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March 18, 2019
STAY AND PLAY

Please feel free to join us for our new ‘Stay and Play’ sessions which are free and take place on Friday afternoons 2.15pm until 3.15pm term time only. A relaxed session open to parents and children under five where you can make use of our lovely play space whilst also spending time with other parents.


March 1, 2019
Family Support

Family Action – supporting schools, LAs, early years settings and families

Family Monsters Project

Family Action has started a national conversation about the everyday pressures on families or 'family monsters'. The campaign aims to get these pressures out in the open and to stop family monsters becoming overwhelming by helping families find ways to talk about them, enabling families to  face their pressures together.

           

Family Action has released a new short film bringing family monsters to life – go to www.familymonstersproject.com to watch and share it. To find out how the Family Monsters Project is helping every family face their pressures you can also follow #MyFamilyMonsters on social media.

           

We have also launched FamilyLine, a free confidential helpline for families. FamilyLine is open weekday evenings (6 to 10pm) and weekend mornings (10am to 1pm) to support any family member struggling with any aspect of family life, such as parenting challenges, family conflict, relationship difficulties or mental health and wellbeing. Calls, emails or text messages are free, answered quickly, and in confidence, by a team of trained volunteers under the supervision of Family Action experts.

           

Contact:

www.family-action.org.uk/familyline


February 7, 2019
CHILDCARE VOUCHERS

CHILDCARE VOUCHERS – PARENTS, MAKE SURE YOU STAY ELIGIBLE!

The Government closed Childcare Vouchers to new entrants from October 2018. 

However, existing Childcare Voucher users will remain eligible for Childcare Vouchers provided they:

    * Joined the scheme prior to 4 October 2018, and
    * Make at least one salary sacrifice (more than £0) within each 52
       week period, and
    * Do not leave the scheme in order to use Tax-Free Childcare, and
    * Do not change employer.

In the run up to the closure of Childcare Vouchers to new entrants
during 2018, many parents opened Childcare Voucher accounts with a small
amount, to safeguard their future access to the Scheme. It may be
helpful to remind any parents who use your service that they need to
make at least one payment into their Childcare Voucher account (more than £0) within each 52 week period to remain eligible.

Remember, our FAMILY BENEFITS ADVICE SERVICE can give you advice, and can help parents work out what form of financial  support is best for them and can carry out personalised  'better off' calculations - FREEPHONE 0800 028 3008.


February 7, 2019
CHILDCARE VOUCHERS

CHILDCARE VOUCHERS – PARENTS, MAKE SURE YOU STAY ELIGIBLE!

The Government closed Childcare Vouchers to new entrants from October 2018. 

However, existing Childcare Voucher users will remain eligible for Childcare Vouchers provided they:

    * Joined the scheme prior to 4 October 2018, and
    * Make at least one salary sacrifice (more than £0) within each 52
       week period, and
    * Do not leave the scheme in order to use Tax-Free Childcare, and
    * Do not change employer.

In the run up to the closure of Childcare Vouchers to new entrants
during 2018, many parents opened Childcare Voucher accounts with a small
amount, to safeguard their future access to the Scheme. It may be
helpful to remind any parents who use your service that they need to
make at least one payment into their Childcare Voucher account (more than £0) within each 52 week period to remain eligible.

Remember, our FAMILY BENEFITS ADVICE SERVICE can give you advice, and can help parents work out what form of financial  support is best for them and can carry out personalised  'better off' calculations - FREEPHONE 0800 028 3008.


November 30, 2018
FLU IMMUNISATIONS

Dear Parents/Carers

The Flu Immunisation Team, has arranged an extra Flu vaccination clinic on Saturday, 1st December, at the OakTree Centre, Huntingdon, PE29 7HN  10.00 - 12.00pm.
Parent will be required to book an appointment in the first instance.

Please phone our office lines:   01354  644216,    01354 644392,     01354 644284.


November 14, 2018
Childcare Choices

 

I would like to make you aware of the Government website for parents, Childcare Choices.

https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

 

It brings together all the national childcare offers, helping parents find what’s available for them. The user-friendly website provides information on both the existing and new offers, including Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare, tax credits, universal credit, support for studying parents and childcare vouchers.

 

This website includes a service to calculate childcare costs and potential savings.

https://www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator


November 7, 2018
Family Action

Family Action

Digital Parent Support Service

                                

Do you know parents/carers who may need help or support in the evenings and weekends? If so, please circulate details of our free Digital Parent Support Service. Through our parent helpline, befrienders and counselling service, we can provide emotional and practical support and guidance on all aspects of parenting.     https://www.family-action.org.uk/

            

  • Freephone 0808 802 0222

  • Text: 07537 404 282

  • Email NDPSS@family-action.org.uk

  • Open weekdays 6pm to 10pm, weekends 10am to 1pm

  • Available for parents and carers across England


September 5, 2018
Welcome back!

Hello Everyone and welcome to the new term at Upwood Small to Tall. Diary dates have now been updated on the website and we are looking forward to a busy Autumn Term.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


December 10, 2017
School Closure
Due to adverse weather conditions, both Upwood School and Upwood Small to Tall will be closed on Monday 11th December. Thank you.

August 24, 2017
Autumn Term 2017


Hello and welcome to the new Autumn Term at Upwood Small to Tall!

We open on Tuesday 5th September and are all excited for what the new academic year holds in store. We are extremely busy, particularly in the breakfast and after school clubs but do get in touch to check availability if you need childcare. We look forward to seeing you.


June 21, 2017
Ramsey Food Bank

Food banks often experience increased demand for their services over the summer holidays. If you are able to make a donation there is always a collection point available at Ramsey Tesco. If you or someone you know is experiencing difficulty over the summer, food bank vouchers can be obtained through the Children's Centre (located in Ramsey Library, open Tuesdays and Fridays 9am-4.30pm) or through your health visitor. Please make use of this service if you need to. You can always donate back in to it at a later date. For further information please follow the link https://ramsey.foodbank.org.uk/


January 5, 2017
New Year

Upwood Small to Tall would like to wish you a very happy new year! We look forward to a busy and fun packed 2017.


March 26, 2016
Outstanding from Ofsted
It is with much pride and excitement that I can now announce our OUTSTANDING Ofsted rating following inspection on 2nd March. This result reflects the dedication and the passion we all have for children's early years education. Thank you to everyone that plays a part in making Upwood Small to Tall a very special place smile emoticon 
You can read the report here...

http://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/…/find-in…/provider/CARE/221835

November 30, 2015
Animal Experts

skink.JPGThe After School Club children recently enjoyed a very exciting and interesting visit from Mitch of Animal Experience and some of his collection. Below is a report of the visit by our resident animal expert, John. 

 

Expert John talks about animals

 

Mitch came to see us....

 

A royal python only eats twice a year.

 

On a bearded dragon the bit that looks spiky is actually smooth and the bit that looks like it’s smooth is actually spiky.

 

A milk snake is copying a very dangerous snake called a boa constrictor.

 

A blue tongued skink does look like a poisonous animal but it is not and it is slimy.

 

A barn owl, well you have guessed it, it flies and it has black eyes, claws, white feathers and it looks cute.

 

Meerkats eat snakes.

 

With tarantulas the girls eat the boys and the girls are much faster than the boys.

 

 

 



November 22, 2015
Primary School Applications

The application process for primary school places is now open. Please follow the link and complete the online application form by the 15th January

 www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/admissions




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