Over Three


The perschool room prepares the children so they are ready for school, and can accommodate up to 24 children and has 3 qualified members of staff. As in other areas of the nursery the ‘Key Person’ system is in operation.

Each child has a folder which includes their observations, next steps and progress reports.

The routine in preschool is more structured as we prepare children for school. it follows the EYFS Framework and each staff member plans daily activities in accordance with the 6 areas of learning.

There are set times in the day when the staff lead children in groups for stories, songs and musical activities. The children benefit from cooking activities, messy play, outdoor play and free play. Once a fortnight the children have a Spanish lesson which includes singing, counting and learning Spanish phrases. As children continue to play, our staff observe and monitor each child’s progress and development.

We use the ‘jolly phonics’ method which teaches the sound and shape of letters, the formation of letters and songs. This system is used in most primary schools and children will find this beneficial when they begin life at school.

Each month we introduce a theme covering such topics as; people who help us, healthy living, transport and animals. Our home corner/role play areas change according to each theme.

Each child has the opportunity to develop their computer skills using suitable educational software and the Internet.

All 3 & 4 year old children are entitled to 15 hours of NEF funding (funding commences the term after their 3rd birthday). As a nursery we offer this funding term time over 38 weeks.

As from September 2017 an additional 15 hours is available for 3 & 4 years olds. Please click on the link below for further information regarding the criteria for the additional 15 hours.

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