Welcome

Spaces now available for September 2019 intake!

Dormansland Pre-School is a small and welcoming village pre-school for children aged between 2 & 5 yrs. Our pre-school is situated in: The Parish Room, The Platt, Dormansland, Surrey, RH7 6RA.  Tel: 07855 279934.

Our facilities include: a large hall (complete with stage, kitchen and toilets) where we have a wide range of indoor equipment creating a vibrant, challenging and supportive play-based curriculum. We also have a secure outdoor area with new artificial grass and an all-weather canopy where children can access free-flow play whatever the weather!  Our outdoor area is equipped with a play house, slide, sandpit and a wide range of outdoor play equipment.

We are committed to ‘learning through play’ and follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).  We try and focus the environment in such a way that every area of learning is covered within the EYFS by using child intiated experiences with some adult input on activities to develop and extend each individual child’s stages of development.

Our Pre-school is registered with ‘OFSTED’, a copy of our latest inspection report can be seen under the ‘Links’ section on the right.

If you wish to know what’s going on this term then please see our newsletter.

Newsletter – Autumn 2019

Autumn term:

We had a great Leavers Party back in July and we said a fond farewell to the children leaving!  We now welcome back returning children and parents and also our new starters joining us this term! 

We will begin the term with “Nursery Rhymes” as our main topic.  Our first activity will be centred around the nursery rhyme “Baa Baa Black Sheep” but we’ll also take our lead from the children’s idea’s and interests. We’ll begin our ‘Letter of the Week with ‘Bb’ and our first Number’ will be ‘1’.  Please watch our outside notice board to see what we will be doing next and what the ‘letter and number of the week’ will be!

Home Activities:

To encourage the learning that your child will get from the above activities, there are things that you can do together at home:

* Look at different books together that relate to nursery rhymes and songs, say and repeat the rhymes together.

* Get them to describe what they can see happening in the pictures within the books.

* Get them to talk about the activity they have been taking part in at Pre-school, what they have made and repeat each weeks rhyme together.

* Please bring into Pre-school any objects or books relating to the different ‘Nursery Rhymes’ or relating to the ‘letter of the week’ that you might have, so that we can look at them together as a group at Circle Time.

Stories:

You could read together; maybe even take a trip to the local library to find some of these books:

* ‘Nursery rhyme picture book’ by Rosalinde Bonnet

* ’Treasury of Nursery Rhymes Book & CD’ by Lucy Cousins

* ’Big Book of Nursery Rhymes ’ by Kali Stileman

Clothing:

Due to the unpredictability of our weather, please make sure that your child has appropriate outdoor clothing such as a jacket and wellies or sturdy outdoor shoes.

We aim to allow the children free flow access between indoor and outdoor environments as long as it is safe to do so.  Plimsoles are a good, safe footwear for indoors.  Please label all your child’s clothing & footwear.

Due to the nature of the activities that we do and the fact that we don’t want to restrict their play too much, we would suggest that best clothes are not worn to Pre-school as they do tend to get messy!

We recommend Pre-school Sweatshirts and T-shirts as it takes away the worry of what to dress them in and helps them to feel part of the group.

Sweatshirts = £8:00 / T-shirts = £5:00.  Also Book-bags can be purchased for £3:50.

Collecting Children:

Please be aware the afternoon session finishes at 3:00pm.  Any problem collecting your child, please inform us immediately by phone or text on our Pre-school Number: 07855 279 934.  If we do not receive notice of delayed collection, we reserve the right to charge a late collection fee in-line with other childcare facilities in the area.

Important:

If someone different is collecting your child, could you please make sure that Pre-school is aware of who this will be by writing it in the Parent Book. Also, if you change your address or phone numbers could you please let us know so we can ensure emergency contact details are kept up to date.

Notice Board:

Our notice board in the lobby is one of the ways that we can keep you informed of all the relevant information such as policies, procedures and activity plans. This is to ensure that your child’s time at Pre-school is safe, secure and as much fun as possible.

Sickness:

If your child has sickness or diarrhoea, they should not attend Pre-school for 48 hours after the symptoms have gone, as they may still be infectious.

Also, if your child has a very heavy cold and/or cough please keep them off Pre-school so infection is not spread to others.  Please ring or text us on Pre-school’s number 07855 279 934 by 9:15am if your child is unable to attend for any reason!

‘Wow’ Certificates:

We will be continuing with ‘Wow’ Certificates!  These will be given to children for  achieving something special in their development (i.e. learning to pedal a trike)  or  attitude to learning (i.e. perseverance with a tricky activity) or exceptionally good behaviour (i.e. consistently participating in circle time). 

Parents/carers should tell their child’s keyperson when they want to share something done at home that is worthy of celebrating (i.e. learning to swim, riding a bike) – a ‘Wow’ certificate for this will then be produced.  All certificates will be shared at ‘circle time’, displayed in Pre-school, then be available for parents/carers to take home if they so wish.  It is an effective way of celebrating and highlighting children’s successes and achievements.

Bertie Bear:

Bertie Bear will of course be back again to share even more adventures!! A letter will be given to all new children regarding Bertie.

Children’s Toys:

Again if it is at all possible, could you please try to limit the amount of toys/objects that your child may bring into Pre-school.  This is because they may be lost, broken or get mixed up with our own toys and therefore very upsetting for the child concerned.

Feedback:

We really appreciate your feedback, good or bad!. We value parent contributions which hopefully will help towards making us a better Pre-school.  If you have any comments or suggestions about our Pre-school, please do not hesitate to speak to Karen.

Dates to remember:

First day – Autumn Term = Thursday 5th Sept.

Half Term—Last Day = Friday 25th October.

Half Term—Return = Monday 04th November.

End of Autumn Term = Tuesday 17th December.

 

Christmas Play = Friday 6th Dec. 2 till 3pm

(Details to follow in due course)

Christmas Party = Friday 13th Dec. 1 till 3pm

(Details to follow in due course)

First Day of Spring Term  = Thursday 09th   January 2020.