Updated: 1/11/2014
Pre-School Provision
  • All 3 year old children receive EEF (Early Education Funding), from the government, for 15 hours per week pre-school provision.
    (Some 2 year old children also receive 15 hours per week.)
  • As an accredited childminder, I am qualified to provide this pre-school education.
  • Some children achieve their potential better in small groups,rather than a large, noisy church hall type environment. I am able to provide these small group learning opportunities.
  • Working with my assistant, I never have more than six pre-school aged children at one time.
  • Some parents prefer their child to learn through play in a homely environment and some prefer the flexibility to be able to extend the time that their child is cared for, to suit their work times.
  • Most of my pre-school children attend for 2 or 3 five hour sessions a week.
  • Sessions run from 9.00/9.30 until 2.00/2.30 term-time only.
  • Extra hours may be available around these times – please ask.
  • These sessions always include the following:
Toys and activities tailored to your child's interests and stage of development, snack time
Opportunities for craft (playdough, painting, sticking, baking etc)
Story time
Lunch time
Songs and Rhymes
Plenty of chance to make choices and to interact with other children
  • We go out into the local community, for example to the local Surestart centres, parks, libraries etc... We recently visited Nottcuts Garden Centre to start this terms topic.
  • As with all the children that I care for, I keep a learning journal for your child, which records their progress and development, though photos, written observations and examples of their work.