to St Johns Pre-School
Johns Pre-School has been offering the chance to learn through play
for over thirty years. The group was set up by a group of parents
to provide play opportunities for their children, and in doing so
started a community enterprise that has thrived ever since.
In addition to providing a top quality pre-school experience for thousands
of children and giving them a good start for the rest of their educational
careers, many parents have found benefits themselves.
We hope you find the same, other parents to talk to about the joys
and practical difficulties of bringing up small children, social events
within pre-school, training, work experience and possibly even employment.
This website cant tell you everything about our pre-school,
but we hope it will be an introduction to the pre-school, so that
you know where you can ask for any other information you need Please
do ask, we are constantly seeking to improve the pre-school for our
children and their families. If there is anything that you feel ought
to be included in this booklet, do let the committee know.
We hope your child's time with us will be a happy one!
The Management Committee
The pre-school is a registered charity run by a management committee
chosen by our parents, for the families in th locality. All parents
can attend meetings and can join the management committee, which is
elected each year at the AGM in November. Minutes of the meetings
are available and the main decisions are reported in a newsletter.
Dont be daunted by all this: the collected wisdom and experience
of many years is written down in policies and practices of the pre-school.
We have strong links with the Toddler Group that meets each Monday
and Thurday morning in the Parish Centre. Many of the children who
attend our pre-school go on to St Johns School, of which we have strong
links, most fridays some of our children attend the school assembly:
and the reception class teacher visits pre-school.
The children make regular visits around the local community e.g shops,
library, art gallery, the church and their own allotment plot.
|On these outings we often need additional help from parents to provide
the close supervision necessary when walking alongside busy roads.
We also invite members of the local community into pre-school to talk
to the children e.g dentist, health visitor, MP, fire brigade and
Do you know any farmers or engine drivers?
Pre-school has policies on a number of other issues. On one of your
first sessions your key worker will have shown you our policy guidelines
on all aspects of pre-school life. These are available for you to
read, along with a number of Alliance publications and long term plannings
details on the notice board. If you are not happy what has happened
at pre-school please tell someone! Any problems can usually be resolved
quickly if we know about it. Please tell a member of staff if you
feel able, or a member of the committee. The matter will be discussed
at the next meeting, if it has not already been resolved.