Information & Frequently Asked Questions
What does my child wear?
At St. Peter’s Pre-school all children have a new pre-school sweatshirt on commencement. A voluntary contribution of £25 is appreciated to cover the cost of a sweatshirt and a book bag. More sweatshirts, polo shirts and T-shirts are available to order at minimal costs. We advise the use of these as they promote a feeling of belonging for the newer children and can aid settling in. For those children going on to school the pre-school clothing will get them used to wearing a uniform. If you choose not to use the uniform we do advise you send children in clothes, which are easily washed and not too new as this will allow the child the freedom to explore and experiment with all activities and materials including the messy ones.
Shoes should also be practical as the range of activities for the day could include playing outdoors or the use of climbing equipment.
At St. Peter’s we also try to promote independence, so simple clothing which children can manage themselves when going to the toilet or getting ready to go outdoors will aid this.
Our Pre-school runs in line with St. Peter’s First School for holidays and closures, such as bad weather. We keep parents advised of all dates in our newsletters and on the notice board in the Pre-school waiting area.
Notice period for leaving pre-school
Should for any reason you wish your child/children to leave Pre-school before school age, we will require at least a half terms notice.
Our policy statements are displayed in a folder in the pre-school waiting area. All our policies and procedures are designed to ensure the safety, welfare and experiences of all children and families within the pre-school are the best possible. Also the staff and children should be treated with respect and as a pre-school will not tolerate bad behaviour and abusive language towards them. In any such cases will be excluded from the pre-school. Our policies and procedures are reviewed on a regular basis and comments and suggestions from parents are always welcome.
We occasionally have college and/or work experience students into pre-school at the request of local education facilities. College students are there to observe and take notes for their courses, they will always be on a childcare related course. The students will have always been checked and cleared by Criminal Records Bureau, and they will not have one to one contact with the children or would never be left in a position of responsibility.
If a child within the Pre-school has a nut allergy, we ask all parents to make sure their children don’t bring any food containing nuts. If your child has any other allergies please inform us.
Each child is able to progress at her/his own rate in all areas of development, and this is true for children with and without disabilities or learning difficulties. We are experienced in working in close liaison with professionals across a range of special needs. If you would like to discuss the group’s ability to meet your own child’s special needs, please talk to the pre-school manager. Our full special needs policy is available at Pre-school.