Say Hello, wave goodbye
This week will be an emotional week for the Pre-school as we say goodbye to our lovely leader, Ruth Foster, who after years of dedication is moving on to new adventures. We will miss her very much and cannot thank her enough for all that she has done.
We are also pleased to announce that Sabrina Moss has accepted the post of Pre-School Leader, commencing officially Monday the 16th October, and Hannah Lambert has accepted the post of Deputy, starting the same day. Both already experienced staff at the Pre-school, Sabrina will work Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Hannah Mondays and Thursdays. We look forward to working with them in their new roles, and they too, are looking forward to working with both the children and parents at St. George's.
our wonderful Pre-school has been saved from closure!
Thank you, thank you, thank you... to all those people in the community who have worked so hard to keep our Pre-school open. Pre-schools all over the country are closing or under threat of closure because of Government underfunding. Working together with the community, we have saved our Pre-school and our future is looking bright. We offer an amazing range of play and learning experiences including: Forest school activities, yoga, music, craft, cooking, stories, singing, gymnastics... all within a caring and nurturing environment.
St George's Pre-school
Open Term Time - Located at St George’s School, Langton Matravers
A friendly and caring environment for children from the ages of 2 to 5 years. Our experienced team offer a fun, creative and educational experience for children and we have strong links with the school, church and wider community.
We plan a wide range of different activities and topics for each term and follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. We have plenty of toys, arts & crafts materials, musical instruments, outdoor toys, sand pit, gardening projects, books and much more to keep even the most energetic and inquisitive child busy and learning through different experiences. We provide a safe and nurturing environment for our children. Click here and see what we do...
“Pre-school has played a special role in my children’s lives, their development and enjoyment has been enhanced beyond measure by the care, focus and professionalism of these delightful staff." Parent comment
OFSTED Report 2016 – GOOD in all areas
In this Pre-school children are:
- ' happy, safe & secure... sociable & considerate',
- 'develop well across all areas of learning' gaining 'the key skills needed to move to school'
8.45am to 3.15pm Monday to Friday
Costs per Session
Hourly Rate £4.30
Morning 8.45am to 11.45am - £12.90
Lunch (45 minutes) - £3.23
Afternoon 12.30pm to 3.15pm - £11.83
Full Day £27.96
Dorset Local Authority Funding for children aged 3 and over; and eligible 2 year-olds. A new tax-free childcare subsidy worth up to £2,000 a year per child was introduced in the Autumn of 2015. All parents with children under the age of 12 are eligible, if they are in paid work and earn less than £150,000 a year. For every £8 paid by parents towards the cost of childcare, the state will provide a £2 top-up. The existing employer-supported childcare scheme will be repealed.