Starting Pre-School

Starting at Our Setting

 

The first days

 

We want your child to feel happy and safe with us. To make sure that this is the case, staff will work with you to decide on how to help your child to settle in. We invite all parents to visit the pre-school and attend introductory ‘play days’ before starting pre-school.

 

Helping your child settle at Pre-School

 Your child's first day at pre-school is a 'big day' for you and your child.  It is important to remember that children will vary in their emotional reaction to the changes taking place and in the length of time they take to settle in. On the first day we suggest that you leave your child for a short time. Parents are welcome to telephone us at anytime to find out how their child is settling in. Keyworkers will work together with parents to  plan future sessions until your child is settled and happy at pre-school. Please see our prospectus for further information.

 

What to bring;

 

Please supply your child with:

 

A change of clothes

Nappies and wipes (if applicable)

Any comforter your child uses at home

Plimsolls or lightweight trainers for inside play

Outdoor shoes and coat for outside play.

 

What to wear

 

Clothing

 

We provide protective clothing for the children when they play with messy activities.

We encourage children to gain the skills that help them to be independent and look after themselves; these include toileting and taking off and putting on outdoor clothes. Clothing that is easy for them to manage will help them to do this.

 

Pre-School Uniform

 

Uniform with our Pre-School logo is available to purchase. This consists of:

GIRLS

 

Red or Navy polo shirt with logo - available from Pre-School

Red or Navy sweatshirt with logo – available from Pre-School

Red and White check dress available from local stores.

 

BOYS

Red or Navy polo shirt with logo – available from Pre-School

Red or Navy sweatshirt with logo – available from Pre-School

Red or Navy fleece with logo – available from Pre-School

 

Red or Navy cardigans with logo are also available from Pre-School