About Babushka

Welcome to Babushka

Babushka, is a high quality, home-based childcare service for 1-5 year olds.

We aim for a warm, friendly and relaxed ‘home from home’ feel with education and care at the heart of everything we do.

“If children feel safe, they can take risks, ask questions, make mistakes, learn to trust, share their feelings and grow.”  Alfie Kohn


Childcare is available Monday-Friday during term-time  (see dates below) and there are no fees to pay during the holidays. Babushka is open from 8.00am – 5.00pm.

Highly qualified staff work on a 1:3 ratio with our 1-5 year olds and all staff are Ofsted registered, have a DBS check and have also gained a Paediatric First Aid certificate.

We have developed a fantastic indoor and outdoor learning environment which endeavours to extend children’s thinking, to stimulate their imaginations and encourage them to ‘learn how to learn’.

The Curriculum

We deliver the statutory Early Years Foundation Stage to all children in our care and focus on the following areas of development by learning through play:



Babushka Term Dates

(Set by Somerset County Council)


   2023 to 2024
Term 1 Start – 4th September
Finish – 20th October
 23rd October to  27th October 
Term 2 Start –  30th October
Finish –  15th December (1/2 day)
18th December to 1st January 
Term 3 Start –  2nd January (Tuesday)
Finish –  9th February
 12th February to 16th February 
Term 4 Start –  19th February
Finish –  28th March 1/2 day (Thursday)
Holiday  1st April to  12th April
Term 5 Start –  15th April   (May 6th Bank Holiday)
Finish –  24th  May
Holiday  27th April to 31st April
Term 6 Start –  3rd June
Finish – 24th July (Wednesday)

Babushka will be closed for Bank Holidays.

Tax-Free Childcare

Tax-Free Childcare is a government scheme to support working parents with childcare cost.
For every £8 you pay in, the government will pay in an extra £2.
You can get up to £2,000 per child per year.

I’m interested…

Email us via the ‘Contact’ page and we will then be in touch to book in a visit. We encourage all families to view other local settings as well as Babushka. These include nurseries, pre-schools and childminders.

Visits to Babushka usually last around 30 minutes and it’s an opportunity for you to see what we’re about and for you to ask any questions. Remember, there isn’t such thing as a silly question so please fire away!

If you like what we do and you wish to secure a place at Babushka there is a £100 deposit per day your child attends. This will be returned at the end of your child’s time with us. Once the deposit is received we will prepare some paperwork for you to read through and sign.



We will then offer a ‘Home Visit’ but this is entirely optional and there is no cost for this. An adult from Babushka will come to your house with the aim to start building up a relationship with you and your child in a familiar environment, fill out some paperwork and share our Policies and Procedures with you. With our previous experience in schools and nurseries, we have always found ‘Home Visits’ invaluable as they really help your child to settle in when they start. We will also book in 2 free short sessions with us. This helps with the settling in period and prepares them for their full days.

Payments must be paid in full before the start of the month and additional hours are added to the next invoice.



The Babushka Family

When your little person joins us at, you join the Babushka Family! We arrange a few events each year for families to socialise and even after your children leave us, you still are a part of the Babushka Family. It’s so lovely to see past families at our events!

We have a private Facebook Group which is a great way for parents to arrange parties, play dates and we also post menus, newsletters and useful bits of information to support families.



If you are interested in starting your child at Babushka then please email us to arrange a visit.