Our Preschool Day.....
8.45 Pre-school opens
Children come in and wash their hands. They can then play
either inside or outside. There will be an adult led activity,
that follows the children's interest or an area of development
that is needed.
10.00 We have a healthy snack
10.30 We then get ready to go out for a walk
11.50 Return from our walk
12.00 Lunch time. Some children leave. Some children arrive.
12.45 Quiet reading whilst the adults clean and tidy after lunch
1.00 Some children leave Pips. Free play inside or outside
2.40 Snack time
3.00 Pre-school finishes
Children who are 3 or 4 years old are entitled to 15 hours free funding (from the term after their third birthday), which is paid for by the Local Authority grant. For those children who like extra sessions, there will be a charge of £ 4.20 per hour.
For children who are 2 and not entitled to funding there is a charge of £5.32 per hour.
We are registered to take children entitled to 30 hour funding. To find out if you are entitled please follow the link on the
Health and Hygiene
Our pre-school promotes a healthy lifestyle and a high standard of hygiene in its day to day work with the children. Parents are asked to provide a healthy packed lunch for their children. Information and advice on healthy lunches is always available. Children discuss the health benefits of healthy foods each mealtime at preschool.
During this Covid-19 pandemic hygiene is more important than ever. Children and adults are asked to wash their hands when they arrive at pre-school, it is then done throughout the day. We follow the 'Catch it, bin it, kill it' routine whilst encouraging the children to wipe their noses. Throughout the day toys are washed, work surfaces, tables and toilets are cleaned. At the end of the day it is all cleaned again, soft toys, dressing up and dolls clothes are washed and / or put into quarantine along with books they have used.
We cannot survive on the fees alone so we undertake fund raising activities regularly. These vary from football tournaments, raffles, sponsored bike rides and different events organised for children and their families - not only from our pre-school, but including the wider community. Our Committee works really hard and has made fundraising an important part of our Preschool - this has had an amazingly positive impact on the environment and equipment we have available for your children to enjoy! We wouldn't be able to do this without help of so many people, and again ... baking a cake for raffle, or coming for an Easter Hunt ... it is all about support - always appreciated!
We believe that parents are the experts on their own child, therefore working together with them is an essential part of our job.
Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning.
Play is really the hard work of childhood.