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Our morning sessions are dedicated to 3+ years, for children who are eligible for funded nursery education. Our afternoon sessions are offered to children from 2 to 3 years of age, although depending on the availability at our morning sessions, may also have children 3+ years attending them for a short while. During school term times we are open Monday to Friday mornings, from 9.00 a.m to 12.00 p.m Our afternoon sessions are held from
1.00 p.m to 3.00 p.m on a Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. We run a lunch / play session Monday to Thursday from 12.00 pm to
12.45 pm. Please see our notice board and current newsletters for holiday closure dates.

Our sessional routines are as follows:

Morning Session

9.00 am Pre-school opens
1st half of session Structured activities/free play
  Music for tidy-up time
  Story/Rhyme time
  Snack-time
2nd half of session Outdoor /Indoor Play - depending on weather
12.00 pm End of session

Lunch / Play Session

12.00 pm Lunch Session starts
12.45 pm Lunch Session ends

Afternoon Session

1.00 pm Pre-school opens
1st half of session Structured activities/free play
  Music for tidy-up time
  Story/Rhyme time
  Snack-time
2nd half of session Outdoor/Indoor Play - depending on weather

3.00 pm

End of session

2 & 3 year old curriculum

We follow the Sure Start Birth to Three Matters Framework - a framework to support children in their earliest years.

The Framework takes as its focus "the child " and steers away from subjects, specific areas of experience and distinct curriculum headings. It identifies four aspects, which celebrate the skill and competence of babies and young children and highlights the interrelationship between growth, learning, development and the environment in which they are cared for and educated.

The Framework's four aspects are:

Our curriculum plans, are always available on the noticeboard at the pre-school. Please contact us for a full copy of our curriculum.

 

 

 

3 & 4 year old curriculum

Once your child has reached the age to receive funded nursery education, which is the term following their 3rd birthday, he/she is entitled to 5 free sessions per week, during school term times until commencement of compulsory education. This may be at one or more providers, subject to places and admission criteria. Each session lasts 2 ½ to 3 hours & activities & education will be provided in line with the QCA Foundation Stage curriculum.

If your child attends less than two sessions per week at Pre-School, his/her key worker will record your child's attainments in their personal diaries.

All of the activities and experiences available within our curriculum are supported by well-trained qualified members of staff and may be delivered to either small or large groups of children, or on a one-to-one basis. The curriculum is carried out through a variety of play experiences.

Pre-School supports all children in developing at their own pace. Our key worker system enables us to observe, evaluate and ensure a planned curriculum that meets the needs of each individual child. We realise the importance for children to have rich and stimulating experiences within the learning environment. We provide many opportunities for the children to explore, experiment, plan and make decisions for themselves, therefore enabling them to learn, develop and make good progress.

By the end of the foundation stage some children may have exceeded the learning goals whilst others may be working towards some/all of the learning goals.

Our curriculum plans, are always available on the noticeboard at the pre-school. Please contact us for a full copy of our curriculum.


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