Maple Class - Our Pre-school
Our fabulous Pre-School began in September 2012 with the arrival of our very first 3 year olds. Since then we have gone from strength to strength and our pre-schoolers are now confident, lively, invaluable members of our school community.
Mrs Bullas our Pre-school Manager along with Pre-school Supervisor Mrs Kirby and assistants Mrs Robinson, Mrs Knight and Mrs Farmer welcome all new children and aim to give them the very best start in life.
Fladbury Pre-school accepts children from 2 years 9 months and we are open during school term time, following the school calendar.
Our daily routines and activities
At Fladbury Pre-school we follow a simple routine to offer your child consistency, however this routine is flexible to change with your children as we progress through the academic year. If your child struggles to settle we encourage a series of shorter introductory sessions. There is opportunity for parents to ring in to enquire about their child’s progress during the morning, should they have any concerns.
We offer a variety of child-led activities which are based around the EYFS framework. We have use of the school playground, outside play equipment, quiet garden, forest school and eco areas. Also, the IT suite, hall, and Library. Any adult-led focused activities will be planned around your child’s interests and needs and include phonics, P.E., cookery, music, forest school and lots more!
Here at Fladbury Pre-school we are lucky that we are already part of Fladbury First School. Our own dedicated Pre-school classroom is known as Maple Class. We join Reception Class children for activities on a regular basis including day trips and we also visit whole School assemblies and Church services throughout the year. We also share the dining hall at lunchtimes with the rest of the School wich allows the children to become familiar with the staff and the surroundings making school life far less daunting.
We also run three sessions in the Summer term as a ‘Reception Taster’ which introduce children to their classmates and Teachers. These are introduced purely through play focused activities which will help to make the transition into school much easier.
We are flexible in the hours that we offer and our core opening times are from 9-12 in the morning and 12.30-3.30pm in the afternoon. There is also a lunch option available from 12-12.30pm at a cost of £2.00. You can therefore book your child in for a whole day if required.
All 3 to 4-year-olds in England can get 570 free hours per year which is usually taken as 15 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year. Children aged 3-4 of 'Working Parents' who qualify are eligible for 30 hours a week. More details can be found here. We arrange the funding for children eligible for 15 hour per week and require you to complete a form detailing the morning or afternoon sessions you would prefer. 30 funded hours need to be applied for online and Parents will be given an eleven digit code to give to their preferred provider. We are flexible in how you can use this 30 hour funding. If you wish your child to attend more than their funded hours you can top this up at an additional cost per hour during the Pre-school day, or using our wraparound care.
Wraparound care is available from 7.45am until 5.30pm, further information available on request.
Do come in and see what we have to offer.
Bookings are now being taken for our next half term.
We would love to meet you.