We are a Charitable Trust for the community, located within the premises of St. Andrew’s Church. We have a fully-equipped kitchen and dining room, access to the spacious church hall, as well as our own dedicated separate teaching and play areas. The kitchen facilities permit us to do baking activities with the children.
The dining room doubles up as an extra activity room or for one-to-one sessions with the children in a quiet area.
Our main teaching/play room is divided into zones for different kinds of activities and play.
Our outdoor space allows for play in basketball, football, bats and balls, scooting, riding, log balancing, rope balancing, sliding, mounting, pushing and pulling equipment, natural resources, play in water, planting with soil, a quiet area in the Wendy house for reading, mark making and social time.
Expressive play is also encouraged outside with activities set up such as a flower shop, restaurant, hospital etc.
In implementing the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum we reflect the learning experience outside by having illustrations around understanding of the world, letters and numbers and more.
When it is safe to do so, we hope to resume to holding monthly coffee mornings for parents where we communicate planned events and encourage information sharing among parents/carers.
Additionally, we hope to re-open our first floor meeting and activity room to host workshops for parents/carers and small group activities.