St. Luke's Pre-School
Welcome to St Luke's Pre-School
Latest Ofsted: was February 2020 and we were rated GOOD with an OUSTANDING rating for behaviour and attitudes
SEPT 2020: We are happy to announce that Kelly Farrell has joined St Luke’s Preschool as our new manager. Kelly has been with S4YC for nearly 2 years now and has over 20 years working within Early Years. Alongside a Degree in Early Childhood Studies Kelly has a wealth of knowledge and experience in all areas of children and development and Special Educational Needs.
This term at preschool (Autumn 2020)
We are looking at All About Me. Making new friends and working on being a good friend and what makes a good friend at preschool. The children will be helped to come up with our preschool rules and getting to know new faces and routines.
Next term at preschool (Winter 2020)
We will be looking at all the different festivals and events coming up and how they are celebrating, including Bonfire Night, Diwali, St Andrews Day and Christmas. We will also be using the children’s interests to offer engaging and meaningful activities and experiences.
St Luke’s Preschool offers engaging and fun Early Education for children from the age of 2-4 years of age. Experienced practitioners observe the children individually and using their interests scaffold their learning and experiences. This helps them become confident and happy learners. Working together in groups with practitioner support they are able to build relationships with their peers and understand the process of sharing, being kind and understanding each other’s feelings.
Children are given independence and allowed to make meaningful risks to develop to their full potential. Parents are a child’s first educator and as such we work closely with them through stay and play sessions, daily conversations, and newsletters to fully understand their unique child.
8:45am – 3:15pm with the option of breakfast and after school club for those parents who need longer childcare
We are available to offer funded places for eligible 2, 3 and 4 year olds. Visit the GOV.UK website for more information
Why choose St Luke’s Preschool?
We are a small local preschool attached to a primary school. This gives the children many opportunities to become familiar with “school life”. We attend assemblies, participate in Sports Day and many other events. Our practitioners work closely with the head teacher and reception class teacher to ensure a smooth transition for those children moving onto primary school.
As the time comes practitioners will work alongside parents to assist in school “readiness”. Practitioners will share experiences and activities that parents can use to promote independence and develop skills to help in those first few weeks of reception.
Our wrap around club employs our preschool practitioners which enables continuity of care for those parents who require longer childcare. St Luke’s preschool is in the centre of the Frodsham community and we work closely with the local PCSO and other members of the community.
Stay & Play settling in sessions
Children can visit the setting and spend time in preschool as many times they need before their start date. Preschool will work alongside the parent to ease the transition from home to preschool.
Preschool have plans to introduce a parent & toddler group when current guidelines change. This will be for any family in the local community and run by preschool staff
These are sent out every 6 weeks to keep parents informed of news and updates and upcoming events and activities
Typical day at Preschool
The children first arrive, they spend a small amount of time greeting each other and self-registration and then have the choice to choose their own resources or work with one of our practitioners to complete a planned activity such as baking to explore space and measure or creating an obstacle course in the garden to explore how our bodies move. Children are given the option to use the outdoor area and then choose when they would like their snack mid-morning. More fun and engaging activities are offered up until lunch time. This can include group activities such as Sticky Kids or Boogie Mites and Singing Hands which encourage listening and understanding skills as well as lots of physical fun.
Lunch time is when the children and practitioners come together to share their lunch and talk over any morning or weekend “news”. It is a great opportunity for a variety of conversations including healthy lunchbox choices, family celebrations or new clothes!
The afternoon is again a choice of outside play, independent or small group activities with an afternoon snack and drink being offered. The children leave a water bottle in preschool so they can have the opportunity for fresh drinking water whenever they wish. The end of the day finishes with either songs and stories before home time.
Call 07940 956911 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
For bookings visit www.s4yc.co.uk for bookings and more information