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Our Approach 

The EYFS sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. This gives all professionals a set of common principles and commitments to deliver a quality early education and child care experiences for all children.

The Kingfishers building is arranged into different areas of learning including a creative table, role play, writing table, construction area, computer area and sand and water area. The children can chose which area they would like to work in and have the flexibility to move between areas whenever they choose. There is also the offer of adult led activities focussing on different areas of learning throughout the week.

Everything is based around a topic; we have covered People Who Help Us and Healthy Eating and Space. The topics are changed half termly or termly to keep the children motivated. We also enhance their learning with visitors and trips, which have included a policeman visiting us and a trip to the local post office.

Staff spend all of their time interacting with the children during the sessions. They talk to the children about their learning and help them move forward with their activities. During this time the staff are also continuously assessing each child to inform their future planning and individual needs. We are keen to share your child’s learning journey with you. We have parent meetings twice a year and you will receive a report as your child moves onto school. We are always accessible and welcome the chance to talk informally with you.

Kingfishers Preschool is part of the three schools of Drayton Parslow Village, Mursley CE and Swanbourne CE Schools. We work closely together including the children attending ‘school’ for an afternoon each week during the summer term. The Foundation teachers are in communication with Kingfishers to ensure a smooth transition to school and ensure that there is a consistency in approaches to learning. Our staff are very keen to develop professionally and have the opportunity to attend courses and networking sessions. This ensures we keep developing and providing the best possible opportunities for your child.

 

 

Designated Person for Child Protection is the Headteacher, Ms Carol-Anne McCollum

Deputy Designated Persons for Child Protection are Deputy Head Mr David May, Assistant Headteacher Mrs Heidi Martin and Mrs Rebecca Chapman-Hill