What should my child wear to Pre School?

In order to feel free to explore and experiment with all kinds of materials, including messy ones, it is best to send children dressed in clothes which are easily washed or not too new, and which are practical and appropriate. Sweatshirts and T-shirts in the red Pre School uniform colours can be purchased through the Pre School. These are both comfortable and practical to wear. We do have spare clothes in case of accidents, but children are often happier if they have their own clothes to change into. We require the child to bring a bag to Pre School every session, with change of clothes, and appropriate outdoor wear for the time of year.

My child isn’t toilet trained yet, will that be a problem?

No, we DO accept children in disposable nappies, however parents must provide nappies, all cleaning products and nappy sacks as there are no disposal facilities in the setting.
If your child is toilet training, please let us know and we will work with you. Please provide extra clothing in case of accidents.

Will my child be assigned a keyworker?

Yes, the pre school has a key person system. This means that each member of staff has a group of children for whom she/he is particularly responsible. Your child’s key person will be the person who works with you to make sure that what the pre-school provides is right for your child’s particular needs and interests. When your child first starts at the pre-school, she/he will help your child to settle and throughout your child’s time at the pre school, she/he will help your child to benefit from the pre school’s activities.

How will i know what my child has been doing at pre school?

The pre school subsribes to an online learning journal called Famly. Parents are set up with an account on Famly so they can view photos, observations and wow moments for their child. Parents are also encouraged to add to their child’s learning journey on Famly sharing news and observations from home. This is a lovely interactive way to share information between home and pre school. Parents are notified by email when a new observation is added to their child’s learning journey. This helps parents to see instantly what their child has enjoyed and promotes conversation when at home.

Your child’s key person will work with you to help build a picture of your child, finding out their interests, needs, skills and level of development. You and the key person will then decide on how to help your child to move on to the next stage in their learning and development. This information will be shared on Famly through our ‘Spotlight’ sheets. 

What are the fees?

There is a small charge for each session, please see our fees page.

My child will be staying for lunch, what should I bring?

We do encourage all parents/carers to bring a healthy lunch for their child, this may include a sandwich, a yoghurt, a piece of fruit and a drink etc. We operate as a “nut free zone”. There is also an option to have a hot lunch or pack-up provided by the the kitchen at Scarning Primary School for a small charge.  Please ask if you would like more information about this.

What will my child be offered at snack time?

Parents/carers are asked to provide a healthy snack for their children in a named container. This should be fresh fruit or vegetables. Items such as grapes should be cut into quarters to ensure they are not a choking hazard. Stones should be removed from fruits such as plums, peaches etc. Children should bring with them a bottle of fresh drinking water which is accessible at all times throughout the day. Fresh milk will be offered to children at snack times. Milk alternatives can be offered for any children with specific dietary requirements.