Education & Childcare

Swainswick Explorers
Upper Swainswick House | Tadwick Lane | Bath
Creative and adventurous childcare events almost every day during the holidays, all year round. Please see for events and online booking. We are based at our site on the ‘At Home’ Days, and out in the local countryside on our Explorer Days. All our days are for children and young people aged 4 (in Reception) to 14 years old.

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.

07758 515092
The Hut Nursery & Pre-school
The Hut Nursery & Pre-school, Newton Road, Twerton, Bath
Term time quality play based learning for children from 6 mths.

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
The Hut
Newton Road
A small and friendly play based early years setting where children love learning through play

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.

01225 571511 / 832479
The Paragon School, Bath
The Paragon School, Lyncombe House, Lyncombe Vale, Bath
Pre-School, Pre-Prep and Junior school provision for children age 3-11.

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.

01225 310 837
Trauma Recovery Centre (TRC)
Freedom House, Lower Bristol Road, Bath,
The TRC exists to help children, young people, and their families recovery from trauma through their 4 main projects:
– 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 Hotel Restaurant & Spa
Woolley Green, Bradford on Avon
BA15 1TX
We offer a relaxed family friendly atmosphere with children’s menus, family spa membership (incl childcare in our Ofsted registered children’s club), beautiful play gardens and comfortable country bedrooms (with free child listening service and a lie-in service on selected days).

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.

Young Explorers
Swainswick Explorers
Upper Swainswick House
Tadwick Lane

Our pre-school is run by Isa Richter an experienced pre-school practitioner and playworker. It’s childcare for children who are turning 4 in that particular academic year. Running Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00am – 1pm including snack and home cooked lunch.

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.