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Patchway Town Council

Town Council - Local Initiatives

World Alzheimer’s Month

This September, as part of World Alzheimer’s Month, pick up your free pack of Forget-Me-Not seeds from the Brooks Café or reception at Coniston Community Centre, Patchway. Plant your seeds and raise awareness for dementia! https://buff.ly/2x8vCuF

Article 5118 | Published - September 19th, 2018

Scam Mail

Scam Mail

Article 5112 | Published - September 18th, 2018

Couch to 5K

The Next Couch to 5k group sessions start  on Thursday 27th September.

We meet at St Chad’s Church (172, Rodway Road, BS34 5ED) and we will walk down to Scott Park as our warm up.

We meet at 7:15 in the Church car park (we can access the loos if needed).

The course is usually 8 weeks, starting at a really low level and building so that at the end of the course we will run a timed 5k run at Chipping Sodbury parkrun. We have recently been extending the course by a week or two to give everyone a chance to build up to being able to run for around 30 minutes in a group.

All are welcome (technically my Run England license is for 18+) head over to Patchway Social Runners and post a comment so I know to expect you.

It would be helpful to have reasonable running shoes and clothing comfortable for the conditions – but don’t bother with the latest Nike kit! It is worth bringing a water bottle too.

Article 5109 | Published - September 18th, 2018

Jumping Beans

Jumping Beans poster

Article 5104 | Published - September 17th, 2018

North Bristol Foodbank

We are excited to announce we will be opening a new foodbank outlet in Patchway, Thursdays 10am-12pm, at St Chad’s Patchway . Here’s a link explaining how foodbank works >>https://bit.ly/2xbT0aJ

foodbank outlet

Article 5099 | Published - September 14th, 2018

Free childcare and education for 2 to 4 year olds

The government is introducing new ways to help parents with childcare costs. Whether you have toddlers or teens, you could get support.

Free childcare for two year olds

Under a government scheme, we are offering free childcare/early education to some two year olds. This free entitlement applies to about 40% of two year olds.

Is it for me?

  • for families in England, receiving some forms of support
  • with two-year-old children
  • 15 hours of free childcare or early education a week

HMRC provide full details on their website ‘Childcare Choices’ to help parents find out if this would be suitable for them. Visit Childcare Choices on GOV.UK for more information. Please be aware you will need to return to this page in order to submit an application.

How do I apply for free childcare for two-year-olds?

Applications are made through the Citizen Portal. You must register an account to submit an application:

Apply for free childcare

Free childcare for three and four year olds

The government provides funding for all three and four year old children to attend an Ofsted registered early years provider (for example, pre-schools, nurseries and childminders). This is known as the Free Entitlement (formally the Nursery Education Grant).

Is it for me?

  • for all families in England
  • with three and four-year-old children
  • 15 hours of free childcare or early education a week

To find out if this would be suitable for you and view full details, please visit Childcare Choices.

Will I qualify for 30 hours free childcare?

A short guide setting out the eligibility requirements for 30 hours childcare for parents of three and four-year-olds in England is now available.

Parents: Make sure your details are up to date. You need to do this every three months at https://www.gov.uk/childcareaccount

How do I find childcare?

Find information please visit our Find Childcare section.

What childcare providers can be used?

The national criteria for free childcare for two year olds:

  • the provider must be registered by Ofsted to accept two year olds.
  • the childcare provider can be a childminder, day nursery or pre-school/playgroup

We recommend that the provider has an Ofsted rating of ‘outstanding’ or ‘good’ (‘satisfactory’ providers may be used if we feel they are improving). For the latest position in South Gloucestershire please download this List of Providers who accept two year old funding.

Tax Free Childcare

Working parents can start applying for the new government tax free childcare scheme. Find out more information and how to apply.

Article 5097 | Published - September 13th, 2018

Charlton Wood Primary School

If you would like to apply for a place in our Year One class for Setember 2019 the application form can now be download from our interim website Charlton Wood Primary Academy

Once this has been filled in you can return it by email it to the Head Teacher neil.lankester@endeavouracademytrust.org.uk; by post C/O Neil Lankester, Henbury Court Primary Academy, Trevelyan Walk, Henbury, Bristol, BS10 7NY or by hand at one of our meet the Head Teacher events on 27th September or 8th October.

Article 5090 | Published - September 13th, 2018

Patchway Festival

Congratulations to the Patchway Festival Committee who were recently awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service! The award was presented by the Lord Lieutenant last week at an event with current and previous members of the committee. The Festival has now been running for 25 years thanks to the time and energy put in by volunteers over these years. A big well done and thank you!

Festival photo

Article 5079 | Published - August 30th, 2018

South Gloucestershire Community Learning

Community Learning courses 2018 -19

Article 5066 | Published - August 16th, 2018

Discover South Gloucestershire

Discover South Gloucestershire . England’s biggest FREE Heritage Festival 7 -16th September 2018 .

For more details go to www.southglos.gov.uk/heritageopendays
Capture 1 Capture 2

Article 5054 | Published - August 15th, 2018