Accreditation and training
We are registered with West Berkshire Early Years Development & Childcare and are routinely inspected by Ofsted (Office of Standards in Education and Development) against the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. You can click here to see a copy of our latest Ofsted inspection (March 2015).
Our sessions are designed to meet stringent requirements for high-quality care, early learning and child development. Our registration permits a maximum of 20 children per session with a staff-to-child ratio of 1:4 for
2-3 year olds and 1:8 for 3+ years. However, we often have a lower ratio.
We are also registered with the Pre-school Learning Alliance (Membership No 25593/Y 1996G) and have formally adopted their constitution. A full copy of all the policy and procedures that we adhere to is available to all parents and staff at pre-school. Please take the time to make yourself familiar with them. An individual copy can be sent to you by email upon request. We take advantage of Local Education Authority training courses to keep our staff up to date and to extend our expertise.
Management and administration
The pre-school is managed and run by a fully qualified team of staff, who are supported by a voluntary committee of parents, some of who are also directors of the Company. The committee is elected at the Annual General Meeting held in October. All parents are encouraged to attend. The committee consists of a Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Fundraiser, Fundraising team members and general members, and is responsible for reviewing and applying current pre-school policy, employing and appraising staff, and maintaining the building and grounds.
We are a registered charity (RCN: 1137119) and have regular fundraising and social events to supplement the session fees and maintain and improve our pre-school. It is hoped that all parents will help on the committee at some point during their child’s time at pre-school. This is a great way to meet other parents and learn about the role of the pre-school in the community. Any assistance that parents are able to give, either on the committee or as helpers at fundraising events, is greatly appreciated and of direct benefit to the preschool - and is usually good fun too!
Click here and here for a copy of the latest Annual Report
Click here for a copy of the Pre-School Articles of Association