We are delighted to be able to offer our facilities to all children between 2 and 5 years of age.
Our ethos is to create a friendly and safe environment for young children to grow in confidence and discover the pleasure of learning through play.
Although each day varies with different activities from play dough, to cutting and sticking, painting, cooking, exploring outside, using the computer for interactive whiteboard etc. we do like to have a basic routine, as we find our children respond well to this and it can be a comfort to them in knowing what to expect.
We provide a healthy snack mid morning and afternoon (e.g. fruit / cheese / toast etc.) with a glass of milk or water. At lunchtime, the children and adults will all sit together at tables to eat their packed lunches.
The Pre-school classroom has connecting doors to the Primary School's Reception Classroom. This enables the staff to organise set times for a free-flow system, where the two age groups can mix together. This encourages interaction with the older children and the staff and helps with the transition for the children when the time comes for them to move up into the Reception Class.
Once registered with us, we are also able to offer the flexibility of additional 'drop in' sessions, to help our parents out with any unforeseen circumstance, providing we have enough staff available for that day (we kindly ask for 24 hours notice).
For more information please visit the website www.bickleighpreschool.org.uk