|Pre-school Morning Sessions:
2 years – 5 years
|Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
|9.00 am – 12.15pm|
|Lunch Club: 2 years – 5 years||Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays||12.15pm – 1.15 pm|
|Pre-school Afternoon Sessions:
2yrs – 5 years
|Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays||1.15 pm – 3.15 pm|
|Toddler Group for Babies & Toddlers (0 – 3 years)||Fridays||10.00 am – 12.00 noon|
Children aged between 2 and 5 years can be left unaccompanied at pre-school on a Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning with the option of lunch club until 1.15pm on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.. Afternoon sessions are also available on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from the age of 2 years.
Children aged between 2 years 9 months and 5 years can be left unaccompanied for any of the pre-school sessions (see table above) and you may apply for government funding the term after their 3rd Birthday. Please speak to the pre-school staff to arrange this.
We are a registered 2gether Provider and government funding is available for eligible 2 year olds for the term following their 2nd birthday. Please speak to the pre-school staff for details.
When the children arrive for school they go straight into the pre-school room for free play or start the craft activity of the day. Everyone is then called together for group time, before being split into several age groups for a more structured activity in line with the Early Years Curriculum. The children then have free play until mid-session where they are called back together for a drink, healthy snack and story. At the end of the session the children help to clear up the toys and come together once more for singing, dancing or games.
The afternoon sessions allow children to become used to full day education in preparation for primary school.
The older children who plan to go to Stockland Primary School enjoy regular reciprocal visits with the primary school during their final terms at pre-school. This helps to ease the transition and to prepare them for school life.
We do not expect all children to be perfectly toilet trained and we do have limited spare clothes for the occasional ‘accident’.
Babies and Toddlers
Children attending Toddler Group must be accompanied by their parent or carer at all times. The Friday Toddler session is lead by a member of pre-school staff but we welcome any suggestions for activities and are always grateful for help at the end of the session to tidy up.
A carpeted area is provided with toys, games and books suitable for younger children. A large playpen with bouncy chairs and baby gyms are available for babies. Toddlers can use the other play equipment provided they are supervised by their parent or carer. A drink, healthy snack and story are provided mid-morning (coffee/tea for the adults). During the session there is singing and other activities.
Operating three times a week, we find this helps to prepare children for lunchtime at school. We ask parents to provide a healthy packed lunch for their child/ren.
Pre-school t-shirts and sweatshirts
We have pre-school branded clothing available to purchase directly at cost price.