Setting is open
It is our role to provide outstanding, structured and playful learning for all children aged 6mths on wards in a safe, inviting and inclusive environment that supports children's development. We aim to give every child the opportunity to enjoy valuable experiences and develop new friendships in a welcoming and motivating environment. Our purpose built Pre-school is located within the All Saints CEVA Primary School grounds. It includes a spacious, well equipped indoor play area, leading to a sheltered outdoor deck and garden with a mud kitchen and construction area. We have our own woodland area that provides opportunities for children to interact with the environment around them. The flexible sessions offer children free choice to play indoors or outdoors, with a wide and exiting range of resources, activities and equipment to ensure their minds are stimulated. Throughout the day, our passionate staff create exciting and engaging group activities which include craft, physical play, cooking and music and dance. We encourage extensions of vocabulary and thinking skills by talking, listening and joining in with discussions and problem solving. Children are introduced to reading and writing words and symbols and a large variety of books to help familiarise them with written text. Children are introduced to patterns, shapes and counting, and as their understanding develops, children are encouraged to solve practical problems like addition and subtraction. Each child has a 'Key Person' (special person) who makes sure that their child feels individual, cherished and thought about while they are away from home. This person helps to reduce the separation anxiety and ensures every child enjoys themselves while they are with us. With voluntary donations from parents the children are provided with a balanced snack each morning and afternoon and an optional lunch club enables children to either bring their own packed lunch or have a hot lunch cooked fresh by the Primary School.