The snow arrives in Somerset!

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Snow!! Everyone enjoyed the snow, lots of snowballs were thrown, snowmen made, and the pre-school children at Express Park took turns sledging down the hill outside the nursery – I’m not sure if the children or adults enjoyed it more!  … Read More

Winter Wonderland

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Our Express Park nursery looked a little different this morning. Jack Frost has been and turned the reception and corridor into a winter wonderland. Meanwhile the rest of the nursery has been decorated ready for the run up to Christmas. … Read More

Children in Need 2018

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All the children and staff have been joining in the ‘Children in Need’ fun this week. At Bower they have been busy baking “spotty” biscuits and painting their very own Pudsey bear yellow. Whilst the children at Express Park made … Read More

Care Home Visits

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Butterflies has made arrangements with a couple of care homes to periodically take the children in to visit the residents. Both the children and the elderly residents get a lot from the visits, in terms of companionship and new experiences. … Read More

Card received from Kensington Palace

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Our children were absolutely thrilled to receive a card from Kensington Palace in response to the Wedding card they made and sent to Prince Harry and Meghan. In fact the whole week before the wedding was filled with activities including … Read More

The children received a visit from the Police

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Today we had a lovely visit from PC Norton and his two dogs, Gunner and Rufus, we learnt about how the dogs help to find people and objects they may have lost or hidden. We all loved giving Rufus a … Read More

Help Paying for Childcare

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The government is introducing new ways to help parents with childcare costs. Whether you have toddlers or teens, you could get support. The Government’s new website ‘Childcare Choices’ brings together all the Government childcare offers together for the first time, providing … Read More

Enjoyable Half Term at our Holiday Club

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It was another busy half term at our holiday club which saw record numbers of children enjoy our days out.  In addition to our bush craft days, we, for the first time, visited “Animal Farm” in Brean, and took our … Read More

Smartys Holiday Club – Ofsted Inspection Report

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On the 31st January our SMARTYS holiday club was inspected by Ofsted.  We are now pleased and permitted to share the report with you all.  We would like to thank  all families that assisted the inspector during the day.  Please … Read More

Wattle Fence Project

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This term we started a new project called ‘Wattle Fencing’ – which is using natural resources found in the woodland to build a very strong fence, and create our own little camp area, with shelter from the wind. The idea … Read More

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