for girls and boys aged 3 to 5
Places are available for children aged 3 and above
You can also register interest for start dates in the future
Our Preschool currently offers 26 places per session with a total of 52 potential places overall. Children are usually admitted into our Preschool class the term after their third birthday.
Some children will be entitled to 30 hours a week, where they will be able to stay all day and have their lunch too. Other children will attend for 15 hours either AM or PM sessions.
Our doors open from 8.45am where our teacher, Miss White and her very experienced teaching assistant, Mrs Peckover will welcome you and your child at the door.
At 9.00am the children welcome each other with a song and then begin their Phonics lesson or they go into to continuous provision to engage with the all the learning activities there.
After the phonics lessons, Miss White will be teaching small groups throughout the morning within continuous provision. Here she focuses on teaching key skills in English and Maths. The children will learn stories and preschool rhymes off by heart in order to develop their vocabulary as well story structure.
If your child takes up the 30 hour offer, they will stay for lunch. You can order a school hot meal or a packed lunch. If you prefer you can send your child with a packed lunch from home.
From there both staff will be in the continuous provision developing the children’s curiosity either outside in our ‘Mud Kitchen’ or ‘Construction Area’ (to name but a few) or inside, where children can paint, have coffee with friends in the café, write letters to Santa, explore small world or junk model relating to topics.
A P.E lesson will be on the menu during the week, here the children will learn to get changed into their P.E kit and enjoy getting physical in the Infant hall (supported by a preschool teacher and based of EYFS Physical Development objectives).
End of the day
At the end of the day the day the staff will be waiting to greet you at the door to give you an update on your child’s day! If you are working your child is able to access our paid Before and After School Provision:
In the Summer Term the children begin to prepare for Reception Class and if they are joining us at Gisburn Road, they will visit Mrs Heaton’s classroom to support that transition.
The children will also begin to attend our Friday Celebration Assembly where we love to invite parents in to share the joy.
Morning Session (15 hours):
8:45 – 11:45am
Afternoon Session (15 hours):
12:15 - 3:15pm
30 Hour Session:
9am – 3pm (our doors open at 8.45am)
We do also provide some extra private preschool sessions that can be paid for as and when required (though this also depends on whether we have the space in Preschool to facilitate these sessions. Please ask the office staff for further details).
The hourly rate for this service is £4.50.
We offer 30 hour Government-funded places for 3 year olds, with full day sessions available to eligible families, as well as 15 hour places.