursery is at the heart of the local community and has strong links with Bupa UK. The children regularly visit the home and there are proven benefits to both the children and residents from these visits - for many this is the highlight of their week.⭐️⭐️ Just look at these little beauties! The joy the Broadstone Christian Nursery give our residents on weekly basis words simply cannot explain 💕💕#broadstonecommunity #caring #ageisonlyanumber #supersouth ... See moreSee less

Our children enjoy visiting just as much as the residents enjoy seeing them. Broadstone Christian Nursery is at the heart of the local community and has strong links with Bupa UK. The children regularly visit the home and there are proven benefits to both the children and residents from these visits - for many this is the highlight of their week.

Broadstone Christian Nursery is at the heart of the local community and has strong links with Bupa UK. The children regularly visit the residents at the home and today we baked biscuits together. There have been proven benefits to both the children and residents from this type of joint activity and for many children it is a highlight of their week.👩‍🍳 The smell of Chocolate chip cookies 🍪 filled The links this morning when the children from Broadstone Christian Nursery visited and did some baking with our residents 💕💕#supersouth #extraordinary #caring #community ... See moreSee less

Broadstone Christian Nursery is at the heart of the local community and has strong links with Bupa UK. The children regularly visit the residents at the home and today we baked biscuits together. There have been proven benefits to both the children and residents from this type of joint activity and for many children it is a highlight of their week.

 

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Nicki Pickford....love these pics ❤️❤️❤️

Springdale First School Open Mornings

Tuesday 15th October –9am to 11am, 1.20pm to 2.20pm
Thursday 17th October –9am to 11am, 1.20pm to 2.20pm

Please ring to book an appointment on 01202 692700.
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Springdale First School Open Mornings

Tuesday 15th October –9am to 11am, 1.20pm to 2.20pm
Thursday 17th October –9am to 11am, 1.20pm to 2.20pm

Please ring to book an appointment on 01202 692700.

Children’s food preferences and eating habits are formed early in life and the time that they spend in early years settings provides an ideal opportunity to shape healthy behaviours. Broadstone Christian Nursery work closely with CaterFirst who supply the children's hot lunches. The children love the opportunity to visit the allotment to enhance their understanding of where their lunches come from and to see the fresh fruit and vegetables growing. They love nothing more than getting hands on at the allotment and developing their gardening skills! In preparation for Harvest Festival we will be enhancing the children's learning and giving thanks for successful crops.
Visit our website for more information: www.broadstonechristiannursery.com/
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Children’s food preferences and eating habits are formed early in life and the time that they spend in early years settings provides an ideal opportunity to shape healthy behaviours. Broadstone Christian Nursery work closely with CaterFirst who supply the childrens hot lunches. The children love the opportunity to visit the allotment to enhance their understanding of where their lunches come from and to see the fresh fruit and vegetables growing. They love nothing more than getting hands on at the allotment and developing their gardening skills! In preparation for Harvest Festival we will be enhancing the childrens learning and giving thanks for successful crops.
Visit our website for more information: https://www.broadstonechristiannursery.com/

PI Online LimitedLook out for the new banners for Broadstone Christian Nursery. PI Online have been working closely with Broadstone Christian Nursery on their brand and marketing material, here are a few examples of how their brand design is properly represented and consistent across all media.

If you would like more information on the services that we offer please contact us: www.pi-online.co.uk/

designed by PI Online Limited
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The children of Broadstone Christian Nursery will be attending the Harvest Festival Service on Wednesday 25th September at 10.15am at the Methodist Church in Broadstone.

The service is led by Rev Sue Gowling and the children bring harvest gifts for the foodbank, listen to stories, sing hymns and songs together in celebration. Please do join us!

Broadstone Christian Nursery is at the heart of the local community and has strong links with local schools and education authorities, libraries, churches, care homes, local businesses and the Horticultural Society.

We are often out and about exploring in Broadstone.

To find out more about us call 01202 601748 to arrange a visit or contact us via our website: www.broadstonechristiannursery.com.
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The children of Broadstone Christian Nursery will be attending the Harvest Festival Service on Wednesday 25th September at 10.15am at the Methodist Church in Broadstone.

The service is led by Rev Sue Gowling and the children bring harvest gifts for the foodbank, listen to stories, sing hymns and songs together in celebration. Please do join us!

Broadstone Christian Nursery is at the heart of the local community and has strong links with local schools and education authorities, libraries, churches, care homes, local businesses and the Horticultural Society.

We are often out and about exploring in Broadstone.

To find out more about us call 01202 601748 to arrange a visit or contact us via our website: www.broadstonechristiannursery.com.

This September the new Ofsted Inspection Framework comes into force. Broadstone Christian Nursery was approached by the South West Senior HMI to be a pilot setting for them. Although no formal report the experience was invaluable and so was the feedback.

Quality of Education, Personal Development, Behaviour and Attitudes are key areas in Ofsted. Our feedback was very positive:

“High Quality Inclusive Practice, high expectations for behaviour, strong key persons who know the children very well, activities linked to child’s interest and provide rich experiences that broaden their knowledge and skills. Children are confident, independent, eager, motivated, happy, secure and take pride in their achievements. The impact of what we do at the nursery has a positive effect on the children and families.”

Contact us on 01202 601748 or make an enquiry via our website to arrange a visit and find out more.

www.broadstonechristiannursery.com/
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This September the new Ofsted Inspection Framework comes into force. Broadstone Christian Nursery was approached by the South West Senior HMI to be a pilot setting for them. Although no formal report the experience was invaluable and so was the feedback.

Quality of Education, Personal Development, Behaviour and Attitudes are key areas in Ofsted. Our feedback was very positive:

“High Quality Inclusive Practice, high expectations for behaviour, strong key persons who know the children very well, activities linked to child’s interest and provide rich experiences that broaden their knowledge and skills. Children are confident, independent, eager, motivated, happy, secure and take pride in their achievements. The impact of what we do at the nursery has a positive effect on the children and families.”

Contact us on 01202 601748 or make an enquiry via our website to arrange a visit and find out more.

https://www.broadstonechristiannursery.com/

Come and join us at the Broadstone Horticultural Society Summer Show on Saturday 10th August 1-4pm in the War Memorial Hall, Tudor Road. There will be lots of Flowers, Fruit and Vegetables on show along with Floral Art, Cookery, Craft and Photography. This year some of the children at Broadstone Christian Nursery have painted pictures on pebbles for the under 8's competition. Refreshments, cream tea and home made cakes will be available throughout the afternoon and there will be a cake stall, tombola and raffle.
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Come and join us at the Broadstone Horticultural Society Summer Show on Saturday 10th August 1-4pm in the War Memorial Hall, Tudor Road. There will be lots of Flowers, Fruit and Vegetables on show along with Floral Art, Cookery, Craft and Photography. This year some of the children at Broadstone Christian Nursery have painted pictures on pebbles for the under 8s competition. Refreshments, cream tea and home made cakes will be available throughout the afternoon and there will be a cake stall, tombola and raffle.
Come along and show your support!

Take the stress out the school holidays with Tax-Free Childcare. Broadstone Christian Nursery offer 30 hours funding spread over 48 weeks - visit our website to find out more: www.broadstonechristiannursery.com/fundingA wee reminder of how you can use your Tax-Free Childcare. It can help with the cost of summer childcare. Working parents are being reminded that they can use Tax-Free Childcare (TFC), which is worth up to £2,000 per child per year, to pay for regulated holiday clubs during the school holidays. Find out more: socsi.in/sycMU ... See moreSee less

Take the stress out the school holidays with Tax-Free Childcare. Broadstone Christian Nursery offer 30 hours funding spread over 48 weeks - visit our website to find out more: https://www.broadstonechristiannursery.com/funding

2019 Graduates

It is once again that time of year when we have to say not farewell but keep in touch to all our school leavers who are moving onto school in September. Come back and see us and tell us how you are getting on – it’s always nice to know.

We will miss you all and feel privileged to have been part of their Early Educational years and helping to develop skills for life.

We are all so proud of their achievements and know that the children will do well as they have a real ‘thirst’ for learning.

Transition to school isn’t always easy as every child is different and the support they need is too. Visits to school, teachers coming into nursery, stories about school, photos of their new environment, school uniforms to dress up in plus more all go to help make the transition a little smoother.

Good luck class of 2019!
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2019 Graduates

It is once again that time of year when we have to say not farewell but keep in touch to all our school leavers who are moving onto school in September. Come back and see us and tell us how you are getting on – it’s always nice to know.

We will miss you all and feel privileged to have been part of their Early Educational years and helping to develop skills for life.

We are all so proud of their achievements and know that the children will do well as they have a real ‘thirst’ for learning.

Transition to school isn’t always easy as every child is different and the support they need is too. Visits to school, teachers coming into nursery, stories about school, photos of their new environment, school uniforms to dress up in plus more all go to help make the transition a little smoother.

Good luck class of 2019!

 

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It has been a pleasure to work along side and get to know these children over the past 10 months. I hope they all achieve their own lifetime goals. Good luck to you all xx

Good luck angels! Xxxx

Physical activity guidelines for EARLY YEARS (UNDER 5s) state that children of pre-school age who are capable of walking unaided should be physically active daily for at least 180 minutes (3 hours), spread throughout the day.

Our upcoming annual Sports Day will include lots of the main activities that are encouraged like running, skipping, jumping and chasing.

So what are the benefits of being active for at least 180 minutes each day?

- Improves cardiovascular health
- Contributes to a healthy weight
- Improves bone health
- Supports learning of social skills
- Develops movement and co-ordination

Physical development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Guidance from the Chief Medical Office (CMO) on how much physical activity people should be doing can be found here: www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-physical-activity-guidelines
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Physical activity guidelines for EARLY YEARS (UNDER 5s) state that children of pre-school age who are capable of walking unaided should be physically active daily for at least 180 minutes (3 hours), spread throughout the day.
 
Our upcoming annual Sports Day will include lots of the main activities that are encouraged like running, skipping, jumping and chasing.

So what are the benefits of being active for at least 180 minutes each day?

- Improves cardiovascular health
- Contributes to a healthy weight
- Improves bone health
- Supports learning of social skills
- Develops movement and co-ordination

Physical development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Guidance from the Chief Medical Office (CMO) on how much physical activity people should be doing can be found here:  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-physical-activity-guidelines

It's never too early to read with a child and sharing books, stories and rhymes should be a daily part of life at your childcare setting. Here are Broadstone Christian Nursery we understand the importance of reading and being read to. We read to children and tell stories throughout the session and as requested by the children. We engage the children with voice, gestures and facial expressions and use silly voices to draw the children into the story. We have created an inviting book area outside with an Authors Chair to encourage all our children to engage and enjoy story telling.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to the end of their reception year. To find out more about how we incorporate this into day to day activities visit our website: www.broadstonechristiannursery.com
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Its never too early to read with a child and sharing books, stories and rhymes should be a daily part of life at your childcare setting. Here are Broadstone Christian Nursery we understand the importance of reading and being read to. We read to children and tell stories throughout the session and as requested by the children. We engage the children with voice, gestures and facial expressions and use silly voices to draw the children into the story. We have created an inviting book area outside with an Authors Chair to encourage all our children to engage and enjoy story telling. 

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to the end of their reception year. To find out more about how we incorporate this into day to day activities visit our website: https://www.broadstonechristiannursery.com

Today is National Sunglasses Day

Children are exposed to more annual sun exposure than adults because many of their activities are outdoor-based, including school breaks, PE and playtime. This increased exposure to sunlight also increases children’s exposure to damaging ultraviolet (UV) light – an invisible, electromagnetic radiation emitted by the sun. Children’s eyes differ from adults’ in that children’s ocular lenses cannot filter UV light and prevent it from reaching their retinas as effectively as can adults’ ocular lenses. This results in children’s retinas being exposed to more UV light and susceptible to retinal damage if they are not adequately protected.

Excessive exposure to UV light can lead to both short-term and long-term eye problems. Protect their eyes from damaging rays! #NationalSunglassesDay find out more by visiting: nationalsunglassesday.com/sunglasses/uv-and-children/
Don't forget to get your child's sight tested regularly - eye tests for children are free!
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Today is National Sunglasses Day

Children are exposed to more annual sun exposure than adults because many of their activities are outdoor-based, including school breaks, PE and playtime. This increased exposure to sunlight also increases children’s exposure to damaging ultraviolet (UV) light – an invisible, electromagnetic radiation emitted by the sun. Children’s eyes differ from adults’ in that children’s ocular lenses cannot filter UV light and prevent it from reaching their retinas as effectively as can adults’ ocular lenses. This results in children’s retinas being exposed to more UV light and susceptible to retinal damage if they are not adequately protected. 

Excessive exposure to UV light can lead to both short-term and long-term eye problems. Protect their eyes from damaging rays! #NationalSunglassesDay find out more by visiting: http://nationalsunglassesday.com/sunglasses/uv-and-children/
Dont forget to get your childs sight tested regularly - eye tests for children are free!

Claim your FREE Bug Busting Pack if you live in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole: my.poole.gov.uk/service/Request_a_Bug_Busting_Pack

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Meet the mum who got so fed up with nits she opened her own clinic! 🚫 These are her top tips for getting rid of head lice.
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Are your children getting enough sleep? Find out what the recommendations are...According to new research by the British Nutrition Foundation, 1 in 3 primary aged children sleep less than the recommended hours. Do your children get enough sleep? As a rough guide, here are the approximate hours of sleep needed by children of different ages, as recommended by the Millpond Children's Sleep Clinic: socsi.in/uCSzV ... See moreSee less

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The Queen hosted a Garden Party in the grounds of Buckingham Palace on the 21st May 2019.

Each year The Queen hosts parties to welcome specially selected guests in recognition of their services. Our very own Mrs Penelope Vaughan-Pipe was awarded an invitation to attend for her services in childcare.

Along with The Queen, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke of York and the Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra also attended the party and spoke with the guests.

We are so proud of Penny who is very deserving of such high recognition.
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The Queen hosted a Garden Party in the grounds of Buckingham Palace on the 21st May 2019.

Each year The Queen hosts parties to welcome specially selected guests in recognition of their services. Our very own Mrs Penelope Vaughan-Pipe was awarded an invitation to attend for her services in childcare.

Along with The Queen, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke of York and the Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra also attended the party and spoke with the guests.

We are so proud of Penny who is very deserving of such high recognition.

 

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Congratulations Penny, you and your Team certainly give children the very best start xx

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Setting strong foundations for school life in a fun, vibrant and interactive environment where learning is led by the children’s interests and extended by qualified, caring practitioners.

At Broadstone Christian Nursery our aims and objectives are to provide a safe, stimulating environment where each child can realise his or her potential at this crucial stage in their development. Individual needs are met and supported.

• School readiness • Close links to local schools • Encouraging independence

Broadstone Christian Nursery encourage structure and routine giving children a sense of security and helping them develop self-discipline.

• Hot nursery lunches • Practice PE lessons & changing into PE clothes • Walking in independently • Parent consultation meetings

Find out more by visiting our website: www.broadstonechristiannursery.com
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Setting strong foundations for school life in a fun, vibrant and interactive environment where learning is led by the children’s interests and extended by qualified, caring practitioners.

At Broadstone Christian Nursery our aims and objectives are to provide a safe, stimulating environment where each child can realise his or her potential at this crucial stage in their development. Individual needs are met and supported.

• School readiness • Close links to local schools • Encouraging independence

Broadstone Christian Nursery encourage structure and routine giving children a sense of security and helping them develop self-discipline.

• Hot nursery lunches • Practice PE lessons & changing into PE clothes • Walking in independently • Parent consultation meetings

Find out more by visiting our website: https://www.broadstonechristiannursery.com
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