Education & Childcare
Open every weekend during term time and workshops during the school holidays, come join the fun!
At Stagecoach we teach our students so much more than how to sing, dance and act. We help them blossom into well-rounded individuals, ready to embrace life and all its opportunities.
With 30 years’ experience in teaching the performing arts, we understand how to get the best out of our young performers. We delight in seeing our students have fun, make friends, learn new skills and discover hidden talents.
We encourage them to take ‘safe risks’ through rehearsals and performance, which brings out a willingness to take on new challenges. None of us know what the future holds, which is why it’s so important for today’s children to be resilient, brave and self-assured.
Furthermore you can rest assured that your child is in safe hands as we adhere to the strictest child safety policies.
As well as our weekly classes we also offer LAMDA, Trinity exams, performance opportunities locally and in the West End and our very own Stagecoach Agency.
Class times and locations:-
Early Stages Classes (4 – 6 year olds)
Friday 4.00-5.30 at St Philip & St James Church, Bath BA2 2QF
Saturday 9.15 – 10.45 Hayesfield Lower School, Bath BA2 3QX
Saturday 10.00 – 11.30 Hayesfield Lower School, Bath BA2 3QX
Saturday 1.30 – 3.00 Hayesfield Upper School, Bath BA2 3LA
Main School Classes (6 – 16 year olds)
Saturday 9.30 – 12.30 Hayesfield Lower School, Bath BA2 3QX
Saturday 10.00 – 1.00 Hayesfield Lower School, Bath BA2 3QX
Saturday 2.30 – 5.30 Hayesfield Upper School, Bath BA2 3LA
Further Stages (14 – 19 years old)
Saturday 2.30 – 5.30 Hayesfield Upper School, Bath BA2 3LA
At Stagecoach Bath children and teenagers are welcome to try our singing, dancing and acting classes during a two week trial – a great way to settle in and discover all that Stagecoach has to offer. Contact Sandra for more information.
SuperPirates also deliver exceptional quality children’s events and childcare packages; incl. Holiday Clubs and after School Clubs. Please contact us for more information.
SuperPirates put the happiness of each individual child at the centre of all that we do. Our team share a passion for fun, and are creative, motivated and reflective; together we celebrate and support each other through challenges and successes, enabling us to provide a better service everyday.
1. Our adventure play garden is a ‘a haven of adventure, discovery and fun’ as described in our ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted report.
2. The range of specialist activities children can do is wide and unique: woodwork, batik, felting, blacksmithing, sign making using brands at even a hot bath in the open air.
3. We provide all food, and lots of it. From healthy veg sticks and hummus with tea, to fresh fruit smoothies or popcorn cooked on the fire.
4. You can read a description of each session your child attends, describing what we’ve been getting up to that afternoon
5. We are Ofsted registered Outstanding and you can pay with childcare vouchers.
Our after school club bubbles with excitement, the site affords tremendous play opportunities: pottery, a crazy cafe, dressing up, wood workshop, forge, zip wires, climbing nets and even a hot bath! Built up since 2012, our garden offers something for all, with enough space to join in with big group play or find a quiet spot to chill. Children are supported in freely choosing their play and additional activities are offered to develop special interests. Activities range from arty and makey, to physical and adventurous, from relaxing and calming to challenging and high energy. We offer some activities on an ongoing basis and bring in new ones to keep it fresh.
Our staff team consists of experienced playworkers, crafts people, teachers and childcare practitioners. We are Ofsted registered EY441693 and received ‘Outstanding’ in our August 15 inspection.
Running Monday – Thursday, with a school pick up from many of the Bath primary schools, ranging from St Stephens, St Saviours, Bathford, Bathampton, Churchfields and of course Swainswick.
Swainswick Explorers is a local organisation which has been running for over 15 years. We deliver all sorts of lovely child care stuff including an after school club, explorer days out in the countryside, cycling holidays in Germany, all very inspirational adventures for kids.
Swainswick Explorers is a local organisation which has been running for over 15 years. We deliver all sorts of lovely child care stuff including an after school club, explorer days out in the countryside, ‘at home’ days full of crafting, cooking and playing in our amazing garden and cycling holidays in Germany, all very inspirational adventures for kids.
Registered Good by Ofsted, we are a small,friendly and inclusive early years setting with experienced and qualified staff who support children to flourish & grow through playful learning opportunities.
We have soft play room and sensory room as well as secure outdoor space with mud kitchen and growing & planting beds.
We are very flexible and can receive most Childcare Vouchers and 2 and 3 year old funding for up to 30 hours.
Parents and children are welcome to pop in anytime to meet the staff and have a look round and welcome to stay and get to know us!
Maximum of 15 children per session; we provide a friendly and supportive setting for children to reach their potential.
The Hut Nursery & Pre-school is a term time only (at the moment) early years setting registered Good by Ofsted. We have children from 6 months to 5 years attending and accept 2 and 3 year old funding as well as most Childcare Vouchers.
We have a maximum of 15 children in one session, are fully inclusive with qualified and experienced staff who get to know the children well and support them to have fun learning through play.
We have a fantastic outdoor space with mud kitchen and easy access to Carrs Woodland and parks on our doorstep. Inside we have a soft play room and sensory room and we are permanently set up and open from 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday.
Pop in anytime and meet the staff and have a look round and find out about the importance of play for children’s early development.
We believe that happy children learn best, and we have the results to prove it! The Paragon is an Independent, co-educational day school set in beautiful Bath. We have eight acres of our own gardens and woodland and, at our senior school, Prior Park College, access to superb science, sport and other facilities. Catering for more than 270 children aged three to 11, we offer a broad curriculum taught in small classes by teachers with a real passion for their subject. The school was rated ‘Excellent’ in its 2017 ISI Inspection.
– TRC Therapy Centre
– Oakside Creative Education Centre
– TRC Training Centre
– Treehouse Project (Specialist Recovery for victims of Human Trafficking)
The TRC was founded in Bath in 2011 by Betsy de Thierry, in order to see children recover from trauma.
The TRC employs creative psychotherapists who specialise in the Trauma Recovery approach in order to help children & young people process their trauma and support them as they piece their lives back together until a wholeness can be found.
The parents and carers engage in a Psychoeducation course called ‘Parenting the traumatised child’ which provides therapeutic support, and an understanding of how trauma impacts a child’s brain, with helpful strategies for the home life. This course is based on the book: The Simple Guide to Child Trauma (Betsy de Thierry, 2017).
We hold as a high value our work and support of the parents/carers, and our experience of supporting teachers to form a holistic support service. Oakside Creative Education Centre is a project that has been formed to provide additional support for the most vulnerable children and young people.
We are excited about the interconnectedness of the TRC Therapy centre and Oakside Creative, with the TRC Training Centre providing excellent cutting edge training in trauma recovery.
Woolley Grange is part of Luxury Family Hotels. It is a beautiful Jacobean manor with a home-from-home atmosphere. It’s 14 acres of grounds are great for children and adults to explore, with chickens, ducks, a rabbit and a pig. The weekly garden produce basket scheme is popular with locals. The 2 AA rosette restaurant uses fresh produce from the garden and has fab food for adults and children. The Woolley Bears Den offers free childcare to resident guests and spa members, with a free baby listening service in the evenings for residents, allowing mum and dad a date night. The Elemis spa offers treatments to all – massages, facials, nails and much more. There is an indoor and an outdoor pool, sauna and steam room. Dogs welcome.
Upper Swainswick House
The group size is small, 6-8 children with two adults. The session is Ofsted registered and we can take Early Years Education vouchers for your free childcare allowance. You can also pay with childcare vouchers.