We have a child-centred approach, where children are respected as individuals and encouraged to learn and develop at their own pace. Children are exposed to a variety of experiences to encourage creativity, individuality and to develop self-confidence.
Our pre-school is regularly inspected by the authorities, to ensure we are meeting (and in most cases, exceeding) standards and adhering to the procedures given.
There are many things that parents can do to help prepare their child for that first day at pre-school. Your Childs First Day
We encourage you to build relationships with all staff who are caring for your child as it not only makes it easier when covering for holidays, sickness and training days, but more importantly, will help to ensure that there is always a familiar face for you and your child.
At CESK, we follow the British Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) to ensure your child receives the best possible start to their learning in a stimulating and encouraging setting. There are 3 Prime and 4 specific areas in the new 2012 revised EYFS. Each of these areas has a set of stepping stones that progress towards early learning goals, for which each Class Leader plans activities to help meet the diverse needs of each child, so that they are well prepared for when they start school. Learning is encouraged through play and includes activities to involve each area. Progress for your child can be tracked via a secure website.
At CESK, we believe that snack times should be social, happy times where skills can be developed and foods tasted! We encourage parents to send in healthy alternatives for snack. We do not allow sweets, fizzy drinks in cans or bottles, chewing gum etc. Please note: we are a nut free zone. Bottled water is available at all times.
Monthly newsletters are produced for parents which detail activities and other things taking place, changes to policies, general information, updates on staff and any other information which you, as a parent should be aware of.