At Sir Robert Geffery’s Preschool we believe that all children are unique and value the importance of their unique learning styles. it is paramount that as an early years setting we support their learning effectively and productively ensuring they achieve their full potential. Ensuring the environment is rich in valuable experiences which engage each child through wonder and excitement.
Sir Robert Geffery’s Preschool is set on school grounds of the main primary school, within a bright and spacious building with a vast outdoor learning area which includes forest school woodland, farm, sensory play and exploration and imaginary play within the train garden and physical play on trikes and bikes and using the main school’s field.
We support children’s learning and development from the age of 2 yrs to school age. As an early years setting we value and support each child’s potential to develop and learn. Encouraging exploration, expressiveness, curiosity and creativity.
We strive to provide the highest quality learning experiences for all children. Learning that is exciting, valuable, challenging and enjoyable.
To provide the highest quality of early year’s teaching that takes account of, and responds to, the children’s interests, and developmental needs. Enabling them to value and take control of their own learning and development.
We promote a respectful joint learning environment with both children and their families, celebrating the richness of diversity and identity.
We value and nurture children's curiosity, creativity and desire to make sense of the world, giving time for their thoughts and ideas, and value to their work, their conversations and their feelings.
We recognise and value children's strengths, interests and learning styles so that they develop confidence, independence and high self-esteem.
To support the children in making the transition to the next phase of their education with enthusiasm and confidence following a happy and fun-filled time at Sir Robert Geffery’s Preschool.
The preschool is supported by a parent/carer committee, who support the manager and staff in the smooth running of the setting. Organising fund raising events, supporting trips away from the preschool such as trips to the theatre, zoo, train rides etc.
The Reception teacher within the main school is on the committee also, acting as a strong link between the setting and the main school ensuring an easy transition from the preschool to the school.
Children are supported by experienced qualified early year’s practitioners. Managed by an Early Years Professional (BA Hons In Early Childhood Education). All staff are passionate about early years’ education and use the Early Years Foundation Stage document as a support tool to plan, observe and assess each child’s learning and development ensuring all their unique needs are met. The practices of Reggio Emilia’s Creative Early Year’s Teaching and Emotion Coaching are also used within daily practice in order to support each child’s learning.
Emotion Coaching enables practitioners to support and nurture each child’s well-being and resilience enabling them to learn and develop within a calm but vibrant, rich and explorative environment.
We provide quality early years’ education and recognise parents/carers as valued partners and first educators of their children and strive to work with them in joint partnership to enable each child to thrive.
Ratios are maintained at all times with a minimum of one adult to 8 children aged 3 years plus and one adult to every 5 children aged under 3 years.
Preschool is open from 8.00am to 5.30pm
9.00am - 11.30am : Half Day - £9.60
12.45pm - 3.15pm : Half Day - £9.60
9.00am - 3.15pm : Full Day - £23.40
11.30am - 12.45pm : Lunch - £4.20
8.00am - 9.00am : Breakfast Club - £4.04
3.15pm - 5.30pm : After School Club (1 hour = £4.18) (2 hours = £5.72)
Funding available for eligible 2 year old (15 hours per week). Funding available for Eligible 3 and 4 year olds (15 hours per week February 2016) Increasing to 30 hours per week as of September 2017)
An inspection was carried out in 2014 and found all aspects of the pre-school provisions to be good. You can download the inspection report by clicking here >
'Children clearly enjoy their time in the setting and are inspired by an extensive range of stimulating, relevant activities related to their needs. Highly skilled staff assist children in making good progress towards the early learning goals..
An excellent balance between adult and child led activities allows children to learn at their own pace... Children are polite, sociable and very helpful... They are very confident and respond well to changes...
Children are cared for in a warm and relaxed environment which is kept very clean and tidy.'
You are the children's first and most important educators. When parents and staff work together in early years settings, the results have a positive impact on the child's development and learning. Therefore, in our pre-school, we aim to develop an effective partnership with you, allowing the child to benefit from our cooperation and encouraging a two-way flow of information, knowledge and expertise.
Please feel free to speak to any staff or committee member if you have any concerns or comments regarding the well-being or learning of your child.
The SRG pre-school children really enjoy expressing themselves via all forms of art - (above) Chinese New Year
To enroll your child in Sir Robert Geffery's Pre-school please ask for an application form. We may require a photocopy of your child's birth certificate for admission purposes.
Children are admitted from the age of 2 years.
|Download: Pre-school Application Form|
For more information please contact Sarah Webb:
01752 851 343
Sir Robert Geffery’s Pre-School