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FEATURE

Advertising Feature by Beechwood Park School

Visit us!
Register for our Open Morning Live Webinar
Friday 12th February

Hear from our Headmaster, Head of Nursery, Head of Junior Department and other key members of staff, who will give you a genuine taste of our outstanding School and answer any queries that you may have.

Situated in stunning parkland just 15 minutes from Harpenden and 20 minutes from St Albans, Beechwood Park School offers an environment where boys and girls from 3 to 13 can flourish.

  • Main entry points: Nursery, Reception and Year 7
  • Broad, balanced curriculum
  • Outstanding record of exam success to a range of excellent senior schools
  • Onsite Woodlands Nursery (from rising 3) offering an innovative, creative curriculum including French, Yoga and Forest School
  • Varied range of co-curricular activities, including sailing, orienteering, fencing, Ancient Greek and Spanish
  • Well-served by a network of school buses
  • Established Forest School
  • Music technology and recording studio
  • Finest facilities for sport, including covered swimming pool complex, sports hall and multiple pitches
  • Progressive Future Skills curriculum from Year 3
  • Cutting-edge Design Technology programme
  • Flexi-boarding available from Year 5

Limited Places for Nursery & Reception, 2021 Entry

“Seriously academic…”
Muddy Stilettos

To find out more call 01582 840333 or visit

www.beechwoodpark.com

Feature

Axel Scheffler, most famous for illustrating the likes of The Gruffalo and Stick Man, last year teamed up with some subject-matter experts to illustrate a book for children about Coronavirus and the book is free to download!

Aimed at ages 5-9 it answers key questions and explains the pandemic in language they will understand. You can download it free as a PDF from publishers Nosy Crow.

Or if you would like to get hold of a printed copy Harpenden Library now have them in stock to reserve and collect.

Community

Support in the Community

During these difficult times there are several local organisations who can provide support if you need it.  We've also included here some ways to support these organisations if you are able to.

The St Albans and District Foodbank can provide emergency food provisions.  You don't have to be on benefits to use this service.  Anyone struggling to buy food is eligible. You will need to be referred by one of their agencies to get a food voucher before attending a session.  You can find more information about how to do this on their website.

If you would like to help the Foodbank they have donation points in Sainsburys and Waitrose in Harpenden, and at the Foodbank Warehouse on Coldharbour Lane.  You can find more information, including opening times of the warehouse on their website along with links to make a monetary donation. 

Harpenden Cares is a local support group set up as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.  They can provide help to local residents in the form of a befriending service for local vulnerable and/or isolated people, delivering essential supplies and medication to vulnerable and/or isolated people and street-level support to engage vulnerable and/or isolated people They have a number of ways that you can help by becoming a volunteer, being a co-ordinator for your street or by donating.  If you need help from Harpenden Cares, for example with shopping or prescription collection because you are isolating call 01582 460457.

The Hygiene Bank also help out local families in need with basic hygiene products.  They have a donation point in Boots, Manor Pharmacy (Leyton Road, Southdown & Weathampstead), High Street Methodist Church, The Little Gym and Emmaus in Harpenden and at the Barefoot Accountant in Redbourn and the Village Surgery in Wheathampstead.  Or you can donate products via their wishlists on Easho. or Amazon. There is also a Just Giving page for monetary donations, or you can set them as your chosen charity on Amazon Smile and Easy Fundraising.  (Please note: Some donation points may not be accessible during lockdown).  The Hygiene Bank distribute their packages through other agencies such as the foodbank, Harpenden Cares and local schools.

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK


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30th January 2021-01-30 2021-01-31 - 31st January
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USER RECOMMENDATIONS

Here's the latest recommendations from our visitors and followers. If you'd like to add a recommendation for a business or organisation search for their listing here on the site and click on the Recommend This button.

Babica: First for you, first for baby

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RECENTLY ADDED

Why not browse through some of the listings we have recently added to the site...

Children's activities, clubs & classes

Lemonwedge Productions
Funnybones Music - Online Only
Next Generation Youth Theatre
Next Generation Youth Theatre - Taleshakers
The Wild Outdoors Club for Kids
The Ladybug Club (CURRENTLY ON HOLD)
The Magic Hour - Online Magic Classes

Education & childcare

Private Tuition

For grown-ups (other businesses)

WRAP Sustainable Gifting
Castaway Cottage
The Magic Hour - Online Magic Classes
Wine Social
Farr Brew
Ozee Treats
Platform Wines Ltd
Carpenter's Nursery & Farm Shop
The Cobbled Kitchen
Harpenden Fencing
Beauty and Beyond

Health

Hertfordshire Family Centre Service - Self Weigh Stations
Healing Tree Reflexology
Alpine Physiotherapy
Harpenden Twins Group
Essential Nutrition
Sleep by Alexandra
Amanda Lanchbery Acupuncture
Forty Winks Sleep Consultancy
St Albans Family Centre Service
Newman's Natural Healthcare -Medical Herbalist & Integrative Nutrition
Empower Psychotherapy and Counselling
Mum-Me Matters
Zing Wellness Massage Services
Sleep Time Baby
The Food Teacher
Rise 'N' Shine/ Mindful Parenting: Basics And Beyond
Sally Bunce Counselling & Psychotherapy
Perfect Balance Clinic
Clarity Counselling & Consulting
Sarah Leonard
Carolyn Howgego Homeopathy
St Albans and District Twins Club
Osteopathics (Harpenden)
Body Mechanix
Harpenden Reflexology

Parties

Next Generation Youth Theatre - Taleshakers
Double Yum
The Magic Hour - Online Magic Parties

Food & Drink

Tay Tar Thai
The Elephant and Castle
Twist Teas
The Food Teacher
Essential Nutrition
The Food Therapy Practice
Harpenden Nutrition
Lauren Gayfer - Nutritional Therapist

Things to do

Crafty Pots

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