When your child reaches their third birthday they join the pre-school. This key stage of learning is carefully planned within the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and gives lots of opportunities for learning through adult and child initiated activities. We ensure that every area of your child’s development is monitored and encouraged, to prepare them for school. The pre-school day includes group and individual time for numeracy and literacy development, lots of free-play indoors and out, encouraging your child to develop pre-reading and pre-writing skills and to learn through their choices. Led by our qualified team we ensure that every child is supported in developing their confidence, skills and abilities in their preferred way to meet their individual needs and grow their self-esteem.
The indoor and outdoor areas are planned and resourced thoroughly and carefully, to inspire the children’s imagination. Giving them learning and play opportunities – just the way they like it!
Children are eligible for funding from the term after their 3rd birthday until they go to Primary School. The government funds 15 hours, free for term time only. This can be taken as a morning session from 9.00am – 12.00pm or it can be taken as an afternoon session which runs from 12pm-3pm (you can use both sessions in one day).
We also offer extra sessions between the hours of 7.15am-6pm if required, at a charge (please ask for details).