Upon arrival, your child will be encouraged to find their name for self-register and the day will begin where your child can get involved in role-play, messy-play, reading, physical activities, sand and water play, snack time.
All staff are responsible for the care and wellbeing of all the children within our Pre-School.
At Mereworth Pre-School, we allocate your child to Key People and a Teddy Team.
Green Teddies: Jenny, Claire and Andrea
Red Teddies: Jackie and Sue
Purple Teddies: Val and Cristina
The Key People are responsible for your child's learning and development using observations of your child through organised activities and child initiated play. This enables us to recognise progress and plan your child's next steps. We use an online system 'Evidence Me' to record the observations and assessments and share these with you regularly, together with consultations to keep you up to date with your child's progress and development.
If your child join us before the age of three, we will assess their progress and development. We will share this information with you. This two year assessment check should then be kept in your child's red health book and shared with your health visitor. If your child has attended another setting or has already had a two year check completed, we will not need to undertake this review, however we will need to see the documents.
Children must bring their own snack into Pre-School for the morning session and the afternoon session if they are attending all day. We set up a snack table, where the children decide when they're hungry, collect their snack pot and drink. All snack pots, drinks and lunch boxes must be named. This helps children to develop social skills within small groups and independence. We promote healthy eating at Mereworth Pre-School, so fruit and vegetables are ideal. We happily give children milk and top up their water bottles.
Please ensure that if your child is staying the full day, that you provide a health packed lunch. The lunch box must be plastic, so if necessary, we can clean them easily with an antibacterial wipe. The supervised lunchtimes are at 12:30pm to 1:30pm Mondays to Thursdays and 12:00pm to 1:00pm on Fridays.
Please do not send in any nuts or products that contain nuts. Please do not put any chocolate or crisps in your child's snack or lunch.
Mereworth Pre-School has a uniform consisting of a polo-shirt and sweatshirt. If you would like to order the uniform, please complete the order from by clicking the button below: