Welcome to the Village Preschool Sicklinghall

A great place to grow...

The Village Pre-School was established in 1981 and is situated in the Village Hall on Main Street Sicklinghall

We are a voluntary, non- profit making organisation and a registered charity (No. 1036666). The Conditions of our Registration under the Children’s Act (1989) means that we are regularly inspected by Ofsted in order to ensure that the quality of care and education we provide meets the standards required by Ofsted.

At The Village Pre-school, Sicklinghall we work closely with the Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership from which we regularly receive advice, training and support. We work towards the Early Learning Goals (ELG’s) as set down by the The Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) and we aim to provide a selection of stimulating resources and activities, including free flow play to our fabulous outdoor area, to encourage your child’s overall development

Our aim is to...

  • To enhance the development, and education of children under statutory school age, through a specially tailored Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum leading to the early learning goals
  • To provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment in a parent-involving, community-based group
  • To work within a framework which ensures equality of opportunity for all children and families
  • Provide Individual care, attention Fun and friendship with children and other adults made possible by a high ratio of adults to children
  • Provide opportunities for you and your family to be directly involved, in the activities of the group and in your own child’s progress

How many sessions does my child have to attend?

To help your child settle quickly we ask that your child attends a minimum of 2 separate sessions per week.

How long will it take for my child to settle?

As you know, your child is unique, and so each child has different settling in times at pre-school. If your child has a favourite toy, blanket or comforter we welcome you to bring these along to their settling sessions and when they begin pre- school to help ease their transition, and to make them feel secure.
Some children can settle from day one and others may take longer, but please be assured that we will support you and your child though their transition.

Do you operate a Key Worker system?

Yes, we do. your child will be assigned a Key Worker when they begin pre- school. Your child's key worker will be responsible for tracking your child’s development, and for your child’s learning journey, which maps their interests and development throughout their time with us.

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