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4Children Parent Guide

Posted 8/5/2015

4Children (supported by The Department for Education) have released a Parent/Carer Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) to enable you to understand how your child is learning and developing within their first five years, in relation to the EYFS.

Here is a Link to this useful pack for Parent and Carers. 


At all Big Top settings, we use a software called EyLog to record children's development in relation to the EYFS. If you have any questions about the EyLog or the 4Children Parent Guide, please speak to the setting manager.

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New Nursery Pets have arrived at our Waddesdon setting this week!

Posted 1/5/2015

We would like to introduce...Strawberry and Lucy to the Waddesdon Nursery - they are currently 10 weeks old and they are Guinea Pigs! 

We therefore have two Rabbits called Tinkerbell and Curly Whirly, several Tadpoles, three Fish and an occasional visit from a Tortoise called Sheldon. 

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Comic Relief - 13/03/2015

Posted 31/3/2015

The Big Top Nursery raised £55.94 for Comic Relief on Friday 13th March. The children and staff were involved in the cause by dressing up as their favourite animal for the day and baked Comic Relief Cakes. 

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Early Years Pupil Premium

Posted 31/3/2015

The Government is giving money to Early Years providers to help children from lower income families do their very best. 

For every child registered for Early Years Pupil Premium at Big Top Nursery the setting receives up to £300.00.

With this additional money we could purchase new equipment, resources and additional staff time. 

Please talk to us about registering your child today.

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Do you qualify for 2 year old funding?

Posted 6/2/2015

Depending on your earnings you may qualify for 2 year old funding for your child. Contact the 2 year old funding enquiries department at Bucks County Council on 0845 688 4944 to find out more. You will need to give your National Insurance Number and Date of Birth to determine if your child qualifies. 

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Christmas Jumper Day in aid of Save the Children

Posted 26/1/2015

On Friday 12th December we joined in with the Christmas Jumper Day in aid of Save the Children and are pleased annonce that the Big Top Settings raised a total of £123.38 for the cause. 

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Introducing Online Learning Journeys: EY-Log

Posted 25/6/2014

EY-Log is the new online software that we are now using to produce childrens' learning journeys. 

In our opinion, the application not only permits a richer learning journey than its paper equivalent, but also offers a more secure way to record and share these learning journeys with parents.

At present we are trialling the software but hope to have this up and running for all children by the beginning of July.

The eyLog website; has more information aswell as a list of FAQs.

Please ask staff about this new software or have a look on the eyLog website to find out more about this exciting development. 

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Free places for over 3's

Posted 3/8/2013

DID YOU KNOW, all children who will be 3 before 31st August 2013 are entitled to up to 15 hours of FREE childcare? We can offer FREE sessions to children who qualify from this September. For more information call 01296 658898.

Our Open Day

Posted 29/7/2013

It hard to believe that just under 8 weeks ago we got the keys to an empty office building. After sitting empty for two years, it was looking a little tired. It is amazing the transformation this building has seen. We have all worked so hard, had a few tears, gained a few bruises, got a few grey hairs, forgotten hoe to eat and sleep properly, but we did it. Today was our first day of opening! I am so proud of what we have achieved. We welcomed some new children to The Big Top family today, and hope to meet many more. 

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