How We Work
Pre-school is open as usual to all children!
Please note the new information below:
- 9.15am start for all.
- 3.00-3.15pm pick up (all children must be collected by 3.15pm).
Please ensure you adhere to the Covid guidelines and ensure your child can carry everything they need into the setting (limiting what they bring in). This will ensure social distancing can be maintained between staff and parents.
Children should attend in wellies. This saves multiple footwear being sent. Warm clothes must also we worn as windows will be open!
We are open every day during term time and accept children from 2 years 6 months, up to school age. We run a morning session (9.15am -12.15pm) and afternoon session (12.15pm - 3.15pm) from Monday to Friday. The afternoon session incorporates lunch.
There are typically up to 23 children, and 4/5 staff members, in a normal session.
We link to the Early Years Foundation stage curriculum, linking the 7 areas of Learning and Development into our daily planning and observations.
Our child-centred approach to learning promotes the development of creativity, individuality and self-confidence
our 'enabling environment' incorporates both indoor and outdoor 'learning' - our philosophy being 'what can be learnt inside can be learnt outside'.
We provide healthy snacks and take into account your, and your child's, likes and dislikes.
We incorporate the government literacy 'guidelines' 'Letters and Sounds' into our daily routine, thus developing
children's speaking and listening skills from an early age.
We have an 'open-door' policy; a member of staff will always be free to speak to you at the start or end of a session and other times if convenient.
We have a large selection of toys and equipment - these are reviewed regularly and updated to ensure they link to the children's current interests. We do different activities each day - such as craft, painting, and baking, and include plenty of outdoor play, weather permitting.
We assign a key person to each child to ensure a smooth transition into the setting and through to school.
Our waiting list for September 2021 is open and filling up so if you would like a space for your child in our wonderful Pre School please get in touch via email to [email protected] or telephone 07926691995 and we will be happy to help.