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About Us

Our Learning Environment

Our setting is renowned for its welcoming attitude and its commitment to ensure both children and parents feel it is a safe, secure and happy place to be. We pride our pre-school on having a bright, child friendly and encouraging learning environment, both indoors and out, that is safe, supportive and suitable to our children’s needs.  Both our indoor and outdoor environment are zoned to reflect the different areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum housing top quality resources in a stimulating and highly accessible manner.


We are able to offer the children a free flow environment allowing them to move freely between both inside and out. Outside we are able to offer the children a generous tarmacked space with plenty of room for bikes and trikes, climbing and balancing equipment as well as other large gross motor activities; as well as offering activities and resources that can also be found within our classroom setting. Resources and activities are accessible to all to encourage independence and this along with our free flow environment enables children to take ownership over their own learning.

 

Planning and Assessment

As a setting we are committed to providing learning and development within the prime areas of the EYFS, physical development, communication and language, and personal, social and emotional development. We also support children in the specific areas of literacy, mathematics, understanding of the world and expressive arts and design. Each child moves forward as an individual and when they are ready for the next stage. We aim to take a holistic approach to their development making them feel safe, happy and secure which therefore allows them to learn and achieve. Through our planning, observation and assessment we ensure that each child is able to work and achieve to their full potential. By forming secure and positive relationships between staff, parents and children we use our knowledge to help plan an exciting and diverse curriculum of activities and experiences that capture children’s imagination and enthusiasm. We use children’s interests and likes as a foundation to this and provide children with a mixture of adult led and directed activities the opportunity to extend and modify pre-existing activities; as well as having the opportunity to self-direct.

 

Session Times, Prices, Uniform

We offer Morning and Afternoon sessions for your child to attend.

 

Sessions

We would like to notify you of our revised Fee Charges and Opening Hours, from September 2020.

 

LILYPAD AT THE SCHOOL

Morning Session: 8.45 am - 11.45 am (During Coronavirus restrictions we have a drop off slot 9.10 am to 9.20 am)
Afternoon Session: 12.15 pm - 3.15 pm (During Coronavirus restrictions we have a collection slot 3.10 pm to 3.20 pm)

 

LILYPAD IN THE PARK

Early Opening Time: 8.00 am - 9.00 am (£4.00 Charge)

Morning Session:  9.00 am - 12.00 noon

Afternoon Session: 12.30 pm - 3.30 pm

Late Pick Up: 3.30 pm - 4.00 pm (£3.00 Charge)

 

Prices

£17.00 per session

£20.00 additional required session

£2.50 for lunch (when not doing full day)

£1.00 for consumables per session your child attends
(for our funded and non-funded children)

LATE PAYMENT OF INVOICE

£5.00 PER WEEK PAYMENT IS LATE

 

Please inform a member of staff if you require an early start or late finish, or if you require your child to stay for lunch.

 

For further funding information please refer to the
website: www.gov.uk/free-early-education


Uniform

Polo Shirt: £9.00 Each
Fleece Jacket: £12.00 Each
Book Bags: £5.00

Please read the following about Pupil Premium, and if this applies to you are welcome to speak to Dawn Beardmore.

 

The Early Years Pupil Premium

From April 2015, nurseries, schools, childminders and other childcare providers have been able to claim extra funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium to support children’s development, learning and care. We wanted to write to you to explain what the Early Years Pupil Premium is, explain who is eligible for this funding. Please ask for Forms to complete.

National data and research tells us that children eligible for free school meals tend to do less well, for example in 2014, 45% of children eligible for free school meals achieved the expected level at the end of the early years foundation stage compared with 64% of other children.  The Early Years Pupil Premium will provide us with extra funding to close this gap.

The Early Years Pupil Premium provides an extra 53 pence per hour for three and four year old children whose parents are in receipt of certain benefits or who were formerly in local authority care but who left care because they were adopted or were subject to a special guardianship or child arrangements order.  This means an extra £302 a year for each child taking up the full 570 hours funded entitlement to early education.  This additional money could make a significant difference to us.

We can use the extra funding in any way we choose to improve the quality of the early years education that we provide for your child. This could include, for example, additional training for our staff on early language, investing in partnership working with our colleagues in the area to further our expertise or supporting our staff in working on specialised areas such as speech and language.

It is well documented that high quality early education can influence how well a child does at both primary and secondary school so we do want to make the most of this additional funding. You may be aware if you have older children that a pupil premium has been available for school-age children and it has proved to have given a real boost to the children receiving the funding.  We want to do the same for our early years children entitled to this funding.

If you have any questions, please contact Dawn Beardmore.

 

Dates for Diary/Calendar

Academic Calendar

Please always check our website and facebook account for updates, reminders and date changes.
Download a copy of our Academic Calendar.

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