We at preschool@stmarks provide a safe and happy environment for all the children in our care. Every child is encouraged and supported in developing a positive sense of themselves and belonging; forming relationships built on trust and understanding and are able to make a positive contribution. We believe that every child is unique and will provide appropriate experiences to meet their own individual needs. We do this by providing trained and sensitive Early Years Workers, who will work in partnership with parents and carers to enhance and enrich the Childs learning experience. Children with any special educational or individual needs will be welcomed into our inclusive practice where we aim to provide a stimulating environment for all. In all that we do, our goal is to enable all the children in our care become healthy, happy individuals who achieve and reach their full potential.
Who Are We?
Preschool@stmarks is a committee run preschool with established links with the local community, we are registered and governed by OFSTED. We provide pre-school care for children aged 2-4 years, we offer our staff with a broad and rich range of childcare experiences and training. The qualifications the senior and supervisory staff hold include, NNEB Diploma, BTEC National diploma and NVQ 3 Early Years practitioners’ and NVQ Level 4 in Early Years Management the staff who hold Level 2 NVQ in Early Years are our pre-school assistants/Early Years workers. All staff qualification levels are compliant with regulations.
What we have to offer
we offer morning sessions Tuesday to Friday for 2-5 year olds, we accept children who are eligible for 2 year old funding and paid sessions. To check if you are eligible for 2 year old funding you can go to the parents zone for further funding information. Our session costs on a Tuesday, Thursday and Friday are £12 and Wednesday is £9.50.
We are excited to now have an arrangement with the local residential home where our children are able to visit the elderly residents of Curzon House on a monthly basis. We all engage in craft activities, play games and puzzles and have a chat with a biscuit and a drink with the older generation, to build inter-generational links. We feel this is a beneficial activity not only our children, but also the elderly residents as not all of our children have the opportunity to meet the older generation and engage with them, due to not having grandparents and the residents do miss the younger generation, as they don't always get visitors. This is a new scheme being backed by Alistair Bryce-Clegg, a holistic education specialist. You can find his work on Twitter, Facebook and on his website.