ST CHAD'S PRE-SCHOOL
St. Chads Church Hall
Victoria Burke – Preschool Manager
Kath Childs – Deputy Manager/Senco
Melissa Page – Assistant Manager
Sessions available: 9.15-12.15 / 12.45-3.45 / 9.15-3.45.
Established in January 2007, we have a strong Christian ethos, as well as embracing all that is required of the OFSTED regulated National Standards and the New Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum 2021. We have an experienced Manager, who is supported by a committed and professional staff team.
Sessions: (School Term time) Monday – Friday 9.15 – 12.15/12.45 – 3.45/9.15-3.45.
Cost: £15.50 per 3-hour session + £5.00 lunch fee for all day
Children aged 2 – 5 years
To place your child on the waiting list please complete the registration form and return it to the address above.
If you would like to visit the Preschool, please email or phone to make an appointment.
Identity and Purpose
Saint Chad’s Preschool has a clear Christian identity. It operates on the Christian principles of respect for self and others, acceptance of all, responsible behaviour and enjoyment through the activities we provide. The purpose of St. Chad’s Preschool is to provide a safe and welcoming environment, where the children have the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities and experiences, as we seek to meet the diverse developmental needs of each child.
Aims and Objectives
Be a community which reflects the love of God in our relationships, standards, and way of life.
Promote learning about the Life and ministry of Jesus Christ, as well as the beliefs and practices of St. Chad’s Church.
Adhere to the OFSTED regulated National Standards, and the New Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum 2021. To promote the welfare and development of all children.
Plan learning and play activities following the EYFS.
Work in partnership with parents.
Play a positive role in helping children separate from their main carer and prepare for Primary School.
Promote and encourage self-confidence, self-respect, self-expression, and respect for others.
Promote social and practical skills through sharing and working together.
Be positive role models for the children.
Seek to be a clear reflection in the community of values.
As with all pre-school and nursery groups, we are required, by law, to have an admittance procedure that is both consistent and fair. With this in mind, the Parochial Church Council have agreed the following criteria is to be followed when admitting children into St. Chad's Pre-School.
Order Of Priority
Children who are eligible for 2- and 3-year education grant funding
Children whose referral is supported by an outside agency or professional body
Children whose parent/ Carer regularly attends St. Chads Church (twice a month)
Date of registration
The Manager will make the final decision, especially taking into consideration the overall balance of the Preschool group.
When a place becomes available, all those eligible on the waiting list will be considered, according to the order of priority. The Manager will contact the parent/Carer by email/telephone to offer their child a place and arrange for a registration session. A settling and starting date for the child will be given. An opportunity will be given to visit the preschool and meet staff before starting.