Pre-School

Pre-School

3 years – 4 years
Our pre-school is for children in their final pre-school year. They are catered for in a well-fitted, centrally heated mobile. The children also have access to our private, enclosed garden area, where they have access to a wide range of outdoor activities and equipment. We are able to teach up to 16 pre-school children at a time and will have a minimum of 2 members of teaching staff. In the pre-school, the children continue to learn through play, as our knowledgeable and caring staff sensitively and gradually introduce some of the routines that are used in primary school. We understand that the move to primary school is a big step for children and at Snowy’s we do everything we can to make that transition as smooth as possible.

Skills that Children will Learn

We encourage children to develop the independence that will give them confidence as they start school – we support them while they learn to put on and remove their own coats, complete toileting independently, and recognise their own names so they can identify their own pegs, trays, books and belongings. By the summer term, we will have registration time, where the children answer when their name is called, and practice sitting with their arms and legs crossed. After registration, we have news time and the children practice listening to others and putting their hands up when they want to say something. We have group time and circle time to learn to work in groups on particular activities.