Atherton Pre-School Day Care consists of two rooms:
Our nursery accommodates children from the age of 2 years to 4 years old.
Both rooms follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, to assess and monitor children.
Activities and resources are provided to enhance children's development and their experiences. We do this through observing the children's interests and needs. This is also the role of your child's keyworker.
A keyworker is a named person responsible for working with you to meet your child's individual needs. This includes discussing development and highlighting any causes for concern or the need for extra support. They will also work with you to support toilet training.
You can talk to your child's keyworker about any concerns you may have, to share any news/achievements/aspirations.
We arrange dates (parent's evening) where you can come into the setting to discuss your child's progress. We will have one of these in the Autumn Term and one in the Summer Term, although you can speak to your child's keyworker, or the nursery manager, at any time.
We also promote good oral health through activities and by discussing healthy options.
Each room has a specific adult:child ratio, although we have excellent procedures in place to provide children with 1:1 support if required. Our experienced SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator) works with the Early Years Team, and other agencies, in order to achieve the best outcomes for children requiring extra support.
Meetings are arranged with all relevant agencies, in order to ensure a smooth transition into school (mainstream school with support or specialist school).
We do not have the facilities to provide warm meals, so children attending a full day will need to bring a packed lunch.
We do provide a morning and an afternoon snack (toast, fruit, milk and water). There is no extra cost for this.