East Brent Pre School is situated in the grounds of East Brent Church Of England Academy, nestled at the bottom of the Knoll. We are able to use all of the schools facilities and the reception playground every day. We are surrounded by the countryside and like to let the children take advantage of this and so we frequently take the children out of the Pre School and into Ralphs woods, the local park or the Knoll to enhance their development.
We are a small team and so that enables us to have close relationships to all our children and the families who are with us. We always welcome parents into Pre School to volunteer, stay whilst their child is settling in or talk about your child’s development.
We work very closely with East Brent Church of England Academy and the Reception class so that the children’s transition to school is smooth. Mrs Tweedy and Mrs Youngs, the Reception teachers, get to know all our Pre School children whilst they are with us and we frequently do shared activities with both Pre School and Reception children together to enhance these links.
We provide all our children with enriching activities to allow them to learn through their play. We want all of our children to feel nurtured, valued and stimulated when they are at Pre School with us. We focus on the Prime areas of Learning: Personal, social and emotional development, Communication and Language and Physical Development along with four specific areas of learning literacy, mathematics, expressive arts and design and understanding the world.
We join in with the reception class for their PE lesson with a qualified PE teacher, Mr Hucker, every Monday and Tuesday and the children have the opportunity to play on the apparatus, learn gymnastics and start to learn about working as a team.