The pre-school is part of Haselbury Plucknett VC Church of England First School and is housed in a separate spacious building on site. The pre-school building comprises of a cloakroom, a main large learning space, a separate smaller learning space, a kitchen and toileting facilities. Outside there is a spacious covered play area which the children can use all year round along with a grassed area with additional equipment. We make use of the school playing field, which has areas used for forest school activities, and the school playground during specific parts of the school day.
The Pre-School adheres to a number of policies that set the guidelines to our practices. Copies of all these policies are available in the school office or on the school website.
The Governors have adopted a rolling programme to review and update these policies and procedures. If a policy or procedure is altered or amended, the new document will be posted on our website.
We encourage all parents and carers to read these policies and procedures.
Haselbury Plucknett Pre-School recognises parents and carers as the first and most important educators of their children. All our staff see themselves as co-workers with you in providing a high quality of care and education for your child.
There are many ways in which parents/carers can take part in making the Pre-School a welcoming and stimulating place for children and adults:
- Exchanging information about their child’s particular needs, activities, interests and progress with the staff. Each child has a Home-School Book/ Reading Log, which is kept in their book bag. Parents can use this book to share relevant information with Pre-School staff.
- Parents are encouraged to add observations and comments to their child’s learning journal via the Tapestry app.
- Helping to provide, make and look after the equipment and materials used in the children’s play activities.
- Supporting the community activities in which the Pre-School takes part.
- Building friendships with other parents/carers in the Pre-School.
- Parents/carers who have a particular interest or skill they feel they can share with the children are encouraged to do so by offering to take part in the sessions.