The Beagle Pre-School
The Beagle PreSchool is run by Acorn Childcare and provides preschool sessions for a maximum of 45 children aged 2-5years, 9am-12pm, 12pm-3pm and 9am-3pm in school term time.
The Beagle PreSchool is a purpose built new mobile situated adjacent to Charles Darwin Primary School.
We provide care for children aged 2 to 5 years split into two rooms, each room has individual access to a secure all weather outdoor area,
The preschool room holds a maximum of 25 children with a staff ratio of 1:8.
The preschool offers a balance of child initiated and adult led activities, we focus on supporting children’s personal and social interactions and developing listening skills which will eventually support them when they move on to ‘ big school’.
The preschool offers a variety of activities which from your child’s interests will support the Early Years Foundation Stage and your child’s development.
At the preschool children enjoy making pizza for snack time or cutting up fruit to make fruit salads, making birthday cakes from play dough and drawing and painting pictures to display on the walls.
The room is divided into interest areas which include: Computer and ICT, Math’s, Construction, Science and Nature, Arts and Crafts and role play.
Children aged 3 and 4 are eligible for free nursery education from the term after their 3rd birthday and are entitled to 15 hours free per week.
Our 2-3 room offers lots of hands on activities as your child begins to explore their surroundings in a safe and happy environment.
The children have opportunities to explore lots of sensory activities such as: Painting, Sand and Water, Gloop, Shaving Foam, digging and exploring the outdoors and getting very messy.
In the 2-3 room we encourage children to develop their physical, social and emotional skills and support their language and communication development through lots of child initiated play.
Children enjoy playing musical instruments and singing favorite nursery rhymes, listening to stories and using puppets.
The ratio in the 2-3 room is 1:4 and each child has their own key worker.
Our rooms are warm and cozy with friendly and happy staff that look forward to welcoming you to the Beagle preschool.
For children that stay for the full day or attend the afternoon session, we ask for parents to provide a nutritional packed lunch which the children will eat in a social manner around a table with their friends.