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Latest Pre School News and Events
Welcome back to the Summer Term!
This half term our topic will be the life cycle of a butterfly- we will watch our very own butterflies as they develop from caterpillars, spin cocoons and emerge.
In addition, we will be celebrating Fathers' day and carrying out special crafts.
The older children will continue to be engaged in activities in anticipation of their transition to Reception in September.
Sports Day will take place on Monday 9th July 2018, all invited. More details to follow.
We would like to thank all the children who took part in the Easter Sing -a -long. Funds raised from this event totalled £445.00 which will be used to update the Pre School equipment. Many thanks for your generosity.
The charity Abseil took place last month, it was a very enjoyable and successful event. Funds raised from this event totalled £700.00 which will be shared with the charity 'Max Appeal'. £350.00 will be put towards the purchase of a new climbing frame for Pre School. Thank you once again for all those who took part and for your generous support.
Little Strikers will continue on a Wednesday morning.
Please visit this page for upcoming news and events.
Pre School Session Times are:
Morning Session 8:45am - 11:45am
Lunch Club 11:45am - 12:15pm
Afternoon Session: 12:15pm - 3:15pm
Congratulations to Mrs Coveney who recently received the Pre School Learning Alliance Outstanding Newcomer Award. Very well deserved!
We would also like to congratulate Mrs Mercer for receiving a Highly Commended Award at the Nursery World Awards 2017
Many thanks to all the families and friends that came to support the children singing. The children were fantastic! We would also like to thank all those that sponsored the children. You raised a massive £573.65 for the Pre School! With the funds we have purchased equipment for the children including a giant caterpillar play centre, a wigwam and cosy wicker boat reading corner.
Parent Questionnaire 2017-2018
We would like to thank all those who returned a Parent Questionnaire in the Spring term 2018. We received 32 questionnaires from a possible 60. We were delighted with the response and have compiled the results for your information:
Some Additional Comments from our Parents:
“Mrs Mercer and the team do a fantastic job and are a credit to St Albans”
“Fabulous Teaching! Fabulous environment!”
“Best Place for my children to go. I feel very confident in leaving my daughter even with all her additional needs. I appreciate the Facebook post so I can see what she has been doing. Thank you so much to you all!”
“A wonderful atmosphere, a happy, relaxed but well-structured environment conclusive with easy learning. The children are always excited and happy to come to school. Lots of confidence building in a caring setting.”
“Excellent, 100% recommend to my friends. Lots of improvement in child’s development and in speech.”
“Both of our boys have always looked forward to coming into Pre School. All of the teachers are always so welcoming to parents and children which makes the drop off a joy!”
“The way Pre School is managed is wonderful and greatly organised as well. Thanks to all the teachers. Please keep up the good work.”
“My Child is very happy at Pre School and loves her Pre School days”
ST ALBAN'S PRE SCHOOL
St Alban’s Pre School was established in 1981 and has continued to thrive and develop since then. Our fully qualified and very experienced staff meet the needs of all our children in promoting their independence and developing their skills for the future. We operate a Key Person system with a high ratio of staff to children.
At St Alban’s Pre School we aim to offer a safe, stimulating, fun, warm and friendly environment. Children are able to enjoy learning, promote their independence and grow in confidence.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
We aim to provide:
At St Alban's Pre School we endeavour to provide an opportunity for every child to learn through play in a safe stimulating environment, use their imagination and creativity and gain confidence by developing their skills and abilities.
St. Alban’s Pre School is a happy, thriving community of Pre School children and staff. The group are housed in a classroom in the grounds of St. Alban’s School. The premises are well stocked with a range of quality equipment. The Pre School also has a wonderful outside classroom with free access.
The hard-working and committed staff are employed by the governing body of St. Alban’s School – the school to which we hope the children will transfer when they become eligible for full-time education.
St. Alban’s Pre School is not directly funded by the Local Authority. From the term after their third birthday, Pre School children do receive grants from the Local Authority for up to 15 hours. For the younger children fees will be chargeable – please contact Mrs Mercer for details. For the 2017/18 year fees will be £12 (3 hours) per session.
In order to promote a high quality Pre School education for our children we have formulated a number of policies which are available below.
Pre School sessions are as follows:-
Mornings: 8.45am – 11.45am
Afternoons: 12.15pm – 3.15pm
All Day: 8:45am - 3.15pm
Lunch Club 11:45 - 12:15pm
In the event of any problems, difficulties or worries about your child at Pre School, a member of staff will be available for you to speak to at any time during a Pre School session. Mrs Mercer is available at all sessions and your child’s key person will be available, if not working that day, by appointment at the earliest opportunity.
If you are unsure about any aspect of how Pre School is run, please ask. Pre School is always looking for help in many different ways, perhaps you are just the person we need.
Please contact Mrs Mercer on 01625 431929 for more details or download our latest prospectus.