The group currently meets in the Uplyme Village Hall at the following times:
- Monday 9:00am until 12.00 Noon – with lunch club until 1.00 and afternoon session till 3.30pm
- Tuesday 9:00am until 12.00 Noon – with lunch club until 1.30pm
- Wednesday 9:00am until 12.00 Noon
- Thursday 9.00am until 11:55am This transition session is for September school starters and runs during the summer term only at Mrs Ethestons school.
- Friday 9:00am until 12.00 Noon – with lunch club until 1.30pm
Our fees are £4.00 per hour, paid 1/2 termly in advance, until LEA funding is received the term after the child’s 3rd birthday. This funding covers a maximum of 15 hours per week and can be split between 2 providers, this is claimed directly by the Pre-school. If your child attends more than 15 hours you will be charged at a rate of £3.90 per hour but you always be made aware that you are over your funding limit before this happens Please remember that Thursday morning are still Pre-school sessions despite being held on school premises and that funding will be claimed for this session.
About the Sessions
During the sessions we concentrate on following seven areas of learning:
- Communication and language development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.
- Physical development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.
- Personal, social and emotional development involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.
- Literacy development involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.
- Mathematics involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.
- Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
- Expressive arts and design involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology
Whenever possible we will have free-flow indoor and outdoor play for the children, we like to go outside as much as possible so please ensure your child brings a warm coat when it is wet or cold. We also go for regular walks, you will always have notice of this, your child will need wellies and a coat but we do have spares if you forget.