Pre-school Opens Tuesday 28th August 2018 Mid-Term Break Monday 15th to Friday 19th October 2018 Pre-school Closes Friday 14th December 2018
Pre-school Opens Monday 7th January 2019 Mid-Term Break Monday 18th to Friday 22nd February 2019 Pre-school Closes Friday 12th April 2019
Pre-school Opens Monday 29th April 2019 May Day Holiday Monday 6th May 2019 Mid-Term Break Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May 2019 Pre-school Closes Friday 12th July 2019
Pre-school Opens Monday 2nd September 2019 Mid-Term Break Monday 14th to Friday 18th October 2019 Pre-school Closes Friday 13th December 2019
Pre-school Opens Monday 6th January 2020 Mid-Term Break Monday 17th to Friday 21st February 2020 Pre-school Closes Friday 3rd April 2020
Pre-school Opens Monday 20th April 2020 May Day Holiday Monday 4th May 2020 Mid-Term Break Monday 25th May to Friday 29th May 2020 Pre-school Closes Friday 10th July 2020
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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 9am-3.30pm Monday’s, Tuesday’s and Thursday’s and 9am-1pm Wednesday’s and Friday’s, term time only. The setting also provides a lunch club from 12pm-1pm 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: NVQ2 Early Years and Childcare, working towards 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.
Collection of children is from the main Church door. This minimises disruption to the lunch club.
Non funded hours
Our hourly rate is £5.50 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.
Show and Share
This is a red box located under the front desk that your child may put any toy or item from home that he/she wishes to share at circle time. This is a great way of building your child’s self-confidence. Please be aware that small items may go missing!
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.
Please remember to empty your child’s basket. The baskets contain everything your child has lovingly done for you that morning. If nothing is in the basket, just remember that what goes home in their heads is just as important.
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 £5.50.
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.