Learning & Development

Little Fishes Preschool is a member of the Preschool Learning Alliance and follows the statutory guidelines set out the Early Years framework in the Early Years Foundation Stage (2012) The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities

The three prime areas of Learning are:

  • Communication and Language
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development

We also support children in four specific areas

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Examples of activities that might be included in a typical Preschool session are story time, letter games, number games, tactile activities, arts and craft, cookery, ICT, home corner and music and movement to name but a few!

Parents EY Guide is available to download and will give you a better understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.

Parent/ Carer involvement

We openly welcome parents to come into sessions for ‘Stay and Play’ and to be involved with the children’s activities. This could be anything from reading to the children, helping with craft, ICT, cooking or playing. In addition to this, each child is given their own home communication book when they start with us. Parents and their child’ Key person have the opportunity to share what the child has been doing inside and outside of preschool.

Settling in

We understand there is a lot to take in on the first day of school, for the child and parent alike and we want to make it easy and comfortable for your child. As all new starters have different needs when leaving ‘mummy’, we are very flexible to parent’s wants and needs. We will try to accommodate parent’s wishes so that this first experience of Preschool is a calm and happy one.

We invite you to visit the preschool before your child starts with us so you can both get familiar with the surroundings. We also have a separate registration visit so you don’t have to worry about paperwork on your first day. And finally our intake of children each September is staggered to ensure we can focus on each child.