Lunchtime Food Server vacancy at St Gildas School, Yeovil. 8.75 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 11.45-1.30, term time only, * Rate of pay £8.54 - £8.61 per hour, * Permanent position, starting immediately. Also Pre-School Asst vacancy 35 hours pw - 5 days. Closing date for both positions - 24 October - interviews 26 October. Please contact the school office at Birchfield Primary School for more details - 01935 427609

Application for school place in Reception for September 2019 - please go to the Parents tab and then click on the Admissions box at the bottom of the page


Manager: Lucy Mitchelson Deputy Manager: Saffron Carnie (Acting)
Assistants: Stacey Coles, Vicky Hall, Michaela Hodgson, Anne Peapell, Caitlyn Bowring (Apprentice), Isis Devine, Jackie Herbert and Jazmine Wood

A very warm welcome to everyone at the start of the autumn term.  Many of our returning children have now moved into the rising 4’s building and we also have lots of new children starting with us.  They are all settling in well.

Our topic this half term is “all about me”.  Among other things, we will be learning about movements we can make with our bodies, using our fingers to count, looking at choices and preferences and exploring feelings.  As part of this topic, it would be lovely if parents are able to bring in a family photo for their child to share and talk about with their keyperson.  We will also be having a visit from PlayArt on Monday 15th October during the morning.  They will be running a session with fun craft activities for the children to enjoy.


Somerset Smiles: The dental health team will be visiting us again to apply fluoride varnish to the teeth of our 3 year olds on Tuesday 2nd October and Wednesday 8th October in the mornings.  This is offered free to children, including those children who do not normally attend these sessions.

Cool Weather: As the weather starts to cool down, please could you ensure your child comes to preschool with a named coat.

Sharing books at home: we have a selection of books in our ‘lending library’ box in our lobby for you to borrow and read at home with your child. Just show a member of staff the book you have chosen and they will sign it out for you.

Spare clothes / nappies: Please make sure your child comes to Pre-School with spare clothes (in a named bag please). If they are in nappies, please make sure you bring in a supply, together with wipes and creams.

Naming items: Please ensure all items are clearly named (clothes, lunchboxes, drinks bottles etc)


half term: 29th October – 2nd November 2018
Play Art visit: 15th October 2018
Oral health team visit: 2nd & 8th October 2018
Last day of term: 20th December 2018
INSET DAY: 21st December 2018
Spring term starts: 7th January 2019



Our Teachers


Mrs S Coles

Pre-School Assistant


Mrs V Hall

Pre-School Assistant

Miss M Hodgson

Pre-School Assistant


Mrs L Mitchelson

Pre-School Manager


Mrs A Peapell

Pre-School Assistant

Miss C Bowring

Pre-School Apprentice

Miss J Wood

Pre-School Assistant

Mrs I Devine

Pre-School Assistant

Mrs J Herbert

Pre School Assistant

Mrs S Carnie

Acting Pre-School Deputy Manager