Telephone 07771 882180
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Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9.15am-11.45am
Friday 9.15am- 11.45am
Lunch Club provision:-
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 11.45am-12.30pm
Early Drop off available by prior arrangement
All Saints Preschool
Bury St Edmunds IP33 3QW
We spend a lot of time interacting with our children; we ask for their opinions, listen to their responses, ideas and requests. We invite children to plan activities. For example: we asked the children to help to design our outdoor area. The children looked through books and catalogues, drew pictures, made collages and had lots of conversations. We ordered the items the children had chosen, the children unpacked them when delivered to the setting - this caused lots of excitement.
Over the next 2 weeks, together we constructed the planters, planted the bulbs, flowers and seedlings, watered them with the watering cans, put up the butterfly feeder and so on. We all had lots of fun, learning and development ensued throughout. Children were encouraged to see adults as a resource and as partners in their learning thus enabling them to feel valued.
Our motto: "Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts" - taken from Einstien's office wall
The principles which guide the work of all early years practitioners are grouped into four themes:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
This is all about helping child develop a positive self image; knowing who they are and where they fit in and feeling good about themselves. It is also about developing respect for others, social competence and a positive disposition to learn.
Communication and Language
This is a very wide area of learning; encouraging all children to use non-verbal means to express their needs, feelings and ideas and to listen to and interact with others.
This improves the skills of co-ordination, control, manipulation and movement. It aims to promote confidence and a healthy active lifestyle.
Literacy development involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.
This is all about using and understanding numbers, shape, space and measures through a wide variety of everyday experiences and activities.
Understanding the World
In this area of learning, children are exploring and investigating the world in which they live; developing a sense of place, learning about their own culture and beliefs as well as those of other people and developing construction and ICT skills.
Expressive Arts & Design
In this area of learning a rich and stimulating environment is required. Children need enough time and freedom to explore, develop and express their ideas - through art, music, dance, role play and imaginative play.
All of this is achieved through play! Play is your child’s work; the way in which he or she makes sense of the world around them.
We aim to offer an environment in which, each child can develop his or her own skills supported by a qualified key person who will get to know them as individuals. With this knowledge, we plan a wide range of play experiences which will help each child reach their full potential.
Would you like to learn more about our approach?
Please contact us on 07771 882180 or use our contact form.