How We Work
Our Mission !
At Shenley Church End Pre School we believe every child is a individual unique child, we consider their own individual needs, interests and stages of development of each individual child in our care!
To follow the children's own journey to challenge and create enjoyable experiences to spark curiosity to learn through play!
Where children's emotional well-being is nurtured by managing themselves and expressing their feelings and needs, to give them the capability to self-regulate and be resilient in the face of all challenges
The ability to make choices, focus attention and the ability to be involved, with the I can do it attituderen in learning through play.
All children to have a sense of belonging connecting their leaning with experiences at home and in familiar cultural communities.
We will provide equitable opportunities for for learning irrespective of their gender, ability, age and ethnicity or background.
We will make sure children are safe from harm through safeguarding and giving the children the knowledge about how to keep themselves safe from harm and the ability to take safe risks.
The children's health is promoted by keeping themselves healthy and caring for themselves by understanding their bodies and what keeps them healthy
To encourage confidence, independence with positive attitudes towards self-help, self-care skills, encouraging healthy eating, drinking, toileting and self-care such as washing and dressing.
To encourage communication if it's through non-verbal using movement and gesture, and communication cards, or to develop verbal communication skills along with understanding language, making children confident in their first language our main priority and very much valued!
Recognising mathematical symbols and concepts using them with enjoyment through play.
Implementing interests of curious minds of playing, imagining, inventing and experimenting.
To work in partnership with parents involving them in their learning journey, and to encourage parents to work in partnership of children understanding boundaries of acceptable behaviour,
For children to understand respect for our friends, adults, our environment and the rights of others, to develop the skills to understand what's fair and understanding our our pre-school rules on behaviour and respect.
All our staff are fully trained early years educators or working towards , most staff are level 3 and above, fully police checked, have a certificate in First Aid, safeguarding and have attended a Food Safety and Hygiene course as basic practice our staff are always updating practice on educare courses to further their skills.
In our most recent Ofsted report in 2017 we achieved high standards in all areas.
We are a member of the Pre-School Learning Alliance (PSLA) and, like other Pre-Schools, we are community based: drawing on and responsive to local families and needs.
We adhere to the government guidelines of promoting British values while embracing and celebrating our multi-cultural society. Some of the festivals we may celebrate throughout the year: Easter, Chinese New Year, Christmas, Diwali, Eid, Mother’s/ Father’s Day, St George’s Day.
A full list of the pre-school’s policies and procedures is always available in pre-school and copies are available on request
We are open every day, Monday through Friday, during term time, with two sessions every day. Session times are:
Morning:9.00 am to 12.00 pm Includes snack time: we offer milk or water to drink and encourage the children to sit at table for a fruit snack followed by songs. (Parents are asked to provide a piece of fruit every other session.)
Afternoon:12.00 pm to 3.00 pm Children bring their own packed lunch to eat after the registration period.With the option of all day (9 am – 3pm)
We accept children from the age of 2 years.
We try to make our admissions policy as fair as possible. Usually, we have space to take in every child on our waiting list. However, we can only have a maximum of 30 children per session.
We accept the government funding for 2, 3 and 4 year olds (both the universal 15 hours and the new 30 hours for 3 and 4 year olds).
Any sessions not covered by the government funding are payable by the parent/carer at the current rate of £13.50 a session.