Nursery care for Pre-schoolers Ages 3 - 5 Years
The last step before school...
Our pre-schoolers group is the last year before your child goes up to Primary School. We introduce more structured learning to ensure they are prepared for the next step. Things like a homework pack, registration time, and wearing a uniform help to teach them responsibility. The group will then move on to Primary together to make the transition easier.
We still use the learning diary that they have had since they arrived, and the Nursery manager will conduct reviews and observations to identify areas in which they need improvement.
At the end of the year, a transition form will be completed to help pass information on to their primary school.
More structured learning in a new environment
The Pre-school class is set out like a reception room with labels and pictures on draws to help with recognition. Responsibilities such as tidying up and sharing are taught, along with granting the children the independence to use the facilities.
More enforced rules and boundaries are put in place, such as sharing, walking not running, taking turns, and being polite Children are set more structured challenges and activities such homework which could include copying letters, reading, shape sheets, number sheets and alphabet sheets.
We always encourage children to choose the areas where they would like to play and learn using something they enjoy. For example, some children prefer to sit at the maths table to learn maths, whilst some children prefer to learn maths through construction.
The Pre-school Room
Messy area - The children can explore a wide variety of materials including sand, water, play dough, clay, paint, glue and much more
Maths & Language are - There are lots of opportunities for the children to play games and practice their writing skills.
Library - The library is a fun place for story times and circle times, and there are plenty of books to enjoy.
I.T. Area - The children can learn how to use the computer, and play learning games.
Home Corner - Our fun role-play area is packed with the sort of things you would find around the house, and creates a feeling of home, where the children can express their feelings.
Construction area - We have construction toys both large and small to encourage creativity and imagination.