Children from 2 years old can start in our fully inclusive mixed aged groups. Approximately half of the children in the group have special needs and half do not, ensuring all children, whatever their ability, can play and learn together.
The sessions provide a happy, safe and stimulating learning environment to encourage all of our children to reach their full potential. We work hard to support each child’s individual skills and use their interests to support our further planning.
We are constantly observing the children to assess how they are learning and developing, and use that information to document their progress and look at next steps. Using our online learning journal, Tapestry, we can share information with parents/carers and document developmental stages and milestones. In turn, parents/carers are able to use this system to share information about what their children like to do at home.
We maintain a high ratio of adults to children in our sessions to ensure all children are fully supported, and can offer one to one support where needed. All our playroom staff have a minimum level 3 in Childcare and many have a level 4 Early Years professional qualification. The playroom lead holds a Bachelor of Education Degree with qualified teacher status and the deputy lead has an Early Years professional degree. We place a high value on staff training and all staff are DBS checked.
Pre-school sessions run on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 9am-12pm, and 12pm to 3pm. On Wednesday the session runs from 9am to 12pm only.
Sessions cost £3.90 per hour, so £11.70 for half a day and £23.40 for a full day.
We have our own minibus and can arrange to collect and drop off your child for a small charge depending on your location. However please note that seating on the bus is limited.
For more information or to look around please contact the Centre or call 01594 837552.