Upcoming Special Events
Sat 23rd Oct 2021 Dad’s Army at Brentry Children’s Centre 9:30-11:30am. For Dads and male carers of children aged 0–5. £5 per family, sign up here.
Mon 25th – Fri 29th Oct 2021 Holiday Hangout 8:30am-4:30pm daily during October half term. Holiday playscheme for primary school-aged children (4-11 years). See Holiday Hangout page to sign up.
For more information, you can check our Facebook page, give us a call on 0117 9593800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday Hangout booking now open for October half term
Booking is now open for Holiday Hangout for this October half term! Monday 25th to Friday 29th October 2021. Sessions run each day from 08:30 – 16:30 and cost £25 per day.
For more information and online booking forms, see the Holiday Hangout page.
Nursery places available
We have a small number of nursery places still available for this autumn, in particular for 2-3 year olds.
We offer FREE spaces for families eligible for childcare funding:
- Free early education for two year olds
- Universal free hours for 3-4 year olds
- Extended free hours for 3-4 year olds
You can find out more on Bristol City Council’s website: www.bristol.gov.uk/schools-learning-early-years/early-years-and-childcare
See our Childcare page for more details and to sign up, or give us a call on 0117 959 3800.
Vote for us in the Airbus Community Awards 2021!
Great news – we’ve been shortlisted for the Airbus Community Awards 2021!
Please vote for us. We could win a share of £20,000 to help our work supporting families.
Next baby massage course starting September
Our next baby massage course is starting 13th Sept, running on Mondays 10-11am. It’s £30 for the five week course. Suitable for babies aged 6 weeks to 7 months.
You can sign up here: https://bhchildrenscentre.wufoo.com/forms/you-and-me-baby-massage-september-2021/
Childcare Recruitment Event on 31st August
We’re holding a Childcare Recruitment Event on Tues 31st August 2021 here at Brentry at 6-7pm.
We have vacancies for full and part time Early Years Practitioners and Nursery Assistants. If you’re interested in starting or progressing a career in childcare, come along to us at Brentry & Henbury Children’s Centre, Brentry Lane BS10 6RG to find out more. No need to register, just drop in.
If you can’t make the Recruitment Evening, you can give us a call on 0117 9593800 for more information or click on our Job Board.
Car Boot Sale on Sat 11th Sept 9:30am-11:30am
For anyone who needs an incentive to *finally* do that big clear-out they’ve been planning forever: we’re holding a fundraising Car Boot Sale on Sat 11th September at 9:30am-11:30am.
We’re looking for sellers – if you want to bag a spot, you can sign up online here: bhchildrenscentre.wufoo.com/forms/car-boot-sale or give us a call on 0117 9593800. It’s £10 per car, with all proceeds going to the children’s charity.
Free entry on the day, with refreshments and a tombola.
Further event information and updates can be found on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1147832369041313
£1,000 from Persimmon Homes!
A huge THANK YOU to Persimmon Homes Severn Valley for awarding us £1,000 from their Building Futures campaign.
We’ll use the funding to purchase sensory equipment for Blossom Room, our dedicated space for children with special educational needs and disabilities.
We’d love for as many of you as possible to join us over the summer holidays at our FREE events! 0-8 year olds welcome.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page or call the Family Support Team for more info.
GOING ON A BEAR HUNT – let’s play outdoors together
We’re running an outdoor play session for children and their parents (aged 19 years plus with few or no formal qualifications) on Monday 19th July, together with Community Learning West.
Call 0117 9593800 to book your space!
Dad’s Army is back
Our group for Dads and male carers of children aged 0–5 is restarting on Saturday 10th July 2021 9.30am-11.30am.
*Join us for a Euros Football Event with coaches and fun football activities*
£5.00 per family. Breakfast butty, tea and coffee and themed activities included.
Book your spot here: https://bhchildrenscentre.wufoo.com/forms/w12f4ql30nadny8/
Dates for 2021-2022:
10th July 2021
21st August 2021
23rd October 2021
4th December 2021
12th February 2022
9th April 2022
Holiday Hangout is back for Summer 2021!
Holiday Hangout will be open this summer: weekdays from Monday 26th July until Friday 20th August, 8:30am – 4:30pm at Brentry Primary School, Brentry Lane, Brentry, BS10 6RG.
If your child hasn’t been to Holiday Hangout before, please complete the Registration Form and pay the £10 registration fee.
Once your child is registered please use the Booking Form to book your sessions.
We look forward to seeing you in the summer!
You & Me Baby Massage course
Our You & Me Baby Massage course starts on Monday 21 June at 10-11am at Henbury Court. It will run for five weeks and costs £30.
You can sign up online using the booking form. Please note that there are limited spaces available.
Nursery Open Day
Are you looking for childcare for your baby, toddler or preschooler? We’re holding a Nursery Open Day on Sat 10th July at 9:30am – 11:30am for anyone who’d like to visit the nursery rooms and gardens and meet our staff.
We provide a nursery and preschool for children aged six months to four years, and we offer free places for children eligible for government funding for 2-4 year olds.
Contact us on 0117 9593800 or email@example.com to book your slot.
You can read more about what we offer on our Childcare page.
Annual Survey 2021
Our Annual Survey for all users of Brentry & Henbury Children’s Centre is now live.
Please tell us what you think of our services by filling in the questionnaire. It’ll only take a few minutes and we’d really appreciate your feedback to help us plan and improve.
Friends of Brentry & Henbury Children’s Centre
Would you like to get involved with your local children’s charity?
We’re looking for volunteers to join the new Friends of Brentry & Henbury Children’s Centre. The group will meet monthly to help plan and run our events and fundraising.
Nursery places available
We have a few nursery places left in Buttercup Room (6 months-2 years) and Daisy and Poppy Rooms (2-3 years) for this September.
We offer flexible session times, hot meals cooked on site and great outdoor spaces. We also accept Government’s FREE childcare entitlement for eligible 2 & 3 year olds.
See our Childcare page for more details or give us a call on 0117 959 3800.
Community development course starting soon
New course starting Monday 10th May at our Brentry site in association with City of Bristol College. Give us a call on 0117 9593800 if you’re interested.
Groups back in person starting this week
Many of our groups are starting back face-to-face at our Brentry and Henbury sites this week. Groups are limited to six adult participants due to Covid regulations, so please get in touch to reserve yourself a space! Check the Family Support – What’s On page for up-to-date information.
Breastfeeding Support Group
Our weekly Breastfeeding Support Group is back in person from Wednesday 21st April! It’ll run every Weds at 11:30am – 12:30pm at our Brentry site.
We’re limited to six participants per session, so booking is essential – please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0117 9593800 to reserve your place.
Infant Feeding Workshop - Weds 7 April 2pm
Free workshop for expectant parents and family members via Zoom.
Holiday Hangout is back for Easter 2021
Our holiday playscheme for primary school-aged children (Reception – Year 6) is back for the Easter holidays! You can find out how to register and sign up for sessions on our Holiday Hangout page.
Closure of Henbury Court daycare
We’re sorry to announce that a reduction in funding and continual rises in costs means that the Henbury Court daycare setting is no longer financially sustainable and we are sadly proposing to close it.
On Friday 9 April 2021, Rainbow room at Henbury Court will close and current children have the option to move to a dedicated room at our Brentry site until the end of the school year (23 August 2021). After August, children may then join our nursery or preschool at Brentry.
We would like to reassure you that we are still committed to the Henbury community and we will continue to deliver our valuable Family Support services in this area. Please get in touch if you have any concerns or want to discuss options for your child.
New Trustees wanted
We’re currently looking for new Trustees to join our board, especially people with experience in HR, Safeguarding, SEND or Early Years.
Check out the ad here: www.voscur.org/jobs/98827
Brentry’s Big Splash!
Outdoor play in all weathers is really important for our kids, especially during this lockdown.
On 1-5 March we’re holding Brentry’s Big Splash! Children in Daisy and Poppy Rooms (our 2-3 year olds) will be doing 1,000 sponsored puddle splashes to raise money for new waterproofs (our old ones are falling apart!).
Please get involved by sponsoring a child – sponsor forms are available from Reception, or you can donate via JustGiving!
FREE workshop for expectant parents and family members
If you would like to join this virtual event on Wednesday 10th February at 10.45am, please email email@example.com for the log in details.
If you are looking for any support around breastfeeding, we would love to hear from you. Give us a call on 0117 9593800 and ask to speak to Emma or a member of the Family Support Team who will be very happy to help!
Your child can be a Chicken Keeper for a day!
Here’s a great opportunity to let your child spent the morning caring for our five chickens. This is the perfect experience for any young animal-lover.
The cost is £15 per child and adults are free.
It’s Movie Time!
Our World Book Day celebrations are continuing into the weekend with a Movie Night on Friday, March 6th. Come along to watch two of our Julia Donaldson favourites – The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom.
Tickets for children are £3, which includes popcorn and hot chocolate.
Dads Army is just around the corner!
Our next Dads Army meet-up on Saturday, March 14th will have a Mother’s Day theme. All dads, grandads, and male carers are welcome to come along with children. It’s at our Brentry site from 9am.
Start a new career with Brentry & Henbury Children’s Centres
Are you interested in a career in childcare?
Brentry and Henbury Children’s Centres (BHCC) are hosting a Childcare Recruitment Evening to encourage people to find out more about the range of jobs they offer.
We’re having a Childcare Recruitment Evening – Tuesday March 3rd, 5pm-7pm
Are you looking for a new job? We’d love to meet you and tell you all about the range of positions we currently have. Come along to our Childcare Recruitment Evening on Tuesday, March 3rd, to find out more.
Course bookings are now open
Secure your spot on our next Baby Massage Course. The four-week course for babies aged up to seven months starts at our Brentry site on March 4th. Places go fast, so be quick!
Please book early to avoid disappointment
Our next Baby Massage course is on its way!
A new course at Brentry and Henbury Children’s Centres aims to help parents connect with their babies.
The four-week Baby Massage Course starts on Wednesday, March 4 at the Brentry centre on Brentry Lane.
We are here for the men!
A monthly group aims to tackle social isolation experienced by men and give them a fun, welcoming environment where they can make new friends.
Dads Army is a popular get-together held at Brentry and Henbury Children’s Centre on the second Saturday of every month.
Dads, grandads and male carers meet up from 9am to 11am to take part in a variety of activities or go on outings together.
Empowering families with new professional qualification
Adults can increase their employability and get a head start in their careers, thanks to a new professional qualification on offer at Brentry and Henbury Children’s Centres.
The Community Development Award combines a broad academic knowledge with the practical on-the-job-skills needed to work in professional community roles.
The ten-week course, which is run by City of Bristol College, includes hands-on voluntary placements at the Children’s Centres, as well as workshops and lectures from staff in different roles.
Love is in the air with our next Dads Army meet-up. There will be lots of Valentine’s Day themed activities for dads, grandads and male carers on Saturday, February 15th. Please do come along, new members are always welcome.
Charity Auction Night – Friday 15th November
A massive thank you to everyone that helped out, took part in or came along to our first ever auction night.
The donations and support exceeded all expectations and this can be seen in the total of £2,987 that we were able to raise.
We had many positive comments on the evening, so keep an eye on the calendar for what could become an annual event.
Breakfast with Santa
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