The Children's Centres
Four Acres and Bishopsworth Children's Centres, are managed by Four Acres Academy for Bristol City Council.
Our Children's Centres are open all year round and provide childcare and family support for families with children aged 0-4.
We offer both paid daycare and Free Early Education Entitlement childcare places for families with children aged 2-3 years old that meet certain criteria (see Childcare Provision). The Four Acres site has two playrooms offering childcare five days a week between 8am and 5pm. At our Bishopsworth site we offer childcare Tuesday to Fridays, 1pm-4pm.
Our Family Support Team run a variety of free groups throughout the week, at various venues, to cover a range of activities. We also offer support to parents through home visits and telephone consultations for a variety of issues such as behaviour support and bedtime routines (see Family Support Services).
Both Four Acres and Bishopsworth Children’s Centres have achieved an Ofsted rating of “good” in all areas of work. The most recent child care report highlights that there is strong teaching throughout early years; staff have a good knowledge of the children and keep parents fully involved in their child’s learning and safeguarding is prioritised. The report also says that “Staff use their early years qualifications well to plan an exciting range of experiences that consider children’s next steps and interests...there is a calm and consistent approach from staff in supporting parents and children”. The general Children's Centre inspection (2012) said that "Four Acres meets the needs of families and provides good support to children and families consistantly well, especially in times of crisis...parents and carers really appreciate the welcome provided by staff and families were keen to share their experiences of how provision had been of benefit to them, in some cases transforming their lives".
A full copy of the reports are available on the Ofsted web site, to access this please click here.
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The Children's Centres and Four Acres Academy
The Children's Centres and Four Acres Academy have the same vision and values and the same arrangements for governance. The policies and procedures for the Children's Centres are integrated with those of the Academy, including those for SEND.