Peapod Pre-School

For children aged 2 - 4

Children attending Peapod Pre-School are split into 2 rooms, depending on age when starting. We take children from 2 years, with one main intake, when the September term starts.

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which helps children progress through the 3 prime areas of learning and development.

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language

Also, we incorporate 4 other specific areas, which are:-

  • Maths
  • Literacy
  • Understanding of the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Petits Pois:  A room for children aged 2 to 3 years

  • 4 Staff (1 Supervisor)
  • Ratio 1:4 staff to children
  • 16 children

A Typical Day

The key persons are available to talk with parents/carers as well as to interact with the children.

  • 9:00 Morning session begins. Children are signed in on arrival
  • 9:15 Variety of themed activities including craft, small world - mini beasts, physical, maths, literacy.  Free-flow to outside play area and garden.
  • 10:00 All children sit down to snack.  Social event with conversation.
  • 11:00 All nappies are checked and changed, if not previously done so.  Children play with various activities set up based on developmental needs as well as children's interests.
  • 11:30 Tidy up
  • 11:45 Group time
  • 12:00 Children who stay for lunch wash their hands and collect their packed lunch, or hot dinner is brought to them.  Those who do not, are collected by a Parent/Carer or Guardian
  • 13:00 Afternoon session starts with additional activities added if required or previous ones refreshed. Free-flow outside play.
  • 14:00 All children sit down to snack.  Social event with conversation.
  • 15:00 All nappies are checked and changed, if not previously done so.  Children play with various activities set up based on developmental needs as well as children's interests.
  • 15:30 Tidy up
  • 15:45 Group time
  • 16:00 Most children go home; collected by appropriate adult. Some stay for Afterschool Club which includes a light meal and fun activities.
  • 18:00 Pre-school closes for the evening.

Sweet Peas: A room for children aged 3 to 4 years

  • 4 Staff (1 Supervisor)
  • Ratio 1:6 staff to children
  • 24 children

A Typical Day

The key persons are available to talk with parents/carers as well as to interact with the children.

  • 9:00 Morning session begins.  Children are signed in on arrival
  • 9:15 they can play with any activity in the room.
  • 9:45 group time and welcome children with the 'Hello Song'
  • Practice signing for the week
  • Group counting - count attending children together.
  • Do an activity related to the current weeks' theme; either baking, craft, playing or a memory game (Kim's game). Outside play.
  • 10:15 rolling snack (where children can go to the snack trolley and help themselves)
  • Free play - including outside play. All activities relate back to EYFS and the child's developmental goals.
  • 11:30 tidy up
  • 11:45 Group time - story or song
  • 12:00 children who stay for lunch wash their hands and collect their packed lunch or hot dinner is brought to them.  Those who do not, are collected by a Parent/Carer or Guardian
  • 13:00 Afternoon session starts with additional activities added if required or previous ones refreshed. Free-flow outside play.
  • 14:00 Rolling snack (where children can go to the snack trolley and help themselves)
  • 15:00 Any nappies are checked and changed, if not previously done so.  Children play with various activities set up based on developmental needs as well as children's interests.
  • 15:30 Tidy up
  • 15:45 Group time
  • 16:00 Most children go home; collected by appropriate adult. Some stay for Afterschool Club which includes a light meal and fun activities.
  • 18:00 Pre-school closes for the evening.

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News & Information

Peapod Pre-school hopes that all it's families are keeping safe during this time.

We are open Monday and Wednesday, 8am-4pm, during the Easter Holidays for the children of key workers who have no alternative childcare. We only have the capacity for 8 children, as to keep contamination risks as low as possible we only have 2 members of staff on site. The children wash their hands frequently and the pre-school is cleaned thoroughly every day.

We open again, Monday-Friday; 8am-4pm; 20th April; again only for 8 children of key workers who have no alternative childcare.

If you feel you need and qualify for this service please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Priority will be given to those children who already attend Peapod Pre-school. 

 

 

Peapod Pre-school is a Communication Champions Hub.

We will work with parents and carers to support their children's speech, language and communication development. 

We are always happy to have a chat if you have any concerns.

 

 Our setting has been judged as GOOD by Ofsted

Here is the link to the report if you wish to read it:

https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/CARE/EY456499 

  

 

 

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