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Love your neighbour as yourself.’ Mark 12:31

Enabling children to flourish and succeed


Welcome to the Pre-School section of our school website. We opened our Pre-School class or ‘Caterpillar Class’ in September 2021 and our new children have really settled well!

If you would like your child to come to Measham CE Primary School Pre-School, please contact the school office who will discuss admissions with you. Please note that attending our Pre-School does not guarantee a school place for your child at Measham CE Primary School as the admissions for school places are handled by the Local Authority.

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Our Overarching Principals 

​The Early Years Foundation Stage is based around four themes
A Unique Child – Every child is a unique child who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
Positive relationships – children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.
Enabling environments – children learn and develop well in enabling environments with teaching and support from adults, who respond to their individual interests and needs and help them to build their learning over time. Children benefit from a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers.
Learning and development – children develop and learn at different rates.

Your child's Key Person

At Pre-school, we operate a key worker system. A key person is a named member of staff with responsibilities for a small group of children who helps those children in the group feel safe and cared for.
“Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person.”

Your key worker will generally be the person who welcomes you and your child into our setting and supports them in settling into the session. They will also be the main practitioner carrying out the child's intimate care needs, such as nappy changing and takes a lead on planning for specific needs and interests! Any information shared with the parents is also done mainly through the key person. 
Close relationships assist children’s all-round learning, behaviour and development. Where young children can ‘stay close’ to an adult carer, it is often easier for them to be separated from their parents which gives parents peace of mind and confidence in us that their child is being well-cared for and nurtured effectively.
As we are a small team who work closely together on a daily basis and therefore know all children well, if your child’s key worker is absent then rest assured that our Foundation Lead, Miss Moore, will ensure your child has the same quality of care as any other day.

Settling in

​Staff will chat with you and your child, finding out about the things they enjoy, about the important people in their lives and all those other things that are important to them – digging, toy cars, cuddly toys, their pet dog or their baby sister, for example. During this time, your child will begin to form a bond with a particular member of staff – the one they look for when they come in, the one they will turn to if they are unsure or the one they will tell if they have done something they are proud of. It is this person that will become you and your child’s key person.
Each key person has a sound knowledge and range of skills to enable them in providing parents with advice and guidance and supporting any concerns with starting Pre-school or completing transitions from room to outside and later on to school.