About us

 

Every day is a new day

St Michael’s Pre-School follows the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) providing everyday activities with benefits for all children. Our ethos is to make it possible for every child, whatever their gender / culture / educational needs, to have full access to our curriculum and to participate to achieve their full potential. Every child is unique.

 

 

Our setting aims:

  • To provide a safe and caring environment.
  • To provide a stimulating setting for all children, including those with special educational needs.
  • To provide a wide and varied curriculum with lots of learning opportunities. The curriculum is broad and varied to help children reach the development matters as set out by the Department for Education.
  • To teach children to respect themselves and others, and to develop self-confidence.
  • To encourage children to develop their social skills.
  • To work in partnership with parents to help children to learn and develop.
  • To nurture and develop childrens self-esteem.
  • To teach children how to share and play with toys and equipment and to treat them with respect.
  • To give children time to use the knowledge they have and to build on their prior experiences and knowledge, taking into account about how they are learning, their styles and interests.
  • To ease the transition from pre-school to school.

Above all, our aim is for children to play, have fun and enjoy themselves during their time at pre-school. We offer opportunities for you and your family to be directly involved in the activities of the group, and in your child’s progress. Please read our Self-Evalution Form Summary (SEF) for further information too

We are a committee run preschool and without our committee we would not be able to open or run. Please see our committee page.

Our Promise To You

We promise you every day your child will learn something

Some days they will bring it home in their hands

Some days they will bring it home in their heads

 

And some days they will bring it home in their hearts.

Valerie Welk


What our Parents and children think about us?

“I love it! I love playing with my friends. The grown ups are great because they help me.” Child

“Pre-school staff are always very welcoming. We feel able to talk to anyone and know that our comments/concerns/messages will be listened to and passed on as necessary. We feel valued as a family – not just as a child’s parents because she is in your setting” Parent

“Thank you for all you have done over the years as a family we will miss you”

Parent

“At preschool age we expect our child to have fun, feel, secure, settled and get as much education as she can at her age preschool has met and exceeded our expectations. She has absolutely loves it”.

Parent

“St Michael’s exceeded our expectations – it is well above what we thought it would be.” Parent

“Lovely staff and a wonderful setting for the children. Keep up the good work! I look forward to sending child number 3 to you in the future!” Parent

“We are very grateful for this year’s experience at your preschool. We feel our child couldn’t have received better care than in your setting, thanks to an outstanding caring attitude of all your staff. I’m sure our child will miss you loads… First teachers are never to be forgotten!!!
Warm wishes from our family, and hope we will keep in touch!” Parent

“We brought home the  Hungry caterpillar home learning bag. My daughter really enjoyed it”

Parents

“I like playing with my friends”

Child

“We are very impressed with Pre-school and have always felt supported and informed. Our child has Autism and so sometimes, days can be challenging but staff are consistently helpful and calm. Our little girl is so happy here! We thank you greatly.” Parent

“thank you for all you have done for our daughter over the last 2 and half years. She has loved coming to St Michaels Preschool. She and myself will miss coming in every day and seeing you all. Hope we can stay in touch”

parent

“The use of taperstry. I love seeing/ hearing what she has been up to”

Parent


Ofsted

Ofsted we have a “outstanding” Ofsted rating and you can read our Ofsted report here

Spring term 2019

Opens Monday 7th January

Ends   Friday 15th February

half term Monday 18th February to 22nd February

Opens 25th February

Ends 5th April

 

Summer term 2019

Opens Tuesday 23rd April

Closes Friday 24th May

Half term Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May

Opens Monday 3rd June

Closes Monday 22nd June (leavers trip)

Opening Hours (Term Time Only):

Monday                     8.30am -11.30am              12.00pm -3.00pm

Tuesday                     8.30am -11.30am                   (Closed PM)

Wednesday              8.30am -11.30am                12.00pm -3.00pm

Thursday                  8.30am -11.30am                12.00pm -3.00pm

Friday                       8.30am -11.30am                 12.00pm -3.00pm

Full day care is from 8.30am to 3pm.

 

Opening Hours from September 2017 onwards:

Monday:        8.30am – 11.30am    afternoon session 12.00 – 3.00pm or all day

Tuesday:        8.30am – 11.30am

Wednesday:  8.30am – 11.30am    afternoon session 12.00 – 3.00pm or all day

Thursday:      8.30am – 11.30am    afternoon session 12.00 – 3.00pm or all day

Friday:           8.30am – 11.30am    afternoon session 12.00 – 3.00pm or all day

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St Michael’s Pre-School
Registered Charity: 1110379
OFTED Registration: 256826