The first days

The first days

We want your child to feel happy and safe at the pre-school. To make sure that this is the case, the staff will work with you to decide on how to help your child to settle into the pre-school. The pre-school has a policy about helping children to settle into the pre-school:  a copy is enclosed in this prospectus.


The pre-school provides protective clothing for the children when they play with messy activities, but please don’t send them in best clothes as we don’t want them worrying about spoiling anything. We have a uniform polo shirt, sweatshirt and fleece in maroon – order forms available.

  • The pre-school encourages children to gain the skills which help them to be independent and look after themselves. These include taking themselves to the toilet and taking off – and putting on – outdoor clothes.
  • Clothing which is easy for them to manage will help them to do this so please avoid shoes with laces when possible.
  • In summer all children need a sunhat to wear for outdoor play and should have suncream applied before the session starts.
  • In winter all children should have a pair of wellies which can be left at Playgroup, and a warm waterproof coat as we play outside every day.

Chislet and District Pre-school hopes that you and your child enjoy being members of the pre-school and that you both find taking part in our activities interesting and stimulating.

The staff are always ready and willing to talk with you about your ideas, views or questions.