BT 2023 Creche
Childcare is a political issue – without it, working class people, especially women, are excluded from all sorts of activities: work, leisure and political organisation. That’s why Bristol Transformed always provides a creche, so parents and carers can attend and know their children will be safely looked after.
This year we are excited to welcome back Mike Williams, registered childminder and lifelong socialist. Mike will be coordinating the creche and its volunteers. Mike’s relevant Ofsted and childminding registration is available here. Mike ran our creche last year and received rave reviews. There will be a range of activities both on and off site.
The creche will be open to children from 10 months old. It will be based at the Malcolm X Centre, one of the venues used for the festival. The opening times for the creche will be based on the event sessions. We’ve left 15 minutes travel time to ensure there's enough time for parents and carers to travel to and from Lost Horizons, the most distant venue. If parents, carers or children need adjustments to timings because of access issues, we will be happy to arrange that.
- Session 1: 10.45 – 14:00
- Session 2: 15:15 – 18:30
- Session 1: 10:45 – 14:00
- Session 2: 15:15 – 18:30
Guidance for Parents
The session times for the creche mean that a child or young person will be at our creche for a maximum of 3.5 hours. Please plan your child’s stay based on what you think will work for your child or young person.
Our sessions run throughout the day. All our venues will have a break, but not at the same time. We’ve built in a late break at the creche. The crèche will include making lunch as an activity, so please do let us know about any allergies or requirements.
Children are very welcome at sessions throughout the festival, but especially between 14:00 and 15:15.
Please ensure the same person drops off and collects children, and to keep your phone on you whilst your children are using the creche.
We will provide water and food for snacks. If children are having formula or breast milk, or have particular dietary requirements, parents/carers need to provide this, as well as nappies and wipes, and special cups. Younger children may also need a change of clothes.
We cannot guarantee there will be a space for parents/carers to leave buggies during the sessions. Please either take them away with you or leave them at home. If this presents an access issue, please let us know and we will make sure this is addressed.
You will receive an email confirming your child’s place at Bristol Transformed creche. All information will be retained until after the festival, and then deleted.