We feel that children benefit from a structured but flexible routine. Therefore, we have implemented a daily routine enabling them to feel safe, secure and stimulated in their new environment.

Healthy snacks

It is essential to provide children with positive, healthy eating experiences in order to promote their well-being. Therefore we regard snack time as an important part of the pre-school’s sessions. Eating represents a social time for children and adults and helps children to learn and understand the effects of a healthy and balanced diet. We provide a variety of snacks to the children during snack time which is accompanied by a choice of milk or water to drink. We also provide a snack bar which is accessible to the children throughout the morning session with varied snacks and fresh drinking water. Each day, one child is selected to choose the snack for their friends.

Hot dinners

Your child will have the opportunity to have a hot dinner which is an additional charge of £2.00 each. Alternatively, you can provide your child with a packed lunch.

Our staff will liaise with you to monitor your child’s progress and development by using a key person system. We want to support you and your child during their early years to make it a successful, stable and safe process. It is important to us that you are involved in your child’s learning and development, therefore, we ask you to read your child’s learning stories and to write any comments or views.

Partnerships with parents/carers

Forming strong relationships between children and practitioners is extremely important. Therefore, we like to give you the opportunity of a home visit. This involves your child’s key person and another member of staff visiting you and your child in his/her home environment, allowing your child to share his/her home experiences with their key person, which enhances their relationship. If possible, the visit will be arranged prior to your child starting at Explorers At Sundorne.

Home Visits

We provide all children with a home school bag. This includes a story book from our library which you share with your child and a communication book for you to write in any information we need to know, any comments, questions, or to give us feedback on any aspect of the setting or an event/trip.