Other information you might like to know....
Please see below for information on other things you might like to know. If you have any other questions or would like to book an appointment to come and view the Pre-school then please contact us via the details under the Contact tab.
Special Educational Needs and Disability
We aim to ensure that St Joseph's Pre-school works to meet the needs of every child as an individual and recognise that some children may have special educational needs and disabilities requiring tailored and specific support.
We implement the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice (2014) and work closely with families and children who wish to join our pre-school to minimise barriers and provide full participation through an inclusive learning environment where all children are valued and supported to achieve their individual best.
Our last inspection was in October 2018 and we feel that our Ofsted Report reflects well what we try to achieve here at St Joseph's Pre-school. We have worked particularly hard over the last year to ensure all our staff have strong safeguarding knowledge and that all our administrative procedures are also robust and reflect how important our safeguarding procedures are.
We were pleased that Ofsted recognised this hard work and also highlighted that:
"Children benefit greatly from a stimulating, well-resourced learning environment. They make independent choices from a broad range of experiences, which supports their interests. Children make good progress from their unique starting points."
As a 'not-for-profit' Pre-school we try to keep the fees we charge as low as possible.
All 3-4 year olds are entitled to 15 funded/free hours of nursery education a week (Term time) with a maximum of 6 free hours being claimed in one day.
Additional hours/sessions will be charged at the rates on our current Fees Schedule. Invoices are calculated on a termly bases and should be paid by the fourth week of each term.
Our Local Children's Centre
As an Early Years provider we also try to work alongside other providers in our area and have strong partnership links with our local Children's Centre.
There are lots of additional services run for parents and young children through the Children's Centre where you can also access support with Parenting, Job Seeking, Health Visitor Baby Clinics, Learning English as an Additional Language courses, plus lots more.