Our thriving Pre-School is situated on our Acorn House site, with its own secure entrance accessible only via electronic entry. Entry to Pre-School is keenly sought. Our registration lists fill up very quickly and it is advisable to register children at an early age.
The Pre-School consists of three ‘class rooms’: one for children aged 2 -3 and two pre-reception rooms for children aged 3 -4. Each room can accommodate 24 children per day. Extra teaching spaces are available for the children and staff to use within the school. They have access to the School Hall (lunch is served here for Pre-School children), Music and Cookery rooms, as well as the School Library. It is important that all of the children can learn through play in an outside setting and the Pre-school Practitioners will work with the children in our Outside Classroom whenever it is practicable to do so.
Our Pre-School staff work hard to deliver the Early Year’s Foundation Curriculum to the children. Activities are planned and resources are freely available. Each child is allocated a Keyworker, who will work closely with their children and who will also liaise with their parents and carers. The experiences that the children receive in Pre-School form the foundations on which future learning can be built.
Pre-School staff are led by our Pre-School Curriculum Leader. She has a Deputy and Room Leaders who assist in the planning of the daily programme. The School’s Early Year’s Foundation Coordinator works closely with the Curriculum Coordinator through the year, delivering INSET training to all our Pre-School Staff. The Headteacher will support external training for all staff and is delighted that all of our Pre-School staff hold high level qualifications in childcare. We adhere to the staff pupil ratios as laid down in local legislation.