LEARN
    & PLAY

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Working to build the

foundations for amazing

futures for little ones.

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CURRENT VACANCIES
PRE -SCHOOL BANK STAFF

Required for occasional/ad hoc work to cover staff sickness/training days. We will require the candidate to work any day at short notice between 8.30 - 4.00 Term Time only

Preferably qualified to NVQ level 2 in Childcare and 1 to 2 years childcare experience. Please call Wendy Caldicott at Pre School on 07845921621

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JOIN US

Wonder.

Learning.

Playing.

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REGISTRATION FORM
FOR PRE SCHOOL

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If you would like to Register your Child at our Pre School please download and complete a registration form and email it to info@dittonchurchpreschool.org

PLEASE NOTE- The admissions team meet in January to look at offering spaces for the following academic year, so please aim to apply by 31st December 2022 if your child is due to start in 2023/24

WAITING LIST

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We are now full for the next academic year 2022/2023. We do operate a waiting list so please contact us if you would like to add your child to the waiting list.

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CURRICULUM STATEMENT

At Ditton Church Pre School we follow the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) curriculum. Children learn through play and we are guided by their current interests to inform our planning. After their initial starting points/age 2 check, we assess children's progress three times a year using the Kent Milestones Toolkit and non-statutory guidance 'Development Matters'

Our experienced staff team plan fun activities which encourage children to widen their knowledge in all areas of learning in a way that suits their individual stage of development and interests.

MAKING RELATIONSHIPS

Throughout the year we incorporate a range of activities which teach the children how tio keep themselves safe: All About Me/body awareness, Road Safety and Stranger Danger and online safety. These are taught in an age appropriate way using songs, stories and discussion and by inviting members of the wider community such as our local lollipop lady and the Community Warden. 

The links below show some ‘learning pyramids’ we have put together to demonstrate some examples of how children develop skills over their time with us and how we plan activities to support this. 

MARK MAKING

 

SNACKS

Each week we offer a healthy snack to all the children who attend in the morning sessions. Water is available throughout all sessions for the children to help themselves. Snacks include bread and butter, crackers, wraps,ham, cheese, fruit, cucumber and milk or water.

THIS TERM'S TOPIC

All About Me and Autumn

 

TERM DATES 

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TERM 1
Monday 5th September - Friday 21st October

TERM 2
Monday 31st October - Friday 16th December


TERM 3
Monday 9th January - Friday 10th February


TERM 4
Monday 20th February - Friday 31st March

TERM 5
Monday 17th April - Friday 26th May


TERM 6
Monday 5th June - Monday 24th July

Notes

Fri 2nd September
New Starters Taster day

Mon 1st May - Bank Holiday

 

BLOG

We have been thinking of ways to increase learning opportunities between home and Preschool and have decided to introduce a simple termly home/school learning challenge and would love for parents to encourage your children to take part. Please note, these will be fun activities, so should not be seen as 'home work'.

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Term 1 challenge is for you to help your child find the biggest fallen Autumn leaf they can and return it to Preschool where we will discuss colour, where it was found, size etc.

If children and parents enjoy these termly challenges we have thoughts on how to extend further, such as sending home an activity pack which would include things like our play dough recipe for you to make at home.

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SUPPORT YOUR CHILD'S HEALTH, WELLBEING AND LEARNING

 These links are both useful and fun.

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