Pre-School

Our preschool rooms are designed to prepare children for the next stages in their life and allow an effective transition to school.
The Environment:

The rooms are set out so that one area flows into another for example the construction site is near the home corner so the children can build their own house whilst equipping it with various homely items.

Toys and materials are displayed to invite children to explore allowing staff to take time to observe and interact with the children rather then directing their play.

The Team:

All staff members are trained and friendly to offer support and care to the three to five year olds.

The ratio in the pre school rooms are 1 to 8.

Early Years Pupil Premium:

Some three and four years olds are eligible for the Early Years Pupil Premium. Parents will need to complete the relevant paperwork.

From April 2015, nurseries, schools, childminders and other childcare providers have been able to claim extra funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium to support children’s development, learning and care. 

National data and research tells us that children eligible for free school meals tend to do less well, e.g. in 2014, 45% of children eligible for free school meals achieved the expected level at the end of the early years foundation stage compared with 64% of other children. The Early Years Pupil Premium will provide us with extra funding to help close that gap.

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