Easter Holiday’s Activity and Food Programme (HAF)

We are pleased to support Somerset County Council’s Holiday Activities and Food Program (HAF).  This is a FREE holiday programme during the Easter holidays for local children eligible for Free School Meals. (Charges apply for children not receiving Free School … Read More

Yoga is great for children’s mental well-being

Exercise is a great stress reliever, and whilst life is tough at the moment engaging the children in yoga on a regular basis helps improve the mood and relieve the boredom for everyone. A few of our staff have been … Read More

Happy New Year!

We would just like to reassure families that in accordance with the Governments’ guidelines we are open as usual to all our registered families. Butterflies has been open since the start of the pandemic, so our team are fully aware … Read More

Santa is coming to town

The team at Woodlands have made a window display this year for parents, to help everyone get into the Christmas spirit. Many children got involved doing lots of painting, wrapping the presents for Santa’s sleigh, dressing up dolls for the … Read More

We’re welcoming back all children from 1st June

In accordance with the Governments’ guidelines, to get all children back into education, we are making preparations to open our doors to all our registered families. Butterflies has been partially open since the pandemic started supporting key workers and vulnerable … Read More

Open to new bookings for children of Key Workers

We would like to reassure everyone that Butterflies Day Nurseries and Out of School Clubs will remain open during the pandemic for Vulnerable children and children of Key Workers (as specified by the Government). During this period, we are also … Read More

Woodlands Grand Opening

This morning saw the grand opening of our new Woodlands Nursery. After months and months of preparation, and a very busy weekend moving, we are proud to finally open the doors to Woodlands. This ‘Outstanding’ nursery, as rated by Ofsted, … Read More

We now make our own Eco-friendly wet wipes!

We are proud to announce that we are now making our own eco-friendly baby wipes rather than using shop bought ones. Did you know, as well as coming in plastic packaging, 90% of wet wipes themselves contain some form of … Read More

The snow arrives in Somerset!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tax-free Childcare

The Government will soon be launching their new tax free childcare scheme aimed at children 0-12 years (early 2017). This will eventually replace employers childcare voucher schemes; although families on the current schemes can choose to stay or move to … Read More

Happy Children at the Summer Holiday Club

So much fun was had at this year’s Summer Holiday Club. We did a variety of things such as Bush Craft days, a Fun Day at the Apex, a trip to Dunster Forest and one to Victoria Park. We were also very … Read More

Visit from Bridgwater Fire Station

All the children at Butterflies Day Nursery would like to thank Bridgwater Fire Station for taking time out of their day to visit both nurseries. The firemen talked to the children about what their job entails and the uniform they … Read More

Survey – what do parents think of the 30 hours funded entitlement?

From September 2017, working parents* of children aged 3 and 4 in Somerset will be able to apply for 30 hours of funded childcare per week. Somerset County Council is asking for parent’s views and needs on what type of childcare they … Read More

Queen’s 90th Birthday

Some of the Butterflies Bower Lane preschool visited the Rosary nursing home last week to join in with the celebrations marking the Queen’s 90th Birthday. People of all ages across Bridgwater united to mark one woman’s 90th birthday celebrations. That woman was … Read More

Out of Schools Clubs awarded 5 stars for Food Hygiene!

It has been a busy week for all of the out of school clubs as they have been inspected by environmental health as part of the food hygiene process. All clubs were awarded 5 stars.

Sport Relief

Sport Relief Update – we are pleased to announce that the current total is £469.96, with just a few outstanding sponsorship monies to collect. Thank you all for your donations.

Pupil Premium

The Early Years Pupil Premium provides an extra amount of money to the nursery, pre-school etc for three and four year old children whose parents are in receipt of certain qualifying benefits or who have been adopted or are in … Read More