Our setting uses a key person approach. This means that each member of staff has a group of children for whom she/he is particularly responsible. The key person will be the person who works with parents to ensure that the child’s needs and interests are being met.
We are committed to healthy eating and provide a healthy snack for our children. We make meals a social time at which children and adults eat together. If your child attends an extended session you will be responsible for providing them with a healthy packed lunch, which should contain a balanced selection, i.e. sandwich, fruit, savoury item; no fizzy drinks, sweets or chocolate (except biscuit-based) are permitted.
The Early years foundation stage provides the statutory framework for young children’s development from birth. Our aim is to support and develop each child to become secure, confident, imaginative and creative.
Alongside the activities organised in the pre-school by our dedicated staff, where possible we try to use community facilities. These include a trip in the summer, most recently Godstone park, we have a nativity play at Christmas in the Church, a peg hunt at Easter in the local park and a sports day in the summer also at the local park. We invite in other specialised groups such as the dentist and road safety people. These activities add to the education of the children and help to make our pre-school special.
As a charity we are a member of the Pre-school Learning Alliance and adhere to Charity Commission operating standards. We have a parent management committee responsible for overseeing the running of the Pre-school and hold an AGM once a year where members are elected.
Royal Eltham Pre-School is registered by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s services and skills (OFSTED) which inspects all care and education provision, website: www.ofsted.gov.uk (link opens in a new window).