At Avonmouth Children’s Centre we have 12 places for eligible two year olds. We offer each child 12 hours a week all year round, which is funded over 48 weeks a year. If your child is eligible, they can start nursery the term after they turn two. For example if your child’s birthday is September 20th they will be able to start from the beginning of January. There are three term intakes in a year: January, April and September.
Our sessions are as follows:
Our nursery sessions have a mix of free-flow and set activities. Free-flow time allows children to explore the resources and activities both inside and outside. We have a short ‘welcome time’ at the beginning of the session, and adult led activity each morning, a ‘snack café at approximately 10.30am and a ‘circle time’ nearing the end.
Each child in the nursery has a key person.
Once a month we visit the local library and invite parents to join us on this trip. We have a class library card so that we can borrow books that are of interest to the children.
If you would like any more information about our nursery, to enquire about spaces or would like to come and visit please contact us.
Would my child benefit from a being in nursery?
Research has shown that good quality early education can improve children’s’ social and emotional development, as well as their language and communication skills. The children also get to have fun and make lots of friends, through a wide range of experiences.
Some parents of children who have attended have said:
“My child has loved her time here”
“The team really well supported our child which makes us very happy and proud”
“The team are very nice and supportive of my child and my needs”
Your child might be eligible if you receive any of these benefits:
- Income Support
- income based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- income related Employment and Support Allowance
- support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- tax credits and have an annual income under £16,190 before tax
- the Working Tax Credit 4-week ‘run-on’ (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
- Universal Credit
Or if your child:
- has a disability or special educational needs
- has a child protection plan
- is looked after by the Local Authority
- is a member of a travelling family
- has left care but are not able to return home (are under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or adoption order)
How to apply
The best way to apply is to complete the online form here.
If you have any difficulties accessing the online form please contact us and we can help you with the process.