We are an ‘OUTSTANDING’ pre-school for our contribution to children’s well-being, as judged by OFSTED June 2015
Charity Number 1166050
For information, please contact: JULIE GATES
Pre–School Telephone No: 07745 226 390
St.George’s Pre–school is situated in the beautiful grounds of St George’s Church of England Primary School. This not only allows for close co-operation with the school, but ensures that the transition from Pre–school to Primary education, is part of life’s natural progression. St.George’s is registered for children between the ages of two and five years of age and is inspected and regulated by OFSTED.
Our relationship with Early Years within the primary school includes:
Combined planning of activities
Early Years event’s
Attending assemblies and productions
We have daily access to outdoor facilities:
Wooden trail which was a joint venture between us and the school
Our own enclosed outdoor area
The following are extracts from our last Ofsted inspection report:
“Staff provide a wide range of stimulating and challenging activities.”
“Staff skilfully encourage Children’s independence, confidence and self care skills.”
“Children have excellent relationships with all staff, and staff know children extremely well, children form strong attachments with them so they are happy and secure.”
“The pre school has strong relationships with parents”
“ Children are motivated and happy learners, all children make good progress”
“Children are exceptionally well prepared for the move to school”
“Strong security measures, including thorough risk assessments, keep children safe!”
St.George’s aims to provide:
A safe and secure environment for your child
A happy and stimulating atmosphere
An environment in which your child can grow in self-esteem and confidence and develop a love for learning
Equal opportunities for all children and families within our village and beyond
A structured environment and individual attention in which your child will be free to learn at his or her own pace and develop a range of skills
These are every weekday morning, Monday to Friday, from 9 – 12. We also operate a lunch club every day in which children can bring a packed lunch and stay until 13.00 for an extra charge.
In addition we run afternoon sessions on selected days; please ask for details of which afternoons are available.
We run an afternoon pre–school session in the spring and summer term, aimed soley at those children who will be starting school in September, this is to help them with their transition into life at primary school.
It is affiliated to the national body ‘Pre school Learning Alliance’. Parents or guardians of all children who attend St.George’s are automatically family members of the Alliance. Each family is entitled to one vote at meetings.
The elected committee plays a vital role in the running of our pre school.
During our sessions we aim to nurture and develop the child’s physical and mental ability
This is done using a variety of skills and equipment. Use of a slide, trampet, climbing frame, bicycles, tricycles, scooters, prams, pushchairs, balls, skittles, skipping rope and tunnel all aid physical development and co–ordination.
Development of the finer motor skills are exercised through painting, writing with a pencil, felt tip pens and crayons. Stencils, scissors and glue make learning these skills fun. The joy of creativity is not forgotten with the use of play dough, sponge and wax painting. Sand and water play help to develop ideas of size and measure. Puzzles and theme tables give insight into numbers, letters, colours and so much more. Story time, well loved by all, includes action rhymes. Individual reading and looking at books are encouraged with comfy floor cushions and suitable books.
Imagination is allowed to run riot with provision of a junior size home corner, clothes for dressing up, dolls and prams, cars, garages, a train set, even their own computer!
Conditions of Attendance
Please supply your child with a coat and named wellington boots for winter.
Juice/milk and fruit are supplied as a mid–morning break. Please do not supply your child with other snacks.
If someone other than the child’s parent is to collect the child this must be arranged with a member of staff.
Fees will still need to be paid if a child does not attend pre–school due to illness or holiday.
If a child is ill at pre–school every effort will be made to contact the parent/guardian.
Medicine can be administered by written permission only. Children who regularly use medical inhalers may bring them in, for staff to administer in an emergency.
Please ensure that all children are collected promptly at the end of each session.
Children should be kept at home if they have a rash, sickness or diarrhoea.
Parents must read and sign the Policies of the pre–school.
We look forward to welcoming you and yours to St George’s Pre–school Wrotham in the very near future.