Working to build the
foundations for amazing
futures for little ones.
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.
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.
FOR PRE SCHOOL
If you would like to Register your Child at our Pre School please download and complete a registration form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.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
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.
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
Summer and Transitions
Rising Stars Talking about starting infant school and setting up a 'school roleplay area'
Including making volcanos and coloured salt crystals
This week we are making the most of the lovely weather in the garden
The Rising Stars have been practicing for Sports Day
Mon 6 June - Wed 21 July
Sept 2022 to July 2023
Mon 5 September – Fri 21st October
Mon 31st October – Fri 16th December
Mon 9th January – Fri 10th February
Mon 20th February – Fri 31st March
Mon 17th April – Fri 26th May
Mon 5th June – Mon 24th July
New children taster visits
Fri 2nd September 2022
Monday 2nd May 2023
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'.
For example, the first challenge will be that children will be given a square piece of card and asked to take it out one day and see how many things they can find that are square and ask you to write them on their square card and return it to Preschool.
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.