Welcome to Pre-School class page
Meet the team…….
Mrs Jones – Room leader (Maternity Leave)
Mrs Johnson, Nursery Assistant (Maternity Leave)
Mrs Rowland, Nursery Assistant (Maternity Leave)
Miss Hale, Room Leader
Miss Brennan, Nursery Assistant
At Pre-school we take children from the age of 2. We have qualified, highly trained and experienced staff that will care for your children. We will provide the children with a variety of sensory play experiences to encourage language and develop their explorative senses. We follow the Development Matters document and focus on the prime areas which are, personal social and emotional development, communication and language and physical development. We work alongside this for our next steps and focused activities. Each child has their own key person who is responsible for observations, tracking and the up keep of their learning journey. We follow the children’s interests and use this to help us plan for them. We offer either morning or afternoon sessions.
Morning session starts at 8.35am till 11.35am
Afternoon session starts at 12:15pm-3:15pm
The children will bring home their WOW books once a week. Each week we will put a note in the book telling you what we are talking about and focusing on that week. We will also give you ideas of things you can do at home to support your child. Each week the children will have time to share what they have been doing at home. If you could write a quick note about what you have done with your child in the book, let them put something in their book or add any photos or tickets, brochures from places you have visited or things you have done at home it would be lovely for the children to be able to talk to us about these. We put the new WOW work in every Tuesday and ask you to bring them in on a Tuesday to be updated.
Stay And Play
Each half term we hold a Stay and Play session for parents, grandparents, carers etc to spend a session in Pre-school with the children. These sessions are designed to be fun for everyone and the children enjoy having you in to play. It also gives you the opportunity to see what the children do.
We try and have a theme for each session such as Christmas, Numbers, Literacy and you will be able to see and join in with some of the activities the children do to develop their skills. We alternate the times and days of the sessions to try and enable as many parents to attend as possible. If you are limited on times when you can attend please let us know and we will try and plan a session to accommodate this.
Our next stay and play session is on;
Tuesday 19th December – 1:45pm – 3:15pm – all Pre-School children and staff are welcome!
We look forward to seeing you.
Please take a look at these links and websites for ideas and information that you may find useful for supporting your child at home:
This the Makaton charity website, Makaton is a simpler version of sign language. We use Makaton with the children at Pre-school to support speech and language development. Please take a look and sign up to the newsletters for more information – https://www.makaton.org/
This document is to help support you to be aware of expected milestones at different ages what-to-expect-when-a-parents-guide
Guide to eating well – guide-to-eating-well
Sleep guidance http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Childrenssleep/Pages/howmuchsleep.aspx
Please read some of our feedback we received from a recent parent and carers questionnaire…..
“Very helpful members of staff, always there when you need advice. Also help when the children need help to reach their milestones and help the parent along with the children”
“Staff always have time to tell you about your child’s day and there are always fun tasks planned”
“I was nervous about sending my child to Pre-school but all the staff have helped and he is very happy so I am wanting more sessions next term”
“He is receiving the best quality”
“I would like to say thank you to all the staff at Pre-school for everything they have done and thank you for supporting me”
If you would like to find out more information about us or to enquire about a place in Pre-School, please contact the school office and they will be happy to help.