Pre-school Room

4 - 5 years

Childcare in Sidcup

Our Pre-school cares for 25 children and offers a homely, exciting, challenging environment across two rooms, where we support children to be confident, outgoing individuals and encourage all children to value each other and their ideas and feelings. 

We encourage the children to test their ideas, use their forever growing imagination and ensure that every child feels supported through every stage of their learning.

We continually implement all aspects of the Early Years Foundation Stage and plan fun and exciting learning opportunities to capture and challenge children, supporting them in their Journey through Pre-school and through to their transition into big school.

Our daily routine also focuses on children’s Emotional Resilience, supporting children to talk and express openly their own thoughts and feelings. Children take part in daily yoga sessions which supports their growing emotional regulation.

We also plan local outings and trips with our children and visit our Local BUPA Care home on a fortnightly basis where children spend time with the elderly singing, dancing and carrying out activities.

Our activities in Pre-school are based on firsthand experiences that encourage exploration, observation, experimentation, discussion, critical thinking, problem-solving and decision making.             

School readiness is a key focus, we implement sound of the week and focus on early writing skills, letters and sounds, mathematics and health and self-care skills.

Children take part in weekly Forest School sessions with our trained Forest School Leaders and also take part in weekly sports sessions with a trained sports coach. 

We also hold an annual sports day with our children and families on the local green space. 

We recognise the importance of the children’s educational journey and this is celebrated with our own pre-school graduation ceremony held here at the childcare Nursery for the children before they leave us to go on to school.

Our newly joined dedicated Room Leader Caroline has completed her Level 3 qualification in Children’s Care, Learning and Development and has over 14 years experience of in caring for young children.

Room Facilities

  • Regular trips on local outings
  • Regular fresh air in our garden at least twice a day
  • Daily trips to our very own soft play room with ball pit and construction area
  • Roleplay area which is changed termly
  • Quiet area for exploring books where we read books and sing and sign
  • Calm environment
  • Messy play area
  • Creative activities daily
We offer both a stimulating and nurturing environment for your children.
We specialise in individual attention, creative learning and strong relationships with our families.

FAQ

What’s the appropriate age for my child to use the Pre-school Room?
The Pre-school room is ideal for children aged between 4 and 5 years old.
How does the Pre-school Room help children develop?
In the Pre-school Room, we urge the children to explore their ideas and use their ever-growing imagination. We make sure that every child feels supported throughout each stage of education.
Why is the Pre-school Room at the daycare nursery in Sidcup so important for children?
Our goal is to provide an environment that is safe for children with the development of both their social and academic needs. We want every child in our care to experience a positive transition into big school.

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