To work in partnership alongside parents in providing a happy and safe place for their children to come to play, which allows them to build trusting relationships with the staff and their peers as they learn and develop. They children will be heard, feel valued and know they are special and know they will not be judged when they make mistakes. Every child is unique and know that they do matter in our setting. We understand they arrive with different experiences and every child will be supported as we strive to ignite their curiosity, provide new experiences and language and allow them to reach their full potential.
Our Aspirations at pre-school 2019-2020
We understand the fundamental value of quality interactions and the impact they have on children’s language development. Therefore, we feel it is paramount we continue to encourage children with their interactions amongst the adults and their peers and we will continue to support staffs’ understanding and professional development in this area of learning.
Furthermore, we have introduced new activities to support children’s early literacy skills such as Helicopter stories and we will continue to promote our local authority’s incentive the REAL project. (Raising Early Achievement in Literacy 2015). The REAL project is an excellent tool for ensuring the involvement of parents and how important it is what they do at home. Our aim this year is to reach all parents and get them involved.
Appraisals will inform our Workforce Development Plan and influence the areas of training on offer. More discussions on quality observations and children’s next steps is planned as well as the continuation of ‘in the moment planning’ to allow the team to move the practice on by ensuring the environment is enabled.
Staff will audit and evaluate all areas of the environment to ensure maximum learning potential.
We will continue to drive forward the incentive to deliver extended hours to the normal pre-school day and all year round provision. This includes adapting the community room and office space to make the environment more suitable to our needs.
Egerton 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.