Class Blog for Pre School


Welcome To Duloe Primary Pre-School

Hello and a warm welcome to Duloe Primary Pre-School.  Thank you for taking the time to look at our class page.  Here you will find lots of useful information.  We will post pictures of our learning and other creative activities.

Pre-School Staff

Mrs Andrew is our Year Reception / Year 1 Class Teacher.  Mrs Andrews oversees the learning of our Pre-School children.  Mrs Barrett gained the BTEC National Diploma in Childhood studies and has been a valued member of our team for many years.  Mrs Bartlett joined our Pre-School five Years ago, she has an NVQ 3 in Childcare and Playwork.                                                                                        

We understand that starting pre-school can be a very daunting process, for children and parents, therefore we offer settling in sessions to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Learning in Pre-SchoolWe follow the Early Years Development Matters.  Children focus on working towards their early learning goals.  Staff use the Tapestry online platform to record children’s learning.  Tapestry provides parents with an insight into their child’s learning journey.  Learning in Pre-school is mostly achieved through play, children are encouraged to use their imagination and learn through creative play.  In our Pre-School setting children interact with one another, often taking part in group work.  Group sessions support the social, emotional and personal developments of children.  Our Pre-school class room is situated next to Class 1.  We encourage our Pre-School children to venture into class 1 to engage with our Year Reception & Year 1 pupils, this ensuring a smooth transition.

Daily Routines - Access to Pre-school is located at the front of school via the gate to the left.  We have a doorbell at the gate, you will be greeted by a member of staff.  Children can be collected from this gate to.  If you require your child to be collected by another person who is not familiar to staff, you will need to inform them in advance and a password will be required. Pre-School opens at 9am and closes and 3pm, coinciding with the whole school.  We offer full days or half day sessions.  We encourage the children to self-register and put their belongings away.  We use our outdoor space actively.  Children have a mid-morning snack at 10:30am.  We have nappy changing facilities for those pupils who may be in pull-ups / nappies.  Our WC is used by pre-school pupils only

Snacks - Free Fruit / Vegetables are provided.  If you would like to provide your child with a snack please do so, but please only provide Fruit or vegetable.  Milk is provided at snack time and water is available throughout the day. You can provide your child with a water bottle, please ensure their name is labelled.

Lunchtimes - Lunch break is between 12pm and 1pm.  You can provide your child with a packed lunch or you can purchase a lunch from our school kitchen.  The charge per meal is currently £2.49.  You can find the Menus on the information – school meals page of our website.

Things to bring to Nursery - Children do not have to wear school uniform.  We ask for sensible footwear, preferably a pair of shoes your child can put on / take off with ease.  Please bring a bag with a change of clothes and a waterproof coat.  We ask that you provide your child with a pair of wellies to keep in school.  All clothing should be labelled with your child’s name.  During the summer months please can your child have sun-cream and a sunhat.


Our Values...



We are inspired by the awe and wonder of the world.



We are bold and innovative in our approach to find new solutions to the challenges we face.



We are the best we can be.



We take responsibility for our actions in an environment of mutual respect.



We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.



We are passionate about learning.

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