Parent Information

Dress for Pre-School

Your child will be encouraged to explore different materials such as paint, glue, water, dough and clay, and despite wearing plastic aprons they may get a little messy or wet, so please make sure that your child wears comfortable easily washed clothes. It is also advisable that they bring a change of clothes in a named bag to pre-school each day. Pre-School polo shirts (£6.00) and sweatshirts (£7.00) are available for purchase on request but are not compulsory. The children take part in physical activities at Pre-School and therefore non slip shoes are recommended, Velcro fastenings make it easier for the children to be more independent when it is necessary to remove their shoes. We request that the children do not wear ‘flipflop’ type shoes. We encourage outdoor play and feel all weather conditions offer a valuable experience. With this in mind please provide your child with suitable clothing for the weather. Named wellington boots and coats should be brought to each session for use when playing outdoors as whatever the weather the grass may still be wet. During the summer please ensure you put sun cream on your child and provide them with a CLEARLY named hat.

 

Toilet/potty Training:

We do not require your child to be toilet trained in order to attend London Road Pre-School. We are happy to change nappies and soiled clothes if accidents occur. Please provide changing equipment i.e. nappies, wipes and nappy bags and a change of clothes in a named bag. We will work hard with you throughout all stages of potty training.

Fees

Each session costs £10.50. This includes snack. You will receive your bill at the end of each term to be paid in full by the second week of the start of the new term. If you wish to pay weekly this can be arranged. Fees are payable even if your child is on holiday or away for other reasons such as illness. If you have any problems please see Resette Coppack to discuss the matter.
Please place your child's fees in an envelope and put it in the 'Fees box' located in the entrance hall.

We accept 2 and 3 year old Government funding, please ask staff for more details.

Fundraising

Fundraising is important to Pre-School as we are entirely self-financing. We hold regular fund raising events which are varied, fun and often a social occasion during which you can meet other people. We look forward to your support at these events. If you have any ideas for fund-raising, please let a Committee member know.


Our setting aims to:

  • To provide a welcoming environment where every person matters
  • .
  • Work in partnership with parents to help children to learn and develop.
  • Offer children and their parents a service which promotes equality and values diversity.
  • To ensure children feel safe and secure in our care.
  • To enable children to form positive and trusting relationships with their peers and with adults.
  • To provide experiences for children to explore and learn from.
  • To provide a range of learning opportunities which support the development of each individual child.

Topics

Each half term at Pre-School we concentrate on different topics, such as weather, seaside. Details of these will be on our small notice board. Children are encouraged to be involved by bringing relevant objects relating to our topic. Please keep an eye out for posters which may request items from home, for example, a toy or a photograph.

General Daily Routine

The daily routine is just a guideline, we will adapt our day to the needs of the children for that session e.g. if they want to be outside all session then we will support and encourage that.

9:00am Doors Open
9:15am Doors Shut
Free Flow, Planned activities setup so children have the choice.
10:15am Snack Starts
11:15am Snack Ends
Continue Free Flow.
11:30am Nappy Changing
Tidy up time, Group Games, Story Time, Sing Songs, Musical Movement
12:00pm Home Time
(For children doing first session, children arriving for second session)
12:15pm Lunch
1:00pm Lunch Finishes (Children are not pushed to finish their lunch)
2:00pm Snack Time (To children who would like it)
Free Flow
2:15pm Nappy Changing
Free Flow
Tidy up time, Group Games, Story Time, Sing Songs, Musical Movement
3:00pm Home Time  

Choice of activities:

The Pre-School organises its sessions so that the children can choose from - and work at - a range of activities and, in doing so, build up their ability to select and work through a task to its completion.
 

Group Activities:

The children are also helped and encouraged to take part in adult-led small and large group activities which introduce them to new experiences and help them to gain new skills, as well as helping them to learn to work with others.

Outdoor Activities:

Outdoor activities contribute to children's health, their physical development and their knowledge of the world around them. The children have the opportunity - and are encouraged - to take part in outdoor child-chosen and adult-led activities, as well as those provided in the indoor area.


Snack Time

During all sessions the children have access to their water bottles so they are able to help themselves to this. Please make sure your child's water bottle is CLEARLY named and only contain water. Some sugary drinks make the children over excited and we must promote healthy eating and drinking. Each session we offer a variety of healthy foods and milk/water to drink. The children are encouraged to be as independent as possible using a snack bar system, which allows the children to decide for themselves when they are hungry and thirsty. The children also help to make their own snack such as making their own sandwiches and cutting up their own fruit with supervision. Our snack bar allows opportunities for small group socializing.