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Inside this edition: Local childcare services directory Great discounts, competitions & reader offers exclusive to Handprints Magazine readers. Read more inside about toddler taming, education, hiring an au pair, local libraries and family health

www.handprintsmagazine.co.uk A guide to life with under 5’s in North Bristol & South Gloucestershire


WELCOME

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Looks like we could be in for a scorcher this year. Bring out the barbies and lets hope that we can enjoy the sunshine throughout the summer holidays. Once again we have been busy at Handprints Magazine HQ and we have managed to bag loads of special offers and discounts for our readers, check out our centre pages for all our offers and a competition to win family tickets to Baby Loves Disco – the newest clubbing trend for kids and adults which launched in Bristol in May. Whilst we talk about busy our Lisa has achieved a phenomenal goal – she successfully trekked along the Great Wall of China to raise almost £4000 for the Have a Heart Charity fund. Much of this money will go directly to local community projects for children and its something that Lisa was passionate and committed

Stan and Toby at too – even v when she was missing St home with Dad and nursing blistering feet. So from all of us - WELL DONE LISA! You are amazing! You will never look at a cream tea in the same way again. Enjoy this summer holiday edition, remember please tell advertisers that you read about them in Handprints Magazine and if you know a group who would like to receive copies of Handprints Magazine get in touch – our details are here. To contact us call 0800 8824027 or Email: hello@handprintsmagazine.co.uk website: www.handprintsmagazine.co.uk

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Old Down Country Park, Foxholes Lane, Tockington, Bristol BS32 4PG (off the B4461 Thornbury to Aust) Tel: 0845 683 0730 Email: info@olddownpark.co.uk www.olddowncountrypark.co.uk

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LONDON ORTHOTICS

Meet Oliver and Alison‌

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Abacus Professional Training 12 Hour Paediatric First Aid

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Looking for a group for your baby? ‘A great way to bond with your baby’, baby PDVVDJH LV D UHOD[HG ÂżYH ZHHN FRXUVH JLYLQJ \RXDIXQDQGVSHFLDOWLPHWRJHWKHU\RXÂśOOPRYH IURPDVHOHFWLRQRIVLPSOHPRYHVWRJLYLQJDIXOO body massage safely. /HDUQ DERXW RLOV KHDOWK EHQHÂżWV DQG UK\PHV but don’t worry if you miss anything as you also UHFHLYHDSDFNDWWKHHQGRIWKHFRXUVHZLWK HYHU\WKLQJZHÂśYHFRYHUHG $YDLODEOHLQ%ULVWRO %DWK\RXFDQDOVRFKRRVH KRPH WXLWLRQ RU SULYDWH JURXSV Âą JLYLQJ \RX FKRLFHDERXWKRZ\RXOHDUQWKLVORYHO\VNLOO Louise Morgan is a complementary practitioner and baby massage instructor. For further information and to read feedback from parents about baby massage call Louise on 07779 234 144 or see www.louise-morgan.co.uk

Baby Massage

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Choose from a group 5 week course or home individual tuition - letting you learn a simple, effective massage with your baby in a way that suits you. Suitable for babies from 7 weeks Some comments from parents  ‘ A great course to do to help bond with your baby’ ‘ It’s a lovely way to spend time with baby’ Further feedback available on the website See website or call for further information and details for groups: www.louise-morgan.co.uk contact@louise-morgan.co.uk 07779 234144

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Employing an Au Pair & Tax Credits

Q: I am looking to employee an au pair from France to look after my two children. Can I receive tax credit assistance for childcare provided by au pairs?

childcare must be provided by a carer registered with CAS, in the child’s own home or, for children aged over 7, on other domestic premises.

A: Provided the au pair is registered with the Childcare Approval Scheme (CAS) in England and you, as the employer, meet the other conditions, you are eligible to receive Working Tax Credit to help with the cost.

The process for registering the child carer for the CAS usually takes approximately 6 weeks and costs £99. For further information and advice on how to register your childcarer with CAS, together with details of the other benefits provided by the scheme talk to your nearest TaxAssist accountant.

If you are employed, you can claim financial support through your own employers supported childcare scheme to fund the cost of the Au Pair. To qualify to receive tax credits, the

Thank you to Ali Redwood for this advice. www.taxassist.co.uk/aliredwood 0117 3149499

TaxAssist Accountants Specialising in Small Businesses Business Accounts and Taxation O Self Assessment O Bookkeeping, VAT and Payroll O Flexible appointment times O Monthly fixed fees agreed in advance O

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Flexible Working Opportunity Successful business Mum is seeking working partners to ǁŽƌŬƉĂƌƚƟŵĞĨƌŽŵŚŽŵĞ ǁŝƚŚŽƵƚĐŽŵƉƌŽŵŝƐŝŶŐ current working or family commitments. /ĨLJŽƵŚĂǀĞĂ^ƵƉĞƌǀŝƐŽƌLJ͕ DĂŶĂŐĞƌŝĂů͕^ĂůĞƐ͕DĂƌŬĞƟŶŐ͕ Recruitment or Self-Employed ďĂĐŬŐƌŽƵŶĚŽƌLJŽƵǁŝƐŚƚŽ ĚĞǀĞůŽƉĂŶĞdžƚƌĂŽƌĚŝŶĂƌLJ lifestyle call me NOW Fran Nash-Smith 01454 316133 07800 670598

Professional, yet affordable Evening babysitters. Helping families within Bristol, Bath, Glos, Wilts. For more information please call Emma:

0117 2309053 info@elfsitters.co.uk www.elfsitters.co.uk

The 12th annual reading challenge, Space Hop, takes place this sum-mer in all South Gloucestershire Libraries. Space Hop starts on e Saturday July 17th so hop along to your library to sign up to help the H \RXQJFUHZRIWKH([/LEULVVHWXSWKH¿UVWOLEUDU\RQWKHPRRQ7KHUH are hazards to overcome on the way, stickers and mini prizes to collect. Read 6 books to complete the mission and get your medal. Look out for Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman “Aliens love underpants, in every shape and size, But there are no underpants in space, so here’s a big surprise...” You probably thought aliens came down to Earth with a view to taking over the planet - but, no, they simply want to steal your pants! This zany and hilarious tale in rhyming text is brought to life by Ben Cort’s illustrations and is sure to enchant and amuse the whole family you’ll laugh your pants off!. activities can can be be found found at at www.southglos.gov.uk/libraries www.southglos.gov.uk/libraries Further details of all library activities 0800 8824027 hello@handprintsmagazine.co.uk www.handprintsmagazine.co.uk

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Jo Jingles is Here! Fun Music, Singing & Movement Classes for children aged 3 months to 5 years

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For details on classes in Redland, Emersons Green, Thornbury, Westbury-on-Trym, Yate, Portishead, Bradley Stoke & Clevedon Call Pam on 01454 610553 pam.jojingles@tiscali.co.uk www.jojingles.com/bristol

For availability and booking please call 01179081291 Mobile: 07812399467 Email: ericsemail@orange.net www.amazingeric.co.uk Registered charity No. 259358 *usual price ÂŁ10

Where will your imagination take you this summer? At Debutots Early Years Drama we know how important it is to nurture young imaginations so that through productive creative play, children can make sense of the very big world they live in. We also know how hard it can be to keep young minds entertained during the school holidays – which is why we are excited to announce our Debutots Holiday Workshops in August.

Bring your child’s imagination to life with a Debutots Drama Party Why not invite Fairy Fuddle or Pirate GoldOur popular weekly and Saturday term time stealer to entertain at your children’s party? classes, are a unique blend of interactive storySuitable for 1 - 6 year olds and highly WHOOLQJ DQG GUDPDWLF SOD\ GHVLJQHG WR ¿UH EXGrecommended by parents and children. GLQJ LPDJLQDWLRQV EXLOG FKLOGUHQœV VHOIFRQ¿GHQFH Also available for school and nursery parties. and help develop their communication skills. Book now for christmas. During the Summer holidays children will be able to take part in Debutots Holiday Workshops – one off sessions for three different age groups – under 2’s, a family class for 2 – 7 years and drop off sessions for 4 – 7 years.

Booking essential for Holiday Workshops

For further details on Debutots classes, holiday workshops, classes for schools and nurseries and birthday parties contact Lucy on 01454 612063 or email lucy@debutots.co.uk

Now Booking for September 2010

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?Pa1TW^M3]UWV Sarah Nutchley a local Kumon instructor tells us what she loves about her job. Straight away, I have to confess that I am biased. I am a Kumon Instructor. I love what I do. I am a Kumon parent. I see what Kumon can do. I have been running the Bradley Stoke Kumon class for 12 years, and have helped KXQGUHGVRIVWXGHQWVWRJDLQFRQ¿GHQFHDVLQGHSHQGHQW learners, improve their maths and literacy skills, and involve parents directly in their children’s education. ,WLVDSULYLOHJHWRZDWFKVWXGHQWVÀRXULVKDQGGHYHORS skills that they will have for life. My wish is for as many VWXGHQWVDVSRVVLEOHWREHQH¿WIURPVWXG\LQJ.XPRQ Parents come to Kumon for all sorts of reasons; their child is struggling and needs to catch up, their child is bright and needs stretching, they want a structured program that they can follow at home, without having to invent hundreds of questions themselves, or maybe they have tried other extra tuition services but found them limited. In fact, there are as many reasons as there are children. Sarah runs Kumon Classes in Bradley Stoke. Later this summer, Sarah will be running her popular Kumon 2-week Free Trial for new children. If you would like more details call Sarah on 0117 9081992.

Meadowbrook Primary Bradley Stoke

Torwood House School & Nursery Educating & caring for children aged birth to eleven years

Come and see how happy our children are and yours could be!

0117 973 5620 OPEN DAY Friday 1stNov October 2010 Quote HP610 by 15th 2010 to get 25% off today! 9.30am - 11.00am/1.30pm - 3.00pm

8,27-29 Durdham Park, Redland, Bristol BS6 6XE www.torwoodhouse.bristol.sch.uk admin@torwoodhouseschool.co.uk

Let our Year 6 pupils show you around our school

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DADS PAGE

Summer means family days out for dads... Picnics! That’s what summers are meant for (well, apart from BBQ’s, but that’s another story!). So come the weekend and the sun is out, it seems rude not to go for a picnic. So we sort the sandwiches, make the soft drinks, rummage round the kitchen for the plastic mugs (that haven’t been used since ODVW \HDU  ÂżQG D EDJ DQG VWDUW SDFNLQJ LW 1RZ IRU the car, in goes the food bags, then the blanket, the kid’s hats, spare clothes (just in case), suntan lotion and balls sizes. It b ll off various i i takes all the planning and preparation of a small scale military expedition just to sit LQDÂżHOGWRHDWDVDQGZLFK2XUGHVWLQDWLRQIRUWKLVGD\RXWLVRQHRIRXUIDYRXULWH SDUNV%ODLVH&DVWOH,WKDVLWDOOJRRGÂżHOGVROGKRXVHZRRGVFDIpSOD\SDUNV and a castle (although not a real one), but it seems whenever we go there, it always seems like we’re sat in a wind tunnel. Great for kites, but not so good for picnics, but being stubborn English we put up with it. “It took all this effort to come RXWVRZHÂśUHVLWWLQJKHUHDQGZHÂśUHJRLQJWRHQMR\RXUVDQGZLFKHV´1HHGOHVVWR say we are soon packing up and heading back to the car and heading off to a less windy venue‌‌ our back garden!

SEPTEMBER PLACES AVAILABLE - CALL NOW FOR DETAILS

STOKE GIFFORD PRE-SCHOOL

The Poplar Rooms, North Road, Stoke Gifford, BS34 8PE

Helping local children play and learn for over 20 years

Our long-established pre-school offers ‡ mornings full of fun and learning ‡ a safe and stimulating environment ‡ varied indoor and outdoor activities ‡ an experienced and dedicated team of staff Open term times 9.15am - 12.15pm Monday to Friday 7RÀQGRXWPRUHDQGWRDUUDQJHDYLVLWFDOO07772 546321 RUHPDLOinformation@stokegiffordpreschool.co.uk ZZZVWRNHJLIIRUGSUHVFKRROFRXN 10• Handprints Magazine • Summer 2010 www.handprintsmagazine.co.uk

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Silverhill Baby Unit Now Open!

Wrap-around care from 8.00am - 6.00pm weekdays all year For babies aged from six weeks

Daisychain Children’s Day Nurseries 1 Clifton Park, Clifton & Etloe Road, Westbury Park

Register Now! Limited places available Silverhill School Swan Lane, Winterbourne, South Gloucestershire, BS36 1RL

Tel: 01454 772156 72156 Email: enquiries@silverhillschool.co.uk Web: www.silverhillschool.co.uk • full day care 8.00 - 6.00pm • open 52 weeks of the year • for children birth* to

Handprints Parent, Baby & Toddler groups are now taking bookings for the Summer Holiday sessions at Stoke Gifford, Bradley Stoke and Little Stoke. To make a booking please contact Hayley on 07725 890120 or visit www.myhandprints.co.uk

five years *Daisychain, Westbury Park caters for children aged two - five years

For a free taster session for your child or to come along and have a look around yourself, please contact us by telephone on

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Baby Bites’ Homemade, Children and Baby Food Delivery Service is Coming!

10% off any order placed in September 2010 plus free delivery See our website www.babybites.co.uk for the menu and more information 1 voucher per household, please quote Handprints when placing your order.

Dust off your dancing shoes, its time to Disco baby! If you thought the days of clubbing were a thing of the past for parents well think again. Handprints Bear joined the newest clubbing trend to hit the South West at Baby Loves Disco. “How much fun can you have on a Sunday afternoon. Well give us disco music, a kiddies chill out zone, free healthy snacks, bubbles, nappy changing areas for little ones and we can show you a LOT of fun for grown ups and children! there’s even free bar snacks for grown ups” Handprints Bear met lots of friends at this unique disco event – where grown ups and children get to hit the dance Àoor all afternoon. *rown ups even had the chance to relax in the treatment zone. Handprints Magazine have bagged some free tickets to the next Baby Loves Disco Events in Bristol on 18th Sept and 30th Oct. For the chance to win a family ticket to Baby Loves Disco in September or October email prizes@handprintsmagazine with your contact details. Winners will be picked at random prior to the event. For more information about the next Baby Loves Disco event on 18th Sept at Oceana nightclub check out http://www.babylovesdisco.co.uk/locations/bristol/ On 30th Oct Baby Loves Disco is holding a Sponsored dance-athon for Tommy’s and the search for Britain’s Best Little Dancer! Find out more... http://www.tommys.org/dance-athon

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At-Bristol is chock-full of entertainment this Summer Come and celebrate 10 years of stunning science with At-Bristol this Summer. By bringing back some of the public’s favourite science demos and tricks from over the years – from screaming Jellybabies and burning bubbles to Marshmallow astronauts – it is guaranteed there will be lots of surprising science fun! These birthday celebrations are in addition to 300 hands-on exhibits and the ‘Fossils and funnybones’ under eights’ area. This is an amazing archaeology exhibition where you can dig for fascinating fossils and look for the different kinds of life that were around many years ago. ‘Altitude: the fantastic Àight show!’ is the new Live Science show which is celebrating 100 years of Àight in the South West. It is a jet-powered look at the science behind Àight and aviation. Then 1 September sees the very ¿rst of At-Bristol’s new Toddler Takeover days with ‘Splish, splash, splosh!’ All activities in At-Bristol on these days are designed especially for little ones with lots of activities to amuse them as well as Storytelling sessions and the 3lanetarium only showing our under ¿ves’ Planetarium show Little Stars. Toddlers will be able to splash about with wonderful watery experiments, create beautiful giant bouncing bubbles and test out other Àoating and sinking experiments while enjoying a good splosh around! For more information please visit the website: www.at-bristol.org.uk

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CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR BREAKS in North Devon

Escape the seasonal stresses and come to North Hayne Farm for a festive break with extra sparkle, where children and parents are especially welcome. Stay in one of our 7 well equipped character stone cottages, fully decorated and complete with a real Christmas tree. Relax under the stars in your own private hot tub. Enjoy a range of one site holistic massage/beauty treatments, and join us for a ‘real nativity’ down at the children’s farm, with mulled wine, mince pies and a special visit from `Farmer Christmas`. Relax and join us for a wonderful family Christmas/New Year break. We look forward to welcoming you.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL US ON

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info@northhaynefarmcottages.co.uk or take a look at www.northhaynefarmcottages.co.uk

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Yummy Mummy’s Hair & Beauty If you have not heard about this salon yet you are in for a treat! Its the salon that caters for you and your children. Free kids play area, Princess pamper parties, Kids cuts £5 (under 9’s), Creative cutting and speacialist colour technician, Threading. Handprints Magazine Readers can get 20% off one treatment using the voucher in our magazine!

23c Felix Court, Downend Road, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 1RT 0117 967 6461 www.yummymummysltd.co.uk

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Quote HP610 by 15th Nov 2010 to get 25% off today! Registered charity No. 259358 *usual price £10

Summer Cooking with Little Ones

We asked Louise from Baby Bites for some easy, summer recipes that even the youngest members of the family can make with minimal assistance. She suggested...

Fruity Smoothies

Ingredients ½ pint of milk 2 -3 tablespoons of live yoghurt A squeeze of honey to taste A few handfuls of ripe fruit, any of the following will work well: Berries, bananas, kiwis, mangoes, peaches and apricots Other things you can try adding are: a pinch of cinnamon, ½ tsp of vanilla essence a handful of oats for a more substantial breakfast smoothie How to Make Wash and chop the fruit. Put everything into a blender and blitz. Drink

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Relaxed and easy-going, Halo is so laid back it feels like a Sunday Morning every day. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the sort of place you can bring the family to and know that everyone will be comfortable, from Great-Gran to the new babe-in-arms. â&#x20AC;&#x153;AN ATMOSPHERE SO RELAXED ITS ALMOST HORIZONTALâ&#x20AC;? (Bristol Evening Post)

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Where is Handprints Bear? Our teddy about town has been very busy since our last edition. Here are some of his favourite places and days out. Hello, I have been very busy. I have been dancing, splashing, meeting animal friends and to some of my favourite parks - I even met the police and almost got a ride in a police van! I found some of the best parks ever in Bath at Victoria Park and in Bristol at Oldland Park. I love the climbing frames, slides, sand and just love being outdoors playing with my friends. They are so much fun, you should visit them soon. During April term break we spent a week on a farm in Hartland and visited loads of local attractions... Combe Martin Wildlife park being one of them (or dinosaur land as my friends Stan & Toby now call it) As you walk down into the park there’s loads green foliage, animal noises and wild roars and growls of animatronic dinosaurs - its quite a shock to the senses, we were squealing with delight so we knew we were in for a good day! There was so much to do we really ¿lled the entire day and everyone had a blast, mum dad, Gran, Grandad, auntie Sharon, Stan 3 & Toby 2. We rode on all the bikes/scooters/rubber boats in the play park, we got wet on the train ride, saw a light show, an amazing sea lion display, fed and stroked the wallabies and shared our lunch with a lemur (they love apples!) and that was just our favourite bits! Whole-heartedly recommend Combe Martin Wildlife park as a great family day out.

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Priory Day Nursery School, 99 Gloucester Road North - 0117 9692503

ASHLEY DOWN Ashgrove Park Day Nursery, 60 Ashgrove Road - 0117 9513123

FISHPONDS Fledglings Day Nursery, Oldbury Court Road - 0117 9393398 St Joseph’s Pre-School, St Josephs Church Hall, Forest Road - 0117 9147173 Stepping Stones Day Nursery, Hawkesbury Road - 0117 9657269

BISHOPSTON Clyde House Day Nursery, 1 Nevil Road - 0117 9247488 Magic Dragon Pre-School, Church of the Good Shepherd - 0117 9243446 St Bonaventure’s Pre-School, St Bonaventure’s Catholic Primary School, Egerton Road - 07840 796993 or 07597 900718

FRAMPTON COTTERELL 100 Acre Wood Day Nursery, 149 Church Road - 01454 872117 Crossbow Pre-School, St Peters Hall, School Road - 07928 381976 The Cottage Day Nursery, 3 Lower Stone Close - 01454 777900 Zion Community Pre-school, Woodend Road - 01454 858822

BRENTRY Once Upon A Time Day Nursery, Passage Road - 0117 9504529

FRENCHAY Squirrel Tree Nursery, Frenchay Hospital - 0117 9753862

CHIPPING SODBURY First Steps Day Nursery, The Cotswold Education Centre (Building B), Hounds Road - 01454 850134 Raysfield Pre-School Playgroup, Doddington Parish Hall, Finch Road - 01454 324688

HAMBROOK Tiggers Tree House, Moorend Road - 0117 9572171

CLIFTON Woodlands House Nursery, Woodlands Road - 0117 9467145 COTHAM Archfield House Nursery, Archfield Road - 0117 9422120 DOWNEND Badminton Road Pre-School, Badminton Road -0783 7642294 Great Expectations Day Nursery, Baugh Road - 0117 9561632 Great Expectations(Baby Unit), Baugh Road - 07853 82412 St Augustines Pre-School, Boscombe Crescent - 0117 9561166 Stanbridge Pre-School, Stanbridge Road - 0117 9575152 Sunbeams Day Nursery, Dibden Road - 0117 9566060

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EMERSONS GREEN Abacus Pre-School, Village Hall, Emerson’s Way - 01454 867285 Leapfrog Day Nursery, St Lukes Close - 0117 9568222

HORFIELD Bluebells Pre-School, Shield Road Primary School, Shields Ave - 01454 867189 Honey Tree Day Nursery, C/O Monks Park School, Filton Road - 0117 9314650 Horfield Welly Pre-School, Parish Hall, Wellington Hill - 07837 133925 Upper Horfield Children’s Centre & Community School 0-11yrs, Sheridan Road - 0117 9031281

FILTON Abbey Wood Tots Day Nursery, College Way - 0117 9693990 Filton Park Pre-School, Charborough Road - 01454 866580

KINGSWOOD Apple Tree Pre-School, Deers Lodge, Deerhurst - 07765 436634 Baby Sensory, KCA, High Street - 0117 9674120

Courtney Ladybirds Pre-school, Courtney Road Primary School - 0777 116 0615 Hillside Day Nursery, Potters Wood, Britannia Road - 0117 9604330 Hokey Cokey Group, KCA, High Street - 0117 9674120 KCA Pre-School Alliance, High Street - 0117 9674120 Little Acorns Day Nursery, 55 New Cheltenham Road - 0117 9606537 Little Donkey Day Care, Bridge Road - 0117 9575900 Magic Rocket Nursery, 43 Britannia Road - 0117 9352222 Orchard Lea Nursery, 156a Burchells Green Road - 0117 9353863 Our Lady of Lourdes Pre-School, 2 Court Road - 0117 9872027 Playaway Pre-School, Kings Congregational Church, Hannah Road - 07739 150415 Step by Step Day Nursery, 43 Lees Hill - 0117 9147515 The Park Neighbourhood Nursery, The Old Park School, Hollow Road - 01454 862614 LAWRENCE WESTON Sansway House Day Nursery, Saltmarsh Drive - 0117 9829609 MANGOTSFIELD Mangotsfield Pre-School, Emet Grove - 07887 713420 Mangotsfield Pre-School, St James Parish Hall, Richmond Road - 07961 940209 Mangotsfield Pre-School, United Reformed Church, Cossham Street - 07767 410347 PATCHWAY Ambourne House Day Nursery, 233 Gloucester Road - 01454 615352 Bright Sparks Pre-School, School Close - 01454 866520 Little Rainbows Pre-School, St Chad’s Hall, Rodway Road - 07796 076253 Little Sun Beams, Coniston Centre - 0117 9311927 Patchway Centre Pre-school & Tots, Patchway Community Centre - 07875 201322 Play Station Nursery, 5 Station Road - 01454 610101 St Chad’s Pre-School, St Chad’s Hall, Rodway Road - 07812 895114 PILNING Pilning Pips, Trinity Hall, Redwick Road - 07748 053730


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TYTHERINGTON Tytherington Pre-School, Village Hall - 01454 416094

SEA MILLS Little Monsters Pre-School, Sea Mills Boys & Girls Club, Bluebell Close - 0117 9685167

WARMLEY Red Roofs Nursery, Poplar Road - 0117 9492700

SPEEDWELL Stepping Stones Day Nursery, Whitefield Road - 0117 9658241 ST GEORGE Hillside Pre-School, Hillside Road - 0117 9478371 Little Haven Day Nursery, 261 Crewshole Road - 0117 9414484 Redroofs Day Nursery, 227 Kingsway - 0117 9492600 St George Pre-School, The Baptist Church, off Summerhill Road - 07719 672137 STAPLE HILL Hillside Day Nursery, Gladstone Street - 0117 9047106 STOKES Butterflies Day Nursery, Great Park Road, Bradley Stoke - 01454 617111 Christ The King Pre-School, Christ The King Church, Maltravers Close, Bradley Stoke - 0117 9312304 Leapfrog Day Nursery, Ferndene, Bradley Stoke - 01454 202888 Leapfrog Day Nursery, Hunts Ground, Stoke Gifford - 0117 9799977 St. Michaels Church Pre-school & Nursery, The Old Vicarage, North Road, Stoke Gifford - 0117 9236395 Stoke Gifford Pre-School, Poplar Rooms, North Road, Stoke Gifford - 0117 9759801 The Covey Nursery, Unit 6 Baileys Court, Webbs Wood Road, Bradley Stoke - 0117 9794190 The Covey Pre-School, Unit 4 Baileys Court, Webbs Wood Road, Bradley Stoke - 0117 9311999 Trinity Pre-School, Holy Trinity Church, Broad Croft, Bradley Stoke - 01454 620975 THORNBURY First Step Pre-School, Christ The King School, Easton Hill Road - 01454 858580 First Step Pre-School, Crossways Infant School, Knapp Road - 01454 867283 Little Acorns Day Nursery, Oakleaze Road - 01454 418766 Rainbow Teddies Pre-School, Manor Brook School, Park Road - 01454 867231

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YATE Tiny Toes Childminding Group, Sure Start Centre, Cranleigh Court Road - 01454 864154 Yate Methodist Toddler Group, Yate Methodist Church - 01454 315661

WARMLEY St Barnabas Toddler Group, Jubilee Hall, St Barnabas Church - 07855 217128 WINTERBOURNE Praise & Play, All Saints Community Church Hall - 01454 855013 St Michaels Toddler Group, The Greenfield Centre - 01454 777604 Stay & Play, Winterbourne Children’s Centre - 01454 862979

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A Guide to Life with Under 5s in North Bristol Summer 2010

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