From January our Pre-school room will be extending it's age range from 2.5 years to 5 years. Our Pre-school room aims to prepare our children with the basic skills they need in readiness for their next step into school. Staff strive to ensure that there is a high level of Teaching & Learning in the Pre-school room and children are encouraged with self-care and independence.
We have 3 staff members in the Pre-School Room:
Chelsea Abdilla - Senior Practitioner (Level 3 qualified)
Tracey Penn - Pre-School Leader (NNEB & ADCE)
Emily Boland - Nursery Practitioner (Level 3)
We also have Tristan Garbett - Nursery Apprentice
In Partnership with School Readiness we like to ensure that our routine is more structured and there is a large focus on Teaching & Learning. We offer a wide range of different activities, which are both Adult Led & Child Initiated. We have an indoor/outdoor routine which enables every child the chance to go outside or stay inside during free flow play. Children are encouraged to tidy up after themselves, respect resources, build lifelong friendships and make everlasting memories.
We are currently following a Communication & Language programme called Early Talk Boost, this enables us to run small sessions for children that require extra support with their Speech & Language.
Daily Phonics sessions are held for the children, these sessions are carried out in both large groups and small groups.