“Children thrive in this inclusive, exciting, stimulating setting”
(Ofsted, March 2011).
At Poperinghe, meeting your child\\\'s individual needs is our priority. We are proud to offer outstanding education and care in a safe and fun environment at our purpose built facility on the Garrison. The pre-school has been present here since 1979 and has always catered for children of service personnel and children from the local community. Children learn best when they are enjoying their play and are able to make their own choices. At Poperinghe, both indoor and outdoor learning resources are expertly utilised to ensure that all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage are explored. Our fantastic Nature and Forest Gardens are extremely popular with the children, providing excellent opportunities for outdoor learning, to complement the wealth of indoor learning experiences within our four large playrooms.
Children are entitled to Pre-School education funding from the term following their third birthday; we provide 15 hours of free care and early learning. We understand the needs of the modern family and offer flexible, extended Pre-School sessions for three and four years old (please visit our website for full details). Our Early Years Professionals lead a highly qualified, dedicated staff team and ensure a smooth and happy transition to primary school. In addition, the Poperinghe Holiday Club offers continuity and consistency of care during the busy holiday periods.
We are a charity run pre-school overseen by a voluntary parent committee which includes a highly dedicated fundraising team who work tirelessly to raise essential funds for the pre-school.
All our policies are designed to offer the best possible provision for the children and families in the group. We ensure that the five outcomes under the Every Child Matters are promoted at Poperinghe Pre-School by:
- setting the standards for the learning, development and care young children should experience when they are attending a setting outside their family home, ensuring that every child makes progress and that no child is left behind
- providing for equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice and ensuring that every child is included and not disadvantaged because of ethnicity, culture or religion, home language, family background, learning difficulties or disabilities, gender or ability
- creating the framework for partnership working between parents and professionals, and between all the settings that the child attends
improving quality and consistency in the early years sector through a universal set of standards which apply to all settings, ending the distinction between care and learning in the existing frameworks, and providing the basis for the inspection and regulation regime
- laying a secure foundation for future learning through learning and development that is planned around the individual needs and interests of the child, and informed by the use of ongoing observational assessment.
Our policies are reviewed on a regular basis and comments and suggestions from parents/carers are always welcome. A booklet entitled “Policy and Procedure”, which details our specific policies, is available on request from the pre-school office or by contacting us via email.
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