Our Pre-school is registered with BANES to provide free Nursery Education for 3 and 4 year olds following the EYFS curriculum. We are also able to accept children from 2 years old and are an Equal Opportunities Pre-school that welcomes all children and families.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the period of education from birth to five years. Most children are expected to achieve the early learning goals by the end of the Foundation stage. There is a strong emphasis on learning through play, both child initiated and planned play. The curriculum is delivered through a combination of whole class activities, adult led focused activities and child initiated activities.
As a registered charity we are run by a voluntary management committee of parents who work closely with the staff and aid in the smooth running of the Pre-school. The Committee also coordinate fundraising activities throughout the year to supplement the Pre-school's income.
We are a member of the Pre-school Learning Alliance which ensures we are constantly in touch with new thinking in the field of childcare and education. It means we adhere to the ethos of 'learning through play' and therefore encourage children to value their efforts and have confidence in them. We believe that the process of play is the main means in which young children learn.
"Staff are thoughtful and focused on the individual needs of children. Children settle well and develop secure relationships with staff. They grow in confidence and suitably develop their skills".
"Staff provide children with friendly and attentive support, reassurance and praise. They take every opportunity to sensitively develop children's independence". Ofsted Inspection 2017.