The most important event for the children when they reach their third birthday, is not the cake or the presents, it is that they are old enough to go into Jo's room, the Pre-School room!
Jo is our Deputy Manager and Pre-School Teacher. Assisted by Charlotte, it is her professional expertise that gives the children the foundations of number, pencil control and pre-reading they will need when they go to school. There is a wide range of equipment and games aimed at developing skills in sorting by colour, shape, size and number. A selection of professionally produced pre-school activity and writing books gives the children a solid foundation of skills. A computer and tablet are always available for the children to develop their IT skills, using a variety of educational software.
Most children will leave Jo able to write their own names, able to recognise a number of familiar words and knowing and understanding their numbers up to 10. Most importantly, they will have developed an enjoyment of, an interest in, and an enthusiasm forlearning.