Blue Room - 3-5 Years - PreSchool
At the age of 3 your child will be ready to transition into Pre-school and start their preparations for ‘Big School’ with our Early Years Qualified Teacher. The ratio within this room increases to 1:13
It is of key importance for children at this stage to begin preparations for school. Our Pre-school children embark upon the following educational programmes which unlike government preschools which run for only 38 weeks of the year, these run all year round to ensure the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding are at a high level to offer them the best start possible.
These programmes go beyond the norm of any childcare provider and we do this as we are committed to offering the best opportunities and outcomes to each child who attends our nursery. They are as follows:
* Language session – Weekly
* PE Sessions – Weekly
* Letters and Sounds Sessions – Weekly
* Skilful Scientists and Mastermind Maths Sessions - Weekly
* Relaxation, Yoga and Movement Sessions - Weekly
Alongside these educational programmes in the Pre-school Room children are encouraged to develop skills in the 7 areas of learning from the EYFS; the room layout promotes these, having clearly defined areas for the children to make choices. All equipment is kept entirely at their level to ensure the children can develop their independence skills further. Children are supported in developing advanced communication skills, building more complex relationships with their peers, this is promoted through a variety of activities with a daily routine that the children are aware of and follow. Independence skills are developed, and children are encouraged to enhance personal hygiene skills and becoming more independent with self-care skills such as hand washing and toileting.
The facilities within the Pre-school Room are all designed to ensure children have access to as much as possible before they take that big step on to school. A computer enables the children to begin learning about technology, and the children will also embark on a new reading scheme which is a fun way for the children to use pictures in a book to tell a story, this can be a bed time story at home and using the communication book we provide you can write comments about your child’s learning which will help the practitioners to enhance your child’s learning by providing a book that is of relevance to them.
All facilities within our Pre-school Room are there to help your child to develop and grow as much as possible before they take their next big step to school whilst working closely with parents, local schools and teachers to make sure your child’s move to school goes as smooth as possible, we follow an outreach programme during this process which is designed to support parents and children during this important transition