MANOR COURT PRIMARY SCHOOL

Early Years Centre


Welcome!

In our Early Years Centre, we pride ourselves on providing high quality early education for our local community. We try to support our children reaching positive outcomes by offering them opportunities for care, learning and development.

We fully understand that leaving a young child for the first time can be a very daunting and overwhelming prospect for both children and their parents or carers! Our staff will therefore assist parents to settle their children by taking into account feelings, wishes and concerns. In this way we can ensure that all the needs of both children and parents are met in the settling in process.

Within our Early Years Centre we are fortunate to have a large main playroom and some smaller rooms which lead out onto our outdoor play area. Each room is carefully organised with a variety of equipment to meet the needs and learning of each individual child. We encourage the children to create, explore and experience new things in a safe and stimulating environment. This enables them to become more independent and grow in confidence. It is felt that these kinds of environments are key in providing an effective early years provision.

In our Early Years Centre, we pride ourselves on providing high quality early education for our local community. We try to support our children reaching positive outcomes by offering them opportunities for care, learning and development.

We are very much part of the school, taking part in many of the school events. We have access to all parts of the school and their facilities, including extensive playing fields, outdoor play equipment, trim trails and the pond and wildlife area and school hall.

The Early Years Centre have an enthusiastic, strong team of qualified and experienced staff and all have been police checked in accordance with the Children’s Act and Ofsted Regulations. The staff work very hard to meet all the children’s individual needs and pride themselves in putting the children and their families first. Planning extends and develops the children’s learning through close observation and finding out what interests and motivates the children. All children have individual learning pathways showing your child’s progress whilst at the Early Years Centre. There are plenty of opportunities to discuss progress with staff as your child develops.

On joining the Early Years Centre, each child will be allocated a key-worker. The key-worker has a very specific role within the setting to meet their children’s individual needs, offer reassurance and make the children feel safe and secure. The key-worker will support your child with the settling in process, develop a close affirming relationship and help foster your child’s independence.

In January 2012, we received an OFSTED judgement of “GOOD with OUTSTANDING features”. Click here to see a copy of our latest Ofsted Report. However, we are always striving to improve our provision and respect and value contributions from all our stakeholders, especially our families as this is very important and highly valued within the setting.

In January 2012, we received an OFSTED judgement of “GOOD with OUTSTANDING features”. Click here to see a copy of our latest Ofsted Report. However, we are always striving to improve our provision and respect and value contributions from all our stakeholders, especially our families as this is very important and highly valued within the setting.

We have very close links with Chard Children’s Centre who run the “PEEP Group” (Parent Early Education Partnership) which is a very successful parent and toddler group on a Thursday afternoon 1.15 – 2.45pm using the Partnership Room in the main school.

Opening Hours and Sessions

We offer two sessions per day (term time only) with each session lasting 3hrs. The session days and times are as follows:

Monday – Friday
9.00am – 12 noon & 12.30pm – 3.30pm

We also offer a Lunch Box Club for children who stay all day. The Lunchbox Club is available to all our pre-school children from 12.00-12.30 each day. The children bring a packed lunch from home and are supervised by our staff whilst they eat and drink socially together. All holiday dates are in line with the school academic year. There will also be an additional 5 INSET days each year to be taken for the purpose of staff training.

We hope that this gives you an overview of the Early Years Centre but we know that you will have lots more questions to ask, so please contact Mrs Emery in the school office to arrange an informal visit or get some more information on 01460 62350.

We look forward to hearing from you!