Our Setting

Classroom Facilities

We have three main areas at Lawshall Preschool.

The Main Room The main room, which is split into lots of different areas for messy play, computer, cars, sand, writing and cogniative learning.

Break Out Room with dressing up, books, a shop, a cosy quiet corner and our register area;

Outside Area with hard surface for bike riding and chalk drawing on the floor, grass for cartwheels and head-over-heels, a garden, a play house, slides and climbing frames, willow den and hill for lots of imaginative play.

Learning Through Play

Our provision for the children’s development and learning is guided by the Governments revised Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) initiative which came into force autumn 2012.  These guidelines apply to children from birth to the end of their reception year at school when they reach the age of 5. The following information is taken from the government pack “EYFS and revised EYFS” issued to all childcare settings.

There are four themes in The Early Years Foundation stage and guiding principles in each theme: A Unique Child, Positive Relationships, Enabling Environments, Learning & Development

With this in mind, each child has a learning Journey when they start at Lawshall Preschool.  This document is updated weekly with details of your child’s development and progress.  The journey is a two way document, intended to be updated by both parents and carers, it allows us to pick up on any areas of development your child may need assistance with and also allows us to focus on your child and their individual path.

Your child’s key person will be nominated on your child’s settling in sessions and they will be your daily point of contact for concerns and celebrating achievements.

A Unique Child

” Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self assured. “

Positive Relationships

“Children learn to be strong and independent from the starting point of a loving secure relationship with parents and/or key person.”

Enabling Environments

“The environment of the setting plays a key role in supporting children’s development and learning.”

Learning & Development

“Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of Learning and Development are equally important and inter-connected.”