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/... See moreSee less
Look 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/
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.
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.
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. Come along and show your support! ... See moreSee less
A child’s transition into education is an exciting time for the whole family. You and your child may have questions about how life is going to change. What will primary school life be like? What can you do to prepare yourself and your child for the very best start?
The Starting Primary School campaign offers a toolkit of practical advice, support and resources for parents, guardians and children across a wide range of areas including school life, daily routine, sleep and how to support children practically and emotionally.
Starting Primary School also provides video and articles for parents featuring information from experts and been-there-done-that tips from other parents. Your children can also explore their questions about school by playing a fun interactive game.
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
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.
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
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... See moreSee less
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.
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
Allergy provision in school: Introduce Statutory Allergy Care legislation.
Currently, there is no statutory legislation to govern school policies in regard to the care of children with life-threatening allergies. As a result, the provision of care in our schools is haphazard and inconsistent. The petition below aims to put pressure on Parliament to pass legislation that will make an Allergy Care Policy statutory for every school & to establish appropriate standards of medical training, education & care for children with anaphylaxis in our schools.
Currently, there is no statutory legislation to govern school policies in regard to the care of children with life-threatening allergies. As a result, the provision of care in our schools is haphazard and inconsistent. This is shocking and risks the lives of vulnerable children every day.
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. ... See moreSee less
Scarlet fever is a seasonal bacterial illness that is common at this time of year, mainly affects children, and is easily treated with antibiotics.
National levels of scarlet fever this season have remained relatively low compared to the past 5 seasons.
The first signs of scarlet fever can be flu-like symptoms, including a high temperature of 38C or above, a sore throat and swollen neck glands (a large lump on the side of your neck). A rash appears a few days later.
Please seek medical advise if your child presents any symptoms. ... See moreSee less
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
Very interesting guidelines on physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep for under 5’s by the World Health Organisation...The first ever World Health Organisation (WHO) physical activity guidelines for under-fives, recommend no screen time for one-year-olds and no more than an hour for two- to-four-year-olds. They also advise that under-fives spend no more than an hour at a time restrained in a pram, high chair or strapped on a care giver's back. The full guidelines can be accessed here: socsi.in/piL21... See moreSee less
Here's a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK free of charge on the NHS and the ages at which they should ideally be given.Measles outbreaks are on the rise in the UK and worryingly over half a million children are not yet vaccinated. Measles can cause serious complications including infections of the lungs, brain and eyes. Check your child is up to date with their vaccinations here: socsi.in/Te5HZ... See moreSee less
If you applied on time for a school place for September 2019, you will soon find out whether your child has been allocated their preferred school. If you applied online, you can log in to your account to find out your child’s allocated school: Secondary School allocations for on time applications ...
If you want to teach children how to cross the road you can use the Green Cross Code but how do you help children stay safe from abuse?
The Talk PANTS campaign, run by the NSPCC, enables parents and carers of 4-11 year olds to begin this conversation.
Many local schools and early years settings will also be teaching the PANTS message with the help of resources based around a friendly dinosaur called Pantosaurus.
The key messages are:
• Privates are private • Always remember your body belongs to you • No means no • Talk about secrets that upset you • Speak up, someone can help
You can also access resources and more information at www.nspcc.org.uk which includes a Pantosaurus sing-along video and activity pack.
Broadstone Christian Nursery are committed to safe guarding our children and work closely with parents of our children to offer support and guidance in all aspects of life. If you would like to find out more about our Policies and Procedures, please visit our website: www.broadstonechristiannursery.com. ... See moreSee less
Our children brought their favourite book characters to life today and helped raise money for World Book Day which is now in it's 22nd year. World Book Day is the world’s biggest campaign to provide every child and young person in the country with a book of their own. This year we have a dinosaur, a policeman, a postman, Elsa, The Gruffalo, Bad Tempered Ladybird, Super Hero, a lion, The Hungry Caterpillar and Mr Happy. The children have such a love of books and enjoy looking at books indoors and outdoors at the nursery. As well as enjoying stories throughout the day they talk about their favourite stories and the books they have at home. We all love books at Broadstone Christian Nursery! ... See moreSee less
Is Your Child Reluctant to Read? Reading is an essential part of growing up and is a window to knowledge, understanding of the world, enjoyment and relaxation. But if you are a parent whose child struggles with reading you will understand that getting them to sit down with a book can be a regular battle and a stressful experience for both you and your child. Here are some great tips to help the most reluctant of readers... ... See moreSee less
In response to the Momo challenge that everyone is talking about National Online Safety have provided a Momo guide for parents and carers with tips to better monitor online activity and safety: bit.ly/2UafqTj.Over the last few days there has been an explosion of media reports concerning the Momo challenge which is leading young people to undertake dangerous challenges which include self-harm and suicide.
Momo challenge is played over social media platforms including WhatsApp, Facebook and YouTube where users contact a person to get challenges given to them. The challenge is being associated with a creepy looking character which pops up on YouTube videos including YouTube Kids.
Numerous reports in the press have warned parents that the Momo 'Challenge' is now appearing in Fortnight and Peppa Pig YouTube videos. Momo is a meme that targets young children on social media encouraging them to add a contact, on a messaging platform, or online games and then sends children graphic images and messages.
Read more about how you can protect your children from Momo and stay safe online: tinyurl.com/y5jcx6sr
National Online Safety have provided a Momo guide for parents and carers with tips to better monitor online activity and safety: bit.ly/2UafqTj. ... See moreSee less
We support the work of local volunteers at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Our donation to the Smile - Poole magazine helps them to continue their fantastic work. Their donations are used throughout the Maternity Unit, Neonatal Unit, The Children's Unit, Wards, Surgery and Trauma Wards, Medicine, Outpatients, Emergency Admissions, Therapies Department, Older People Services including Meal Time Companions, The Chapel and Forest Holme Hospice and to those who volunteer on the main reception and the Hospital Guides who help people find their way within the hospital . See this year's edition: poole.smilepublishing.com. ... See moreSee less
The children really enjoy their weekly visits to the Links Care Home, Broadstone.
Bupa UK Our favourite little people from Broadstone Christian Nursery came to visit us today! 💕They bring so much happiness to our home, every week 🥰 🏠 #onefamily #love #happiness #twinkletwinklelittlestar #broadstonecommunity #carehome #bupa #outstandingcare ... See moreSee less
Broadstone Christian Nursery provides high quality care as well as teaching and learning in a stimulating and well resourced environment. The nursery has it's own outdoor area with an all weather shelter, rustic kitchen and lots of areas to explore. All children are welcome at the nursery and all individual needs are met and supported. Who better to tell you about Broadstone Christian Nursery than some of the parents...
"This is the best nursery around, couldn’t have wished for a better start to my boys life’s! Would recommend to everybody!"
"I cannot recommend BCN enough, the staff are wonderful and my little girl thoroughly enjoys her days here. She has come on leaps and bounds since she started here and is so much more confident. Most importantly she has made lots of new friends."
It's National Bug Busting Day! Claim your FREE Bug Busting Pack. It’s incredibly common for young children to pick up headlice at some point throughout their childhood. Be ready to bust the bugs into oblivion and claim your free Bug Busting pack and comb from Poole Family Information Service. Click here: tinyurl.com/y83hh3kt
Here at Broadstone Christian Nursery we are constantly thinking of new ideas and ventures for the children to enable them to expand their knowledge, skills and development. This week Alison from the RSPB visited us. She read the children a story about a Ladybird who couldn't find her home. She met a Bee, a Woodlouse and an Pond Skater. The children went outside to look for wildlife in the garden with Alison and found a Slug, a Woodlouse and a Centipede that they looked at through a magnifying glass. It's activities like this that enrich their minds. To find out more about us and the activities we hold or to arrange a visit to the nursery please call 01202 601748 or visit: www.broadstonechristiannursery.com... See moreSee less
Broadstone Christian Nursery is a small ‘family’ childcare setting where we strive to promote Christian values as part of our everyday life.
Caring - showing concern for others, being considerate, kind, helpful and compassionate. Sharing - waiting and taking turns, beginning to accept the needs of others. Love - love for each other, for the family and the wider community. Respect - recognising that we are all different and valuing diversity.
These are achieved through our staff, who are excellent role models, and build strong relationships with the children to ensure they feel valued and loved. Working in partnership with parents, realistic expectations are set for the children by offering a range of opportunities and experiences.
Alongside our Christian ethos we also promote the British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faith and cultures.
Everyone is welcome so please ring us on 01202 601748 to make an appointment to come and visit us. ... See moreSee less
School application deadline - 15 January 2019! Do you have a child born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 and due to start school September 2019? Is your child due to transfer to a junior/middle school from September 2019? If so, then you need to apply for a school place before 15 January 2019. For more information please contact Poole Admissions Team on 01202 261936. Apply online now: www.poole.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/... See moreSee less
The children have been busy making lanterns ready for the Grand Christmas Tree Light Switch On Event tonight: Friday 23rd November. The lanterns will be for sale tonight and the proceeds go to the Save the Broadstone Christmas Lights Fund which we are proudly supporting. Join us from 18:00 at the Methodist Church where hot drinks, mince pies and cookies will be served in the coffee lounge. The lights will be switched on at 18:45 by Rev Sue Gowling and special guests Emily-Jane Charge, Jason Dean from BBC Radio and even Elsa and Anna from Frozen! ... See moreSee less
Find out about services and activities such as Portage, Children's Centres, SEND Childcare, Short Breaks, Preparing your child for school and more...Do you have a child with an additional need? Check out the Autumn issue of Add-On News... tinyurl.com/yd78r7o5 This issue focuses on 0-5s. Find out about services and activities such as Portage, Children's Centres, SEND Childcare, Short Breaks, Preparing your child for school and more. Don't miss another issue - sign up to The Add-On Register now! www.poolefamilyinformationdirectory.com/kb5/poole/fis/dcr_landing.page... See moreSee less
The children have been busy this week writing their letters ready to send to Santa. They have been thinking about Christmas a lot this week and all the fun and exciting things to look forward to over the Christmas period like the Grand Christmas Tree Light Switch On Event, their Nativity at the Broadstone Methodist Church, the Broadstone Christmas Parade and Carol Singing at the Links Care Home which really gets everyone into the spirit of Christmas. ... See moreSee less