We organise our sessions so that the children can choose from a range of activities and build up their ability to select and work through a task to its completion. The children are also encouraged to take part in adult-led small and large group activities, which introduce them to new experiences and help them to gain new skills.
Outdoor activities contribute to children's health, their physical development and their knowledge of the world around them. The children have the opportunity, and are encouraged, to take part in outdoor child-chosen and adult-led activities in the playground and garden, as well as those provided in the indoor playrooms.
CLOTHING / TOILETING AND NAPPIES
We provide protective clothing for the children when they play with messy activities. We encourage children to gain the skills that help them to be independent and look after themselves. These include taking themselves to the toilet and taking off, and putting on, outdoor clothes. Clothing that is easy for them to manage will help them to do this. If your child is in nappies please bring a supply of nappies and wipes to pre-school in a named bag along with a change of clothes if required.
If your child is ill please do not bring them to pre-school to prevent spread of any infections. Please inform us on day one of your child's absence that they will not be coming to pre-school if they are ill. If no contact has been made within 5 days pre-school will attempt to make contact with parents/carers. If your child is absent for more than 5 days written confirmation is required to by pre-school.
Our policies state that only lifesaving medication will be administered medicine to children within pre-school. If your child needs lifesaving medication such as insulin/adrenaline injections or the use of nebulisers or inhalers you must provide a signed permission slip and demonstrate to a member of staff the correct way of administering that medicine, a supply of in date medicine must be kept in pre-school.
We aim to guide the children and teach them what is acceptable behaviour. We try to anticipate and remove any potential problems. A child may be redirected to a new activity or if necessary may be given calm down time. Under no circumstances is corporal or humiliating punishment used at our pre-school. We promote positive behaviour and have a named Behaviour Co-ordinator - Karen Bailey.
Morning Snack time: 10:00am & 10:15am
Afternoon Snack time: 1:50pm & 2:10pm
The pre-school makes snacks a social time at which children and adults eat together. We plan the menus for snacks so that they provide the children with healthy and nutritious food and a snack menu is on display in reception. Please tell us about your child's dietary needs and we will make sure that these are met. Fresh drinking water is also available during sessions. We ask parents/carers to provide a voluntary donation of 20p per session towards the cost of snack, the donation box is located in the reception area.
- Menu may change without prior notice.
- Children select and pour their own drinks (water or milk).
- Staff check children's records for any allergies and 14 main allergens contained within our snacks are displayed
in our reception.
|25 Oct 2019||Break for Half Term|
|4 Nov 2019||School Re-Opens|
|21 Nov 2019||Stay & Play Sessions|
|25 & 26 Nov 2019||Inset Days|
|10 Dec 2019||Christmas Concert Week|
|20 Dec 2019||Christmas Party Day|
|20 Dec 2019||End of Term|
|6 Jan 2020||School Re-Opens|
|15 Jan 2010||Visit by Zoolab|