Our Sessional Pre-School
At St. Michael’s Church Pre-School we are very proud of our staff and their commitment to the Pre-School. We have a highly experienced and well-qualified childcare team and staff turnover is very low. The Pre-School staff regularly attend courses to keep their training up-to-date and are always striving as a team to work together to find new and exciting ways of delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Pre-school sessions are only available to those children aged 3 and over.
If you are entitled to 30 hours funding and want to access all your funded hours you are able to request a Wednesday, subject to availability in the Nursery we may be able to accommodate this.
Starting With Us
We know that starting Pre-School is a huge step for you and your child. Although it is an exciting time, for some parents and children it can also be an anxious and emotional time.
Our Pre-School adheres to The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum (Department of Education 2012). This Curriculum is the first stage of the National Curriculum focusing on the distinct needs of children from birth to the end of their reception year at Primary School.
- All Day Session Monday to Friday (excluding Wednesday) – 9:00am to 3:00pm
- Morning Sessions – Monday to Friday – 9.00am to 12.00pm
- Afternoon Sessions – Monday to Friday – 12:00pm to 3:00pm (children can bring lunch in with them to eat at 12:00)
Food and Drink
Children attending Pre-school will be asked to provide a packed lunch which must not contain nuts and must be both healthy and nutritious.
Healthy, balanced snacks will be provided halfway through both the morning and afternoon sessions.
We recognise and support parents as their child’s first and most important educators, and welcome them into the life of the setting. There are many ways you can get involved: Come and play: Jump into your child’s shoes and come and play in the setting and experience what they do day-to-day. Or come and share one of your skills and talents with the children.
Parents Forum: Join our parents forum, this is a great chance to meet other parents and really get involved in the life of the setting.