Term Dates 2019/2020


First Day of Term

Thursday 5th Sept


Autumn Break

28th October - 1st November


Christmas Break

19th December - 3rd January


Winters Break

17th February - 21st February


Easter Break

6th April - 17th April


Spring Bank Holiday Break

25th May - 29th May


Last Day of Term

Friday 17th July at 3pm


Inservice Days/Staff Training Days:  

3rd and 4th September

19th and 20th December

20th July



Important Dates for Parents: 

We understand that some families need to book holidays in advance so please look out for some of these dates:


18 October 2019 - Dolphins families only.  Family Forest School Day.  Join us for the morning or afternoon


13 December 2019 - Dolphin's family only. Christmas Production at 13.30


15/16 January 2020 - Superhero and Princess Dress Up Fundraiser


14 February 2020 - Valentines Disco from 4pm to 5.30pm


20 March 2020 - Mother's Forest School Celebration.  For mothers or significant female to join us for the morning or afternoon session


28 March 2020 - Easter Hunt Trail


19 June 2020 - Fathers Day Forest School - Dolphin fathers or significant male  to join us for the morning or afternoon


10 July 2020 - Family Forest School Day - Join us for the morning or afternoon


17 July 2020 - Presentations and Sports Day.  Dolphins only - Join us for the children's Sports Day and bring a picnic

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East Harptree Nursery Pre School and Forest School is set in the heart of the community, nestled in between the beautiful Chew Valley and the stunning Mendips.  Founded in 1982,  we are a feeder school to the local primary schools in Banes and Somerset: East Harptree; Chew Stoke; Chew Magna; Bishop Sutton; Ubley; Chewton Mendip; Winford


We are incredibly lucky to have three indoor areas including a spacious hall as well as a secure outdoor play area.  Opening times are Monday to Thursday, 08.00 to 18.00 and Friday, 08.00 to 17.00, term time only.  We take children from two to five years old.


Every Friday the pre reception children head out to Forest School, run by our Level 3 qualified Forest School leader.  We are very privileged to have the use of privately owned East Harptree Court, an 18th century, Grade II listed site,  with 55 acres of peaceful woodland and fields full of wildlife that gives us plenty of places to play, climb trees, work with tools, bug hunt and explore.  


The high staff to children ratio creates a free flowing environment which enables us to follow the children’s interests and give focus sessions.  Every week we also offer music, drama, cookery and yoga sessions.  We work with parents to help children be the best they can be, guiding them throughout different areas of learning and emotional development through a wide range of activities.


East Harptree Nursery Preschool and Forest School is a registered charity and run by a dedicated committee of parents.  


If you would like to have a look around, please contact us to arrange a viewing,  


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