We aim to ensure that each child:
- is in a safe and fun environment in which they can flourish
- is given generous care and attention, through our high ratio of qualified staff to children, as well as volunteer parent helpers
- has the chance to join with other children and adults to live, play, work and learn together
- is given a strong foundation ready for the transition to big school
- has a key person who makes sure they are moving forward with their learning and development
- is in a pre-school that sees parents as partners in helping each child to learn and develop
- and most importantly, plays, learns and loves whilst at preschool
The provision for our children’s development and learning is guided by one national framework, The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS 2012). This covers the age range from birth to end of their first (Reception) year in school.
Children start to learn about the world around them from the moment they are born. The care and education offered by our pre-school helps children to continue to do this by providing them with interesting activities that are appropriate for their age and stage of development.
The EYFS Framework describes how your child should be kept safe and cared for and how all concerned can make sure that your child achieves the most that they can in their earliest years of life.
It is based on four important principles that guide the work that the pre-school staff undertake with your child’s learning and development. These principles consist of:
A Unique Child – Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
Positive Relationships – Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person.
Enabling Environments – The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning.
Learning and Development – Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of Learning and Development are equally important and interconnected.
The Learning and Development principle divides children’s learning and development into seven areas:
Three prime areas
- Personal, social and emotional development.
- Communication and language.
- Physical development.
Four specific areas
- Understanding the world.
- Expressive arts and design.
For each area, the guidance sets out early learning goals broken down into easily achievable stepping stones. These goals state what it is expected that children will know and be able to do by the end of the reception year of their education.
Waiting lists are open for September 2021 and 2022.
Even if we are oversubscribed, you are more than welcome to still register.
From September 2019:
£6.65 per hour for children who are eligible for Government funding, any hours over and above what you are claiming for, including lunch. (Lunch club is not included within your Government funded hours.)
£7.20 per hour for children who are not yet eligible for Government funding.
Additional £0.80 per session, to cover the cost of snack. If your child attends full days you will be charged £1.60. This is a voluntary payment, but if you do not want to pay it, you must provide a snack for your child.
Unfortunately, we do not accept 30-hour funding, but we do offer the 15-hour funding.
Term dates. September 2020 – July 2021
Start; Monday 7th September 2020
End; Friday 23rd October
Start; Monday 2nd November
End; Friday 18th December. School closes early today.
Start; Monday 4th January 2021
End; Friday 12th February
Start; Monday 22nd February
End; Wednesday 31st March
Start; Monday 19th April
CLOSED Monday 3rd May – Bank Holiday
End; Friday 28th May
Start; Monday 7th June
End; Friday 16th July. School closes early today.