Pre School

Mission Statement

To provide an enviroment where children can :- SMILE


We will undertake this by:

Providing high quality care and education for children primarily below statutory school age.
Working in partnership with parents/carers to help the children learn and develop.
Adding to the life and well-being of our local community.
Offering children and their parents a service which promotes equality and values diversity.

St Thomas More Pre-School is Ofsted registered. It is open term time only providing sessional education for the children from two and a half up until they start school. When the child is three they will receive up to 15 hours free from the government, or 18 hours if the child is eligible for extended funding. We follow the National Curriculum where children learn through play, planning in response to the children’s interests and needs. Each child will receive a key worker who works closely with the child and their parents / carers.

The last Ofsted report shows that we are good in all areas.

The Ofsted statement writes

"Staff have a good understanding of how children learn. They identify next steps to support children’s development and consider children’s individual interests well. Children thrive in this well-presented environment."

The staff who work at the Pre-school are:

Mrs Cathy Collins Manager
BA in Early Years and Education.
Early Years Professional
Mrs Fiona Clayton Deputy NVQ 4, Early Years
Mrs Grazyna Berriman   NVQ 3 Early Years
Mrs Melissa Daly   Foundation Degree in Early Years
Mrs Sam Vloothuis   NVQ3, Early Years
Mrs Geraldine Sharp   NVQ3, Early Years
Mrs Caroline Davies   NVQ3, Early Years

To receive further information or to arrange a visit please call Cathy Collins on 01732 874559.