Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some answers to commonly asked questions. If you still don’t find the informtion you are looking for, please contact us.
- Outdoor coat and shoes for playing in the garden (weather permitting)
- Lunch box (if your child is attending Lunch Club)
- Change of clothes (including socks) in case of any accidents
- PE kit clothing (if your child is attending the Tuesday afternoon session)
Any forms that have not already been returned, especially those regarding emergency contact details
We request that any special needs (such as dietary or medical requirements) are discussed in advance with the pre-school.
We also suggest that all items of clothing, bags, lunch boxes, hats and “cuddlies” are clearly marked with your child’s name.
EYFS is an acronym for “Early Years Foundation Stage”.
It sets the statutory standards that all early years providers must meet. The EYFS aims to provide:
- Quality and consistency in all early years settings
- A secure foundation that will allow all children good progress through school and life
- Partnerships between different practitioners
- Partnerships between parents or carers and practitioners
- Equality of opportunity for all children
A comprehensive parents guide to the new EYFS Framework can be found at the foundationyears.org.uk website.
ECAT is an acronym for “Every Child a Talker”.
We are proud to have joined the West Berkshire “Every Child a Talker” program. It is a national program that aims to develop the language and communication skills of children from birth to four years old. The program works together with the Early Years practitioners, giving them a framework they need to help with the identification of children at risk of speech, language and communication delays, so they can be supported as early as possible.
All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free education for 38 weeks of the year.
Government funding for eligible children is available from the school term that commences after your child’s 3rd birthday.
In addition to this, some 2 year olds may also qualify for this free funding.
More information on this can be found on the West Berkshire Council website.
Ofsted – http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/
Directgov: Schools and Curriculum – https://www.gov.uk/browse/education/school-life
Pre-school Learning Alliance https://www.pre-school.org.uk/
West Berkshire Childcare, Early Years, Children’s Centres and Family Information Service –http://www.westberks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=19846
Department for Education – www.education.gov.uk