AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The primary objective of Knaphill Pre-School is to offer a safe, enjoyable and stimulating environment in which every child can learn and develop. Our values are conveyed through our staff and we promise to give your child the attention he or she needs every day to help them thrive. The key aims of for Knaphill Pre-School are to:
- provide a happy, safe and caring environment
- work in partnership with parents to ensure that every child can get the most benefit from his or her early years education with us
- to give each child the opportunity to develop their social skills
- to encourage educational development
- to encourage respect and honesty
- to develop good behaviour
- to prepare each child for school
Please read our policies and procedures for more information about how we will implement and achieve our aims and objectives.
EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE
The activities at Knaphill Pre-School are planned to give attention to the seven areas of learning outlined in ‘The Early Years Foundation Stage’ (EYFS). The EYFS is a mandatory framework for all Ofsted registered childcare providers. It was developed to ensure that all childcare services provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment for children.
We support children’s learning through carefully planned activities that are fun and appropriate to their needs. All activities will link to the seven areas of learning in some way so we can ensure that every child’s learning experience is varied, relevant and enjoyable! The seven areas of learning are:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
All of our staff are appointed based on their experience and ability to support the children. Every member of staff must have an enhanced DBS check and we also make sure that key members have undergone paediatric first aid training. Current members of the team are:
Lisa (Pre-School Manager)
BA (Hons) Early Years Teaching / Safeguarding Lead / SENDCO / Forest School Level 3.
Katy (Deputy Manager)
BA (Hons) in Early Years Education & Practice/ Forest School Level 3. Maternity Leave.
Vicki (Acting Deputy Manager)
CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare & Education / Deputy SENDCO.
Level 3 Diploma in Early Years / Working towards Forest School Level 3.
Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies / Working towards Forest School Level 2.
We are always interested to hear from passionate childcare professionals who would like to join our team. Get in touch to find out more.