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Pre-School

All Saints' Blackwell Pre-school

Encouraging your child to reach their full potential, at their own pace whilst having fun

 

All Saints’ Blackwell Pre-school is situated in All Saints’ Millennium Centre on Ravensdale  road, Darlington, DL3 8DT. We accept children from 2 years old until they go to school.

The pre-school is open from 9.15am to 12.15 - Monday to Friday during term time.  We offer the free Early Years Entitlement for qualifying 2 year olds and the 3/4 Early Years Entitlement for all 3/4 year olds, which starts from the term after your child's 3rd birthday .

In September 2017 the pre-school will open from 8:30am to 2:30 pm, and will offer the extended free childcare entitlement for working parents of three- and four-year-olds. This will provide eligible parents with a total of 30 hours of free childcare.

Contact Details:

Telephone number - 07596166259
Email - c.ferguson6@ntlworld.com

 

Facilities and Staff

The pre-school is registered with OFSTED and cares for 26 children each session, in the main hall.  The adult to child ratio for the group is at least the recommended level set by OFSTED for private/voluntary providers, 1:4 for 2-3 year olds and 1:8 for 3-5 year olds.

The children take part in free flow play indoors and out, throughout the session and all year round.  We provide waterproof clothing for the children to wear, to enable this to happen.

Outdoor play area

Every member of the staff  is DBS checked, each holds a child care qualification and a paediatric first aid certificate.  The group’s manager and designated Safeguarding lead, Mrs Carole Ferguson holds a 'B.A. Honours Degree in Education Studies.' (Level 6 qualification) and the Co-manager and designated safeguarding deputy Mrs Amanda Summers  holds an 'Early Years Foundation Degree'. (Level 5 qualification) Every member of staff is committed to providing quality care, for each individual child in our setting.

Daily Routine and Learning

The pre-schools daily routine is divided up, to enable the children to have time for free flow play, indoors and out, a healthy snack, a quiet time and group activities.

We operate a healthy eating policy and each morning the children are encouraged to eat fresh fruit and have a drink of milk or water.  During the session there is fresh drinking water available at all times.  We would like to ask you to contribute by occasionally bringing in a piece of fruit for us to share.  This promotes healthy eating and helps your child to learn about giving and sharing with others.

The pre-school follows the guidance of the New Early Years Foundation Stage.  Our staff together with the pre-schools rich environment, play a key role in supporting and extending children's development and learning.  Our children learn through play by taking part in a wide range of stimulating activities ensuring that they develop in all key areas- 

  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Communication, language and literacy
  • Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy
  • Knowledge and understanding of the world
  • Physical development
  • Creative development               

Indoor area

Our aim is for children to develop to their full potential, at their own pace, whilst of course, having fun.

 

Contact us

All Saints’ Church, Ravensdale Road, Darlington, DL3 8DT
enquiries@allsaintsblackwell.org.uk
01325 469891
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