Starting Pre School

The First Days - We want your child to feel happy and safe at pre-school. A child who is tense or unhappy will not be able to play or learn properly, so it is important for parents and pre-school staff to work together to help the child to feel confident and secure in the group. This takes longer for some children than for others and parents should not feel worried if their child takes a while to settle. The pre-schools policy on settling in is available and accessible to all parents, at preschool.

What to Wear -Although we provide protective clothing for the children when they play with messy activities, in order for them to feel free to explore and experiment with all kinds of materials, please send them to pre-school in clothes which are easily washable, aren’t too new and which you don’t mind getting a little messy. It’s important for the children to practice the skills which will make them independent. Simple clothing which they can handle themselves will enable them to go to the toilet and both put on and take off their outdoor clothes without being too dependent upon the help of other people.

To protect shoes and help with the muddy wet conditions we do ask that you send your child with a named pair of wellies which can be returned if need be at the end of the day or week. 

School Uniform - We have an arrangement with Tesco who offer children’s sweatshirts and T-shirts for you to purchase in a variety of sizes. They are embossed with the Pre-school logo and are ideal to wear to sessions to save the children’s own clothes from getting splashed with paint, glue or gloop! Please go to the website to order but we can show you a sample if required. Each child will be given a polo shirt when they join Pre-School.

We also ask you name everything, even bags as you can appreciate its incredible hard looking through 35 bags for a change of clothes or nappies! Please just mark with a pen on the label of if you’d like to purchase name tags, try and type in our school ID 83932 as every time some orders our account gets credited so its an easy way add to our fundraising funds. 

Toilet - We welcome children who are still in nappies and have changing facilities in our purpose built toddler toilets. We will support you in toilet training your child as and when they are ready. Children are allowed to go to the toilet at any time during a session. There is however spare clothing available in the event of an accident which we ask parents to subsequently launder and return to the Pre-school. Or put a spare set in a bag to bring into pre-school each session.