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About

Our Pre-School is a charitable incorporated organisation registered with the Charities Commission, and run for the benefit of the children, their families and the community.  As such, we have a Management Committee (made up of volunteer parents/carers) that is responsible for the Pre-School and its staff.  Committee members are the charity trustees of the Pre-School, and meet to discuss key operational and strategic matters, as well as taking on specific responsibilities, from reviewing policies to undertaking risk assessments to meeting contacts at the local infant school.  Please see Our Committee to find out more.


Our Staff

Our practitioners are qualified to Level 3 or above and have many years experience working with children.  Disclosure and Barring Service checks are carried out on all new members of staff and references are always obtained.

Our practitioners regularly attend training including the Early Years Foundation Stage, special educational needs, safeguarding children, first aid, behaviour management and many more.

Please see Our Staff to meet the team.

 

Staff/Child Ratios

We work with a high ratio of practitioners to children:-

Morning session 3-4 years - we have at least one practitioner to every six children

Afternoon session 2-3 years – we have at least one practitioner to every four children

We gradually increase the number of children in our afternoon sessions once the children have had their third birthday and we then have a ratio of one adult to six children (for those children aged over 3 years).

 

Your Child’s Key Person

We believe that children settle best when they have a key person to relate to, who knows them and their parents well and who can meet their individual needs.  We believe that this benefits not only the child, but also the parents, staff and the Pre-School by providing secure relationships in which children thrive, parents have confidence, staff are committed and the Pre-School is a happy and well balanced place to attend or work in.

Your child’s key person will continually observe, assess, record and plan appropriate and purposeful activities, so that he or she can achieve his or her next steps for learning.  The key person will keep you informed and involved with regard to your child’s welfare, development and learning.