Early Birds

Earlybirds Preschool


Announcements, News and Events

Door Closure
Door Closure
Added on 21/03/2017
As part of a review of Safeguarding and Health & Safety of the building, it has now been agreed with Somerset County Council that as the Valley Children Centre is de-designated, the main door to the building will be closed during sessions times from after the Easter Holidays and going forward.

The door will be opened at the beginning/end of session times i.e 8.50 am, 11.45 am and 12.45 pm. At the end of the day the door will be opened from 3.15 pm. If you arrive before these times please wait until the door is opened.

If for any reason you need to enter the building outside of these times, please ring the bell.
Earlybirds Preschool Uniform
Earlybirds Preschool Uniform
Added on 23/09/2016
You can now buy our uniform from our supplier's website and have it delivered to the preschool at no extra charge. Just click and collect.

Earlybirds clothing can be found via shop then school section. Here is the web address.


Annual General Meeting
Annual General Meeting
Added on 02/09/2016
You are kindly asked to attend the AGM on Thursday 14th September at 7.30pm in the main Earlybirds room. This will be a great opportunity to see the space, meet the current committee members and find out more about how parents help to shape the children's time at Earlybirds Preschool.
Some of the current committee members will be stepping down at the AGM as their children have now moved onto school. We would love to see as many of you as possible, and in particular look forward to meeting those who might be interested in taking on specific roles within the committee.Hope to see you all there.
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
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)
Scarves and ties
Soft toys
Household linen
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.
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!
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.