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Staff and childOur excellent staff are dedicated and enthusiastic, with up-to-date skills and qualifications.  All our staff are qualified first aiders.  We provide time and space for knowledge-sharing, and support for continuous professional development for all our staff.  First Step is a member of the Pre-school Learning Alliance, and we ensure that we keep up-to-date with best practice in early years care and education.  We share best practice with other early years practitioners, and we are currently acting as mentors for South Gloucestershire Council."Staff are always friendly and happy to help."
Parent comment

We have a high ratio of adults to children in our pre-school sessions - at least one adult to four children for under threes, and at least one adult to six children for over threes.  This helps us to give time and attention to each child - talking and listening to them and helping them to get the best out of the experiences and activities we provide. 

We work in partnership with parents to share information and involve them in their child’s continuous learning and development.


Our staff:

Christ the King site:

  • Leader - Jenny Harris
  • Deputy Leader - Karen Watola
  • Pre-school Assistant - Marie Collins
  • Pre-school Assistant - Vicky Filer
  • Pre-school Assistant - Georgie Tucker

Crossways site:

  • Leader - Sue Ross
  • Deputy Leader - Emma Jarvis
  • Pre-school Assistant - Emily Ashcroft
  • Pre-school Assistant - Charlotte Bamford
  • Pre-school Assistant - Jade Bennett
  • Pre-school Assistant - Gail Bennett
  • Pre-school Assistant - Hayley Heads
  • Pre-school Assistant - Charlotte Ross
  • Finance - Tiffany Needham
  • Administrator - Sally Shaw

Term Dates

2018 - 2019

Term 1: 3 Sept - 19 Oct

Term 2: 5 Nov - 21 Dec

Term 3: 7 Jan - 15 Feb

Term 4: 25 Feb - 5 Apr

Term 5: 23 Apr - 24 May

Term 6: 3 Jun - 19 Jul

Inset Days


Fri 5 April

Fri 3 May

Fri 19 July

Christ the King

Mon 25 Feb

Fri 5 April

Fri 19 July

One day TBC

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