Sheepsetting Pre-school is on site at our school. It offers a wide range of activities and opportunities for children from 2½ years to school age. Part time reception aged children can attend pre-school in the afternoons until they are of full time age. The majority of pre-school parents choose to transfer their children into school. However, school places are offered to all local children and membership of pre-school does not guarantee a place in school.
More detailed information is available by visiting the pre-school pages listed on the right.
If you are interested in enrolling your child you may contact us or you can click here to download the pre-school application form.
The variety of activities on offer and the Pre-school environment encourages children to develop physical, intellectual, emotional and social skills through play. Each day we provide a range of activities, suitable for the age group of the children on role. The pre-school has a different topic each term, around which art activities are offered. We encourage the children to bring an item that relates to the topic into Pre-school for’ show and tell’, this helps to build self-confidence among the children.
Our Rising 5’s session on a Friday morning helps prepare the children for school. The children are split into smaller key-worker groups and practice name recognition, pencil control, basic letters and numbers and dressing/undressing for P.E.
All children progress at different rates and individual achievement will vary, we enable children to progress at their own speed and we aim to work towards the Government’s Early Learning Goals.
All Pre-school children use the school’s library and usually visit once a week with a member of the Pre-school staff. They have their own book folders to take their book home in.
Admissions and Fees
Admission is from a waiting list, by age. The children start at Pre-school when they are two and a half years old. You will be invited to take part in an induction visit with your child prior to them starting.
We are also able to offer childcare in the afternoons to children from the School’s Reception class, whilst they are at school part time. At present we take up to 30 children per session and we have a child:adult ratio of 6:1
Our fees are set to be in line with the Early Years Entitlement and at the moment they are £8.33 per 2 ½ hour session per child. Should the Early Years Entitlement increase, we will increase our fees the following term, so that we stay in line with them.
Our lunch club fee is £ 3.35 per day
A non-refundable registration fee of £20 is payable when registering a child for a place at Pre-school, this includes a sweatshirt. Other uniform is available to purchase on request.
Click here to download a PDF of our Admissions Form.