We offer friendly, affordable childcare with a range of options to suit your requirements.We can offer flexible days and finish times with lunch club and extended sessions to help fill the gap before school pickup of older children.
Costs are just £5.50 an hour for non-funded hours and this represents terrific value in comparison to other local childcare provision.
The Village Pre-school is owned by Penn and Tylers Green Resident’s Society. Click here for further information on the Resident’s Society
We organise our sessions so that the children can choose from, and work at, a range of activities and, in doing so, build up their ability to select and work through a task to its completion.
The children are also helped and encouraged to take part in adult-led small and larger group activities which introduce them to new experiences and help them to gain new skills, as well as helping them to learn to work with others.
Outdoor activities contribute to children’s health, their physical development and their knowledge of the world around them. The children have the opportunity, and are encouraged, to take part in outdoor child-chosen and adult-led activities, as well as those provided indoors. We also run Forest School sessions twice a week and all children will have the opportunity to attend at least one term of sessions before they leave to go to school.
We also have additional activities such as John Johnny which is a music and movement activity, First Soccer and Dinky Dancers (there is a small additional charge for these) and other projects such as the ‘Living Eggs’ scheme where the children can experience eggs hatching and handling the chicks.
We want your child to feel happy and safe with us. To make sure that this is the case, the staff will work with you to decide on how to help your child to settle into the setting. The setting has a policy about helping children to settle into the setting: a copy is available on request. We also have a dedicated policy for settling in 2 year olds.
Our setting uses a key person approach. This means that each member of staff has a group of children for whom she/he is particularly responsible. Your child’s key person will be the person who works with you to make sure that what we provide is right for your child’s particular needs and interests. When your child first starts at the setting, she/he will help your child to settle and throughout your child’s time at the setting, she/he will help your child to benefit from the setting’s activities. We have 2 dedicated key people for 2 year olds, allowing them to be nurtured and settled; once the children turn 3 they transition to another key person.
The provision for children’s development and learning is guided by The Early Years Foundation Stage (DfE 2014). Our provision reflects the four guiding themes and principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
|A Unique Child Every child is a unique child who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self assured.|
|Positive Relationships Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.|
|Enabling Environments Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners, parents and carers.|
|Learning and Development Children develop and learn in different ways. the framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision including children with special educational needs and disabilities.|
More information on the EYFS can be found by clicking here