Pre-school

Welcome to Pre-School!

Did you know that all children learn more in the period from birth to five years old than any other time in their lives? (Development Matters 2020)

Toddlers are curious and energetic explorers, motivated to learn through play, talking, stories, sensory play and many more other experiences. At Kenton Primary Pre-School we welcome toddlers aged 3-4 years.

Our EYFS team is lead by a fully qualified teacher and consists of experienced and highly qualified staff. Not only is the team extremely knowledgeable and skilled, they also pride themselves on building strong relationships with the children, leaving parents and carers secure in the knowledge that their children are safe and happy.

About us

We are a pre-school linked to the Kenton Primary school led by a fully qualified teacher.

The EYFS unit has a spacious room and ample outdoor environments to explore.

We take children from age 3 upwards, and we welcome them to start at any point during the term time.

We follow the children’s interests and from this plan around a story each week, this means that the children get to listen to lots of exciting stories and have plenty of opportunities to play and explore their the environment through choosing their own learning.

Opening Times

We are open Monday to Friday- 8:45 – 15:30
Morning session-  8:45 – 12:00
Afternoon session-  12:00 – 15:30
(term time only)


Funding and Payments

We offer both funded and paid for sessions here at Kenton pre-school.

The types of funding available are:

  • Early Years Entitlement
  • 30 hours Extended Entitlement (you will need to apply)

To apply for the funding please visit https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

Paid sessions are available, the charges for these are:

  • 9am-12pm  – £13.20
  • 12pm -3pm £13.20 or
  • 12pm -3.30pm  £15.40
  • 9am -3.30pm  £28.60
  • hourly rate £4.40

All paid sessions are payable online payment system School Money.


Lunches

Children that attend for a whole day or afternoon session will need to bring a packed lunch, alternatively a hot school meal can be purchased for £2.40. This is payable through our online payment system School Money.

Meet the Team

A warm welcome awaits from all of the EYFS team.

At Kenton pre-school we strive to work closely with each child’s family to ensure that we are working together to support every child’s learning journey. We appreciate that pre-school is a new experience for both children and parents, and we are keen to help you feel comfortable joining our EYFS family, and to feel supported as parents.  The EYFS team will always do their best to make time to speak with you at the start or end of the day regarding any concerns or worries you may have; please do come and talk to us. If we cannot address an issue straight away we will arrange a time when we can discuss things in greater depth with you. If your home or family are going through a difficult time, or change in circumstances, please do let us know. It will remain confidential  and enables us to be aware of any additional emotional support your child may need, and to be more sensitive and understanding of any behavioural changes.

What will children do during their school day?

Your child will take part in a wide range of activities, both indoors and outdoors.  Your child will learn through activities he or she has chosen, or from those that are led by an adult. They will develop their ability to concentrate in small guided group activities, in which they will learn and practice their early phonics, reading, writing and maths skills as well as developing their physical, communication and social skills.  Children in pre-school learn through play based activities that are fun and enjoyable.  These activities are supported by caring adults who will work closely with you to ensure your child makes progress.  We create an online learning journey for each child to monitor their progress and celebrate their achievements. This record is directly linked to the Development Matters in the Foundation Stage Guidance.  Parents are actively encouraged to contribute to their child’s SeeSaw learning journey by uploading photos and adding comments as well as  sharing of their child’s learning steps and achievements at home.

What will your child need for school each day?

Your child will need the following things in school every day. Please support them in organising their belongings by ensuring everything is clearly named, and checking periodically in case names have worn off!

  • A water bottle
  • A bag with spare clothes, wipes, nappies, nappy bags.
  • A coat
  • A bag with waterproof coat/trousers or all in one suit and wellington boots.
  • Lunch box – if your child is having a packed lunch

Family Support

We strive to work closely with each child’s family to ensure that we are working together to support every child’s learning journey.   The EYFS team will always do their best to make time to speak with you at the start or end of the school day regarding any concerns or worries you may have; please do come and talk to us. If we cannot address an issue straight away we will arrange a time when we can discuss things in greater depth with you. If your home or family are going through a difficult time, or change in circumstances, please do let us know, as it enables us to be aware of any additional emotional support your child

 

Seesaw

You can keep up to date with your child’s learning through the Seesaw app which allows us to include parents and carers to the learning process. It is a great way for us to communicate between home and school and for us to share photos and observations of what your child has been up to during their time at pre-school. We very much encourage you to upload photos and engage with the learning that your child has been up to, as it is important for parents and carers and early years settings to have a strong and respectful partnership in order for children to thrive!

The following links may provide you with some useful information prior to your child starting pre-school. If you don’t find the support you need, please do come and speak with us and we will endeavour to help.

Toilet Training

Facts about Dummies

A guide on how to help your child with scissors

A guide on how to help your child with using cutlery

Contact Us

We currently have availability in our pre-school for 3 and 4 year olds.

Please contact Mrs Gemma Sandercock – Head of School

gemma.sandercock@kentonschool.co.uk

Phone 01626 890465

Please click on the image below to view our form on registering your interest in our pre-school.

Contact Us