Our pre-school room offers education and care for children aged from 3-5 years old. We are currently registered to have a maximum of 44 children per session and have regular, consistent practitioners working in the room. We also have specialist teaching staff who work alongside children with additional needs. The practitioners interact with the children by encouraging, facilitating and supporting them whilst they have fun and learn through play. Children are encouraged to talk about their experiences and share their enjoyment with others, thus enabling the children to become more confident and independent.
What your child can learn?
Your child is learning and developing all the time, gaining in both confidence and ability. We promote equality of opportunities and positive attitudes at all times. We encourage and support all children to interact well with each other and adults. Staff will be positive role models and supportive of children’s individuality.
You can expect your child:-
- To play, share, take turns and make friends with other children.
- Experiment with a variety of messy creative activities and toys
- To sing songs and rhymes, listen, dance and move to music.
- Explore sound and musical instruments
- To use computers, tape recorders, remote controlled and battery operated toys
- To play and develop independence, choosing from different nursery areas i.e. water, dough, sand etc.
- To count and recognise colours, shapes, numbers and letters, working out how to solve problems
- To make and eat healthy snacks
- To play outside everyday in all weathers especially when it snows
- Take appropriate risks in an environment where adults ensure their safety
We consider outdoor play to be vital for your child‛s health, development and education.
Children will have the opportunity to develop physical skills, spatial awareness and learn to take appropriate risks.
Approaches to learning
We use the Pen green approach which looks at the child’s development as a whole. This approach is used alongside the Early Years Foundation Stage which looks at the seven areas of learning and development. These are broken down into prime areas including personal and social development, physical development and communication and language. Specific areas include literacy, mathematics, understanding the world and expressive arts and design.
The characteristics of effective learning and the prime and specific areas of learning are all interconnected focusing on playing and exploring, active learning and creating and thinking critically.
Children’s learning records
We keep a learning record for all individual children, including observations and achievements at Pre-School as well as a selection of work. We observe children in a systematic way, using either written notes and photographs and record these on individual tablets. We are able to focus on each child to monitor progress and plan next steps in line with the child’s interests, which will help them to work towards the Early Learning goals. We encourage parents to make use of a contribution folder which can be used for handwritten notes, photographs or they can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. These records are shared at a parent’s evening or when the child leaves nursery.
Week Room Schedule
8:00am – 1:00pm: Early Education sessions
1:00pm -4:00pm: Early Education sessions
Nursery is open from 8.00am—4.00pm for private children.
Wraparound sessions provide the opportunity to extend the nursery hours ,subject to availability. Please see a member of staff for more details.
In nursery we have a late fee policy. You must collect your child on time and must be over 16 years old. Furthermore you must inform a member of staff if someone different is collecting your child with a pre-set password.