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Early Years Project

Bristol Refugee Rights is the first port of call for the majority of asylum seeking and refugee families coming to Bristol. At the Early Years Project we welcome children from 4 months to 5 years who would otherwise not have access to any sort of organised child care.

We offer something they simply don’t get anywhere else: a place to be children, a place they can play and learn for two hours each morning.  The environment is designed to be stimulating and has a range of toys and resources.  We see relationships flourish – with our team and then other children. It’s a great place for the children to develop their English skills through songs, rhymes and stories.

The Early Years Project is open:

Tuesday 10.00am – 12.00pm for Refugee Women of Bristol members during school term time
Wednesday 10.00am – 12.00pm
Thursday 10.30 am – 12.30 pm
Friday 10.00am – 12.00pm

At the Early Years Project we believe in children and families having the opportunity to grow and learn together. The childcare team is on a journey of development and we are continuously striving to understand and enable our children from refugee and asylum seeking backgrounds to fulfil their potential.

Funded by BBC Children In Need for the past six years, the Early Years Project is in high demand and we get to know regularly attending children well. Our cosy room and generous garden areas provide a secure and stimulating environment for children to develop.

An Early Years Project place enables parents to attend English classes, access advocacy and information and become an active member of the BRR community. We support families in many practical and emotional ways including accessing nursery places and local children’s centre services, making sure children have enough food and clothing, giving out nappy packs, promoting healthy eating and learning about the importance of play.

You can learn how the Early Years Project, previously known as the “Community Creche”, helped one family new to Bristol:

https://www.facebook.com/pointswest/videos/897453817016429/