Brampton Pre-School

Brampton Pre-School

Brampton Pre-School operates from purpose built premises on Brampton Way, Portishead. There are places for up to 31 children who are eligible to attend following their 3rd birthday.

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The front of the new building at Brampton and the front play area.

Parents, staff and committees over many years worked tirelessly to raise a fantastic £70,000 to enable our new premises to be built in 2003. This was then renovated and further extended in the Summer of 2017.  The extension allowed for a larger classroom and waiting/coat area, as well as increasing the kitchen, office and toilet area, it also enabled the building to become more inclusive to all children’s needs with much better access into the building.  Brampton has a large play area outside the front of the building and it also has a smaller play area at the back which is partly artificially grassed.  The Pre-School is extremely well equipped with extensive learning resources.

The rear playground at Brampton.

Morning, afternoon and all day sessions (including lunch club at small additional cost) are offered, and children must do a minimum of 3 sessions.  This gives parents the opportunity to have childcare during the morning 09:00 – 12:00, afternoon 12:30 – 15:30 or all day from 09:00 – 15:30, where spaces are available.

Children have a cafe style snacktime during both the morning and the afternoon sessions, we ask parents for a donation of approximately £5 per term to cover the cost of this – this varies dependant on the length of the term.

Session: Timings:
Morning: 9.00 – 12.00
Afternoon: 12.30 – 3.30
All Day (including Lunch Club) 9.00 – 3.30

Brampton Lunch Club (children bring a packed lunch) runs Monday to Friday, 12:00 – 12:30 and is charged at an additional cost of £3 per day, payable at the beginning of each term, which is non refundable.

The spacious classroom at Brampton.

Each session is staffed by an experienced team, many of whom have worked with pre-school children for a number of years. They have extensive knowledge and understanding of the needs of this age group. In accordance with OFSTED guidelines, each session is operated by qualified, DBS checked staff most of whom hold a Paediatric First Aid Qualification.

On entry, all children are allocated a member of staff as a ‘Keyperson‘. During the child’s time at the setting the Keyperson will record information on the child’s learning and development within the child’s learning diary.