Meals and Snacks
Breakfast is served for all children arriving before 8.30am, a morning snack and drink is offered around 10.00am.
Lunchtime is 11.20am
Children can bring a packed lunch which should be placed on the blue lunchbox trolley in the corridor or alternatively we can provide a hot meal with dessert for £2 a day.
An afternoon snack and drink is offered around 2.15pm.
Tea is provided by the setting at 4.30pm.
A four week rolling menu is displayed in the main corridor displaying both the lunch and tea time menus. If paying for lunches (or fees) by cash, please ensure you take the money to the office in a sealed envelope, clearly labelled with your child’s name and what the cash is for.
Sleep and Rest
Daytime naps are offered from 12noon – 1.30pm.
Please send bedding (bottom sheet, blanket and comforters) in a bag weekly, and place it on your child’s coat hook.
Nappies and Wipes
Please send these weekly, each child has a basket in the bathroom which needs replenishing. Please let us know of any creams your child needs.
Please ensure there is bag on your child’s coat hook which contains spare clothes for all eventualities.
You will be given a summary of your child’s care on a daily record sheet. Once your child is secure in toileting, and can tell you themselves what they have enjoyed during the day, you will no longer get a paper slip but will receive a verbal handover from the staff (usually around 3 years old).
PRE-SCHOOL R00M LEADER
The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum has 7 areas of learning….
Personal Social & Emotional Development, Physical Development, Communication & Language Development, Mathematical Development, Understanding the World Expressive Art & Design
Children learn through play in the following
areas of the room:
Home Corner Playdough Table Sand & Water
Painting & Drawing Table Books & Puppets Jigsaws
Small World (cars, animals & people) Construction (Blocks & Bricks)
Adults also lead play and interaction in small groups and at carpet time sessions with singing, stories and games.
We have bikes, construction, balls, a mud kitchen and a large climbing frame and slide. we are lucky to have continuous outdoor play areas with direct access from the pre-school room where children can enjoy. We also play out the front a few times a week and go on local walks and visit the library.
Nativity Concert, Summer Leavers Presentation, Forest School, Active Sport and regular Jo Jingles sessions.
Children are observed weekly and their progress is recorded using our new app "Tapestry", this is a online Learning Journey. We have an annual Parent’s Evening in April. All two year olds receive a written progress report and we work alongside Health Visitors to ensure all children are achieving their milestones.
When your child is ready to move to school, we pass on information to their new teacher. Parents are encouraged to share their child’s development with their Key adult verbally and on home observation sheets.
Meet the Staff
A well-qualified and experienced team of staff work in the Playroom. Their photos can be seen in the external corridor.
The staff ratios for this room are as follows:
2 year olds: 1 staff member for every 4 children.
3 & 4 year olds: 1 staff member for every 8 children or 1:13 where a staff member holds a Level 6 Qualification or above.
Children play together and are separated into groups at certain times in the day for age appropriate activities.
Pip Daniels is the Room Leader; she works 4.5 days a week and has achieved her BA Honours. Pip is also the Duty Manager in the absence of Penny & Lindsey.
Lyndsey Kata is the Advisory Early Years Teacher who works 4 days a week throughout the setting, supporting teaching, learning and assessment. Lyndsey is also the Deputy Manager..
Melanie McClement is a Level 5 Senior Practitioner and works 4 days a week.
Louise, Holly, Jenny and Jenna are our caring and experienced Level 3 Practitioners, working together with Vikki and Abbie Rolt who are studying Level 3. Madison is our apprentice who works with us 4 days. Our 2nd apprentice is Abbie Chambers who also works throughout the setting. Beth is the Children's Lunchtime Assistant
Our whole setting is managed by Penny Daniels and we have an ‘open door’ policy. If you have any issues you wish to discuss, please just call into the office to see Penny or Lindsey (Assistant Manager). Also working in the office as administrator is Dawn, who has previously worked as a School Administrator. Our cook Lisa has 13 years’ experience of preparing meals for nursery children
All sessions and fees are in our "Welcome Pack" along with all forms to fill out etc, you will find this downloadable directly from our website on the "parents" page.
If you need any more assistance please contact us via 01422 882226.