To find out if you are eligible for the two-year-old funding and apply for the funding please click on the link below:
When are we open?
We offer 15 hours of early education a week, 3 hours a day. The session times are as follows: 8:30am-11:30am or 12:15pm-3:15pm 5 days a week. This offer is in term time only.
Who will look after my child?
For every 4 children that we have in the Preschool we have 1 member of staff. This ratio means that the staff develop good relationships and know every unique child in their care.
When you accept a place at OSPA Preschool your child will be allocated a Key Worker. This is the adult that will work more closely with your child and monitor their progress. They will also communicate with you about your child. In some instances, your child’s key worker may change as they may have built a very close relationship with a different member of staff. These changes are always a result of your child’s best interests.
|Morning Session Key Workers||Afternoon Session Key Workers|
|Sharon McMahon||Sharon McMahon|
|Julie McKenzie||Julie McKenzie|
|Leanne Southwell||Tammy Fletcher|
|Laura Norton (maternity leave)||Katie Grimbleby|
|Gintare Budkriene||Gintare Budkriene|
What will my child do for three hours?
In the Early Year’s Foundation Stage (Birth-5 years old) we believe that children learn best through play.We set up the environment with careful thought about every child’s needs, interests and stages of development and we have skilled adults that play with your child, extending their play ideas and challenge their thinking.
The Statutory Framework for the EYFS states that “Practitioners must respond to each child’s emerging needs and interests, guiding their development through warm, positive interaction.”
The statutory Framework can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/596629/EYFS_STATUTORY_FRAMEWORK_2017.pdf
How can I help me child at home? What should I be doing/looking out for?
Below is a very useful document that gives information about what your children should be doing at their age and ideas about what you can do to support their development. https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2015/09/4Children_ParentsGuide_Sept_2015v4WEB1.pdf
I am interested, what do I do next?
Then contact the office and we will show you around and introduce you to key staff. We will then offer you a home visit and a stay and play session. After this your child can start, an hour a day at first but quickly building to the full 3 hours a day as they build relationships and grow in confidence.