The aim of Pre- School education

Our pre-school provides a safe, caring and stimulating environment where children can learn and grow.

As all children are different and develop at different rates, pre-school education aims to develop the whole child by:

  • Promoting emotional, social, physical, creative, and intellectual development
  • Developing self-esteem, self control and positive attitudes towards others
  • Developing language and communication skills to encourage the sharing of thoughts & feelings
  • Creating confident, eager, enthusiastic, independent, curious learners with a positive & problem solving attitude to learning.

About our Pre-School

Our pre-school provides a safe, caring and stimulating environment where children can learn and grow. With play based learning activities on offer centred on the preschool curriculum children will develop skills, understanding and attitudes through engaging in fun and stimulating experiences. Every day offers new and exciting opportunities for children to explore and grow. Our focus throughout the year is to help children develop their independence, create life-long learning experiences and have fun while learning.

Our relationship with your child/children

Each child will be assigned a member of staff as their own key worker, who will be responsible for recording and observing your child’s milestones, and ultimately ensure your child is settled and happy whilst at nursery. Staff are always on hand to answer any questions or queries.

All about our day

As it is important that learning is fun at this stage, we offer a wide range of play equipment to help the children develop their ability to concentrate and learn. This includes playing and learning indoors and also our children love to go outside in run around in our large, secure outdoor play area.

The children have a large selection of different resources available to them which incorporate the six areas of the curriculum – ‘the world around us’ ‘early maths’ ‘the arts’ ‘physical’ ‘personal, social and emotional’ and ‘language and development’. This all takes place in our different areas – ICT, messy, construction, imaginative, small world and table top activities.

Snack/meal times

Morning snack is a buffet style where we encourage the children’s independence by allowing them to butter their toast and pour their own milk/water. Snack also includes fruit and throughout the year the children will experience foods as we celebrate different cultures.

Having fun while learning

We involve ourselves with lots of different projects to widen the children’s experiences from intergenerational programmes (links with local sheltered dwellings), visits from fire brigade, nurses, dentist, trips out to the farm, zoo and Gruffalo trail as well as taking part in a programme called ‘getting ready to learn’ which provides the children with a different educational book to borrow every week.