Warren Dell Pre-school is a small school run setting with 24 places for children aged between 2 and 3 years. We open every day between 8.55am and 11.55am.
It is run by Miss Nugent with Mrs Hooker, Mrs Smith, Mrs Harris, Mrs Burhani and Mrs Toms.
We provide a fun, happy and safe environment for your child to begin their learning journey. Children are able to explore and investigate through a range of experiences covering all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage. The Pre-school room allows the children to become independent learners through child initiated play. At Warren Dell we encourage and support children to go to the toilet and put their coats on by themselves as well as choosing from a range of fruit and vegetables at snacktime.
All children are assigned a key person who will care for and meet your child's every need; this supports a quick settling in period and your child's interests are acknowledged which helps with creating our topics for each term.
Our Spring 1 Activities
Last half term topics were: Last half-term we read some fantastic stories and fairy-tales. We even made real porridge for Goldilocks and the Three Bears!
We offer places to children the term after they turn two, where space is available. If you have a child of pre-school age and would like to apply for a place, please ask the office and fill out a 'register your interest' form. A member of Pre-school will add your child to the waiting list and contact you in due course.
MON - FRI 8.55am - 11.55am
£10.00 per session
We offer places for children who are eligible for 2 and 3 year funding.
Free early education for two year olds is a funded scheme which entitles some children to access a place at pre-school, nursery or with a childminder for 15 hours a week, 38 weeks per year.
All three and four year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free early education for 38 weeks of the year.
Please click on the link below for more information.
If you think you may be eligible for two year funding, click on the 'eligibility checker' link below and fill in the information asked.
From April 2015, pre-schools, nurseries, schools and childminders will be able to claim extra funding through the early years pupil premium (EYPP) to support children’s development and learning.
The early years pupil premium can provide an extra £302 a year for three and four year old children who have been in care or adopted from care or whose parents are in receipt of certain benefits.
Our Pre-school had their first Ofsted inspection in October 2013 and we are very happy to have achieved a 'good' rating.
(Now, as part of whole school provision, further Ofsted inspections will be part of the whole school inspection.)
- 'Children enjoy a range of interesting and stimulating experiences indoors and outdoors, planned by staff. Consequently, they make good progress in all aspects of their learning. Staff develop positive and caring relationships with the children and this helps children to feel safe, happy and confident at nursery.
- Staff make very clear their expectations for children's behaviour, which means that children behave well and respond positively to others. Staff establish positive and trusting relationships with parents. An effective two-way flow of communication supports children's welfare and learning and development.'
Alternatively the report can be accessed on the Ofsted website by following this link.
FAMILIES IN THE FOUNDATION YEARS
Children develop more rapidly during the first five years of their lives than at any other time.
During these foundation years, children's health, maternal mental health, parenting style, learning activities and early education are all influencing factors that can make a big difference to your child's future.
Follow the link to the Families in the Foundation Years website to access information to help you support your child.