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. The 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.
Aspirations at pre-school for 2020/2021.
Following Covid 19 and as we open for a new autumn term, parent’s staff and children are doing their best to adapt to new routines within the pre-school environment on a daily basis. In these uncertain times with guidelines ever changing we continue to work together with our families to ensure we are all as safe as we can be and looking after each other’s well being.
We are focusing on the three prime areas of children’s learning (Communication & Language, Physical Development and Personal, Social & Emotional Development) more so this term, to allow children to settle back in to pre-school life, if children are able to communicate their feelings and be confident and happy in their new environment they will be more ready to move on to the specific areas of learning. (Literacy, Maths, Knowledge of the World and Expressive Art & Design).
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.
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.
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.