Where learning is always fun!
All our pre-school children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and the primary National Strategy: Letters and Sounds Phase One. Some of the children may also move on to Phase Two whilst they are with us, using the Oxford Reading Tree books. Using the EYFS and Primary National Strategy as a framework, we plan exciting activities for the children in order to keep them interested and motivated and to guide them towards being ready for that all important landmark, their first day at 'big school'.
Starting out in Pre-School
In pre-school we are preparing children for school. This isn't just about reading and writing, it's about life skills. The more prepared the children are the easier they will settle into school. There are certain life skills we are helping the children develop; such as good manners, dressing themselves, personal hygiene and expressing their own needs by using words. Parents can also help the children by further developing these skills at home
Every new child is given pre-starts in Pre-School to enable them to get used to their new surroundings and familiarise themselves with the new children and staff.
Our floor is always well planned and structured. We keep the environment brightly decorated with attractive wall displays. Pre-school prides itself on doing the best for your child. We believe it is important for your child to feel comfortable in their new environment from day one and to enjoy the company of the other children in this age group.
The children in pre-School are provided with fun activities that will help them learn and develop as they move towards going to school. We take a small number of children on outings so that they can experience the wider world.
We believe it is important for the children to be allowed a degree of independence in activities. This is introduced through various ways, such as allowing the children to prepare and serve their own fruit and to set-up tables for meal times.
Pre-School Support and Extension
Jennifer is our Early Years Teacher; she works with small groups of the pre-school children, providing the children with support and extension as required by each individual child. This enhances their educational development and helps to ensure they are prepared for entry into school once they move on from Kinderland.
Key Person and Communication
As with all floors, your child will be allocated a key person in Pre-School. This particular member of staff will have special responsibility for your child and will act as a key point of contact between you and the nursery. We believe it is important for good channels of communication to exist between parents and the nursery, so we encourage you to contact us if you have any concerns.