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Our Setting Vision Reading

To provide a happy and safe place for children to come to play, where they will be able to build trusting relationships with the staff and their peers as they learn and develop. They will be heard, feel valued and know they are special and know they will not be judged when they make mistakes. Every child does matter in our setting and every child will be supported as they strive to reach their full potential.

Our Aspirations at pre-school 2016-2017

This year we will continue to critically assess each area of the environment inside and outside to enable us to ensure that, planning in the moment’ is easily achievable. We will adapt the areas to allow for easy access to resources and materials, keeping them to hand to allow staff to develop and extend children’s interests and skills.

Work with the Management Committee and Primary School to achieve a more formal partnership between the Primary and Pre-School with a view to securing the Pre-School’s future regarding the proposed relocation of the Primary School.

Identify and investigate options to grow the Pre-School to improve the flexibility of accommodation, provide space for office, staff/parent meetings and support the sustainable implementation of changes in Government policy, such as 30 hours childcare.

Facilities

outdoorundercoverEgerton Pre-School operates from a detached property on Bexton Road in Knutsford. The single story building is comprised of an enclosed porch leading to the entrance hall where children hang their coats and bags. Access can then be gained to the main play area.

From the main play area children have easy access to the toilets, community room and the rear external play area. The rear of the property has an open wooden awning with an opaque polymer roof allowing for all-weather play.

The purpose built garden has artificial grass, a dipping pond, a treehouse, and lots of tree-shaded space to run and play. There’s also a sandbox, a Wendy house and a vegetable patch.

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Egerton Pre-school accepts child care vouchers from the following schemes:

Accor/Edenred
Reference Number: P20185788
Care-4
Reference Number: 17488263
Kiddivouchers
No reference
Sodexo
Reference Number: 829211
Childcareplus
Registration Number: 26497
Fair Care
Unique Code: Eger 0114
Busy Bees
Reference: Egerton Pre-School, or WA16 0EE
Fideliti
Reference: EGE001C
Computershare
ID number: 0019567437

Government Funding

All three- and four-year-old children are entitled to 15 hours of free Early Years (EY) Entitlement per week, across 38 weeks of the year.

The full 15 hours have to be taken over at least two days per week and a maximum of five days per week.

Many children at Egerton Pre-School use the 15 hours over 2 1/2 days (five 3-hour sessions)  though you can take the Free EY Entitlement at up to two providers.

As more and more families are able to access the 2-year-old funding, we are trying our very best to make room for children to attend earlier than the normal ‘term after they are 3’.

2 year funding is also available through Cheshire East, for further information on the required criteria please read Criteria for two year old funding