Thursday, 26 January 2017

Cheeky Monkeys Day Nursery & Preschool - Military Discount Available

Cheeky Monkeys Holiday Club - Military Discount Available

Changes to SENA

Important Information for Parents and Schools

Changes to the Special Educational Needs Addition to the MOD Continuity of Education Allowance

(JSP 752 Part 2(V29.0 Jan 17) Chapter 9, Sections 2 and 4)

Details can be seen at this link

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

St Nicholas Pre-school & Nursery

St Nicholas Preschool and Nursery
Welcome to
St Nicholas Pre – School and Nursery
The Community Centre
 Fallowfield Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 9LL
Tel:01206816597 – Fax: 01206816598 

Colchester Kawasaki Special Offer for Motorcycle Training

Monday, 23 January 2017

HM Forces Railcard for Personnel and Spouses

The HM Forces Railcard costs £15 and it'll save you 1/3 on most rail fares throughout Great Britain for a whole year. That works out to under £2 a month for huge savings. You're eligible if you're a member of the Regular Forces or a spouse of a member, for more details see eligibility.

There are plenty of ways you can use your Railcard, for both long and short trips. Better still you can use it anytime on weekends, Public Holidays and during the week. The only restriction is that if you travel before 10am Monday to Friday (except during July and August) a minimum fare will apply. For more details see minimum fares.

Your HM Forces Railcard will save you 1/3 on many tickets. As with most things in life, there are some exceptions, so take a look at the ticket types you can and can't make savings on with your HM Forces Railcard. see website for further details

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Grand Wedding Armed Forces Special at the Red Lion Hotel Colchester

Brook Red Lion Hotel

The Grand Wedding
Armed Forces Special
At The Red Lion Hotel

A complimentary glass of Bubbly on arrival for all armed forces bookings.

This has been devised to offer a flexible wedding package at a set affordable cost.

The details below give an outline of some suggested options, however the choices are limitless and its best to sit down with myself to run through the variety of options and taylor a 3 course menu to your requirements, available to you for your £1000.

The £1000 is subject to VAT at 20%

The restaurant will hold up to 100 guests for an evening disco.

25% deposit required at booking.

Contact myself on 01206 577986

Best Regards
Phil Davies-General Manager

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Monday, 9 January 2017

Service Pupil Premium 2017

This message is for the attention of Regular Forces Service parents based in England. If your child attends a state school, Academy or Free school in England and has been registered with the school as a Service pupil, the school will be granted a Service Pupil Premium of £300.

The Service Pupil Premium (SPP) is provided by the Department for Education to enable schools to offer additional, mainly pastoral, support during challenging times, which could include anything from a Service parent being away, being injured on active service to bereavement. Funds are paid directly to schools; with Head Teachers and school Governors deciding how the funds are used.

Schools with Service children in Reception to Year 11 classes are eligible to receive SPP, but only if your child’s name appears on the school roll as being a Service child. The annual census takes place on 19 January 2017 and children must be registered with the school before this date. You are encouraged to contact the school and make them aware your child is from a Service family. This information is not shared with other organisations and is protected on the National Pupil database.

For more information on eligibility, please see the links below:

Thursday, 5 January 2017

St Nicholas Nursery Job Vacancies - no closing date

Due to a long term (over 20 years) team member who retired at Christmas 2016 we have a Room Leader Job Vacancy. Monday to Friday, term time only with Bank holidays off – 12.00pm – 3.45pm.
Room Leader
Must have a level 3 or above Early Years qualification
Immediate start once clearances have come through
Hourly Pay Rate: £8.00 per hour
All positions are subject to A DBS clearance and two good references.
Having safeguarding training, first aid and food hygiene certificate would be an advantage but not essential as training will be given within 3 months.
We have a purpose built building, large outdoor area, large staff room, have access to a conference/training room, opportunities for training and promotion and we have an excellent, committed, passionate team J of twenty practitioners. We have a mud kitchen and a recently renovated outdoors learning environment.
If you are interested in the position please send your CV to St Nicholas Pre School and Nursery, Fallowfield Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 9LL or drop it in by hand into the office or email to As part of our safer recruitment practice we will send you an application form to complete upon receiving your CV
Our telephone number is: 01206816597 and our web address is:

Early Years Practitioner – Monday to Friday 12.00pm – 3.45pm – term time only and Bank holidays off.
This position is in our Jelly Babies class
£7.30 per hour – qualified level 3 or above
Immediate start upon receiving all the clearances – as above

Please visit our website for the full job descriptions for both positions.

Colchester Garrison Chaplain Contact Details