Early Birds

Earlybirds Preschool

Information

Announcements, News and Events

Parking
Parking
Added on 10/09/2014
We would like to remind everyone that parking in the school car park is not permitted. The car park is for staff use only.
If you require any further information please call in at Cheddar First School reception. Thank you for your cooperation!
Easy Fundraising
Easy Fundraising
Added on 21/01/2014
Easyfundraising is an easy way to raise money for Earlybirds through things you're buying anyway. Look at www.easyfundraising.org.uk and select support a cause, then type in Early Birds Preschool, Cheddar (or copy and paste this link into your browser: http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/earlybirdspreschoolcheddar).
Raise money when you spend on Amazon, Sainsbury's, Asda, John Lewis, some sections of ebay, loads of clothing stores ... It only costs you a few clicks, but gives a percentage of your shopping worth directly to Earlybirds Preschool. Thank you in advance!
Thank You
Thank You
Added on 13/07/2017
Thank you to everyone who has helped over the past year fundraising with Sainsbury's . We have raised £1152.70
Bag2School
Bag2School
Added on 22/05/2017
Bag2School are a company that specialises in good quality second hand clothing that can be re-used. They will be coming to collect any unwanted items from Earlybirds on Wednesday 21st June. You can collect bags from reception and leave your bags with us from Monday 19th, so the more bags you donate the more we raise! Good excuse to have a clear our too!!

bags2school have listed for us below;

Men’s, Ladies and Children’s clothing
Paired shoes (tied together or elastic band around)
Handbags
Hats
Bags
Scarves and ties
Jewellery
Lingerie
Socks
Belts
Soft toys
Household linen
Curtains
Towels
Bedding (bed sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers)

They do not collect the following items;

Duvets and blankets
Pillows and cushions
Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats)
Soiled, painted, ripped or wet clothing
School uniforms with and without logo
Corporate clothing and workwear
Textile off cuts, yarns or threaded material
Thank you in advance for your support!
Open Morning
Open Morning
Added on 22/05/2017
This event is an opportunity to all new and prospective families seeking childcare age 2-4 years to visit our setting.
EYFS
EYFS
Added on 15/09/2015
Please follow the link (copy and paste into your search bar, please!) to the Parents’ Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) which we follow at Earlybirds. Please have a read through and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask a member of staff!
http://www.longacre-childcare.co.uk/assets/parents/EYFS_Parents_Guide%202014.pdf
Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)
Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)
Added on 19/03/2015
From April 2015, early years settings are able to claim extra funding for 3 & 4 year olds through the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) to support children’s development, learning and care.
This funding gets paid directly to the child’s preschool. The funding is available to all providers delivering funded places and will equate to an extra 53 pence per child per hour.
While this might not seem like much, it will enable Earlybirds to provide more additional provision - such as BoogieBeat sessions for all children, Speech Therapy sessions for all children, etc, additional equipment and materials.
Please see the Information section of this website for the EYPP document.
If you have any further questions please speak to Dawn at Earlybirds.
School Admissions Consultation
School Admissions Consultation
Added on 12/01/2015
If your child is due to start or transfer school in the academic year 2016/2017 please follow the below link to access the school admissions consultation. This could also be relevant for anyone who's child starts/ will transfer schools in the years after the dates mentioned above.

http://www.somerset.gov.uk/policies-and-plans/policies/school-admissions-summaries/
Get Set for School sessions
Get Set for School sessions
Added on 15/12/2014
We will be starting the programme in January for all our children who will be attending Cheddar First School in September 2015. There will be 2 groups, one at 9.30 and one at 11 am.

Please refer to the letter emailed to you (there is a copy of the letter in the documents section of this website! Please note that there are 2 sessions running every Monday and children have been put into groups. There is a 9.30am and 11am group. Your child will need to attend whichever group they have been assigned - this will be stated in the letter emailed to each parent!).
Don't hesitate to speak to a member of staff if you require any further information.
Head Lice
Head Lice
Added on 09/12/2014
We would like to kindly ask parents to check their children's heads for presence of head lice / nits. We have one reported case and as the children often stick their heads together we all need to do our best to stop any further spread.
Please refer to the link http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Head-lice/Pages/Introduction.aspx or consult your medical professional if you have any concerns.