Pre-School 2019 - 2020
Welcome to Buglawton Preschool!
September Admissions Enquiries:
Although spaces are filling up fast, from September 2020 we will have availability Monday through to Friday, where we will be offering both full day and half day sessions. Our preschool day begins at 8:40am with our morning session ending at 11.40am, our afternoon session begins at 11:50am until 2:50pm and includes lunchtime.
A 15-hour funding allocation entitles your child to the equivalent of 2 full days and 1 half-day (either morning or afternoon) in our setting. You can of course choose to increase these sessions by 'topping up' your child's hours.
For all enquiries for September places please email: email@example.com
Class Teacher: Miss Coen
Preschool Assistants: Mrs Falato and Mrs Sturge
“1.6. Practitioners must consider the individual needs, interests, and stage of development of each child in their care. They must use this information to plan a challenging and enjoyable experience for each child, across all areas of learning and development.” Early Years Framework
Preschool is a wonderful time for your children to immerse themselves in new and exciting opportunities and experiences. We hope that by developing secure relationships with both our children and parents we can build on children's interests and recent experiences, creating a vital home-school relationship.
We aim to respond to and enhance children's learning opportunities through a variety of topics and 'in the moment'. This approach ensures children's natural curiosities and ideas can be discovered with the support and encouragement of skilled practitioners and supports our whole-school vision to create curious, life-long learners.
Welcome to Pre-School!
We are all really looking forward to welcoming your children to Buglawton Pre-School. We can’t wait to get to know all the children and their parents/carers to support the transition into school.
To begin our journey this year, we will be completing a whole school project based on the book ‘Here We Are-Notes for Living on Planet Earth’ by Oliver Jeffers.
The pre-school’s curriculum follows the foundation stage guidelines drawn up by the DFEE and is organised into 7 areas of learning. The Early Years Framework is underpinned by three vital themes: a unique child, positive relationships and an enabling environment which when effectively working together create quality learning and development opportunities for all children.
We endeavour to ensure that our practice supports and enhances these themes by responding to our learners 'in the moment' through skilled questioning and open-ended resources. Our children are encouraged to seek experiences within our provision that both inspire and challenge their learning. Children are given the opportunity to choose what or where they would like to play, rather than being directed to an activity by a practitioner. When the practitioner engages with the child, they carefully observe and enquire about the learning taking place, which in turn presents exceptional 'teachable moments'.
Our teaching team follows a three-step structure to our assessment of our learners:
1. The Initial Observation (and possibly the assessment)
2. The teaching of the appropriate next step
3. The Outcome
These assessments are recorded using our online tracking tool 'Tapestry' which can be accessed by parents/carers. Observations are linked to both the 7 Areas of Learning and Development and supported by the Characteristics of Effective Learning (playing and exploring, active learning, and creating and thinking critically).
Our Learning Environment:
The Preschool offers a bright and large indoor space with direct access into an inspiring outdoor area, allowing free flow throughout the day. It is our aim to ignite a child’s natural curiosity. We believe that our learning environment is the 'second teacher' and work hard to ensure that our environment is enhanced following our children's curiosities.
What does a day in Preschool look like?
Please see the Social Story about Preschool to read through with your child here.
Our usual Preschool day begins at 8:40am with our morning session ending at 11:40. Our afternoon session begins at 11:50am ending at 2:50pm and includes lunch.
From September our Preschool drop off and collection times will be slightly different to reduce the amount of people on site at any one time. Our day will start at the usual time of 8:40am with our morning session ending at 11:40. Our afternoon session will begin at 11:40am ending at 2:30pm and includes lunch. All drop offs and collections will take place at the Preschool gate where you will be welcomed/dismissed by Miss Coen or a member of the Preschool team.
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