|In our Pre-School room, each child is encouraged to learn and develop in a welcoming, stimulating and fun environment before their transition into school. We encourage them to co-operate with one another, make friends, share own experiences and take turns.
Our team overseeing all of our wonderful pre-schoolers is Tina Woodward who is our Childcare manager and Sally Moore.
Tina has been at First Steps 21 years and is qualified to level 6, which means she holds Early Years Professional Status. She is also our Safeguarding of Children Officer. Alongside Tina, is Sally, who has been a part of our dedicated team for over 16 years, she is qualified to level three in Childcare and also holds all current First Aid and Safeguarding certificates.
Our Pre-school room, as you can imagine, is a place full of hustle and bustle, with lots of laughter, learning and fun taking place.
We provide a dedicated learning environment so each child makes steady progress towards the Early Learning Goals which are part of the Early Years Foundation Framework
From an early age, children are encouraged to learn about other cultures and this ethos of diversity and equality is promoted throughout the nursery.
On a weekly basis, we run a French club for the children in our Pre-School room. The club is run by a qualified French teacher and gives the children an introduction to the concept of a wide range of spoken languages across the world.
All our activities are carefully planned by our team, who are qualified in Early Years Development and inspected by OFSTED to ensure the effectiveness of our teaching.