We follow the principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage and we work closely with outside agencies to ensure all the children's' individual needs are met. Please refer to our prospectus for further information on the EYFS.
There are 6 areas of learning which we cover through both indoor & outdoor activities:
1. Communication language and literacy
2. Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy,
3. Creative development
4. Physical development
5. Knowledge and understanding of the World
6. Personal social and emotional development
We are open 38 weeks of the year
Monday ,Tuesday and Thursday 9.00 - 3.00pm
Wednesday and Friday 9.00 - 12.00pm
Lunch sessions are offered every day 12.00- 1.00pm
The pre-school can accommodate 24 children per session, it is advisable to register your child on the waiting list. Children can start pre-school from the age of 2 years and will typically move to Westoning Lower School . Should you wish your child to attend Westoning Lower School an admission form can be obtained from Central Beds County Council, attendance at Westoning Pre-school does not guarantee a place in the lower school.
Children do not need to be toilet trained before starting Pre-School,we are happy to take children in nappies.
Once children reach the term after their third birthday they are offered five free places per week until they reach school age. This is funded by our local education authority.The following website will explain your childs entitlement to Free Nursery Grant Education Funding. http://www.childcaredirectory.co.uk/funding3-4.htm
Westoning Preschool is run by Committee which means that as a parent, we recognise how you can play an important role in your childs learning and development. You could further extend your parental involvement by joining the committee and be involved in the decision-making process for your child's pre-school.
Please refer to Westoning Preschool Prospectus for further information, on how to register your child at the preschool and to arrange a visit.
At Westoning Preschool the quality of the childcare provided for each individual child is of paramount importance. We aim to provide a happy, safe and stimulating environment, in order for each child to reach their full potential.
Staff at every level will endeavor to be readily available at all times to deal with parents/guardians queries, concerns or anxieties so as to discuss any aspect of their children’s care or well being.
Aims and Objectives