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THE LIMES NURSERY SCHOOL
VISION

Welcome to The Limes Nursery School.  We are situated in the Whitehall area of Easton, next to Whitehall Primary School. The Nursery School has been open for 40 years.  We are a diverse, inclusive Nursery.
We work holistically with children and families
.  We believe that all children have the right to the very best possible start in life and work cooperatively with families from all communities.
We have a long history of teaching children through open-ended play.  We help children to

be independent, to make choices and form new relationships.  Part of this is, of course,

about learning how to co-operate and follow nursery routines.
We hope that they will leave us as enthusiastic learners, confident communicators

and with a love of books and stories.  We are fortunate to have a large garden

area which gives children excellent opportunities to play and explore.

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.

Click on the button to download our Handbook for Families 

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

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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.

                                                                                The core sessions are

  • Monday to Friday 8.45am to 11.45am or

  • Monday to Friday 12.30pm to 3.30pm

  • If your child is offered a place you will be offered either mornings or afternoons

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: 8.45am to 11.45am             

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 8.45am to 3.30pm                

Cost 2 year old: £7.50 per hour

£50.62 per day

After School Club

We offer limited places in our after school club.

3.30pm to 4.15pm - cost is £7.50 per session per child

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

USEFUL LINKS

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

PRIVATE FOSTERING

PREVENT INFORMATION

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.

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SPEECH AND LANGUAGE

Your Local Children's Centre is
St Pauls Children's Centre

They offer Family Support and groups which can be found on their website

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:

CONTACT US

Johnson Road
Whitehall

BS5 9AT

Please call Sam or Bal on 01179030317 for Rosemary Nursery School and The Limes Nursery School 

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