Pre-School is an exciting time both for you and your child, and we know you both need to prepare for this. You can help prepare your child for school by following these very practical steps: –
We aim for children to feel safe, stimulated and happy in the Pre-School and to feel secure and comfortable with all staff. We also want parents to have confidence in both their children’s well-being and their role as active partners, with the child being able to benefit from all Pre-School has to offer.
We aim to support parents and other carers to help their children settle quickly and easily by giving consideration to the individual needs and circumstances of each child and their families.
The Pre-School staff will work in partnership with parents to settle their child into the nursery environment by:
Rydal Penrhos welcomes all families and children regardless of gender, cultural and religious background. Children do not have to meet any specific requirements to attend the setting. However, we do NOT admit children younger than 2 years due to our facilities not being suitable for babies, and hope that wherever possible a child entering Pre-School is at the stage of (or nearing) being ‘dry’.
Families and children with special needs are welcomed and the School and setting will accommodate where necessary, and will work with the appropriate agencies. Under exceptional circumstances the setting may not be able to offer a place if we are unable to meet the child’s needs and requirements. The decision will only be made after all avenues have been exhausted and the setting will provide a reason for the decision of non-admission.
The first stage of our admissions process is to provide you with a tour of the School and setting, and then invite your child to join the Pre-School for a taster session. Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to talk more and move on to the next stage.
We hope for and encourage all of our Pre-School to move into the next class, i.e. Reception when they are ready. Every week the Pre-School have a ‘getting to know you’ taster with our Reception teacher to make it a smooth transition.
The School, which provides lunches and snacks for the Pre-School, currently, has a maximum score of 5 with Conwy Environmental Health. All our meals, snacks and drinks are selected to ensure that children are having a healthy start to life. All food is prepared freshly on site by the School’s domestic staff, who are trained in advanced food and hygiene.
All dietary requirements can be catered for. The School produces seasonal menus that run over a three-week period.
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