Pre-School curriculum

Prime areas

  • Personal, Social & Emotional Development
  • Communication & Language
  • Physical Development

The importance of physical development is promoted by our staff following our involvement in Blaby District Council's 'Active Bean Club' and the 'Parent Play Project' run by Ben Kingston-Hughes, renowned play specialist.

Specific areas

Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the World; Expressive Arts and Design, plus nurturing Characteristics of Effective Learning, such as:

painting/mark-making/chalking – encourages early writing skills, creativity and imagination.

collage/junk modelling/construction/puzzles – helps with hand-eye co-ordination.

sand/playdough/cornflour/water – stimulates sensory awareness and basic maths.

role play/dressing up – encourages conversation, imagination and social skills.

singing/story-telling/music – encourages communication and early literacy skills.

dance & movement/sit & ride vehicles, outside play – encourages co-ordination, core stability and playing co-operatively.

We also hold ‘Stay & Play’ sessions; annual Sports Morning; Nativity service; and have special visitors from within the community, such as police officers, fire fighters and the school crossing patrol.


Pre-School staff

We have a permanent team of eight staff, most of whom work on a part-time yet regular basis to ensure continuity for the children.

 

All staff have up-to-date training in the Safeguarding of Children and Paediatric First Aid. Basic Makaton signing is used by all staff, with one staff member having a broader knowledge.


Further information

Please download our welcome booklet.

Download
Pre-School Welcome Booklet 2017-18
Welcome Booklet Jan 2018.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 4.4 MB

Parent Feedback

"experienced, friendly staff who are always very welcoming"

"I loved the stimulating, nurturing and wonderfully caring environment"

"large child-friendly areas, easy to access"


Page last updated:1 March 2018