Skip to main content Covid-19 update following 4th Jan national lock-down announcement . BS3 Community remains open for general nursery provision. The premises remain closed for all other services. There is no general admittance to either the Southville or Chessel Centre.

Covid-19 related FAQS

General FAQs

 

Q: When do you plan to fully re-open?

A: We will reopen our premises and our individual services in line with government advice and in line with our operational risk assessment. You will appreciate that our various services have varying levels of associated risk. We are also working hard to balance the needs of the community, with the well-being of staff and volunteers. We will continue to keep you updated with any changes to provision and service delivery.

 

Q: I would like to volunteer to help support the community response to Covid-19. Who do I contact?

A: If you have resources or time to support our outreach work please email kate.kings@bs3community.org.uk

 

Q: I would like to know more about a community project you are running. Who do I contact?

A: For general enquiries about our community development work please email

our Community Development Manager : ruth.green@bs3community.org.uk

 

To find out more about the Community Larder (food bank),or for assistance if you need help while isolating please email bs3.covidresponse@gmail.com

 

For information about joining Bedminster Food Club, please email Jackie Smith  – food@bs3community.org.uk

 

For advice about health and well being you can contact the Community Webs social prescribing team, please email Celia Phipps – celia.phipps@nhs.net

 

For Bedminster Youth Club, please email Simon Green – simon.green@bs3community.org.uk

 

For more information about how we are supporting older people during the pandemic and beyond, contact the Older Peoples Services team, please email Steph Atkins steph.atkins@bs3community.org.uk

 

 

Q: I would like to make a donation to the charity to support you during this difficult time. Can I specify where my donation goes i.e. to maintain the building / contribute to staff salaries?

A: Thank you for your support at this difficult time. We will not be ring-fencing donations but will put your generous gift to the best use possible.

 

Q: I have a general finance query. Who do I contact?

A: If you have a general finance query about an invoice or a payment (that is not related to a childcare invoice) please email finance@bs3community.org.uk

 

Q: I would like to hire one of your rooms later in the year. Who do I contact?

A: Please email info@bs3community.org.uk  to enquire about room hire availability, our reception team will endeavour to respond as soon as possible but please bear in mind we are running a much reduced service and don’t expect to have availability until Feb 2021.

 

 

Early Education and Childcare FAQs

We would like to invite you to take a virtual tour of our nursery spaces

 

Q: I am a key worker can you provide me with childcare?

A: We are only able to provide childcare to families who are already registered with us. Please note that we hold a large waiting list for all age groups and so we do not have sessions available for an immediate start for key workers. Please be aware that should we be forced to close once more due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we may revise our admissions policy.

 

Q: I am a key worker and will be accessing your childcare provision. What rate will I be charged?

 

A: Any sessions attended are charged at our full standard rate. Should we be required to close due to the Covid-19 we would ask families to pay a retention rate of 25% of normal fees.

 

Q: I no longer need my sessions. Will I be charged if I give notice?

 

A: We require 30 days written notice as per our standard Ts and Cs. You will be charged 100% during your notice period.

 

Q: You asked families to pay 25% of their fees to retain sessions that they do not wish to access during July and August. What if I am unable to do that?

 

A: Please contact our finance team on invoices@bs3community.org.uk and they will be able to assist you with a payment plan.

 

Q: Are you still accepting applications for the nursery waiting list?

 

A: We are accepting applications for our nursery waiting list. Please email family.services@bs3community.org.uk for more information but please be mindful that we may not be able to answer immediately.

 

Q: My child is on the waiting list. Can I ask for an update on a start date?

 

A: We can provide waiting list updates via email. Please email family.services@bs3community.org.uk for more information but please be mindful that we may not be able to answer immediately.

 

Q: I have a query about my childcare invoice. Who do I contact?

 

A: We have done our very best to keep our invoicing systems up-to-date but please contact family.services@bs3community.org.uk with any queries.

 

Q: My child is registered with the nursery already. How do I contact their key worker?

 

A: You can contact your child’s key person directly by sending them a message via your Tapestry account. In addition our reception team is on hand 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday if you call on 0117 923 1039 during these hours and they will do their best to transfer you to a member of the EEC team if they are available. Please be aware that most office staff continue to work from home so for any general queries about the provision please email family.services@bs3community.org.uk