Pre-School Room - Looby Loos - Holmfirth
Pre-school room is for children from the age of approx 2 and a half to school age. We cater for up to 30 children each session on a 6:1 children to adult ratio.
Through a variety of topical activities, outdoor play games, role play and craft, the children are introduced to a wide range of familiar and new skills and experiences through which they can practise, explore investigate and learn. Music and movement, songs, action rhymes, stories and group discussions are also used to help the children enjoy learning. Through the thoughtfully planned curriculum and taking children’s interests into account, children are stimulated into wanting to learn and thus become well prepared in all the basic skills.
The children are exposed to activities through structured and free play which is balanced with quieter periods of the day such as story time and small group table top activities. We also have a qualified yoga teacher for the children to take part in regular yoga sessions. The preschool room has a computer to support children’s development in ICT and also cassette recorders with head phones which is used in a variety of ways and enables the children to become confident with this prior to starting school. Pre school children have daily access to our amazing outdoor adventure play ground.
Nursery Education funding is available to parents of all 3 and 4 year olds, and will pay towards a portion of their nursery fees. Ask our nursery manager for further details.
The Early Years Foundation Stage framework is used to plan for children’s individual development and next steps. All children at the nursery have an achievement file detailing this with lots of lovely photographs showing your child enjoying their time at the nursery.