8.00 - 4.00 Mondays & Thursdays ( All Term time only)
8.00 - 1.00 Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Fee's (from April 2020)
9-12 or 1-4 £12.30
8-12 or 9-1 £16.40
All our session prices are based on £4.10 per hour and usually rise 1st April
We currently offer free funded 15 hours per week term time only available for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. We also offer the 30 hours Extended entitlement for working families. See Parent Carer Page for details on Funded 2 year old criteria and 3&4 year olds extended entitlement. Or please speak to our Pre School Manager for more information.
A drink of either water or milk and a choice between 2 healthy snacks is provided for the children during every session. This always includes a fruit or veg choice and something else such as cereal, toast, crumpets, crackers etc or someting the children have baked. Details of the snack and any allergens can be found at the snack area.
Settling Your Child In...
If you are considering coming in to have a look around you may be wondering what our procedure is for new starters. Well, we don't have set rule. Each and every child is different and some children come in, get stuck in and don't notice whether mum/dad/carer is around or not. However some children take longer to get used to their surroundings with you there with them. We can help and support both parent/carer and child to settle in and encourage you to stay for however long that it takes until you and your child are comfortable. We offer all new families one free 'taster morning' with us; This gives your child chance to explore and get used to us and also is a really good opportunity for you to meet the staff, the other children and have a good look around our setting.
Your Childs Key Person
Once enroled at pre school, your child will be assigned a Key Person and a team (Blue, Red, Yellow or Green). Your Key Person will make regular observations of all of the exciting things your child has been doing and put these in your childs folder which is always available for you to look at, take home to look through with your child and add to. You are welcome, and we encourage you, to speak to your child's key person any time you wish. Home Learning Story sheets are available at the back of your childs folder for you to record anything your child is particularly enjoying at home.
Involving Parents and Carers
Research shows that children benefit when parents and carers work in partnership with settings. We actively encourage this partnership and once your child is setled you are welcome to come along to pre school and 'stay and play' with the children. Along with this we encourage parents to accompany the children on outings and of course to help the children by supporting them at fundraising events such as the Christmas fair and the Summer Leavers Events. Any parental involvement is welcomed and very much appreciated.
In 2014 the committee felt very strongly about the introduction of a uniform. This gives the children a sense of belonging, is practical and easy for the children to put on and off and helps with the transition to school. Please see next page for further details
Wheatcroft Pre School Playgroup has a full range of policies, copies of which are available on the tab on the left. Should you wish to have a paper copy of any policy please speak to the Pre school Manager.
Transition to School
We have a comprehensive transition process between both St Martins and Wheatcroft Primary schools. However, children going on to other schools are also fully supported.
Wheatcroft Pre School Playgroup