Comets and Galaxies Pre-school Room
Three to Five Year olds 1:8 ratio
Our Comets and Galaxy rooms cater for 42 children aged 3-5 years old with a staff ratio of 1:8. The different age groups work extremely well together as the older children have a chance to develop compassion and role model good behaviour to younger children, and the younger children learn, for example, sharing skills and knowledge from their older peers.
One of our principal aims for Preschool children is to ensure they receive high quality care and early education. We deliver this in child centred preschool rooms in accordance with the principles from the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). By advocating this approach to learning we are enhancing their preparation for the world of ‘big school’.
We provide a balanced provision of adult supported and play experiences within rich, stimulating indoor and outdoor environments. We ensure these environments include complexity and challenge, with the aim of encouraging children’s initiative and development of skills. We support our children’s development and consolidation of these skills and concepts by giving them the time and opportunities to make sense of their world, grow in confidence, and for them to believe in themselves as capable and powerful learners.
- Pre School Activities
- Parent Communication
The rooms are divided into well-defined “learning areas”, each equipped with resources that focus on a particular area of learning. These include emerging writing, mathematics, reading, information technology, role play, construction and many others offering the children the opportunity to explore through activities and vast play experiences. Our comets room is designed to promote children’s communication and language skills by engaging children in social communication games and activities and small world play. Our galaxy room is a large room designed to enhance children’s creativity and imagination skills through ‘hands-on’ exploratory play. Children are able to spend time in both of our pre-school rooms during their sessions in order for them to develop their self-esteem and independence, giving them opportunities to explore these skills in a safe and nurturing environment.
Parents are kept up to date with their child’s developmental progress towards the EYFS early learning goals in a variety of ways – daily verbal and written communication, twice yearly written progress reports, Foundation Stage meetings, individual child profiles and curriculum information evenings.