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Muddy Piglets – Pre School 1

Farmside’s Pre-school 1 room has been designed to help children undergo the transition from toddler room to pre-school. As your child moves into Pre-school 1, we begin to focus on the specific areas of learning of the EYFS alongside the prime areas. Entering preschool can be a big change for some children and preschool 1 is tailored to meet the needs of your child moving on to the next stages of their development.

Children make the transition from toddler room to pre-school 1, dependent on their developmental needs, at around 24 months. To ensure they continue to feel safe and happy, they will have a key person to support their individual needs. Our pre-school 1 staff will support and advise you and your child with their communication and language development and work alongside you to begin the toilet training process.

Pre-school 1 uses two different rooms to ensure each child has the opportunity to access all toys, equipment, materials and resources. We like to see how the children begin to develop friendships at this stage through group role-play, sharing and turn taking activities and discussions. We develop basic numeracy and literacy skills as well as encouraging them to explore different environments and explore their creative ability.

Farmside’s Pre-school 1 room offers a safe and secure base that enables your child to freely explore their surroundings. Pre-school 1 has a comfy area for children to read stories and to take part in singing and circle time activities. They have a role-play area that offers a number of experiences for them to recreate such as going to the hairdressers, cooking in the kitchen and fixing in the builder’s workshop. In another area, we have a numeracy and literacy zone where children can play with toys and objects that encourage maths, reading and writing. The children love to be outdoors using the forest school area to go camping, make dens and do a spot of gardening. Children also regularly go out into the community to the local parks, library and woodland areas. All activities are available for your child to play with freely to help encourage independence and learning.

Parents are asked to provide: Nappies/Cream, Wipes, Wellies, Sun Hat/Cream factor 50 and Spare Clothes.

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