We are committed to enhancing the development and education of children under statutory school age. We offer support to each individual child to help them reach their full potential by providing high levels of care and education within a nurturing environment. Our ethos of 'learning through play' uses structured play activities to promote the development of fine and gross motor skills. Whilst playing and communicating, children are also socialising, learning about the world around them, appreciating and using number, shape and size and developing physical and creative skills. Most important, however, is that they never stop having fun and that they enjoy being children!
All children are supported in developing their potential at their own pace with the help of their key person. We offer a wide range of activities including painting, play dough, sand, water play, role play, cooking, singing, construction toys, early phonics and writing, early maths and early science, physical activities and more! Through these activities children will develop social skills such as taking turns with others, resolving differences of opinion, group conversation and learning to share and work together.
We are a registered Early Years provider and undergo Ofsted registration and inspection. Our qualified staff are responsible for the day-to-day running of the group. Using the key worker system, they ensure each child’s individual needs are met using their observational skills and varying the activities accordingly. This is facilitated by the high adult : child ratio we maintain, helping us to give time and attention to each child. Our Preschool is governed by a parent Committee. The Committee consists mainly of parents of children at the group and includes an annually elected chairperson, treasurer and secretary, and at least two other members.
- To offer high quality care and education for all children who attend our Preschool and work in partnership with parents and carers to help children learn and develop.
- To support all children to become independent learners and encourage children to think for themselves and develop confidence and self esteem to be an active member of our Preschool.
- To work closely with families and offer support where necessary. We actively encourage children from all walks of life, promoting equality and value of diversity. Parents and carers are encouraged and welcomed into our setting and their thoughts and opinions are valued.
- To support the professional development of our staff and regularly review our current practice to ensure we support the needs of all the children, as well as the group as a whole.