Claire, Helen and Laura would like to welcome you to our Pre-School which has been part of Broadheath C of E Primary School since September 2011.
We are experienced staff, who like to offer commitment and consistency for both you and your child. We will endeavour to ensure your child develops and reaches their full potential on their Learning Journey, in a caring, happy and fun environment.
If you have concerns or questions at any time please contact us, we are always happy to help.
Broadheath Pre School aims to:
- provide high quality care and education for children below statutory school age;
- provide adequate supervision to ensure children’s needs are met i.e. for children age 2 years a staff member for every four children and children age three and over, one staff member for every eight children.
- work in partnership with parents to help children to learn and develop;
- work in partnership with the reception class which is next door and with whom we share inside and outside play areas. Mrs Williams and Mrs Wright soon get to know our Pre-school children and this contributes to a happy and seamless transition when it’s time to move up to Full-time school.
- Offer children and their parents a service that promotes equality and values diversity.
Parents are regarded as members of our setting who have full participatory rights. These include a right to be:
- valued and respected
- kept informed
- included at all levels
We acknowledge that parents play a crucial role as their child’s chief educator and we look forward to working together as a partnership, to support your child and ensure they reach their full potential. We feel it’s important for all parents to be involved in their child’s experiences at Pre-School and we will provide regular information about their activities via the on-line, secure learning journey ‘Tapestry’ which records all the learning and fun that happens during their time in Pre-School.
We ensure that your child;
- is in a safe and stimulating environment;
- is given generous care and attention, because of our ratio of qualified staff to children.
- has the chance to join with other children and adults to live, play, work and learn together;
- is helped to take forward his/her learning and development by being helped to build on what he/she already knows and can do;
- has a personal key person who makes sure each child makes satisfying progress;
- is in a setting that sees parents as partners in helping each child to learn and develop.
- Feels valued so that ultimately they feel good about themselves and have a positive approach to learning.
Children’s Learning and Development
Children start to learn about the world around them from the moment they are born. We know that children learn best through play which helps them to learn and develop through doing and talking. Pre-School uses the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage to plan and provide a range of play activities which helps children to make progress in each of the seven areas of learning:
- Personal, Social and Emotional
- Communication and Language
- Understanding the world
- Expressive art and design
For each area, the practice guidance sets out the Early Learning Goals. These goals state what it is expected that children will know and be able to do by the end of the Reception Year. The practice guidance also sets out in ‘Development Matters’ the likely stages of progress a child makes along their learning journey towards the early learning goals. Pre-School has regard to these matters when we assess children and plan for their learning.