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 2018-2019
We have covered fundamental Communication and Language development between our children, with the ELDP (Early Language Development Programme) and ‘Quality Interactions’ in-house training and staff are well informed and equipped to promote key development in this area and have noted considerable progress. Therefore, we feel it is paramount we continue to put in practice our knowledge and to encourage children with their interactions amongst the adults and their peers and continue to support staffs’ understanding and professional development.
Furthermore, we will introduce new activities to support children’s early literacy skills using exciting ways such as Helicopter stories and promoting our local authority’s incentive the REAL project. (Raising Early Achievement in Literacy 2015).
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.
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.
Egerton Pre-school accepts child care vouchers from the following schemes:
Reference Number: P20185788
Reference Number: 17488263
Reference Number: 829211
Unique Code: Eger 0114
Reference: Egerton Pre-School, or WA16 0EE
ID number: 0019567437
RG (Reward Gateway)
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