Our History and mission

History

Winterbourne Early Years Centre is a registered charitable organisation overseen by a parent committee, and managed on a day to day basis by an Early Years Professional and a team of qualified and experienced Early Years Practitioners.

The centre originated in 1964 as a playgroup held in St Michael’s rooms, moving to the Greenfield Centre, in 1996. In April 2013, the pre-school expanded its provision to open ‘Little Bears room’ specifically for 2-3 year old children.

In September, 2016, we expanded our provision once again, working with St Michaels Primary School in Winterbourne to provide a preschool for three and four year olds within the school site.  In September, 2017, we  worked with the school and South Gloucestershire Council to provide a greater opportunity for children to learn and develop through forest school outdoor experiences on site.

2019/20 once again opens up new opportunities for our community by offering a Baby/Toddler Groups on a Monday mornings (930-1130am) in our Little Bears room in the Greenfield Centre as well as offering Monday – Friday provision in both our Big Bear and Rainbow Bear rooms.

2020/21 Due to extra needs of our families, the centre has been able to provide extra sessions for our Little Bears. Now opening up for Tues-Fri all day)

We have also added extra availability to utilise an early drop off and late pickup for a small extra fee for those that require it. This is available for every room (8.30 drop off and 3.30 pick up)

Mission Statement

“Our mission is to be a thriving early years hub within our community, delivering high quality care and education, and providing information and support for families with young children”.