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Pre-school rated GOOD following Ofsted visit!

Following our Ofsted visit on 15th March 2022, Bradpole Pre-school has been awarded Good as detailed below:

Overall effectiveness: Good

The quality of education – Good

Behaviour and attitudes – Outstanding

Personal development – Good

Leadership and management – Good

Our Ofsted report can be viewed here:

Pre-school Committee Easter Fundraising Event – Breakfast With Bunny!

The Pre-school Committee invite you to an exciting Easter themed fundraising event – Breakfast With Bunny!

Tickets are on sale now at www.jumblebee.co.uk/bradpolepreschooleasterbreakfast and cost just £5.00 per child (adults go free) which will include breakfast and a chocolate treat from the Easter Bunny for each child.

Other activities available will include a tombola, Easter arts & craft, homemade cakes and face painting.

This fantastic fundraising event is taking place on Sunday 10th April from 9am – 11am at Loders Village Hall which has plenty of free parking.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Pre-school AGM – Wednesday 17th November 2021 via Zoom

Bradpole Pre-school are inviting all parents, grandparents and carers to their AGM which will take place on Wednesday 17th November 2021 via Zoom (time to be confirmed).

An invite link will be made available here nearer the time.

We look forward to seeing you.

Job Opportunities at Bradpole Pre-school

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Bradpole Pre-school are recruiting for the following positions:

Pre-school Practitioner – closing date Friday 19 March 2021

Apprentice Pre-school Practitioner – closing date Thursday 1 April 2021

Further information and how to apply is detailed below.  If you wish to have an informal chat about either position, please contact the Pre-school Leader Kathryn Cosser on 01308 456668.

 

Pre-school Practitioner

Bradpole Preschool require an Early Years Practitioner.  The applicant for this position should ideally already have an NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Early Years Childcare (or equivalent) and be committed to a long term role within the setting and be prepared to take on additional responsibilities as required.

The right person for this role will have a flexible, friendly attitude, the ability to work well with our established team of practitioners and be able to develop good relationships with children and parents.  Attitude and approach are very important and all candidates should be willing to undertake additional training but training to Level 3 standard is a must for those who don’t already have that qualification.  The pre-school will arrange and pay for this training if required.

The hours of work can be flexible to suit the right candidate with a minimum of 25 hours to a maximum of 37 hours per week.  Ideally, we would like the position to start from Monday 19 April 2021 although we would consider a later start date for the right candidate.

The rate of pay will depend on age and qualifications.

The position is subject to a full DBS check and employment can only start once we have received confirmation back from the Disclosure and Baring Service.  Identity checks and two references will also be required, one of which must be from a previous employer.

To apply for this position, please email Bradpole Pre-school for an application form at:

bradpolepreschool@gmail.com

Closing date for applications: Friday 19 March 2021

 

Apprentice Pre-school Practitioner

Bradpole Preschool also require an Early Years Apprentice Practitioner from September 2021.

The right person for this role will have a flexible, friendly attitude, the ability to work well with our established team of practitioners and be able to develop good relationships with children and parents.

Attitude and approach are very important and ideally the applicant will have GCSE Maths and English at Level 4 or above and be willing to progress through further training to obtain an NVQ in Early Years Childcare.  The length of the position will last the length of time it takes for the applicant to complete their childcare qualification (usually 1-2 years).  We are unable to guarantee a permanent position at the end of the training as this will depend on the staffing levels required at the time.

The hours of work will be Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 8.45am-3.30pm and Thursday and Friday 8.45am-5.00pm.  Four days each week will be worked within the pre-school environment and one day per week will be day release to the training provider to work towards the NVQ Early Years Childcare qualification.  The pre-school can provide assistance in arranging a training provider if this is not already in place as we are in touch with Yeovil College and a bus runs from Colfox Academy three days a week.

The pay rates for apprentices from April 2021 will be:

£4.30 for under 19’s or those in their first year of apprenticeship.  Once fully trained this rises to:

£4.62 for 16-17 year olds

£6.56 for 18-20 year olds

£8.36 for 21-22 year olds

The position is subject to a full DBS check and the placement can only start once we have received confirmation back from the Disclosure and Baring Service.

To apply for this position, please email Bradpole Pre-school for an application form at:

bradpolepreschool@gmail.com

Closing date for applications: Thursday 1 April 2021

Christmas Fundraising for our Preschool

3 ways to help us raise funds this Christmas:

1. Enter our Christmas Drawing Competition

Let’s get creative this Christmas. What a great excuse to get creative and crafty with the children. The only requirement of the competition is that the artwork is Christmassy!

The children’s artworks will be displayed and on the last week of term, they will get to decide the winner.

The winner will receive a generously donated gift voucher worth £20 by Groves Nurseries & Garden Centre. It’s the perfect place to get your little ones into growing their own in time for Spring or to let them pick out some gorgeous Christmas decorations. They even sell lovely books, puzzles, and board games.

The competition is open to all children and if you don’t attend the pre-school please send your entry via email to siannepagesmith@gmail.com or pop it in the post.

Please make sure all entries are taken to Bradpole Pre-School before 14th December. And don’t forget to write your child’s name and contact number on the back.  Entries in before 14th December • £2 donation to: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/bradpole-pre-school

2. The Family Christmas Window Trail around Bradpole

In the week leading up to Christmas (18th-24th), you can go along our magical trail searching for the 12 days of Christmas windows. Go out for a lovely festive stroll around Bradpole with the children and spot the 12 beautifully decorated windows that are listed on our map.

At the end of the trial, at window number 12, each child gets to have a go at our lucky dip box which contains some lovely gifts.

Don’t forget to take your flasks of hot chocolate with you. Get a friend to donate too and have a lovely Christmassy time, you never know it might become your new tradition. Don’t forget the rule of 6 🙂

Just make a donation of £5 per family and then email Helen at weedenh@btinternet.com and she’ll send you the map.
Friday 18th – Thursday 24th December 2020 • £5 donation per family to: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/bradpole-pre-school

3. Our Christmas Prize Draw

Get your tickets here to our incredible Prize Draw. This is one not to be missed, there are so many amazing prizes donated generously by local businesses and parents of the school that you’re in with a great chance of winning something.

The prize draw will take place on Friday 18th December and tickets can be purchased at: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/bradpole-pre-school-prize-draw-2020