We provide a wide range of activities which all children are welcome, and encouraged to use, but at no time is any child forced to join in against their will. Please take home the items your child/ren have made -
Arrivals and Departures
At the start and finish of all sessions, please wait behind the screen until access is allowed -
We provide a healthy snack with milk or water to drink during the morning and afternoon sessions. If your child is allergic to anything, please let us know. Activities stop for mealtimes and children are encouraged to sit together in small groups at the table whilst they are eating. If your child is staying for lunch please bring it in a container, clearly labelled. We ask that you read our poster about how you can provide your child with a healthy lunch.
Please note that there are NO car parking facilities available for the Pre-
Please do not bring your child/ren in their ‘best’ clothes -
Fees are agreed by the committee. To speed up the registration at the start of sessions it would be helpful if fees could be paid weekly, monthly, half termly or termly. Please note there is no reduction of fees for absences. (See ‘Waiving of Fees Policy') Your child will be entitled for Early Years funding the term after their third birthday.
*Children born between 1st September & 31st December will be funded from the January following their 3rd birthday.
*Children born between 1st January & 31st March will be funded from the April following their 3rd birthday. (After the Easter Holidays)
^Children born between 1st April & 31st August will be funded from the September following their 3rd birthday.
Should you choose to use their entire early years funding at another facility, any sessions at the pre-
We can always do with an extra pair of hands and would like you to volunteer to help at least once per term. You can join us for the whole session to give you a chance to take part in the activities or for 20 minutes before the end of the session to help wash up.
Please do not bring any child/ren who has had sickness or diarrhoea within the past 48 hours or are suffering from any infectious illness, this includes older children who are off sick from school but cannot be left at home. Also please keep us informed of any infectious illness ‘doing the rounds’.
When your child joins the Pre-
Every child has their own allocated card with their name and a picture. Upon registration at each session please make sure your child/ren puts their card on the mat provided.
Please keep an eye on the information on the notice board regularly -
The number of sessions held during the week varies throughout the year depending on the number of children and the availability of the centre. The standard sessions are;
Every child is an individual and settles in differently. Parents/carers are welcome to stay with their child at the Preschool until they are happy to be left.
Please encourage your child/ren to call the staff by their names -
Students and volunteers
As part of our links with the local community, we do have students and volunteers join us at some sessions.
The bringing of personal toys is discouraged to save any disagreement between children. However, if your child does bring a toy, please tell a member of staff and encourage your child to leave the toy in the kitchen for the duration of the session