Our preschool runs during term time, but we also offer holiday care and before and after school care for our preschool children.
Funding - we accept the 15 hours early education funding for 2, 3 and 4 year old children, as well as the 30 hour funding for 3 and 4 year olds, subject to meeting the eligibility criteria for these. Please see the funding page for further details, or email if you have queries. We are registered for tax free childcare payments.
We provide a safe, stimulating and caring environment that promotes learning through play, using a wide range of resources, and the opportunity for children to develop their social skills as they play and learn alongside and with other children.
When your child starts Preschool it is an important time for both child and parents. We do a minimum of 2 settling sessions for children, but offer more if needed.
Our setting aims to:
provide high quality care and education for children;
encourage children to become more independent, curious, enjoy learning and be ready for their next step, moving to foundation/reception class;
employ staff who are enthusiastic, experienced and well qualified;
work in partnership with parents to help children to learn and develop;
add to the life and well-being of the local community; and
offer children and their parents a service that promotes equality and values diversity.
We strongly believe children learn best when they are happy, settled and having fun. During their time with us we want our children to be (or become) social, make friends, have self confidence, be able to manage their feelings and behaviour, be able to listen and understand, be confident in speaking to others, develop their fine and large motor skills and have an understanding of their own health and self-care. We plan 'in the moment', allowing us to spend more time with the children and less time producing unnecessary paperwork. For further information about this, see our separate page 'Early Education'.