Pre-school Opens Tuesday 1st September 2020 Mid-Term Break Monday 19th to Friday 23rd October 2020 Pre-school Closes Friday 11th December 2020
Pre-school Opens Monday 4th January 2021 Mid-Term Break Monday 15th to Friday 19th February 2021 Pre-school Closes Friday 26th March 2021
Pre-school Opens Monday 12th April 2021 May Day Holiday Monday 3rd May 2021 Mid-Term Break Monday 31st May to Friday 4th June 2021 Pre-school Closes Friday 9th July 2021
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The Kibworth Methodist Pre-school is a rural early years setting based within the beautiful village of Kibworth in South Leicestershire. The pre-school is run from the large church hall and the adjoining school room and the location benefits from three accessible outdoor areas. All facilities are disabled-friendly and on the same level.
The pre-school is privately managed and our ethos is to provide fun, play-based learning that delivers the EYFS in a happy, free, child-initiated environment. The pre-school is open each weekday 9:00am-3.30pm Monday’s, Tuesday’s, Wednesday's and Thursday’s. Friday’s 9:00am-1:00pm, term time only. The setting also provides a lunch club from 12:00pm-1:00pm each weekday for those who wish to bring a packed lunch.
All staff at the Pre-school live in and around Kibworth most of whom their own children have attended the Pre-school enabling understanding, continuity and strengthening the Pre-school/community partnership.
Staff and relevant qualifications:
Jayne Hubbard, Manager, NVQ3 Early Years and Childcare, Level 2 qualification in Speech and Language (ELKLAN) SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator)
Cathy McGuire, Assistant Manager, NVQ3 Early Years and Childcare, setting SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) Postgraduate Certificate – Special Education: Autism (Children)
Mandy Mills: Assistant Manager, NVQ3 Early Years and Childcare
Alice Buzzel: NVQ3 Early Years and Childcare
Rachael Hill: NVQ3 diploma in Children’s Learning and Development (Early Years Educator)
Emma Stankovich: NVQ3 Early Years Educator
Claire Eldridge: NVQ3 Early Years and Care
Lynda Bizley: PGCE
All staff hold up to date Paediatric First Aid certificates.
All staff regularly undertake further training for their continuous professional development and includes such training as Makaton signing, Physical development, Autism, Emotional health and wellbeing and Positive behaviour.
COVID-19 EXTRA MEASURES DOCUMENT
Non funded hours
Our hourly rate is £6.00 for non funded hours.
Parents are asked not to bring into Pre-School any child who has been vomiting, or has had diarrhoea,
until at least 48 hours has elapsed since the last attack.
This is to prevent the illness spreading to other children.
Please inform staff of any injuries that may have occurred in the previous 24hrs.
All items brought into pre-school (including clothing, hats, lunch boxes and show and share items) should be clearly marked with your child’s name.
Our child's basket contains everything that your child has lovingly done for you that day. Each child has their very own basket with their name and pre-school picture attached, the same picture that will be on their coat peg label as they arrive. If nothing is in the basket, just remember that what goes home in their heads is just as important.
If your child is still in nappies please remember to put some spare ones into your child's bag along with wipes and nappy sacks.
We will try to play outside as and when the weather permits, so can you please ensure that your child has appropriate outdoor clothing when they attend pre-school and spare clothes in their bag. It is also a good idea to only send your child in clothing that you do not mind getting glue, water, mud and paint upon as we value the freedom and learning opportunities this creates while they are at pre-school.
Each day we provide a selection of fruit and vegetables plus a bread choice. For example: a piece of toast, bagel, bread stick, crumpet, pitta bread. We also serve cheese each break time and the children are given the choice of either water or milk to drink.
Lunch club is not compulsory but offers a great opportunity for your child to learn to manage using a lunch box in preparation for school. It runs each day from 12 noon until 1pm and costs £6.00.
Please make sure your child’s lunch box is named.
Please be aware that we have children with nut allergies that have joined us this term. Lunch boxes must not contain any form of nuts and this includes peanut butter spread. Please notify us of any allergies if you have not done so already.