welcome to st Matthias preschool
Here at St Matthias preschool we know how important your child is and we aim to deliver the highest quality of care and education to help them to achieve their goals
This welcome pack aims to provide you with an introduction to st Matthias preschool, our routines, our approach to supporting your child’s learning and development and how we aim to work together with you to best meet your child’s individual needs. This should be read alongside our Childcare Terms and Conditions (available from the office) for a full description of our services.
Our setting aims to:
work in partnership with parents to help children to learn and develop.
offer children and their parents a service that promotes equality and values diversity.
provide high quality care and education for children ages 3 months to 5 years
provide and caring and loving environment for children to have fun and explore.
Children’s development and learning
We aim to ensure that each child:
is in a safe, caring and stimulating environment;
is given generous care and attention by all staff.
has the chance to join in with other children and adults to live, play, work and learn together;
is helped to take forward her/his learning and development.
has a key person who makes sure each child is making progress throught their early stages
is in a setting that sees great partnerships with their parents
Our staff who work at the setting
Nursery manager, designated safeguarding lead, peadatric first aid, inclusion officer, health and safety officer.
EYTS (Early Years Teacher's Status ) , 5 years experience in childcare
Preschool room leader, first aider, level 2 safeguarding
Level 3 childcare. 4 years childcare experience
baby room lead
level 3 qualified
level 2 safeguarding
We are open 51 weeks a year and close 1 week over the Christmas period and closed bank Holiday and for Eid.
we are open Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 6.00pm. we provide care and education from the ages of 3 months to 5 years.
Key person and your child
St Matthias uses a key person system which means that each member of staff has a group of children for whom she/he is particularly responsible. Your child’s key person will be the person who works with you to make sure that the childcare that we provide is right for your child’s particular needs and interests. When your child first starts at the setting, she will help your child to settle and throughout your child’s time at the setting, she will be the main person to help and support your child through their stages of development helping them to learn and develop by providing appropriate activities to meet your child's interest and needs.
Our time table.
St Matthias has different routines and timetables for each age band, ans we feel that it is good for children to be able to follow and be introduced to routine to help balance out the day and know what is coming next. we offer a variety of activities set out for the children through out the day for them to choose their interest and also encourage children to get involved in adult led activities in large and small groups to help them to build their social skills and build bond with others as well as being able to work and play together.
outdoor play gives the children time to use their physical skills and learn and explore about the outside world, activities are set up for children's interest as well as challenging activities to help them focus on their gross motor skills.
St Matthias has a duty to make sure that all children are safe and that we help safeguard children against suspected or actual ‘significant harm’
this is why us as a setting, working in partnership with parents is so important to ensure that we are aware of any problems that may emerge and can offer support, including referral to appropriate agencies when necessary, to help families in difficulty.
Policies and procedures
our setting polices and procedures are found in the office or at the front where parents and carers can have a look through at any time, these will also been explained to you on the induction day of your child's visit.
Our policies help us to make sure that the service provided by our setting is a high quality one and all the member that attend the setting are having an en joyful and caring environment for all the children and parents.
policies are review yearly where the management and team work closely together to make sure we are delivering an excellent service to all the parents and children that attend the setting and get regular feedback from the parents to help review the policy.
"i am extremely happy with the progress of my child, she has come a long way as she was recently diagnosed with autism and the help and support from the staff and management has been amazing, kiera has improved do much in many areas and day by day showing more and more progress, i am happy to say she will be moving to phoenix school with new skills and new words from all the team."
parent of keira samuals.
"I have twins boys at the preschool and i must say the loving atmosphere when i walk in is amazing the care they have for my boys is amazing they have helped me out alot with the boys and they have developed so well in the last 4 months, made their first steps at nursery and really enjoying the weekly trip out with Fahema and Haneefah, the boys get to explore and build that special bond with all the girls."
parent of Tommy and John