All staff interact with the children and observe their progress but their key worker is responsible for maintaining records and is the first point of contact for parents.
Our pre-school utilises The Tapestry Online Learning Journal, which records all of the learning and fun of your child's early years education and you will be given online access to check on their progress whenever you wish.
Our future plans...
We constantly strive to be pro-active in trying new ideas and attending training. Being part of the Children's Centre also enables us to work collaboratively with other partnerships. We also have close links to the local primary schools and aim to continue to develop this relationship.
Working in partnership with parents is paramount and we regularly review our procedures and how we can extend our relationships and the knowledgeable information that we share with each other.
Sarah Sullivan / Manager
Sarah manages the day-to-day running of the pre-school, as well as key children and she is also the safe guarding officer and Senco.
Sarah's favourite thing to read as a child was comic's and loves anything Superhero related (hence the profile picture)!
Karen Hallard / Pre-school Assistant
As well as working as an invaluable assistant, she also manages the book area and take home library. Karen absolutely loves working with the children.
Her favourite nursery rhyme is 'Sing a Song of Sixpence' and her favourite Disney character is 'Dumbo', because she loves elephants.
Marilyn Gough / Voluntary worker
Another of our invaluable assistants, she has been in childcare for over 30 years.
Her favourite children's book is 'Winnie The Pooh', which may explain why her favourite Disney character is 'Piglet, who she likes because he's "pink and small and kind".
Emma Everett / Deputy Manager
Emma helps run the sessions along with Sarah, the manager, as well as having key children to look after. What she likes most about coming to work each day is seeing all of the children's smiley faces.
Her favourite children's book is
'We're Going On a Bear Hunt'.
Beth Hicks / Pre-school Assistant
Beth is our youngest member of staff and has a foundation degree in Children's and young persons workforce! Well done Beth!
Beth Loves to read the Billy Goat Gruff book and her favourite Disney character is Ariel from the Little Mermaid!
Lucy Oliver / Pre-school Assistant
Another of our valued assistants, Lucy has always wanted to work with children.
Her favourite nursery rhyme is 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' and she loves the children's story 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf'.
Lisa Hill / Pre-school Assistant
Our latest member of staff, Lisa is one of our invaluable pre-school assistants.
Her favourite Disney character is Baloo from The Jungle Book and her favourite childhood toy was her Tiny Tears doll.
Lauren Edwards - Trainee Pre-School Assistant
Lauren is currently on her Level 3 childcare course and is a great addition to our team.
Lauren's favourite book is The hungry Caterpillar and she loves to watch
Spongebob Square pants on the TV.
We have been in our current purpose-built premises since 2008, which consists of a large open playroom with designated library and wet areas, as well as themed areas for specific purpose, such as maths, crafts etc.
There are children's toilets and a separate disabled/staff toilet and we have ensured that consideration has been given to easy accessibility for wheel chair users.
We offer an indoor/outdoor free-flow approach and we have large patio doors that lead out from our main room to our wonderful garden area, consisting of a soft surface play area, where we mainly put slides, rockers etc, a grassed area for picnics, roleplay and stories and a tarmac area for ride on toys.
Toys and resources are situated so the children have easy access to them and we offer a cafe style snack so children are allowed to make free choices.
We are a charity status organisation run by a management committee of parents and carers.
We offer childcare on a sessional basis at an affordable rate and we are also registered for funded childcare places.
We pride ourselves in being true to our aim of providing a warm, friendly learning environment for children and their families and our multi-functional premises enable us to provide this in a bright, modern, welcoming environment.
We have a great team of fully qualified staff members who collectively offer a wealth of professional childcare experience. Each staff member has a group of key worker children.