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Setting

Parkwood Pre-School  is situated on the site of Park Wood Schools Federation.  Our children's transition to the infant school is assisted by regular visits to the school library and shared play with the foundation stage children.

We work in close partnership with our local Sure Start Centre based in Mierscourt School grounds.

Resources

Our setting is well equipped.  Resources are chosen to develop the child physically, socially, intellectually and emoitionally/spiritually,  thereby preparing them for a confident entry into school

Cooking

Children gain many experiences in our purpose built kitchen, which they are encouraged to access on an independent basis.

Outdoor Activities

Outdoor activities contribute to children's health, physical development and their knowledge of the world around them.  All our children have the opportunity and are encouraged to take part in outdoor child initiated or adult-led activities.  Our children can access an all-weather surface play area, a playground with climbing apparatus, a large field area and our 'forest' area within the school grounds, adjacent to our setting.  Children using these areas are always supported by members of staff for their safety and to enhance their learning.

Staffing

A minimum ratio of 1:8 is maintained at all times.  All our staff are committed to continued professional development.  Our setting is committed to supporting long- term and short-term work experience students from schools and colleges.

Key Person

Each child has a key person who has special responsibilities for working with a small number of children, giving them the reassurance to feel safe and cared for whilst also building relationships with their parents.  The knowledge of the key person about individual children and their families enables them to plan and provide for meaningful next steps in learning.

Small and Large Group Activities

Small and large group time is part of every session and is a time where many skills are developed.  These include social skills (taking turns) and listening skills.  This is a time where everyone is valued as an individual and progress is very evident.

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework

The EYFS Framework explains how and what your child will be learning to support their healthy development.  Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through seven areas of learning and development.

The initial focus for children are the three prime areas which are;

Communication and Development, Physical development and Personal, social and emotional development.

Secure understanding of the prime areas is essential for your child's healthy development and future learning.

As children develop skills in the prime areas, skills in the four specific areas will be supported. These are;

Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the world and Expressive art and design.

Children in the EYFS learn by;

Playing and exploring, being active, through creative and critical thinking.

All of the above take place inside and outside.

 

 

 

Quick Contact Details

01634 231425
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Opening times 9.15 to 11.45
& 1.00 to 3.30 Monday to Friday (Term time only)
Lunch club available daily

Free accompanied play

Free accompanied play sessions for 2 year olds registered with us