Our Pre-School Class room is large and bright with high ceilings situated on the first floor and accommodates children between the ages of 3 and 5. We pride ourselves on the quality of Pre-School education that we offer with highly qualified early years teachers working with our children and families to ensure all of our children are prepared for school while appreciating the value of a Nursery education in its own right.
Healthy fresh food is prepared on site by our Chef every day and the children enjoy a morning snack, lunch and afternoon tea. We provide breakfast from 7.30am, a healthy mid-morning snack at 10am, lunch at 12pm and a light tea at 4pm.
In accordance with OFSTED Guidance, our Pre Schoolers go out daily, either to the park or play in our on-site playground to ensure they get regular fresh air and exposure to a range of different stimulus. We are fortunate to be located in close proximity to Mortlake Park and the Thames River path which the children very much enjoy visiting regularly.
Settling-In: We offer up to 6 settling-in sessions over a 2 week period and at different times of a day. We start with a 1 hour session and gradually build this up to a 3 hour session over the 2 weeks. After this your child joins the Nursery on a regular basis. We recognise that this is a big step and understand that all children are different. As such we base the children’s transition and settling-in around each child’s individual needs. We will discuss and agree the best plan for your child with you during your enrolment.
If your child is moving across from the Toddler Room then your child’s key worker will talk to you about the transition process. Parents will be invited to a transition meeting in which the child’s current key worker will sum up their time in Toddlers and information is passed on to the child’s new key worker. This meeting also gives parents an opportunity to meet their child’s new key workers and address any questions or concerns you may have about the process.
Key Workers: On joining Pre-School your Child will be allocated a Key Worker, this is usually based on who your child forms a natural bond with during their settling-in sessions. Their Key worker will form a close relationship with you child during their time in the Pre-School, and is responsible for planning weekly activities to meet your child’s needs and interests, liaising with you regularly and during development Progress Review Meetings. They will also complete a learning journey scrapbook documenting your child’s time in the room, which will be passed on to you upon leaving My Sunshine Day Nursery, it may be useful to pass this on to your child’s primary school.
Curriculum: We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum for all children, and using our specially developed Learning and Development tracker, we monitor children’s learning and development. We plan individually for all children by developing next steps based on observations made my staff. We always ensure that children are provided with a wide range of interesting activities and experiences to scaffold their development in all areas of learning.
Phonics: We work to support children’s developing literacy skills and phonics and work together with our parents to optimise the outcome for our pre-school children.
Extra-Curricular: A variety of extra-curricular activities are put on throughout the year to provide your child with additional fun-based learning and development activities.
Famly – our Nursery Communication App: All Pre-Schoolers will have daily communication notes available to you as parents through our Nursery software programme called Famly. Through Famly we document your child’s Learning Journey and detail all the information your child’s day at Nursery including Toileting, Meals, and Sleep as well as any comments on how they have been throughout their day. We encourage parents to also to download and use the Famly app on a daily basis as a form of communication with our team at the Nursery. Famly allows you to add your own notes and comments to your child’s key worker regarding any changes in your Child’s routine.
Each of our Pre-School children is allocated a key Worker to help them form a natural bond during their settling-in sessions. To find our more please contact us.