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Pre-School

Birchfield Pre-School occupies a purpose built building with an enclosed garden within the grounds of Birchfield Community Primary School.
We accept Nursery Education Grant funding for 2 & 3 year olds. Tel: 01935 429986.

Interested in attending our Pre-School? Please complete the Expression of interest form below and return to the Pre-School.

INSET DAYS for the 2017/18 academic year:

4 and 5 September 2017 and 25 May 2018 (there are 2 further INSET days to confirm)

Expression of interest form

View more information for all families in England with children under the age of five, including information about early education and support learning at home.

Somerset County Council
Somerset County Council’s website. It provides Early Years information for families including funding entitlement for 2, 3 & 4 year olds

Early Education
The British Association for Early Education. Their “Learning Together” leaflets can be downloaded for free.

Foundationyears.org
Information for all families in England with children under the age of five. It also includes information about early education.

Parent and Carer Toolkit
Somerset County Council’s health & wellbeing website, providing information about parenting courses, health & wellbeing activities, and GetSet services.

Words for Life
The National Literacy Trust’s website for parents with tips and resources to support language development at home.

 

The following are some of the apps used in preschool (unfortunately they are not all free):

Writing Wizard – helps children practice writing numbers, letters and shapes and develop their fine motor control.
Montessori Numberland – Maths games to develop counting skills and number recognition.
Doodle Maths: Numbers – Maths games to develop skills including counting, ordering by size, number recognition, writing numerals and early addition/subtraction.
Doodle Maths: Shapes – Maths games to develop understanding of shapes.

Fully Trained Staff

All our staff are qualified childcare professionals and the Pre-School Manager holds qualified teacher status (early years). All staff are trained in paediatric first aid and regularly attend other courses to update their practice.

Friendly and Professional

Children benefit from a friendly atmosphere where staff focus on developing activities to meet the needs of each child and that respond to their interests.

Safe and Secure

The Pre-School is set within the secure grounds of Birchfield Primary School with entry to the site via an intercom system. Equipment and resources are carefully selected and are age appropriate.

Healthy and Tasty Snacks

A healthy snack is provided during the morning and afternoon sessions. Parents need to provide a healthy packed lunch, or order a hot school meal, if their child is staying for lunch.

Opening Times

We are open from Monday to Friday from
8.00 until 4.00.

Preparing for School

The Early Years Foundation Stage covers the period from birth until the end of the Reception Year at school. Birchfield Pre-School provides a range of play activities which help children progress through the Early Years Foundation Stage.