About our Pre-School
About our Pre-School
Wye Under Fives Pre-School have been proudly supporting families in the local area of Wye for over 30 years. We are a small independent charity, supported by our volunteer committee and run by experienced and well trained staff. We are based in the small village hall in Wye. We care for children aged 2 years to 5 years old. Open Monday to Friday 8:45am to 3:15pm, term time only, for 38 weeks of the year. Our session times are as follows. A packed lunch will need to be provided if your sessions include lunchtime:
- Morning session – 8:45am to 11:45am
- Afternoon session – 12:15pm to 3:15pm
- Lunchtime – 11:45am to 12.15pm – a packed lunch needs to be provided.
- Full day – 8:45am to 3:15pm
Facilities & Activities
We have a wide variety of equipment on hand to ensure that children have relevant and age appropriate activities to support their progress through the Early Years Stage. Children can choose from, and work at, a range of activities and, in doing so, build up their ability to select and work through a task to its completion. They are also helped and encouraged to take part in adult-led small and large group activities, which introduce them to new experiences and help them to gain new skills, as well as helping them to learn to work with others. We have our own well equipped fenced garden, where children can take part in outdoor activities which contributes to their health, their physical development and their knowledge of the world around them.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) was originally launched in 2008. It is the statutory framework for all early years providers in England and it’s held in high regard worldwide. The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage sets the standards that all early years providers must meet.
The EYFS guides our setting by confirming the Early Learning Goals for early education. In addition to this, we are able to consider the non-statutory guidance documents ‘Development Matters’ and ‘Birth to Five’. With these in mind, as a team of practitioners we consider what we want the children to learn – this is our curriculum. Whilst as a setting we have an overall focus on what we want the children to achieve by the time they transition to primary school, for each individual child the curriculum will depend on where their current learning and development is.
Every child is unique and therefore they develop and learn at their own rate and with their own interests. As practitioners, we need to have a variety of teaching methods that will enable us to help each child to build their learning over time. Our pedagogy (ped-a-gojj-ee) is our approach to teaching and are as varied as the ways different children learn.
For a more detailed guide to Wye Under Fives EYFS, curriculum and pedagogy please download our parents' guide:
Our setting aims to:-
- provide high quality care and education for children below statutory school age;
- work in partnership with parents, helping children learn and develop and shape the service it offers;
- add to the life and well-being of the local community; and
- offer children and their parents a service that promotes equality and vales diversity.
Our approach to children's development and learning, aims to ensure that each child:-
- is in a safe and stimulating environment;
- is given generous care and attention, because of our ratio of qualified staff to children;
- has the chance to join in with other children and adults to live, play, work and learn together;
- is helped to take forward their learning and development by being helped to build on what they already know and can do;
- has a personal key person who makes sure each child makes satisfying progress; and
- is in a setting that sees parents as partners in helping each child to learn and develop.