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The Pre School was established in the Parish Rooms in 1986 due to the lack of childcare provision in the area. The original building was built in 1858 and was the school and Headmasters house. The building was gifted to the village community by the Darlington Family for Educational and Social purposes. The Pre School use the building during the day, and it is used by other community groups in the evenings.
The majority of children who attend the Pre School transfer to Christchurch Charnock Richard CE, we therefore have a good link between the two. The Preschool also operates a Breakfast Club for Preschool children and children attending Christ Church Charnock Richard C.E. Primary School, please contact us for more information. Not all our children transfer to Christchurch so we do link with other schools too.
We are in a semi rural location in the centre of Charnock Richard. The Pre School occupies the Parish rooms on Charter Lane. This gives us two large indoor areas and three large outdoor areas.
We have good links with the community and use our locality to our advantage. Taking the children on area walks and visting local places of interest such as the orchard gardens, the woodland garden attached to school and the Church.
Charnock Richard Pre School is a place where children learn through play. Play is central to children's learning and is the key way in which they learn. At Charnock Richard Pre School we provide a rich and stimulating indoor and outdoor play environment in a safe and secure setting which enables the children to learn through meaningful play experiences.
We plan play activities dependent on the interests of the individual, and support and develop spontaneous play.
Please see our Group Learning books and Learning Journey books. These show how your child has developed and learned new skills in many areas, in just those recorded experiences!
Learning Journeys are kept in the Pre-
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Providers need to carry out 2 main assessments of the children in their care:
- The EYFS progress check at age 2, which consists of a short written summary of a child’s development when they are between 24 and 36 months
- The EYFS profile, which summarises and describes a child’s attainment at the end of the EYFS (ie at age 5)
- Formative assessments are undertaken continuously and these are used to inform weekly enhancements to broaden children's learning experiences. Summative assessments are undertaken termly, these are then used to provide further deeper learning experiences for the following term.
The Early Years Foundation Framework
Both assessments look at a child’s progress in the following 7 areas:
Prime areas of learning:
- Communication and language
- Physical development
- Personal, social and emotional development
Specific areas of learning:
- Understanding the world
- Expressive arts and design
Useful Documents for you to download. All documents are in PDF format, simply click on the below to download your forms. If you would like a paper copy then please see one of our practitioners.
A list of policies and procedures will be published online soon, to see a full list of policies and procedures please see a practitioner.