Preschool session times are 9.00am to 12.00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and 12pm to 3pm Monday Tuesday and Friday.
When your child first starts you may be asked to come after the session has begun. We start new children at various times and different days so that the staff can take time to welcome each child. You are welcome to stay until they are settled.
We always have a high adult to child ratio to enable each child to get the most benefit from each session. Parents and Carers are always welcome any time, Preschool holds a themed activity morning each term, for example messy morning where parents and carers are encouraged to stay and play.
Parents are given a guide to our themes and activities each half term via our newsletter. We welcome any ideas or items brought in from home.
Children are allocated a key worker, and small group / one to one activities take place. The childrens development is then recorded in their personal learning journeys, working within the EYFS.
A staff member will open the front door at the start time and other staff will be ready in the hall to welcome you and your child
9.00am FREE PLAY ACTIVITIES
These vary each session but usually include a painting activity, collage, sand or water play, home corner and dressing up. Books, table top and floor toys, jigsaws and play dough. Physical activities include climbing frame, trampet, tunnel or bikes.
10.00am – 11.00am ROLLING SNACK BAR
Snack and drink – usually crackers, toast or pitta bread, milk and pieces of fruit or raw vegetables (e.g. cucumber, pepper, oranges, apple, banana). We promote healthy snacks.
9.15am FREE FLOW OUTDOOR PLAY
Wet weather suits will be used in wet conditions
11.45am STORY & SONG TIME
On full preschool days lunch is between 12pm and 1pm followed on by various activities.