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ROSEMARY NURSERY SCHOOL
VISION

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Welcome to Rosemary Nursery. We are situated in St Jude's behind Cabot Circus in the city centre. Rosemary Nursery is the oldest nursery school in Bristol, dating back to the 1920s. 

 

We are proud to be part of a diverse community and welcome families from many different backgrounds.

 

We have been described by Ofsted as 'a very beautiful school' and 'an oasis of care.' We have a large outside space which is a hidden gem, nestled in this bustling inner-city area, creating a well-used space for children to engage in a wealth of outdoor experiences including gardening and forest school activities.

 

We support children to be independent, resilient and confident in their play and learning. Our experienced practitioners create a caring and nurturing environment which enable children to settle meaningfully

and reach their full potential. 

Partnership with families

Our partnership with parents is a big part of our work.

You know so much about your child.

Your support and encouragement will make a big difference to their learning

To find out more, please browse this website and take a look at our welcome handbook:

Children with SEND
Special Educational Needs

We offer an inclusive approach that enables all children to participate in activities at their own individual level and to experience success. If there are concerns that a child may have a behavioural, emotional, physical or learning difficulty we will always discuss this with you. If necessary we will together refer to specialist agencies that are available to us (e.g. Speech Therapist, Educational Psychologist; Health Visitor or Paediatrician).

Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) is Rachel Barnwell.

Tapestry

Sharing your child’s learning 

How we share important examples of what your child is learning in nursery, and how you can share information about your child’s learning at home
  • We use a secure online platform called Tapestry

  • Please download the app for iOS or Android.

We use Tapestry for 4 reasons:​

  • To share important examples of children’s learning and play with parents

  • To learn from parents about children’s key play, learning and life events at home

  • To encourage children to talk about their learning with parents and staff

  • To help parents with ideas for supporting their children’s learning at home

Parent Hub

NURSERY PLACES

2 year olds - Free Early Education

Some families will be eligible for a free place in our 2’s room the term after their child turns 2. Parents

who wish to apply for a place should apply to Bristol City Council here or you can come in to the

nursery where a member of staff will be happy to help you.

2 year olds - Working Parent

If you are working you may be eligible for 15 hours free child care for

your child the term after they are 2 years old

You will need to apply online - please see the link under forms

Places will be allocated in line with our admissions policy

The core sessions are

  • Monday to Friday 8.30am to 11.30am or

  • Monday to Friday 12.30pm to 3.30pm

  • 2 1/2 days - Monday, Tuesday 8.30am to 3.30pm and Wednesday 8.30am to 11.30am

  • 2 1/2 days - Wednesday 12.30pm to 3.30pm and Thursday, Friday 8.30am to 3.30pm

Paying Places

We have a limited number of paying sessions available. Please go to our home page and

complete an admissions form if you would like to put your child on our waiting list. Places

will be allocated in line with our admissions policy. A minimum of 2 days a week must be

booked (either Monday and Tuesday or Thursday and Friday). You may put your child’s

name on the waiting list as soon as they reach their first birthday.

Session Times and Cost

Morning Session time: 8.30am to 11.30pm             

Cost 2 year old: £7.50 per hour

£22.50 per session

Cost 3 year old: £7.50 per hour

£22.50 per session

Afternoon Session time: 12.30pm to 3.30pm            

Cost 2 year old: £7.50 per hour

£22.50 per session

Cost 3 year old: £7.50 per hour

£22.50 per session

All Day Session time 8.30am to 3.30pm                

Cost 2 year old: £7.50 per hour

£50.62 per day

Tapestry

Sharing your child’s learning 

How we share important examples of what your child is learning in nursery, and how you can share information about your child’s learning at home
  • We use a secure online platform called Tapestry

  • Please download the app for iOS or Android.

We use Tapestry for 4 reasons:

  • To share important examples of children’s learning and play with parents

  • To learn from parents about children’s key play, learning and life events at home

  • To encourage children to talk about their learning with parents and staff

  • To help parents with ideas for supporting their children’s learning at home

Parent Hub

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USEFUL LINKS

PARENT VIEW GIVES YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO TELL OFSTED WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL

CONTACT OFSTED

OUR LATEST OFSTED REPORT

INFORMATION ON EARLY YEARS AND CHILD CARE SETTINGS, INSPECTION REPORTS, CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES

BRISTOL CITY COUNCIL WEBSITE FOR INFORMATION ON SCHOOL TERMS, BENEFITS AND COUNCIL TAX, TRANSPORT, LINKS TO JOBS, COMMUNITY NEWS AND MUCH MORE

SEND INFORMATION AND ADVICE

PREVENT INFORMATION

PRIVATE FOSTERING

TERM DATES

2023 to 2024

  • Term 1: Friday 1 September 2023 to Friday 20 October 2023

  • Term 2: Monday 30 October 2023 to Friday 15 December 2023

  • Term 3: Tuesday 2 January 2024 to Friday 9 February 2024

  • Term 4: Monday 19 February 2024 to Thursday 28 March 2024

  • Term 5: Monday 15 April 2024 to Friday 24 May 2024 

  • Term 6: Monday 3 June 2024 to Tuesday 23 July 2024

Additional closure days:

Upcoming bank holidays in 2024

  • Monday 1 January 2024     New Year’s Day

  • Friday 29 March 2024   Good Friday

  • Monday 1 April 2024       Easter Monday

  • Monday 6 May 2024    Early May bank holiday

  • Monday 27 May 2024    Spring bank holiday

  • Monday 26 August 2024    Summer bank holiday

  • Wednesday 25 December 2024    Christmas Day

  • Thursday 26 December 2024  Boxing Day

In addition to these closure days, we will be closed on the following days for in service training (INSET) for our staff:

2023/24

  • Friday 1st September 2023 - INSET day 

  • Closed for home visits on the 4th and 5th September 2023

  • Monday 30th October 2023 - INSET day 

  • Tuesday 2nd January 2024 - INSET day 

  • Monday 15th April 2024 - INSET day 

  • Friday 7th June 2024 - INSET day

LATEST NEWS

Just pop into Longwell Green Active Lifestyle Centre

or call us on 0300 333 0300 to book.

Rosemary Nursery School

Community Drop In 

In Response to feedback raised by the community we will be holding a community drop in every Wednesday morning

from 8.30am to 10am

Our Senior Leadership Team will be available.

Abdullahi, a family support worker will also be there to offer advice.

We hope you can come!

FEEDBACK

We would love to hear how we are doing or if you have any suggestions. Please click the link below to leave your comments:

Click here to complete a feedback form

Contact

Rosemary Nursery School

Haviland House

St Jude's

Bristol

BS2 0DT

Please call Magda or Bal on 0117 9030317

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