At Ickleford Pre-School our friendly staff work hard to provide a supportive and stimulating environment. This allows each child to feel secure and reach his or her full potential. Each child has a nominated key worker who regularly updates the child’s Learning Journal. Our adult to child ratio ensures generous care and attention.
The team recognises that each child is unique and that children develop at their own pace. We plan activities that cater for all children, but enable individual needs to be met. A flexible approach allows children to genuinely influence and choose activities. Children are encouraged to make their own decisions, within a safe and familiar structure that provides support and reassurance.
Respect & Responsibility
We uphold the core values of respect and responsibility for one another, and the environment, in everything we do. Children are encouraged to be kind towards each other and positive behaviour is reinforced at all times. Relationship building, conversation and sharing are essential to creating a positive and caring culture for our children and staff.
We encourage children to:
• develop lively, enquiring minds
• think creatively
• be independent and confident
Following these principles and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework, we take great pleasure in watching the children discover and develop their abilities and friendships in these important formative years.
What Our Families are Saying
“This is a lovely setting. My shy daughter has blossomed into a sociable little girl, ready for school.
“My little boy started when he just turned two years old having just moved into the village. We were made to feel so welcome with his key worker helping him to settle quickly. He runs into pre-school now every morning.”
“My son really looks forward to going to pre-school. I like the way that the staff re-iterate the rules that we have at home such as to play with kind hands and to have good manners at the table when eating. He has a great friendship with all of the staff and other pre-schoolers and he talks about them at home all of the time!”