Information for Parents

St George's Playgroup

Session times and Fees

 

Pre-school is available for children from 2-4 years (until the July before the child's 5th birthday). All the children learn together throughout the sessions, with daily small group sessions to provide more focused learning, including Early Phonics, Early Maths and Basic French.

 

These sessions run daily Monday- Friday 9.10am - 12.10pm and on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons 12.30pm - 3.30pm.

 

Children do not need to be toilet trained to attend our setting - we work with each family to support the children with toilet training at a time which is right for them.

 

Fees are: - £14.50 for a 3 hour session. £2.50 for lunch club till 12.30pm. £5.00 for lunch club till 1.00pm.

£31.50 for a full day.

 

A deposit of £52 is required at the time of confirming your acceptance of a place at St George's Playgroup. An invoice will be issued in respect of this, payable on receipt, preferably by BACS transfer. This deposit will be deducted from your final terms' invoice before your child leaves us, as long as a minimum period of three months' attendance has been recorded for your child and appropriate notice (4 calendar weeks) has been given.

 

Voluntary contribution is £18 per year.

 

We accept most employers childcare vouchers including Eden Red,Computershare, Care 4 and Sodex.

 

 

Lunch Club

 

Our lunch club is available Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday.

 

It is a supervised lunch, children bring their own lunchbox and all sit down around the table and eat together.

 

Parents are asked to provide a healthy lunch which is nut free(this includes chocolate nut spread and peanut butter).

 

 

 

 

What is the EYFS?

 

It is a framework which shapes high standards of practice. At our playgroup we embrace the EYFS wholeheartedly, from activities, resources and staff training through to policies, procedures and management. A child's experience in the early years has a major impact on their future life chances.

 

The Playgroup follows a structure of learning, development and care for children from birth to five years old. This is called the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and it enables your child to learn through a range of activities.

 

EYFS seeks to ensure that we provide the level of care which means parents can be confident that their child will receive a quality experience that supports their development and learning.

 

The EYFS principles that guide the work of the Playgroup are grouped into four themes and are as follows:

 

 

A Unique Child - every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.

 

Positive Relationships - children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a keyperson

 

Enabling Environments - the environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children's development and learning.

 

Learning and Development - children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of Learning and Development are equally important and inter-connected.

 

There are seven areas of Learning and Development, which help us to observe, plan and assess your child's activities, based on their individual development and needs.

 

PERSONAL,SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

COMMUNICATION & LANGUAGE

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

LITERACY

MATHEMATICS

UNDERSTANDING OF THE WORLD

EXPRESSIVE ARTS & DESIGN

 

This approach ensures that the EYFS meets the overarching aim of improving outcomes. The three characteristics of effective teaching and learning are:

PLAYING AND EXPLORING

ACTIVE LEARNING

CREATING AND THINKING CRITICALLY.

 

If you would like more information regarding the EYFS then please speak to a member of staff.

 

 

St Georges Playgroup Holiday Dates 2018/2019

 

Autumn Term 2018

 

Monday 10 September 2018 - Friday 19 October 2018

 

Monday 29 October 2018 - Tuesday 18 December 2018

 

Spring Term 2019

 

Thursday 3 January 2019 - Friday 8 February 2019

 

Tuesday 19 February 2019 - Friday 29 March 2019

 

Summer Term 2019

 

Monday 15 April 2019 - Friday 24 May 2019

 

On Friday 19 April 2019 playgroup will be closed for Good Friday

On Monday 22 April 2019 playgroup will be closed for Easter Monday

On Monday 7 May 2019 playgroup will be closed for the Early May Bank Holiday

 

Monday 10 June 2019 - Friday 19 July 2019

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND PARENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.