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Welcome to Handprints Magazine Don’t you love spring? New beginnings, lighter nights and plenty of bank holidays! Its time to get out and enjoy the warmer weather and guess how many of those things you can do for FREE? Loads of them… time to get down to the park or off to the beach for the day or even a picnic in the garden. Our guide to days out will give you lots more ideas including a visit to the fabulously named Vegfest! Handprints Bear has been inundated with invitations to different places, you can read all about what he has been getting up to on his very own page. And… if you haven’t taken a sneaky peak at the back cover we have a very very special competition for our

readers as we are looking for a SUMMER COVER STAR. In partnership with Blueskies Photography who are offering FREE, yes absolutely FREE photo sessions to our readers who will then be entered to our competition to become a cover star! If you think your little ones have got what it takes to be the face of Summer Handprints then what are you waiting for?


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Can you answer “yes” to any of these questions? • Since I had my kids I’ve lost sight of who I am • I feel guilty all the time • I love my kids but I want a life for myself as well • I want to be a good Mum but I feel like I’m getting it wrong • People keep telling me what to do and it’s making me question what I thought was right •

I’m determined that my life from now on will be better than it has been up to now

If you can, then I can help you. Whether you prefer • One-to-one private coaching • Online teaching • Live workshops I’d love to teach you how to understand yourself and make the most of yourself and your opportunities. Who Am I? I’m Cathy Dean and I’m here to teach you about yourself. If that sounds odd, let me explain: I have been blessed with skills, talents and innate abilities that allow me to help people


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just like you to really come to know and understand yourself better than you ever have done before, so that you can live the life you really want. I developed my skills over a 25 year career in the field of Learning & Development and though working with lots of individual clients to hone my intuition. I’ve also spent the past 21 years bringing up my 2 children. I suffered for years from depression and when they were young I remember feeling like all the life had been sucked out of me, and I didn’t know who I was any more. I was trying so hard to be what I thought I ought to be, that I completely lost sight of who I really was, and that didn’t do me or my family any good at all. My children have grown up and left home, but I still vividly recall how it felt to have lost sight of myself. At the time I thought I was the only person who felt like that, but now I know better and I’m determined to ensure that noone else needs to feel like I used to. And that includes you.

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Dads Spot

Ah, children! They say the sweetest things don’t they?

We went to the cinema one Saturday to see Tangled (which is great by the way and Charlotte now thinks she’s Repunzel!) and whilst we are sat there waiting for the film to start, Tom start’s pointing and say “what’s that?” I could see what he was pointing at until he stood up and almost touched the dad sat in front of us. He was referring to the mans bald patch! “What’s that on his head!?” Tom said louder. “Erm… his hair! Do you fancy a drink” and that was it we were off the subject, phew! Charlotte was just as bad (although she has improved with age) . When we were out, with no sensitive chip engaged, if she saw a larger framed person she would let us know, by shouting “Look at that woman/man aren’t they fat!” at which point we had to make a hasty exit from the scene. We did let her know this and that it’s not very polite to say things like that, but due to her age at the time we had to use a ‘code’ word. This word was ‘Wilbur’ So if you were out shopping and you saw a blond haired girl mention “I’ve just seen a Wilbur” then I apologise. Kids, eh!?


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VegfestUK Bristol on May 28th and 29th 2011 presents a unique opportunity to introduce your child to the world of healthy living in the most fun imaginative and entertaining way possible – and all for free. In this day of massed produced food full of sugar and fat marketed at kids and parents 24/7, it is refreshing to find such a wonderful occasion as VegfestUK Bristol, where you can sample a huge amount of free vegan produce as well as enjoy the kids cookery classes, magic shows, smoothie making bike and creative workshops in the kids area. Parents can also access free cookery demos and nutrition talks as well as stacks of entertainment, all for free – and is if that wasn’t enough, there’s a whole VegfestUK Bristol Fringe Week running from May 21st right up to the weekend festival 28th/29th at various locations across the City, including free talks and Cookery demos, stalls and sampling, free information and evening events, including a kids party with cake and chocolate (all of it vegan). So if you want to rise to the challenge of introducing more plant based options into your family’s diet, VegfestUK Bristol is the place to be this summer

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Handprints Bear LOVES… Jazzy Jamboree Handprints Bear was invited with a new friend Tilly to join in a class with Sarah in Old Sodbury Village Hall. This is certainly not your average children’s music class! It was fun; lively. We joined in with the ‘Shake It All About’ theme and we certainly did shake it all about and it was obvious from the children’s (and parent’s!) enthusiasm, that these are songs that they’ve all grown to know and love. The songs are a mixture of Sarah’s own and traditional favourites with a Jazzy Jamboree twist! Including a funky version of ‘Wind the Bobbin up’!

Splashing with Ping and Pong! Handprints Bear enjoyed reading one of our new favourite books with his friends, Charlotte, Thomas and Mummy – Ping and Pong, Splash. Ping and Pong live in Lucy’s clock and in this book they join Lucy on a trip to the park where they enjoy whizzing down the slide wooshing on the swings but most of all splashing in puddles when it starts to rain. Grown ups don’t like rain, but we do! Splash is such a delightful book, with adorable illustrations. Ping and Pong should become best friends with all


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children and all family bookcases should have at least one Ping and Pong book on their shelves. Splash will become a family favourite for bedtime reading – and any other time come to think of it!

And discovering animals in the jungle and the zoo With the brilliant At the Zoo and At the Farm books from Priddy Books. Fabulously fun shadow books which Handprints Bear and the family thoroughly enjoyed. So much fun guessing which animal is behind each shadow and a great way to learn animals, new words and explore the worlds of the farm and zoo. These books are read every day with a daily competition to see who can guess the most animals. Charlotte who is now 41/2 loves them too as she can practice her reading skills with the animal names.

To find out more and read the full reviews about the things Handprints Bear loves read his blog on Jazzy Jamboree Sessions held in Old Sodbury and Frampton Coterall 07949 546862 Ping and Pong is written by Amy Trevaskus, a author based in Somerset. It is available from For more information about Priddy Books take a look at their blog blog.’ or their website:

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SpRING days out for all the family... Spring is a great time to get outdoors and get active with all the family. We have some ideas for fun days out with our top days out

Splash the Cash (Over £25 for a family of 4) 1. Bristol Zoo – Always something to do for all the family and not just about the animals 2. Costwold Wildlife Park – A brilliant animal park with so much to do for all ages, train rides, big animals, petting zoo and beautiful grounds, well worth the drive into the costwolds 3. Crealy Park, Devon - a great day out with rides, slides animals and adventures 4. @Bristol – Making Science fun for everyone with Wallace and Grommit and so much more, our favourite indoor day out all year round 5. Bristol Aquarium – Watch out down below the sea for Sharks, octopus and the occasional pirate!

It’s a snip (under £25 for a family of 4) 1. Court Farm, Nr Weston – all the fun of the farm, bottle feed lambs, milking cows, pony rides and much more. A little gem of a day out 2. Ferry ride in Bristol Harbour – tour around the harbour and see the sights of SS Great Britain, with plenty of pirate ships to spot along the way 3. Old Down Country Park – A great park with beautiful grounds and activities throughout the year 4. Berkeley Castle visit the home of The Legend of Dick and Dom’s

Free for all 1. Bristol Museum, not just a stuffy old building but full of history, fun and imagination. A fantastic day out for nowt. Watch out for the scary mummy’s 2. Vassells Park, a brilliant park with great outdoor play for all ages, sand, water, swings slides and adventure 3. Blaise Castle and Park, take a picnic, visit the castle, search for the Giants Chair, great walks and playgrounds for young and old 4. VegFest Bristol – a great new bristol festival celebrating all things Veggie 5. Take a trip to the beach, Brean Sands and Weston Pier are all on our doorstep and are absolutely free to enjoy, pack your buckets and spades and take in the sea side air!

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Are you in control of your CLUTTER? Do you have too many toys for the space you have in your home? Instead of despairing at the clutter and squeezing yet another toy into the overstuffed cupboards and shelves why not call Home Decluttered. Alison from Home Decluttered tells us: “Sometimes it can be very hard to look at our own home objectively, a sympathetic fresh pair of eyes are often needed. This often happens when you have small children.” Home Decluttered can work with you to de-clutter areas of your home, plan space to solve storage problems and reorganise. This is a guaranteed confidential service, and Alison uses a down to earth approach, working hands on, by your side. This can be done on the smallest of spaces and even on a tiny budget. Home Decluttered takes recycling seriously and will endeavour to recycle as much as possible. Just imagine a carload of clutter can be taken away and donated or recycled as part of the service, some families find a real weight off their shoulders.

Alison is offering Handprints Readers a FREE consultation with no obligation so why not call

0771 264 2609 0117 911 7556 today to clear up your clutter this Spring or check out Why not book a Homedecluttered Spring Clean? Give your home that spring clean feeling with a one off deep clean. Maybe its just one room or treat your self to a whole house spring clean feeling. Just right for this time of year.


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Join in our Bristol Bikeathon! Come and join us on Sunday 22nd May, where you can have a great day out for the whole family. Starting from Ashton Court, choose from a 14 or 28 mile ride, which takes in the beautiful North Somerset countryside.

For more information call Jo on 0790 0208123 or visit

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Make money - Save money We all need it, most of us want more of it and with costs rising every day how can you make more money and save more money? Here are some of our ideas.

Making Money Get a part time job: there are lots of opportunities out there now, from direct sales, party plans and some of them even mean you have fun while making money. Sell stuff online: Websites like ebay and 2good2tip are great for making money out of things you don’t need any more – and lets face it how many of us have a cupboard full of toys, clothes and baby equipment that we wish we could shift. Wheel and deal: Spring is the season for Car Boot Sales with plenty of sales sprouting up – just don’t spend the cash you earn while you are there! Make money from a hobby: Do you have a talent or do you have an enterprising spirit. There are plenty of opportunities to set up a business out of something you love, from Cupcakes to party bags, from entertaining to quirky crafts. Just make sure you get the right advice before you start. Music to your bank balance: Got a stack of old CDs you never play? Trade them in with online sites like, some are worth pennies some worth pounds. Gold value: If you have gold lying around in your jewellery boxes its never been a better time to sell. Dig out your 80’s hoop earrings to make yourself some easy cash.

Saving Money Switch utility suppliers: Shop around and make sure you are getting the best deal with your gas, electric and phone. You could save £££’s with a new supplier especially if you bundle them

Loyalty card bonus: Save your shopping points for a summer holidays and cash in for bonuses on days out and 2 for 1’s to save a packet on what can be expensive family days out. Get a cashback card: A cashback debit card can give you money back on your shopping, fancy going clothes shopping, food shopping and buying petrol and saving money on your utilities? Well this is the answer, save ££’s each month. Credit card shuffle: If you have a credit card make sure you are getting the best interest rate or pay it off each month. Shopping challenge: Next time you go grocery shopping do the trade down challenge, buy everything you like but pick the cheaper value products, do it for just a month and see if you notice the difference, you should in your wallet. One Car boot sale to look out for is at Charborough Road School, Filton SATURDAY 14 MAY - ENTRANCE 9AM SELLERS FEE £6 CAR, £8 VAN this is always well supported so a good place to make money! If you are thinking about setting up a new business you should contact an accountant – Ali Redwood from TaxAssist is a perfect match for small businesses especially Mumtrepreneurs. Fran Nash Smith can advise on profitable part time business opportunities that can work around existing work and families. See her advert on page 16

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NURSERIES & PRE-SCHOOLS ALVESTON Natural Choice Nurseries, 27 David’s Lane 01454 419419 St Helen’s Pre-School, Jubilee Hall, Greenhill Road - 07717 216762 ASHLEY DOWN Ashgrove Park Day Nursery, 60 Ashgrove Road - 0117 9513123 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 BRENTRY Once Upon A Time Day Nursery, Passage Road - 0117 9504529 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 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 824121 St Augustines Pre-School, Boscombe Crescent - 0117 9561166 Stanbridge Pre-School, Stanbridge Road - 0117 9575152 Sunbeams Day Nursery, Dibden Road - 0117 9566060 EMERSONS GREEN Abacus Pre-School, Village Hall, Emerson’s Way - 01454 867285 Leapfrog Day Nursery, St Lukes Close - 0117 9568222 FILTON Abbey Wood Tots Day Nursery, College Way - 0117 9693990 Filton Park Pre-School, Charborough Road - 01454 866580 Priory Day Nursery School, 99 Gloucester Road North - 0117 9692503 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 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 FRENCHAY Squirrel Tree Nursery, Frenchay Hospital - 0117 9753862 HAMBROOK Tiggers Tree House, Moorend Road - 0117 9572171 HANHAM Christchurch Pre-School, Christ Church Hall, Church Road - 07752 918789 Hanham Toddlers Pre-School, Hanham Methodist Church, Lower Chapel Road - 0117 9082406 HENLEAZE Busy Bees Pre-School, St Peters Church Hall, The Drive - 07949 225350 Lake House Nursery, Lake Road - 0117 9622948 or 9445963 Toy Box Nursery, The Drive - 0117 9623010 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 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 PUCKLECHURCH Pucklechurch Pre-School & Playgroup, Village Hall, Absom Road - 07790 683311 SEA MILLS Little Monsters Pre-School, Sea Mills Boys & Girls Club, Bluebell Close - 0117 9685167 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 TYTHERINGTON Tytherington Pre-School, Village Hall - 01454 416094 WARMLEY Red Roofs Nursery, Poplar Road - 0117 9492700

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WESTBURY ON TRYM Jack & Jill Pre-School, Falcolndale Road - 0117 9622888 Once Upon A Time Day Nursery, Downs Cote Road - 0117 9625203 Westbury Baptist Pre-School, Reedley Road - 0117 9629990 WESTERLEIGH Cornerways Nursery, The Old School House, Broad Lane - 01454 318183 WINTERBOURNE Abacus Pre-School, St Michaels Primary School, Linden Close - 01454 867285 Pooh Corner Day Nursery, Methodist Church Hall, Down Road - 01454 857529 Silverhill Day Nursery, Swan Lane - 01454 772156 St Michaels Pre-School, The Greenfield Centre, Park Ave - 01454 777604 YATE Cherry Tree Day Nursery, Lodge Road - 01454 228665 Little Acorns Nursery, Firgrove Crescent - 01454 850122 Phase 5 Pre-School Playgroup, The Teripin, Kelston Close - 01454 311459 Playmates Day Nursery, Station Road - 01454 320928 St Paul’s Day Care Nursery, Dudridge Park - 01454 329924 Stanshawes Court Day Nursery, Stanshawes Court Drive - 01454 327670 Yate Opportunity Group, 130 Cranleigh Court Road - 01454 326673 PLAYGROUPS & ACTIVITIES ALVESTON Alveston Toddler Group, Alveston Methodist Church Hall, Greenhill - 01454 411688 CHIPPING SODBURY Midweek Funtime Toddlers, Chipping Sodbury Baptist Church, High Street - 01454 317787 or 07956 995166 Tyndale Tots, Dodington Parish Hall, Finch Road - 01454 325009 COALPIT HEATH Coalpit Heath Parent & Toddler Group, St Saviours Church Hall - 01454 853265 DOWNEND Quakers Road Playgroup, Christchurch Hall, Quakers Road - 0117 9402310 EMERSONS GREEN NCT Bumps, Babes and Beyond, Emersons Green Village Hall - 0844 243 6268 FILTON Parent & Toddler Group, St Peters Church Hall - 0117 9047076 St Andrews Toddler Group, Elm Park - 0117 9315942 Stay & Play, Children’s Centre, Rectory Lane - 01454 864150 Tiddlers Play Sessions, Filton Clinic & Filton Fun Hanger - 01454 867076 Time 4 Mums, The Children’s Centre, Conygre Road - 01454 868499 FRENCHAY Frenchay Parent & Toddler Group, Frenchay Village Hall, Beckspool Road - 0117 9566599 HANHAM Christchurch Toddlers, Church Hall, Church Road - 07515 955284


HORFIELD Parent & Toddler Group, St Gregorys Church Hall, St Gregorys - 0117 9047076 Stay & Play, Upper Horfield Children Centre, Sheridan Road - 0117 9031281/5 KINGSWOOD Bristol Mummy’s, KCA High Street - 07766 011158 Kings Tot’s, Bristol Community Church, Bourne Chapel, Waters Road - 0117 9478441 Kingswood Methodist Mum’s & Tots, Kingswood Methodist Church, Grantham Road - 0117 9616405 Sticky Fingers, St Stephens Church Hall, Lansdown Road - 0117 3777157 The Park Centre Parent & Toddler Group, The Park Centre Community Rooms, High Street - 01454 862190 Time 4 Mums, The Old School Youth Centre, High Street - 01454 868499 LOCKLEAZE Little Treasures, The Cameron Centre - 0117 9141129 OLVESTON Olveston Baby & Toddler Group, Olveston Methodist Church Hall, The Street - 07773 709155 PATCHWAY Holy Family Play Group, Amberley Rd, Stoke Lodge - 01454 270329 Stay & Play, Patchway Children Centre, Epney Close - 01454 864146 Story Time, Patchway Library, Rodway Road 01454 868006 Tiddlers Play Session, Patchway Youth Centre 01454 867076 Wriggle & Rhyme, Patchway Library, Rodway Road - 01454 868006 PILNING Stay & Play, Pilning Village Hall - 01454 862979 SEVERN BEACH Stay & Play, Severn Beach Village Hall - 01454 862979 ST GEORGE Jolly Tots, St George Community Centre, Church Road - 07970 678872 STOKES Beehive Toddler Group, The Old School Rooms, Stoke Gifford - 0117 9236566 Bouncing Babies, Jubilee Centre, Bradley Stoke - 01454 867076 Bradley Stoke 0-5’s, Holy Trinity Church, Pear Tree Rd, Bradley Stoke - 01454 618996 Busy Bees Parent & Toddler Group, Bradley Stoke Evangelical Church, Baileys Court Road 01454 612154 Handprints, Little Stoke & Stoke Gifford, Bradley Stoke - 01454 612128 Little Stoke Childminders Toddler Group, Children’s Centre, Little Stoke - 01454 250067 Puddle Ducks, Brook Way Community Centre, Bradley Stoke - 01454 613982 Rhyme Time, Bradley Stoke Library, Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre - 01454 868006 Sounds Messy, Little Stoke Children’s Centre, Little Stoke - 01454 867076 Stay & Play, The Stokes Children Centre, Little Stoke Lane Sticky Fingers, Brook Way Activity Centre, Bradley Stoke - 01454 619622 Tiddlers Play Sessions - 01454 867076 Toy Library, Little Stoke Community Hall, Little Stoke - 01454 867076

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THORNBURY Bumps & Babies, Thornbury Baptist Church, Gillingstool - 01454 856828 Stay & Play, Children’s Centre, Gillingstool Primary School - 01454 862975 Thornbury Twins+ Club, Children’s Centre, Gillingstool Primary School - 01454 855774 Playaway, Thornbury Childminders - 01454 854828 Thornbury Sweetpeas Breastfeeding Support Group, Sure Start Centre, Gillingstool - 01454 862975 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 YATE Tiny Toes Childminding Group, Sure Start Centre, Cranleigh Court Road - 01454 864154 Yate Methodist Toddler Group, Yate Methodist Church - 01454 315661 CHILDMINDERS CHIPPING SODBURY Fran Greatorex - 01454 322412 Nicola Gilbert - 01454 316470 Rachel Robertson - 01454 325028 Shirley Truslove - 01454 312814 COALPIT HEATH Linda Sloan - 01454 773511 DOWNEND Amanda Morgan - 0117 9832939 Deborah Wallington - 0117 9099368 Dena Dunn - 07954 147742 Helen Liebert - 0117 9567601 Jenny Lear - 0117 9090746 Julie Stockwell - 0117 9756441 Karen Westlake - 0117 9149386 Michelle Lawrence - 0117 9083296 Michelle Taylor - 0117 9401479 Sarah Davies - 0117 9568105 Sue Lovell - 0117 9092995 Emma Woodcock - 0117 9560538 EMERSONS GREEN Francesca Seamon - 0117 9565897 Julie Ann Dean - 0117 9047052 Julie Hudson - 0117 9566062 Melanie Whittle - 0117 9081965 Michelle Palmer - 07790 541633 or 0117 9574887 (term time only) Susan Roberts - 0117 9569620 FILTON Georgina Johnstone - 0117 9697492 Heather Dibbins - 0117 9751892 Samantha Braithwaite - 0117 9791459 Susana Edith De Gregorio - 0117 9043281 Veronica Hunt - 0117 9763482 Vicky Muir - 07867 911551 FISHPONDS Julie Hampton - 0117 560064 Tina Bamford - 0117 9651932 FRAMPTON COTTRELL Frederica Davis - 01454 772712

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HANHAM Kate Ferris - 0117 9601140

SEVERN BEACH Mandy Glover - 01454 633537

WARMLEY Kelly Probert - 07875 106578

HENBURY Sarah Turner - 0117 3079506 Yvonne Hancock - 0117 9508404

SOUNDWELL Kelly Purnell - 0117 9659773

WESTBURY-ON-TRYM N. Harper - 0117 9508685

SOUTHMEAD Julie’s Jellytots - 0117 9870709


HORFIELD Allison Coombes - 0117 9695546 Heather Roberts - 0117 9311585 Pat Tucker - 0117 9315076 Sam Ford - 0117 9513526 Sandra Mapstone - 0117 9047076 Susan Olivier - 0117 9514112 Vikki Hill - 0117 9422811 KINGSWOOD Catharine Cave - 0117 9076233 Janis Phillimore - 0117 9087525 Kim Agius - 0117 9353513 Sallyanne Hutchison - 0117 9478268 Vanessa Carter - 0117 3777157 MANGOTSFIELD Edita Ryan - 07841 656487 Samantha Brain - 0117 9568166 MONTPELIER Joanne Amso - 0117 9857085 PATCHWAY Frankie Hemmings - 0117 9792226 Sharron Gorwill - 0117 9148337 or 07825 369602 Susan Croker - 0117 3779603 Tracy Jenkins - 0117 3777248 PILNING Pauline Williamson - 01454 633168 PUCKLECHURCH Karen Fletcher - 0117 9372746

ST PAULS Barbara Walker - 07796 083382 ST. GEORGE Julie Scott - 0117 9475651 Rosalind Rose - 0117 9080769 STAPLE HILL Karen McCoy - 0117 9754023 Leanne Ford - 0117 9566842 STAPLETON Maria Barnett - 0117 9655172 Maxine Pinkett - 0117 9656032 STOKE PARK Victoria Tomplin - 07921 465068 STOKES Angela Williams - Little Stoke - 01454 619532 Anita Townsend - Little Stoke - 0117 9470691 Deborah Ellacott - Bradley Stoke - 01454 610793 Elaine Albutt - Bradley Stoke - 01454 850426 Glenda Findlay - Bradley Stoke - 07971946750 Karen Damsell - Bradley Stoke - 0117 9692134 Kirsty Lewis - Little Stoke - 07966 295175 Lisa Steward - Bradley Stoke - 07882 593653 Marie Notton - Bradley Stoke - 01454 612466 Selina Bracey - Bradley Stoke - 01454 853607 Sue Winter - Stoke Lodge - 01454 857088 Susan Partridge - Bradley Stoke - 01454 615954

REDLAND Catherine Whiteman - 0117 9089425 Nina Higgins - 0117 9090678

THORNBURY Geraldine Nelmes - 01454 853666 Lesley Philips - 01454 418691 Karen Perett - 01454 419426

SEA MILLS Lyn & Jemma Gordon - 0117 9681342

TOCKINGTON Kathryn Gane - 07966 324614

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