Your Child’s Day

Your Child’s Day

A Typical Day at St Peter’s

A typical St Peter’s Preschool day revolves around free play, with as much access to the outside area as possible. We believe that the layout of the pre-school helps children to make choices for themselves and contributes to building their confidence.

The sessions are organised so that the children can choose from – and work at – a range of activities and, in doing so, build up their ability to select and work through a task to its completion. The children are also encouraged to take part in adult-led small and large activities, which introduce them to new experiences and help them to gain new skills, as well as helping them to learn to work with others.

We try to follow the interests and stages of development of the children themselves, developing and extending their natural curiosity. However, we do have an underlying curriculum, which we follow. This allows us to ensure that we provide balanced learning opportunities for your children throughout their time with us.

Snack time

We make snack a social time at which children and adults eat together. We provide milk or water and a small, varied healthy snack.

Alternatively, we enjoy something the children have made or a snack related to the present topic or theme. We strongly believe this time can be a useful opportunity to introduce new flavours, textures and tastes.

Lunch club

Pre-School runs a Lunch Club every day. The Club runs for half an hour from the end of the morning session (11.45am-12.15pm).

Children are expected to bring their own packed lunch and drinks. While this time is to re-fuel your child, they also benefit from the vibrant social experience of both staff and children sitting down together.

Pre-School has a non-mandatory uniform of a blue polo shirt and blue sweatshirt (both with our bunny logo on the front). For families who prefer the option of a uniform, these are available to buy at preschool for £9 (poloshirt) and £10 (sweatshirt).

Key Person

Each child has an allocated Key Person. They will speak with you and observe your child and create a personalised development plan to ensure their on-going progress. We record this progress on TAPESTRY and in a document called a Learning Journal.

We have a close relationship with St Peter’s Primary School and other local primary schools, and your child’s learning journal is passed on to their reception teacher to help ensure a smooth transition to primary school.