Admissions

When deciding which children will be admitted to pre-school we consider the following factors - Special Needs & Circumstances, Siblings, Position on the waiting list. 

Discipline

We encourage children to respect and care for others and strongly discourage any form of anti-social or aggressive behaviour. Problems are usually resolved by talking to the child and an apology is encouraged but not insisted upon. Any serious or continuing problems we will advise parents and try to work out a mutually acceptable way of dealing with it.

Equal Opportunities

Our pre-school respects and values each individual and believes that no child, individual or family should be excluded from pre-school's activities on the any grounds e.g. age, gender, family status, means, disability, ethnic origin, culture or religious belief.

Special Needs

Our pre-school has high regard to the DfES Special Educational Needs Code of Practice and provides appropriate learning opportunities for all children. Staff are experienced in working with children that have additional needs. We believe that communication is an important part of children's development, we support this in our setting by using MAKATON sign language throughout the session, and use small focused group times for those with additional speech and language needs in which they participate in sing and sign, follow basic instructions and develop their social and communication skills. 

Safeguarding Children

The staff in pre-school work closely with parents, but if for any reason serious concerns about a child's welfare arise and cannot be resolved the Pre-School will, under the guidance of the Children Act, inform outside agencies of these concerns.

Key Workers 

All the children who attend pre-school are allocated a key worker. This member of staff ensures that your child's progress is monitored and all records are kept up to date. Parent/carers have access to their own child's records at any time and parent/ key worker meetings are held each term.

Children at Work

It is important that children learn for themselves, at their own pace, we support and encourage them to explore and learn using different materials and variety of resources. They may get messy so we advise children are dressed in non-special but comfortable clothes making sure fastenings are simple as confidence comes from being able to do things for yourself.

 Some parent may dismiss Pre-school as "just Play" they want to see their children learn in a more formal way. Our staff plan the activities carefully to offer good learning & experience opportunity and much of our playing involves pre-literacy and numeracy skills. Planning is around the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Your Child's Progress

Your child will have an individual page on our baby days system showing their journey through pre-school. Your child's profile is available for you to view at any time using your unique login online or on the app. 'Baby days' provides opportunities to share information about your child's learning developments and next steps.

Parent/carers in Pre-School

Parents/ carers are as much part of pre-school as their children and are always welcome. Please feel free to come into pre-school and participate in our activities (you may be required to have an Enhanced Disclosure if you attend the setting on a regular basis.

Health & Safety

At Little Angels we promote healthy eating. The families are encourage to contribute to snack time by providing fruit and/or vegetables daily. A choice of water or milk is given during snack time and water is available throughout the session. We also try to encourage healthy eating at home and during lunch club by asking parents/carers to provide a healthy lunch (pre-school is a NUT FREE ZONE).

The staff at pre-school do their best to ensure that all children in our care are happy and safe by undertaking daily risk assessments.

We understand not all children are confident about using the toilet and we are happy to help with trainer pants and are willing to change nappies if necessary. We recommend you provide your child with a changing bag consisting of nappies and a change of clothing.

Consent forms and passwords are used when somebody other than the main carer is collecting your child from pre-school.

Policies are available on request a selection are on our website.

Complaints

If you are concerned about anything at pre-school please speak to the Manager. If you have a complaint about the Manager you can contact the committee (telephone numbers are available from the office.) If you are still not satisfied then you can contact Ofsted on 0300 1231231- our Ofsted Registration Number is EY544488.