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 email@example.com
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 2021 if your child is due to start in 2022/23
We are fully booked for next academic year 2021/2022. 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
Milk or water
THIS TERM'S TOPIC
Winter and Weather
This term we are talking about our winter weather and exploring this in various ways.Through art and nature.How to keep warm, practicing putting on coats and hats and how wild animals manage in the cold.
11 January 2022
This week the children are settling back after the Christmas holidays. We have welcomed 3 new children. We are looking this week at Road Safety
TERM DATES 2021-2022
Fri 3rd Sept – Fri 22nd Oct
Mon 1st Nov – Fri 17th Dec
Wed 5th Jan – Fri 11th Feb
Mon 21st Feb – Fri 1st Apr
Tue 19th April – Fri 27th May
Mon 6th Jun – Wed 20th Jul
New children taster visits
Thursday 2nd September 2021
Staff Development Day
Tuesday 4th Jan 2022
Monday 2nd May 2022
Staff Development Day
Thursday 21st July 2022
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The start of term has not been quite as we expected! But then, starting to live with Covid will have lots of ups and downs I'm sure! Three staff have tested positive and another is isolating so we are really grateful to parents who have kept their children at home to reduce our numbers , and to the committee members who have volunteered to come in and ensure that our child/adult ratios are always maintained.