Barn Close Pre-School is open from 9.15am until 12.15pm every Monday to Friday and 1.00pm to 3.00pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, during term time. We also run a lunch club from 12.15pm to 1.00pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday linking the morning and afternoon sessions, offering flexibility. There are three terms in each academic year. We are registered for a maximum number of 24 children aged 2 years to under 5 years at any one time. We generally offer places to children the term after their 2nd birthday.
There is always at least one member of staff for every four children under the age of 3 years and at least one member of staff for every eight children over the age of 3 years. With such a high ratio of staff to children in the Pre-School we are able to:
Give time and attention to each child;
Talk with the children about their interests and activities;
Help children to experience and benefit from the activities we provide;
Allow the children to explore and be adventurous in safety.