Our Pre-School opened in September 2005 at Lydlynch Infant School in Totton, and since then has gone from strength-to-strength.
We are a directorship-run charitable organisation that was formed to provide first-class care and early years education in line with the government’s Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.
Within the Pre-School there is a large, well-equipped playroom with wheelchair access to a safe-surface playground. Children also have access to a large Victorian walled garden, which is covered with artificial grass.
Our fully-heated and well-lit Log Cabin serves as a quiet learning area where children can gather their thoughts. In addition, we have a Mud Kitchen where children can enjoy some outdoor, messy play. We are currently fundraising for a den-building area to enhance the overall learning experience.
Children follow a curriculum that accords with the government’s Early Years Foundation Stage documents. These documents are available to all parents/guardians on request.
We treat all children as individuals and work with them to find out their likes and dislikes, interests at home and favourite toys, among other things… This helps us plan suitable activities for them.
We also host visits from nurses, doctors, lifeguards, librarians, fire officers, and representatives of other outside agencies to offer diverse learning opportunities. These professionals make time to talk to children about important things like staying safe and behaving sensibly.
We recognise that every child is a unique learner who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured. Our commitment to learning is focussed on development, inclusion, safety, health and wellbeing.
Our staff work hard to forge positive relationships with children that aid the learning experience. They also seek positive relationships with parents/guardians based on mutual respect and shared objectives.
We know the environment plays a key role in supporting and extending our children’s learning and development. Therefore, we observe, assess and plan the best ways to support each child within the learning environment. We also promote transition, continuity and multi-agency working.