Our Aims


Our pre-school is managed through the voluntary efforts of you, the parents at every level! Through parent involvement we are able to maintain our high quality standards and uphold our aims.

Our pre-school aims to:

  • Provide high quality care and education for children below statutory school age

  • Work in partnership with parents to help children to learn and develop

  • Add to the life and well-being of the local community

  • Offer children and their parents a service that promotes equality and values 


You are regarded as members of our setting who have full participatory rights. These include a right to be:

  •   Valued and Respected

  •   Kept informed

  •   Consulted

  •   Involved

  •   Included at all levels

As our setting is voluntarily managed, we also depend on the goodwill of parents and their involvement to keep going. Membership of the setting carries expectations on you for your commitment and support.

Children's Development and Learning

 We aim to ensure that each child:


  •  Is in a safe and stimulating environment

  •  Is given generous care and attention, because of our ratio of qualified staff to children, as well as volunteer helpers

  •  Has the chance to join in with other children and adults to live, play, work and learn together

  •  Has a personal key person who makes sure each child makes satisfying progress

  •  Is helped to take forward her/his learning and development by being helped to build on what she/he already knows and 

         can do

  •   Is in a setting that sees parents as partners in helping each child to learn and develop

  •  Is in a setting in which parents help to shape the service it offers

The Early Years Foundation Stage

Provision for the development and learning of children from birth to 5 years is guided by the Early Years Foundation Stage (“EYFS”).

Our provision reflects the four overarching principles of the Statutory Framework for 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        

          there is a strong partnership between practitioners, parents and carers.


  •    Learning and Development

           Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. The framework covers the education and care of all                           children in early years provision including children with special educational needs and disabilities    

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