Coming into pre-school

We will open the external gate for children and parents to enter the pre-school, we ask parents to help their children hang their bags and coats on a peg and then support their child to go to the table where a member of staff will be supporting children to select their own name card to place on the board, then support your child to find an activity to play with.

Please ensure you sign in your child on the clipboard in the entrance area and put the name of the person who brought your child in and the name of the person will be collecting your child. If this is not somebody who regularly picks up your child please ensure this person knows the password that you put in your enrolment pack we cannot release a child to a person we do not recognise if it is not recorded on the sign in sheet and this person knows the password, we would have to contact you before releasing your child. If during the session you become aware that you are unable to collect your child please ring or send us a text on the pre-school phone to let us know who will be collecting your child on your behalf.

If your child becomes upset when you are coming in a member of staff will come over to support you or you can approach a member of staff for help. Our policy is to support a child for 20 minutes if during this 20 minutes your child does not settle we will contact you and ask you to return to the setting and will work with you and your child to support the transition of entering pre-school on an individual basis

My child is playing happily should I go without saying goodbye?

We encourage parents to say good bye even if their child is happily playing with an activity, so they understand that you are leaving but you will be coming back.

Uniform and Clothing

We do not have a compulsory uniform polo t-shirts and jumpers with the pre-school logo are available to buy at a reasonable price directly from wovina. Click here to go to their website.

We ask that you please dress your child in comfortable clothing that you are happy for them to get wet and messy. We offer a range of craft, sensory and messy play opportunities and we do provide aprons but the children do get wet or messy while they’re having fun and learning.

We also play outside in all weathers and ask that parents provide rain coats, hats, gloves, sun hats, sun cream as appropriate.

What should I bring for my child?

Anything your child brings into pre-school please ensure it is named jumpers, coats and bags.

We ask that you please provide for your child

  • nappies and wipes

  • change of clothes

  • water proof coat

If your child would like to bring in a special toy from home underneath the desk is a red box we call the safe box that is where we encourage children to put their special toys in the box to be kept safe until the end of the session, we empty this box at the end of the session and return toys.

Illness and Absence

If your child becomes unwell during the session we will ring and ask you to collect your child as soon as possible.

If your child is unwell and is not able to attend nursery  ask you to please ring or send us a text on the pre-school phone to let us know your child will not be in the session.

If your child has had diarrhoea and/or vomiting please allow 48hours from the time your child was last sick or had diarrhoea before allowing them to return to the setting.

If you are away on holiday or your child will not be attending the session for another reason please could you telephone or text to let us know.

If your child does not arrive at a session and we have not been informed of their absence you may receive a telephone call from us to check everything is okay.

Injuries

If your child has an existing injury or has had an accident and although not injured medical advice has been sought i.e. bumped head please could you help us by recording these on a existing injury form which can be found by the signing in clipboard in the entrance or ask a member of staff. A copy of this form can also be downloaded by clicking here

Curriculum

We  follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS) when planning the weeks activities.

What to expect, when? A parent’s guide

The purpose of this booklet is to help you as a parent/carer find out more about how your child is learning and developing during their first five years, in relation to the EYFS. Children develop more rapidly during the first five years of their lives than at any other time. This booklet has been written to help you as a parent know what to expect during these vitally important years by focusing on the seven areas of learning and development which are covered in the EYFS. To download click here.

Please see the information below for an outline of the areas covered by the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.

Prime Areas

Personal, Social & Emotional Development

          Making relationships

          Self-confidence & Self-awareness

          Managing feelings & behaviours

Physical Development

          Moving & handling

          Health & Self-Care

Communication & Language

          Listening & Attention

          Understanding

          Speaking

Specific Areas

Literacy

          Reading

          Writing

Mathematics

          Numbers

          Shapes, Space & Measure

Understanding the World

          People & Communities

          The World

          Technology

Expressive Arts & Design

          Exploring & Using media and materials

          Being imaginative

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