About Us

Teaching and Learning

25 Aug 2022


The Pre-School delivers the learning programmes set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).  The activities provided each session offer a range of experiences, resources and opportunities to support, encourage and stimulate your child's love of learning. 

We thread cultural capital through our provision.  In particular, we aim to encourage children to

  • experience something new
  • wonder
  • experience things they would not necessarily have or do at home.

Teaching and learning is delivered through play, indoors and out, throughout the year.  Children are encouraged to direct their own learning, as well as engage in small and whole-group adult-led activities.  Children are enabled to:

  • investigate, experience and have a go
  • concentrate, try again and celebrate their achievements
  • have their own ideas, make connections, think about 'what next' and solve problems.

Staff plan and deliver the curriculum against all areas seven areas of the EYFS.  We plan to deliver a borad range of topics across the year; and allow children to show us what they know and can do, and build on their learning, skills and interests.  To find out more about the EYFS and what we do, click here: Our Curriculum 2022.pdf

Key Person

We have a key person system in place to support, encourage and enable your child's learning and development.  Your child is allocated a key person when they start.  The key person supports your child's settling in; plans for, observes and evaluate your child's learning and development. The key person also keeps your child's Learning Journal and provides a point of contact for you to discuss your child's progress.

Online Learning Journals

The Pre-School uses Tapestry Learning Journals to record your child's learning and to allow you to share in their learning journey whilst they attend.  We also share regular updates on our activities through public and parent-only Facebook pages and on Instagram.

Session Timetable

Sessions will vary according to children's needs and interests and for some special events.  Broadly, each session will include:

  • a morning welcome - five minute carpet time
  • free play, indoors and out, and including snack time.  This makes up the majority of the session.
  • snack - the snack table is open during free play.  Children can access water to drink throughout the session.
  • tidy up time - children are encouraged to play outside and/or join in with tidying up
  • songs and story - carpet or group time



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Cavendish Road
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