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 nursery is constantly thinking of new ideas and ventures for the children in order to enable them to expand their knowledge, skills and development. We hope that this year will be as exciting and busy as 2018 was for us.
The nursery is planning so far:-
• a maths workshop for children and one for parents • visits from Zoolab, The Guide Dogs, RNLI, RSPB Early Years Habitat Explorer session, local musicians and others • continuing with our visits to The Links Care Home • continue to develop our networking with local preschools and schools • develop our woodwork activities using real tools with a local carpenter • networking with a nursery abroad • fundraising for local charities and events like Broadstone Christmas Lights
The children have been rehearsing this week ready for their Christmas nativity tomorrow which will be held on Friday 14th December at 13:45 at Broadstone Methodist Church, our nativity is open to family and friends and everyone in the community so please come along and join us! ... See moreSee less
Have you seen our editorial and advert in the Broadstone Link this month? Comment with the page number below for the chance to win a bottle of Prosecco. The winner will be randomly picked from a hat and announced on the 10th December and may collect their prize from the Methodist Church on the 14th December where we will be holding our annual Christmas Nativity at 13:45.
Join us on Saturday 1st December from 11:00am for the Broadstone Christmas Parade…
Broadstone Christmas Parade was started in 1969 by Broadstone Chamber of Trade and has run every year since. All the local groups including Play Schools, Schools, Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Beavers, Cubs, and Scouts parade in Christmas themed costumes though the Broadway all lead by Father Christmas. There are also marching bands, dance groups and majorettes.
Father Christmas then goes to his grotto outside Broadstone Methodist Church and in a novel twist receives presents from children to give to the Ted Webster Family Center.
After the parade the Methodist Church will be showing a free family film and there will be homemade mince pies and drinks available throughout the event.
Alongside the parade we have a Christmas Market, selling Christmas gifts, tombolas, and all sorts.
There is a window competition, details of which can be found in the Parade program or picked up from Molly’s cafe in the Broadway.
Look out for offers in the local shops too, there will be mulled wine, a BBQ from the butcher and other promotions on for the day. 11.00 till dusk. ... 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
This Sunday marks 100 years since the Armistice was signed in November 1918, bringing an end to the First World War. The children at Broadstone Christian Nursery have been making poppies to display as a mark of respect and have learnt that Big Ben sounded on the hour at 11am – the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. This weekend's two-minute silence will commence at precisely that time, marking exactly 100 hundred years to the second that the First World War came to an end. ... See moreSee less
Its 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 Busting Pack and Comb from Poole Family Information Service: my.poole.gov.uk/service/Request_a_Bug_Busting_Pack... See moreSee less
Do you have a child, or care for a children, with special educational needs or disabilities and are worried about safeguarding and protecting them? Come along to a free workshop from 10am-12pm on 6 November at Tesco Tower Park, Community Room. For more details and to book your place click the link: bit.do/ezEe3... See moreSee less
Enjoy Halloween safely 🎃 👻Will you be out trick or treating with your little ones this Halloween? If so, stay safe and sound with some top tips from the ‘Oscar the Owl’ and Poole Children’s Centres - bit.do/ezEcB... See moreSee less
Broadstone Christian Nursery are proud to announce that our Nursery has achieved the following GLD result: Setting’s children GLD is 93.3%
When children are 5, at the end of their reception year in school, an assessment of learning and development is undertaken against specified Early Learning Goals (ELGs). Teachers make an assessment for every child’s learning attainment against each of the 17 ELGs categorised at 3 judgements: “emerging”, “expected” and “exceeding”.
In the current EYFSP, children are viewed as having reached a Good Level of Development (GLD) at the end of the EYFS if they achieve at least the “expected” level in the three primary ELGs i.e. personal, social and emotional: physical; and communication and language development, as well as in the specific areas of mathematics and literacy.
Parent evaluations transition to school October 2018...
Every September / October we send out an evaluation form to the parents whose children have just moved onto school, asking the question "Do you feel the skills your child developed at nursery helped him / her in the transition to school?"
The parents are asked if yes or no please state why / how and what we can do to improve as well as any suggestions or other comments.
This evaluation form has proved to be an invaluable piece of evidence not only for our own self-development but also for Ofsted.
The children of Broadstone Christian Nursery attended the Harvest Festival Service at the Methodist Church in Broadstone this week. The children brought harvest gifts and listened to stories about sharing and sang hymns and songs. Thank you to Rev Sue Gowling and Karen Greene for welcoming us into their church.
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 in Broadstone exploring.
Your 4 year old is starting on a new exciting journey. Full of mixed emotions for both child and parent. Moving onto a new stage in their life, growing up, becoming more independent and making their own friends.
Try not to show your child that you are anxious or upset about them starting school (at least not in front of them). Be positive, pre-empt any anxieties by helping them to be independent and settle quickly:-
1. Talking about their new school, their teacher, their friends (new and old) as well as the exciting things they will be doing and learning – create positive feelings 2. Let your children practise putting on their new uniforms. Easy items to put on and take off by themselves e.g. velcro shoes 3. Label all your child’s items – show your child their labels and where they are on the items 4. Recognise own name in print 5. Practice using a knife and fork to eat hot lunches with. Opening their own lunch boxes and it’s contents 6. Teach them to be confident to ask for the toilet and be able to wipe themselves properly, washing and drying hands afterwards 7. Have a good bedtime routine so they are not tired for school. 8. Read stories to them and share books 9. Understand sharing, listening and being quiet for a short time 10. Encourage your child to tidy up their toys after them
Children will be adjusting to new routines so they will be very tired to begin with, even if they have been attending a childcare setting – tiredness may affect their behaviour to begin with. Be patient they will need reassurance and love. ... See moreSee less
Broadstone Christian Nursery is a free flow environment and allows children to move freely indoors and outdoors. Free flow play is said to provide a rich learning environment for young children.
What is free flow? “A free flow environment is used with children in Early Years settings and allows children to move freely indoors and outdoors. Free flow play is said to provide a rich learning environment for young children.”
Why free flow play helps children develop? “It gives children more space and freedom to explore the world around them. It encourages children to take risks and make their own decisions. It boosts children's mental and physical well being and confidence.”