Pre-School

St. John’s Pre-School aims to:

  • Provide high quality care and education for children primarily below statutory school age;
  • Work in partnership with parents to help children to learn and develop;
  • Add to the life and well-being of its local community; and
  • Offer children and their parents a service which promotes equality and values diversity.

Pre-School Opening Times:

Monday: 9.15 a.m. – 11.45 a.m. 12.30 p.m. – 3.00 p.m.

Tuesday 9.15 a.m. – 11.45 a.m. 12.30 p.m. – 3.00 p.m.

Wednesday 9.15 a.m. – 11.45 a.m. 12.30 p.m. – 3.00 p.m.

Thursday 9.15 a.m. – 11.45 a.m. 12.30 p.m. – 3.00 p.m.

Friday 9.15 a.m. – 11.45 a.m. 12.30 p.m. – 3.00 p.m.

Our Pre-School offers education and care for children below school age and from the age of two years.

We offer the children ‘Stepping Stones’ sessions, to prepare them for school. Children start these sessions in their second year at St. John’s.

Admissions policy

Statement of intent

It is our intention to make our Pre-School accessible to children and families from all sections of the local community.

Aim

We aim to ensure that all sections of our community have access to the Pre-School through open, fair and clearly communicated procedures.

Methods

In order to achieve this aim, we operate the following admissions policy.

  • We ensure that the existence of the Pre-School is widely known in places accessible to all sections of the community.
  • We arrange our waiting list in order of month of birth and date of application.
  • We describe our Pre-School and its practices in terms which make it clear that it welcomes both fathers and mothers, other relations and other carers, including childminders.
  • We describe our Pre-School and its practices in terms of how it treats individuals, regardless of their gender, special educational needs, disabilities, background, religion, ethnicity or competence in spoken English.
  • We describe our Pre-School and its practices in terms of how it enables children with disabilities to take part in the life of the Pre-School.
  • We monitor the gender and ethnic background of children joining the Pre-School to ensure that no accidental discrimination is taking place.
  • We make our equal opportunities policy widely known.
  • We are flexible about attendance patterns to accommodate the needs of individual children and families.

This policy was adopted at a meeting of St. John’s Pre-School and the P C C of Langdon Hills held on the 14th February, 1997. Adapted September, 2004.