Pre-School Squirrels Room
Aged 3-5 years
In our pre-school, we prepare the children for their transition into primary school. For example, using their own lunch trays and serving themselves from our buffet prepares them for the scenario of a school canteen. We also encourage them to use the bathroom on their own as this teaches them to carry out self-care and hygiene routines confidently and carefully. Of course, there are always staff on hand to help when needed. In the pre-school, using numbers and counting is incorporated into the children’s daily routines and they will also begin to recognise letters and use letter sounds just as they will encounter once they reach big school.
Our pre-school room is zoned to support the seven areas of children’s development, adhering to the Early Years Foundation Stage guidance. We have a writing & mark-making table, a mathematics table, an art & messy table, a construction carpet, a role-play area and a cosy den and book corner. We also have a computer and access to an outdoor classroom, suitable for all weathers.
The seven areas of learning for the Early Years Foundation Stage are:
- Personal, Social & Emotional Development
- Communication & Language
- Physical Development
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts & Design
You can read more about the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework here.