ABOUT THE SCHOOL

ABOUT THE SCHOOL 2018-07-10T12:50:51+00:00

Established in the town for over 50 years, Shipston Pre School is a non profit making organisation now housed in a modern purpose built building adjacent to both Shipston Primary School and Badger Valley Childrens’ Centre.

Our preschool is fully equipped with a variety of educational resources. These include equipment for creative and sensory activities, small world resources, construction resources, ICT resources such as iPads, role play and home corner equipment as well as an outdoor all weather surfaced play area with activities to promote the children’s physical development.

Our small friendly team believe in quality care and education for all children. We welcome children from all cultures, religions, backgrounds and special educational needs and disabilities.  We value all children and adults equally and as individuals and are proud to have been awarded the Warwickshire Inclusion Kite-marking award for 2018/2019. in recognition of the high quality of our SEND provision.

Our aims are to:

  • Provide a safe, welcoming and stimulating environment for your child
  • Provide an environment which will promote positive self esteem and confidence
  • Encourage independent learning through play
  • Ensure that each child is equally valued
  • To prepare your child for their primary school, by embracing the Early Years Foundation Stage EYFS
  • Work in partnership with you, enabling you to experience Pre-School with your child.

Safeguarding Aim Statement:

It is imperative that children feel safe and secure at Shipston Pre-School. By providing a nurturing and supportive atmosphere our ethos is to celebrate each child’s individual achievements and to encourage them by modelling caring and positive attitudes. The Pre-School team are dedicated to safeguarding children therefore a fully trained member of staff is designated to oversee the safeguarding practices at Shipston Pre-School. All staff and volunteers have appropriate child protection training and written policies and procedures are in place to keep children and staff safe. The policies are subjected to frequent scrutiny to ensure that they comply with the latest legislation and guidelines from the Early Years Foundation Stage, Warwickshire County Council and Ofsted.

Parents and carers are encouraged to read the policies and become aware that safeguards are in place. Documentation is freely accessible to be viewed by parents/carers at all times.