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About Brookside Pre-School

 
Brookside Pre-school is situated in Cove, Farnborough in Blunden Community Hall close to local schools. Children attend from age 2 until they start infant school.
We warmly welcome you to Brookside Pre-school. We at Brookside Pre-school are committed to providing good quality pre-school education, which lays the foundations for a lifetime of learning. We see a warm and friendly start to a child's first years in education as paramount, to aid their development and help them reach their full potential. Please remember, that you are your child's Primary Educator and the one who knows them best. We will work closely with you to ensure that your child receives the best start to their education and that your child will enjoy their time at Brookside. We welcome and encourage parents to join in with pre-school life. Our Mission: is to always provide the highest quality childcare and education in an environment that inspires young minds, celebrates diversity, is inclusive, respectful, promotes wellbeing and a healthy lifestyle. Vision: * Nurturing each child's unique qualities and potential, encouraging them to achieve and develop through play. *Create a safe and secure environment, promoting the welfare of all children in our care. *Working in partnership with parents and childcare agencies. *Recruit committed, caring and enthusiastic staff that have a genuine passion for working in childcare. *Individual care and attention made possible with a high ratio of adults
We offer your child: *A special tailored curriculum leading to the approved Early Years Goals, this is done through a range of activities and daily routines which include registration time, free play, snack/lunch time, small and 1-1 group time, story time and singing at the end of the day. The children are able to chose their own resources to extend their play.
There is a secure outside area where we have a range of equipment from bikes to balls, scooters to tents and climbing frames. We operate free flow which enables the children to chose where they want to play and the staff will follow your child's lead.
We have dedicated staff who range from a level 6 BA Hons in Childcare to a level 2 in Childcare, all our staff have Paediatric First Aid, Health & Safety, Food Hygiene & Safeguarding our staff do regular training either in house, online or external courses. We have a Safeguarding Officer, a Special Needs Coordinator on site both who work closely with outside agencies ensuring that they support the child and the parents fully in their needs.
Each child is allocated a key person who will support them through their time at pre-school, the key person and a manager will do a home visit and arrange visits before your child begins at pre-school to ensure that they settle quickly in to pre-school life. Each child is an individual and therefore will settle in to preschool differently we will support your child to make the transition period go as smoothly and as quickly as possible and supporting you too.
We use an online Learning Journal which is kept up to date by your child's key person, you will be able to access this and be able to add your own photographs and adventures to it so we can all see how your child is developing and growing, as we all know sometimes your child will do something at home but not at preschool and visa versa, plus these home photographs and adventures allows the key person to talk with your child about these building up a lovely strong bond.
We have two yearly parents evenings but we operate an open door policy and you are most welcome to pop in and see us any time, to discuss general concerns or more serious issues we are always here to support you.