|mon||08:45 - 15:15|
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Stepping Stones Pre School is located on the William Barnes Primary School site. There is accessibility for push chairs and wheelchairs and a wheelchair friendly toilet. The setting has an equal opportunities and special education needs policy. We have a lovely outside area with lots of room to run and ride bikes and areas to explore the natural world and go on mini beast hunts. There is a slide frame for physical development, tyres to climb and sit on and different levels to run up and down. For cooking up a quick snack the mud kitchen is always popular and sand and stone pits give chances to dig and build. Our inside area has a cosy book corner, space to paint, draw and develop scissor skills. Resources are at child height to allow them access and to learn according to their own interests. There are healthy snacks and drinks mid morning and mid afternoon and at the lunch session children sit and eat their lunch that they have brought in together. We have mature pear and apple trees to pick and have at snack time and we grow other vegetables and fruit in the vegetable boxes, planting, watering, picking and eating them.
We are a non profit making, registered Charity and run by committee of parents. We are registered with Ofsted and a member of the Pre School Learning Alliance and fully insured. The Play Leader is an Early Years Teacher and all other staff are trained to a level 3 or working towards this. We all have Paediatric first aid qualifications and are trained in many other areas to deliver the curriculum and support our personal development.
When children are approaching their final pre school year before starting in their reception class we have visits into the school to prepare them for this. Our rising 5’s sessions encourages children to become more independent in line with Ofsted’s school readiness document.
Per three hour session – £12.00
William Barnes Primary School, Bridge Street, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1BZ
pushchairs may be left in our pushchair shelter during your child’s sessions.
Please use the Ricketts Lane car park unless you have limited mobility when dropping off facilities can be granted for the William Barnes car park