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 have limited spaces for 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
Springtime and the Queens Platinum Jubilee
Next term we are looking forward to seeing the seasonal changes in our Preschool garden and local community
We will celebrate the Queen's 70 years on the throne
We are back to Pre school on Tuesday 19 April 2022
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
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.