Welcome to our fun and friendly pre-school!
At Little Saints Pre-School we aim to provide a safe, secure, caring, happy and stimulating environment for each and every child.
We provide childcare for 2.5 year olds until they go to school.
We have a bright and spacious hall which is divided into play zones, a large well equipped garden, and a secure hard standing outside area, which enables all weather outdoor activities.
We ensure that our children receive a high level of care, attention and education through our high ratios of qualified staff to children.
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum that covers characteristics of effective learning for each individual child.
We are Ofsted regulated; EY553010.
Little Saints Pre-School Vision
We aspire to meet the individual care and learning needs of each child in partnership with their parents, so that they acquire the skills to meet their full learning potential.
Term time only
Monday to Friday 9.15 – 12.30
Academic Year 2021 / 2022
|Autumn Term 2021
6th September to 17th December 2021
|Monday 6th September – Friday 22nd October|
|Half Term Monday 25th October – Friday 29th October|
|Monday 1st November – Friday 17th December|
|Christmas 20th December – 31st December 2021|
|Spring Term 2022
Monday 10th January – Friday 1st April
|Monday 10th January – Friday 11th February
(Monday 3rd January Bank Holiday)
|Half Term Monday 14th February – Friday 18th February|
|Monday 21st February – Friday 1st April|
|Easter: Monday 4th – Monday 18th April 2022|
|Summer Term 2022
19th April to 22nd July 2022
|Tuesday 19th April – Friday 27th May
(Mon 18th April and Mon 2nd May – Bank Hols)
|(Thursday 5th May-Polling day (tbc)|
|Half Term from 30th May to Friday 3rd June|
|Monday 6h June – Friday 22nd July 2022|
Our happy parents
Yes. Our initial intake is in September in the Autumn term, where we operate a staggered intake. We allocate for children all throughout the year for different term start dates. We are able to allocate on a last minute basis dependant on places available.
We offer induction mornings before your child is due to start with us. It may help to talk to your child what is expected and who their key person/s will be and some of the fun activities they will be doing.
We hold an Open Morning at the beginning of each Academic year to introduce the children to their Key Person and to experience the playroom. Induction Days are held for children starting later in the year. Your child’s keyperson will discuss a settling-in plan with you to aid a smooth transition into preschool.
Yes. Children may bring a comforter if this will help them to settle. When your child is ready we will help you to wean them off their comfort toy.
Children do not need to be toilet trained. We ask for parents to provide nappies and wipes together with spare clothing. We will change your children at any time it is required. We help with toilet training when your child is ready.
We have a Partnership Agreement for this purpose. In an emergency situation we would require an email/call informing us of the person collecting and ask for that person to be made aware of the child’s unique password (supplied to us when your child starts by the parent) and to bring photographic evidence with them, such as a passport or driving licence as identification.
Information is communicated primarily by email or by written correspondence via the child’s book bag. When we are doing activities such as cooking, information of ingredients etc. is placed on a blackboard outside. We also have a Parents/Carers WhatsApp Group. We offer you a meeting once per term to discuss your child’s ‘My Learning Journey’ and development progress. You are able to speak to your child’s primary or secondary keyperson each day or if you have any concerns or information we may need to know.
We provide a healthy snack that may consist of fruit/vegetables, crackers, breadsticks or bread. We offer milk or water. Water is freely available during the whole of the session. We have a no nut policy and only use dairy free spreads. All allergies and religious or cultural preferences are adhered to and if your child requires specific foods for snack, we can discuss a plan with you to provide these foods.
We are a fully inclusive and anti-discriminatory setting.
We follow the Send Code of Practice. We have a named SENCO who will liaise with parents and carers, devise Individual support plans and arrange for outside professionals, if required.
Activities are adapted to allow all children to access the curriculum and if necessary, specialist equipment is purchased through funding. We are wheelchair accessible.
We use lots of visual aids and all the children are taught the basic Makaton signs.
We have links with our local primary schools. We invite all schools to visit the preschool during the last half term of the academic year to meet with the children joining them in September and to discuss the needs of each child before they start their new school. We have a policy in working together for school readiness.