- offer full day care 9.00am - 3.15pm, with optional lunch club to extend the morning session.
- We have spaces for children from the age of two and offer places in line with the two-year-old funding scheme aimed at low income families and looked-after children. (NB. a FREE two-year-old
funding eligibility checker will soon be available to speed up the assessment process. We will add the link when the system is fully up and running).
- We are registered to take 26 children per session. It costs £13.90 (3yrs +) and £14.40 (2yr olds) per session or £27.80 and £28.80 respectively for a full day (two sessions). The lunch club is an
additional £4.50 when extending a morning only session.
- We dedicate Monday sessions to children starting school in the next academic year allowing us to offer more structured activities to promote independence and help support children’s
‘readiness for school’.
- We have close links to the local primary schools, to help provide a good transition for children entering their reception class.
- We have a large indoor space which enables us to offer a wide range of child led activities during each session and offer regular baking, cooking and craft activities for all children.
- We have access to the local play area and surrounding fields, giving the children opportunities to explore their local community and to embrace nature.
- We plan regular trips to local farms, garden centres etc and welcome visits to preschool from emergency services, storytellers etc, to provide children with first hand experiences.
- Each child has their own key worker and their progress is recorded in their individual learning diary, which is accessible to parents/carers at all times.
- We hold regular parents/carers evenings to inform of children’s ongoing learning and development and celebrate the children’s achievements by displaying a collection of their work at an annual
- We embrace cultural diversity and encourage family involvement with events such as Chinese New Year, Easter and Christmas. We value each child as an individual and celebrate their birthdays by
baking cakes and making their day special.
- We operate a Library system in which children can borrow books to share at home and which support literacy development.
- Churchill Pre-School liaise with a variety of agencies to provide additional support when required i.e. speech and language specialists, thus creating a multi-agency approach.
- Our Joint Leader Sam is an Early Years Teacher, and is currently doing a MA in Early Years Teaching. Danni, our other Joint Lealer, has a BA honours in Early Years.