Posted on: 18th May 2017

Welcome back to the start of the first half of the summer term

Term dates:

18th April – 26th May

1st May – Bank holiday

29th May – 2nd June (half term holiday club)

5th June – 28th July

31st July – 18th August (summer club)

21st August – 1st September  – CLOSED

4th September – new term starts.


From September fees will be rising to £4.00/hour

30 hours entitlement:

Please visit to look at the new scheme for children for childcare vouchers.

To check your eligibility for the new 30 hours entitlement and to enrol please visit or

To receive the 30 hours you will need to complete the online forms through the digital childcare service.


Funded hours can only be banked on a regular basis. If you claim 12 hours/week, book in 10/week and bank 2/week for the holidays this is fine.  If your child is on holiday, ill or decides not to come in for their regular booked days; these hours cannot be banked.  If they are ill we could try to accommodate them on an alternative day.


There are still outstanding payments for Zumba, please see a member of staff for amounts owing.

Co-op funding:

We have received £1,511.35 from the co-op and would like to thank all parents who nominated Brambles for their share of the community fund.  we are hoping to use the money to purchase a portable, interactive white board for all the children to use.

Duck Race:

Reminder our duck race is on the 7th May starting at 11.00am. There will be a BBQ and refreshments.

Please can duck tickets be returned by Friday, 5th May for the races to be drawn beforehand. There will be an opportunity to purchase tickets on the day.  Sheets of tickets are still available from Brambles.


Now summer is here and the sun is out all children will need a NAMED sun hat and sun cream. Brambles have their own Nivea sun-cream which will be put on the children should they not have their own. Please sign the form, giving permission for staff to apply sun-cream to your child. Spare clothes are also required as there will be lots of water-play this term! (we are missing ALL of our socks from our spare clothing and many items of clothing are yet to be returned).


This year we are going to be characters from the story ‘Where The Wild Things Are’!

Please can parents dress their child accordingly but if you need help or inspiration please see a member of staff.