The Newlands Spring Pre-School was first established in 1982 and in September 2005 moved to a new building, within the Newlands Spring Primary School grounds, affectionately known as the “Blue School”. Our new blue building is light, spacious and secure with ample play and seating areas, book and home corners and plenty of space to display the children’s work, purpose built toilets and washbasins, and access to hard and grassed outside play areas.
We offer education and care for children from 2½ to 5 years. The younger children attend afternoon sessions and move to more structured morning sessions as they get older, usually around their third birthday. This ensures that children of similar ages are grouped together and offered the appropriate activities.
We are proud of our dedicated and caring staff and our staff/child ratios are in accordance with the requirements of OFSTED Early Years. We are able to offer a ratio of 1 member of staff for every 4 children in our afternoon sessions (OFSTED recommends 1:4) and 1:5 in our older, morning sessions, which is in fact better than OFSTED’s recommendation is 1:8. We are, therefore, very pleased to be able to offer this exceptional level of attention to each child.
The Pre-school is regularly inspected by OFSTED with its most recent inspection having been carried out in May 2006. Copies of the OFSTED reports are available from the Department of Education website www.ofsted.gov.uk.
The Pre-school has strengthened its links with Newlands Spring Primary School since moving to the “Blue School” and we are very fortunate to share their site with them. As a result of this strong relationship, Newlands Spring Primary School have amended their Admission policy to include children who attend the Pre-school within the criteria for over-subscription as of the school year 2007-2008.
We currently have spaces available at the Pre-school so if you would like further information, details of our full Prospectus as well as session times and fees please contact either Jackie or Wendy on 01245 442505.
We look forward to hearing from you.