9.00 – Arrive
9.00-9.15 – Quiet Activities
9.15-9.45 –Circle Time and Music & Movement
9.45-10.20 - Focus Activity / Play in Enhanced Areas
10.20-10.25 – Tidy Up and Wash Hands
10.10-10.30 – Focus Activity
10.25-10.40 – Snack
10.40-11.35 – Free Play
11.35 - 11.40 - Tidy Up
11.40 - 12.00 - Closing Circle Time and Home
The pre-school recognises parents / carers as the first and most important educators of their children. The staff at pre-school see themselves as co-workers with you in providing care and education for your child.
We acknowledges the importance of parents and staff working together to help children settle in to our care and develop confidence to participate in all the activities offered. Some children take longer than others to settle. The treatment of each child as an individual is our main concern.
Children are invited to join in a session before officially starting. This is an opportunity for the parent and child to familiarise themselves with the environment, routines and people who they will be joining.
If your child is finding their new experience of starting pre-school stressful, please inform a member of staff who will be happy to help in any way which you see fit. This is not uncommon and is a new experience for both the child and parents/carers.
You can contact us by phone during the session if you are at all concerned.
Dropping off your child
When dropping your child off at the pre-school please use the bottom gate, located at the far end of the school and bring your child to the classroom. Please always make sure the gate is shut behind you to ensure the children’s safety.
Picking your child up
We ask all parents to make sure that they are prompt in collecting their children at 11.15am. Please enter through the bottom gate and wait at the classroom door where your child will be brought out to you.
During Pre-School hours the responsibility for your child's safety lies with the staff. At the end of each session, children need to be transferred to a responsible adult, aged 18 or above, who is known to the staff. Therefore, could you please ensure that the staff know if anyone other than yourself is going to collect your child, e.g. friend, grandparent, and that it is an adult that comes to collect your child. WE CANNOT hand over responsibility of your child to anyone under 18 years of age or who we haven’t been notified will be collecting them.
What to bring to Pre-School
Spare set of clothes.
Nappies and wipes if required.
Hat/sun cream (summer term - please put sun cream on your child before they arrive at the setting and bring along a hat)
All items that are brought in must be clearly named. We can not be responsible for items that are lost or damaged.
Pre-school will provide your child with a healthy choice of snack, milk and water. These will be offered mid-morning. Drinking water is available for your child within pre-school.
We are happy to change your child’s nappy if this is necessary. We will also help and support your child through the toilet training process.
Please note that our staff have had First Aid training.
Please ring or text pre-school if you know your child is going to be absent (07852 826060)
For holidays please inform the pre-school if you are going on holiday. Please note you will still charged for holiday and sickness absences.
If your child is unwell
Your child should only attend pre-school if they are well enough to do so.
If your child has vomiting or diarrhoea please keep them away
from pre-school until it has been 48 hours after their last bout.
It is vital that we have accurate telephone numbers for you in case we need to contact you. Please make sure that we have these and that you update us with any changes as necessary.
During the winter months should we have snow, please check the local council website for details on school closure. If Laugharne school is closed, then the pre-school will also be closed.