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Registering for September 2020

We are registering for children for September 2020. We invite you to look at our Outstanding pre-school.

Our aims

Statement of intent

To create a happy, calm, secure and stimulating environment, encouraging the overall development of each child to reach their own potential.

Outside play

Our Objectives

To foster a safe, caring, and stimulating environment where friendship and respect for others, the desire to learn and apply their knowledge in the world around them, are encouraged by daily planned activities.

We are very keen that first and foremost, the children are happy; so it is important that staff and parents work together. Children are able to use the pre-school as a stepping stone to grow in confidence and independence away from home in a safe environment which will help them with their transition to “big” school. At Ide Hill the children learn through play.

From September 2012 the government has revised The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) from birth to five years. For further information please visit www.foundationyears.org.uk

The Key Person System

We operate a key person system which gives each member of staff a particular responsibility for just a few children. This means that each small group of children has one special adult with whom they can relate and this makes settling in much easier.

The key person also provides a strong link between the pre-school and the child’s home. They hold regular meetings to discuss the child’s progress and development with the parents. This feedback is given in line with the government’s foundation stage guidelines for children between the ages of birth and five.

As we are a small group we offer personal and friendly care within our setting, staff are trained, experienced, dedicated and committed. We operate an open door policy where you can come and talk to us at the beginning or end of the session about your child or ring me at home, or alternatively email.