We are delighted to have taken on the running of the on-site preschool and are very pleased to say that it is so successful that we now have a full-time teacher working there. We are very proud that the preschool offers a very warm, welcoming, and nurturing environment, where the children's learning flourishes.
We offer both 15 and 30-hour funded places as well as top-up sessions for 3 and 4-year-olds. If you would like to top up your sessions, the cost is £14 per 3-hour session or £25 for the full day. The 30-minute session over lunchtime is £2.50 per day. If your child is staying for lunch, you can either provide a packed lunch or pay £2.40 for a school meal. The children all eat in the school hall which gets them used to being a part of the school, in preparation for them starting Reception class.
The Early Years Pupil Premium provides the setting with an extra 53 pence per hour for three and four-year-old children, whose parents are in receipt of certain benefits or who have been in care or adopted from care. This means an extra £302 a year for each child taking up the full 570 hours funded entitlement to early education. This additional money could make a significant difference in your child’s development and the setting.
We use the extra funding in a number of ways to improve the quality of the early years education that we provide for your child;
- To further prepare the child for Reception class
- To purchase home learning resources
- To provide staff training
- To provide and pay for outside agencies to come in e.g. Speech & Language
- To provide extra staffing for 1:1 and small group activities
- To purchase resources that link to children’s individual needs and interests
If you think that you may be eligible for this extra funding to support your child in preschool then do get in touch so we can find out.
We integrate the preschool into the main school as much as possible: they have their lunch in the school hall, take part in the school sports day, carol events at Christmas, and regular events with the Reception class during the year.
If you would like to find out more about our preschool, or you would like your child to attend, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org