Chislet and District Pre-school believes that care and education are equally important in the experience which we offer children. The routines and activities that make up the pre-school’s session are provided in ways that:
- help each child to feel that she/he is a valued member of the pre-school;
- ensure the safety of each child;
- help children to gain from the social experience of being part of a group; and
- provide children with opportunities to learn and help them to value learning.
The pre-school organises its sessions so that the children can choose from – and work at – a range of activities and, in doing so, build up their ability to select and work through a task to its completion. The children are also helped and encouraged to take part in adult-led small and large group activities which introduce them to new experiences and help them to gain new skills, as well as helping them to learn to work with others.
Outdoor activities contribute to children’s health, their physical development and their knowledge of the world around them. The children have the opportunity – and are encouraged – to take part in outdoor activities as well as those provided in the indoor playroom. We have a well-equipped and secure garden play area which is used every day and we also visit the local park for open spaces play.
Playing in the Hall garden.
Playing in the local park.
Snacks and packed lunches
The pre-school make snack time a social time at which children and adults eat together. We provide fruit and a biscuit at snack-time and a choice of milk or water to drink. We use snack-time to celebrate birthdays and special occasions during the year. Do tell us about your child’s dietary needs and we will make sure that these are met.
We ask parents to provide a healthy packed lunch (no chocolate or sweets) with a non-fizzy drink if their child is staying until 12.45pm. as this helps us to re-inforce healthy eating habits for everyone. We also ask parents to include an ice-pack in each lunchbox to keep food cool.