Children in our Badgers room occupy a purpose built building, with its own substantial outside area.
The Badgers room is suitable for children from 2 through to 4. The younger children benefit from a friendly atmosphere where staff focus on developing activities to meet the needs of each child and respond to their interests. There is a strong emphasis on learning through play and exploration, and staff support children with their play to ensure it is stimulating and challenging. There are also structured activities during the day, with group times for stories, singing, music and movement and individual activities with specific learning intentions.
Our older children benefit from a carefully planned play-based curriculum. This provides the children with a rich variety of activities and experiences, with a balance of formal and informal learning opportunities. "School Readiness" is supported through daily phonics activities, which include learning letter sounds. There are also lots of opportunities for children to develop their scissor and name writing skills, as well as self-help skills, such as putting on their coat.
The curriculum in the Badgers room is the same as the curriculum being delivered in the Foxes and Squirrels. The planning is completed as a team across all three settings - all our children access the same curriculum.
Our curriculum follows the government's "Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)" curriculum from birth to five years. The children will follow this curriculum through to the end of the Reception Year at school. Please click on the links below to view further information.
Fees: Please may we remind parents that fees are payable within 7 days from invoice date. If you are experiencing difficulties, please speak with either Tracey or Lucy to arrange a payment plan. Failure to comply will ultimately result in non-funded hours being cancelled.
Uniform: If you would like to purchase any uniform, this can be ordered through our uniform supplier "My Clothing". Please see the letter below for further informationOrdering Uniform Letter
Spare clothes / nappies: Please make sure your child comes to Pre-School with spare clothes (in a named bag please). If they are in nappies, please make sure you bring in a supply, together with wipes and creams.
Naming items: Please ensure all items are clearly named (clothes, lunchboxes, drinks bottles etc).
Emergency School Closure: If for any reason the school is closed (eg bad weather), a notification will be posted on the school website by 7.00am of that morning. Please make sure you check before coming to preschool. A notification will also be posted on the Interactive Learning Diary (ILD).