Pre-school is for children 3-4.
The room is set out in different areas: role play, book corner, carpet area, sand and water area, maths table, writing table, creative area etc.
Our children and staff come from different cultural backgrounds, staff members are encouraged to bring their individual talents and knowledge to the children through language, music, arts, cooking etc. These first hand experiences provide playful learning opportunities for the children.
We post group and individual observations on Tapestry.
We make sure there is a balance between child led and adult led activities for the age group. All seven areas of development are monitored during the daily routine, through appropriate planning and free flow activities
Children who don’t nap
Read books on their own
Listen to a story read by an adult
Collect their embroidered cushion and find a space on the carpet to rest for about 15-25 minutes
Calming music or an audio story is played during this time.
There are a lot of free flow opportunities within the whole pre-school so that children get access in all areas of learning and development within their environment
Children who nap
Listen to a story read by and adult
Own individual beds (sheets washed/beds antibacterial sprayed as and when needed)
Calming music played
Adult supervises the room-children can generally self soothe to sleep