3 Year Old -Pre-School
We provide a safe, inclusive and engaging environment indoors and outdoors that, motivates, excites and challenges our Pre-school children. We have recently refurbished our Pre-school room which boasts beautiful furniture and new equipment specifically designed for our 3 to 4 year olds. The EYFS garden has also been transformed and has now been completely renovated and is specially designed for the needs of our children.
Our aim is for our children to thrive in a setting that has the children’s interests at the heart of all that is offered, resulting in high levels of motivation, where every child acquires and consolidates skills and knowledge at their highest level. Our children will take part in daily adult-directed, adult-led, and child-initiated activities. These are planned around a termly theme which you will find on our long-term overview. Our children also have the opportunity to learn through weekly forest school sessions where the children are encouraged to explore and investigate the natural world.
What Our Day looks like
9:45 (12:15) – Drop off. This is an opportunity to talk to staff about their children and ensure a calm and happy handover.
9:00 (12:45) – Focus Communication and Language groups. The children will learn to regulate their behaviour, join in with singing and an activity that promotes effective communication and language.
9:15 (1:00) - Dough Disco. This session focuses on the children’s fine motor control.
9:45 (1:15) – Weekly focus story time. This is an interactive session that involves story characters, puppets and the children’s participation. This then leads into project learning.
10:00 (1:30) - Project learning and rolling snack. During this time the staff will open the outdoor environment, run a planned activity and support children to access snack independently and safely. Key workers will also use this time to develop individual’s next steps through an overarching theme which can be found on the overviews bellow.
11:00 (2:45) – Key worker groups. These sessions are specifically planned to meet next steps and therefore could be focused around maths, literacy and always delivered with high quality communication and language at the heart of the session.
11:15 (3:00) – Rhyme time, with specifically planned rhymes and an additional story that the children vote for as they enter nursery in the morning.
11:45 (3:15) – Home time. Staff will feedback to the parents about their child’s nursery session. This is an additional opportunity for parents to ask staff any questions.
What you will need to provide
Water is always accessible within the room but if you would like to provide your child with a water bottle please ensure it is labelled with their name.
Outdoor clothing and wellies for their forest school day.
We will support any potty training that has already been started. You will need to provide a bag of spare clothes (multiple pairs of pants, socks, trousers/skirts and tops).
Across the year we will be inviting parents and carers in for ‘Stay and Play’ sessions, dates are pre-planned and you can find their here (Link to key dates). Stay and play sessions are your opportunity to talk to the room staff, look at your child’s learning journey and experience project learning opportunities. We often celebrate events in these sessions such as Christmas or valentines day with parents and carers.
The children have a fun non-competitive sports day in the last summer term.
At 3 points of the year parents are offered the opportunity to book a parents consultation slot. Either the class teacher or the child’s Key person will talk through the child’s Development Summary and update parents of the child’s progress. This is an opportunity for parents and carers to ask questions, look at learning journeys and understand what they can do at home to support their child’s next steps.
Snack time at our nursery is fun and educational. We try to replicate the family environment with children sitting around the table to encourage conversation and develop physical skills pouring water from jugs and when using the cutlery.
Water, cow’s milk and fresh fruit is provided throughout the day at our snack table (or alternative milk for those with dairy allergies). We change our snack menu daily.
Nursery can be joined by completing the Application form, that can be downloaded below or requested at the school office.
Completion of the Application form does not guarantee your child a place. The nursery manager will assess availability and contact you. Application forms should be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish to discuss your child attending our Pre-school class, please contact school office on 01952 386770 and ask for Miss Cox.