Childcare & Schools
Whether you want to head back to work or just need a few hours each week to get things done or put your feet up for a change, childcare provision is important. Our directory includes nurseries, pre-schools, and other options. And when it’s time for your little ones to head to school, we’ve got some great choices in the local area – just remember to apply for your child’s place in plenty of time.
Nurseries & Pre-schools
Lambs Nursery & Pre-School at Fairfield School
We are delighted to to welcome 2-4 year olds to our Nursery, conveniently located on the A370 in Backwell, North Somerset.Complete with sleeping facilities, in house catering and a high ratio of qualified staff.Our Lambs Room (children aged 2-3) offers day care from 8.30am to 5.30pm (7.30am-6.00pm can be arranged at a small additional charge) 5 days per week, 50 weeks of the year. Half days are available.Costs may be paid for by government nursery vouchers, see https://www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs/free-childcare-and-education-for-2-to-4-year-olds for details.Sibling discounts are also available for families who attend Fairfield School and the sibling discount remains in place until the youngest child of the family leaves Fairfield.Our Pre-School Nursery (children aged 3 and 4) operates during term time only but children have the option of attending our Holiday Club during school holidays and our pre and after school care during term time, should parents need to use extended day care.
If you would like your child to enjoy the benefits of excellent Early Years provision with all the facilities of an outstanding primary school please contact Cathy Scott or Sharon Hartrey for an information pack and further details on 01275 462743 or email [email protected]
Crockerne Church of England Primary Nursery
Is your child 3 and ready to start nursery in September? Please contact the school office on 01275 372659 to register your interest.
High Down Schools Nursery
8.45 to 11.45 (Morning Session)
11.45 to 12.30 (Lunch)
12.30-3.30 (Afternoon Session)
Portishead Pre-school – Term Time
Portishead Pre-school consists of two fantastic pre-schools, Hilltop Pre-School on West Hill & Brampton Pre-School on Brampton Way. Call Hilltop on (01275) 390947 or (07768) 685530 & Brampton on (01275) 817834)www.portisheadpreschool.co.uk
St Joseph’s Pre-school – Term Time
NEW – Opening on Monday 13th September 2021, we are set in the beautiful grounds of St Joseph’s School and will operate term-time only.
Our Sessions are:
8:30 – 11:30am – Session 1 – £20 per session or Govt Funding can be used.
11:30 – 12:15pm – Optional Lunch session – Govt funding can not be used and will need to be paid for, at £5. To begin with, a packed lunch will need to be provided.
12:15 – 3:15pm – Session 2 – £20 per session or Govt Funding can be used
3:15 – 5:45pm – AfterSchool/wrap around care – Govt funding can not be used and will need to be paid for, currently £10 per session.
There will an Application Form to complete and a £25 Registration feeContact email address; [email protected]
Trinity Church School Nursery – Term Time
We have a wonderful purpose built environment with a large outdoor area and we are proud to be part of the wider school. Attending a school nursery has the added benefits of access to the wider school facilities and highly trained early years practitioners working alongside your child. Being part of a school also aids that transition that your child will make when they move into a Reception setting. Our nursery is called Meadow Class, a fitting name for our beautiful setting on the edge of the nature reserve. We have family groups, which we name after wild flowers that you may find growing nearby. Uniform is available and many chose to wear this to promote a sense of identity and belonging, but you can chose.
Bertie’s Nursery School, Wraxall – Term Time only option
Busy Bees Nursery, Portishead
Honey Tree Day Nursery, Portishead
Lakehouse Nursery, Portishead
Station House Nursery, Portishead
The Academy Nursery School
The Nursery, Portishead
Clevedon Montessori School
Secret Garden Montessori School of Nailsea
Stoke Bishop Montessori School
Funded pre-school hours are available for all children at both nurseries & pre-schools.
You can obtain details of local registered childminders from the North Somerset Family Information Service on (01934) 426300 – Click Here for their directory.
You can also pop over to the Portishead Parent Facebook Group to ask for recommendations – On the 1st Friday of every month we also invite Childminders to let us know their availability & tell us what they are up to.
Click Here to ask for recommendations.
Babysitters, Nannies & ad hoc childcare
This may be a time for you to ask for recommendations.
Try asking other parents over on the Portishead Parent Facebook Group Click Here
We are lucky to have great Primary Schools here. Just remember that you must apply for your place!
Applications to start Primary School in September 2019 have now closed, but you can still make a Late Application. – see the North Somerset Council website for the full information & dates
School Admissions Click Here for full Information
High Down Infant School/High Down Junior School www.highdownschools.co.uk
St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School www.st-josephs.org.uk/web
St Peter’s Church of England Primary School www.st-peters.n-somerset.sch.uk/
Portishead Primary School www.portisheadprimary.co.uk/
Trinity Anglican Methodist Primary School www.trinityprimaryschool.co.uk/
Pill and Portbury
Crokerne Church of England Primary School (inc. nursery) www.crockerne.co.uk/
St Mary’s Church of England VA Primary www.stmarysprimaryportbury.co.uk/
Fairfield School in Backwell is an outstanding independent day school and nursery for boys and girls from 2 to 11 years of age. We encourage each child to maximise his or her potential and we aim to fully develop each child’s individual aptitudes. We do this through creating a family ethos in which children feel happy, secure and valued. In this way, they learn to be part of a community, appreciating and understanding their own and others’ needs and strengths.www.fairfield.school
Badminton School, Westbury-on-Trym
Belgrave School, Clifton
Bristol Grammar School, Bristol
Clifton College, Clifton
Clifton High School, Clifton
Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital, Clifton
Redmaids’ High Junior School, Westbury-on-Trym
Redmaids’ High School, Westbury-on-Trym
Sidcot School, Winscombe
The Downs School, Wraxall
Torwood House School, Redland
Pill Library & Children’s Centre, Crockerne House, Underbanks, Pill (01934) 426070
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