St Richards Pre-school is a well established Pre-school situated in a residential area. The Pre-school is registered and inspected by Ofsted. A copy of our last inspection can be found on the Ofsted website www.ofsted.gov.uk. We are also members of the PLA (Pre-school Learning Alliance).
The Pre-school provides quality care in a safe, happy, stimulating and welcoming environment. We strongly believe in the value of play as a means of learning and aim to help children develop creatively, emotionally, intellectually, socially and physically. It is also a place where learning can take place naturally and without pressure and at their own pace. We also encourage the children to be caring toward others and to form relationships within the group.
THE AIMS OF THE PRE-SCHOOL
To provide access to a wide range of educational experiences within the framework of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
To value and work together with parents.
To match educational experiences to the needs of the individual child and to ensure equal opportunities.
To encourage social and co-operative skills.
To encourage the development of imagination and a sense of wonder about the world.
To encourage respect for people and property.
To encourage an awareness of and respect for the community in which we live.
To develop self esteem.
To encourage the children to become independent and to take part in the life of the Pre-school.
To create a place where learning can take place naturally and without pressure.
To provide a safe working environment fostering physical, psychological and emotional well being.
To prepare the children for school - with a positive approach to learning.
To keep abreast of professional developments.
To ensure continual upgrading of equipment and resources.
To strive to uphold our reputation for quality child-care.