Give us a call
The Ladybird Pre-school is situated in the Jubilee Park Pavilion.
The site is next to a children’s park and below the Dovecote in Godminster Lane, Bruton, Somerset,
Contact Numbers: Setting No 01749 813164,
Bernie Page 07905346372
Carmel Page 07986305861.
At Ladybirds the children will be offered:-
A quiet area for reading stories, looking at books, as well as one to one and small group discussions.
A corner area for role-play, dressing-up, pretend kitchen and picnics, playing with dolls and pushchairs.
An area is set up for free painting opportunities.
There is an I.T. area, for using computers and programmable games.
A table is set up daily to encourage children’s mark making to promote pre-writing skills and develop their own creative designs.
Construction toy activities are set up daily to promote mathematical language, creative thinking and good hand-eye co-ordination.
There is a large sandpit as well as water play to extend language, science and mathematical concepts.
Gym and climbing equipment are set up daily to ensure indoor physical activities.
A free-flow play area going from inside to outdoors environment is provided for the children.
Regular outdoor play and walks in the surrounding areas are encouraged to promote healthy lifestyle choices.
Monday to Friday from 8.30 am until 3.00pm.
during school term times.
£4 per hour or £12 for a 3 hour session.
The free entitlement childcare hours can be used to pay for up to 15 hours weekly for all 3 year olds, from the term after their 3rd birthday. We also accept the 15 Extended hours (30 free childcare hours), and 2 year old funding.
Payments can be made daily, weekly or monthly, cheque should be made payable to Ladybird’s.
The setting regrets that refunds for absences cannot be given.
However, there is no charge for pre-booked holidays and hospital appointments.
FREE CHOICE CAFÉ.
Drinks and a healthy snack will be provided during each session.
The children are allowed to help themselves to all foods and drinks offered.
All medical, cultural and dietary needs will be met.
The Ladybird pre-school was set up in January 1989.
The three original supervisors were sister-in-laws
Mrs. Wendy Page, Mrs Bernie Page and Mrs Carmel Page.
The group wanted to give parents a choice in how
their children choose to learn and develop, thereby, offering children the best start leading up to entering Reception Class.
The first five years of a child’s life are the most informative, when children learn not only skills but also attitudes, which stay with them all their lives. Therefore, adults caring for children at this age have a great responsibility to provide the opportunities, affections and security that children need to develop their full potential. Each child has their own ‘key person’ who is responsible for liaising with their families and when necessary other professionals.
Most skills needed to enable a child to begin the process of learning to read, write, develop and understand concepts are acquired at this stage. Therefore, the Ladybird Pre-school fosters the social, emotional, intellectual and creative development of all the children in their care.
The programme offered to the children in the pre-school will encourage their active participation in the learning processes, which will be appropriate for their age and individual development levels.
The key to successful discipline will centre on a structured and busy environment in which the children will be kept interested and stimulated. Good behaviour in play will be praised and encouraged.
Inappropriate behaviour will be dealt with appropriately by talking about the incident with the child, an apology encouraged and if necessary discussions with parents.
OBSERVATIONS AND ASSESSMENTS
A ‘key person’ will be responsible for monitoring a set group of children. Each child has a learning journey diary which is used to monitor their progress throughout their pre-school life. The diaries are
available for parents to look through at all times.
Progress developments are assessed under the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)headings.
These assessments will be continued in their Reception Class year.
The progress and development of each individual child will be discussed at termly meetings between the Key person and Parents.
A written report will be is given to parents at the end of each school year.
Autumn Terms dates
Reopen Monday 25th April
Closed Monday 2nd May
Closed from Monday 30th May
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Closed for half term Monday 23rd October until Friday 27th October 2023.
Reopen Monday 30th October.
Thanksgiving lunch Thursday 23rd November @ 12 noon.
Christmas singalong Wednesday 6th December @ 2.15pm
Close for Christmas break after sessions on Thursday 14th December
Christmas party 10-12noon
Reopen Tuesday 2nd January 2024