Rising 3's (2yrs - 3yrs+)
Rising 3’s is where we aim to provide an extension to home in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere to support and stimulate your child. We appreciate that for most children this will be their first time away from you; therefore we work with you and your child to help settle them into Playgroup life.
If your child brings in any comforters or special items from home they are encouraged to place them in a "Treasure box" for save keeping throughout the session and can be accessed at any time.
The majority of the activities will be free choice allowing individuals to create/play with the resources of their choosing and allowing opportunities for social skills to development.
As children learn through play we encourage lots of hands on activities both indoors and outdoors. We spend lots of time playing in the Natural Garden, the Mud kitchen and with the water which means that your child may become “messy” sprinkled with fun.
Pre-School (3yrs - 5yrs)
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Under 5's prospectus. please click and download to read more
The Pre-school sessions help support development and progression into school. Children enter the building independently and are supported to manage their belongings, self-register, then begin their day of learning through play.
The sessions are free choice with qualified, experienced staff to support and extend children’s learning they will also have the opportunity to take part in a physical fun session. To allow the children to learn and develop, opportunities are given for them to participate in extra activities which include visitors to the setting as well as educational trips. Parents are not required on these activities as we are developing your child’s independence ready for their journey into big school.