Sessions

Barn Close Pre-School is open from 9.00am until 3.00pm Monday to Friday during term time. We also run a lunch club from 12.00pm to 1.00pm 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.

Daily Routine

We have an extensive range of resources to ensure that the children are provided with a stimulating selection of activities and toys throughout each session. We provide resources that are appropriate to each child’s age and ability. Each session follows the same routine; this helps the children to settle and builds confidence, as they always know what is going to happen next.

Parents/Carers and children are greeted by staff as they arrive. Parents/Carers help the children to find their peg and leave their bag and coat. Children self-register and then can choose from any of the activities and resources that are set out. Key Workers ensure that children are happily engaged in activities, offering support and extending activities where appropriate.

We have a ‘Rolling Snack’ from 10:00 – 10:45 am which is when children can choose to come to the snack table, usually with friends! We encourage children’s independence throughout our snack time routine. As snack time is ending, we start the music for ‘Tidy Up Time’.

At 11:00 am we bring the children together for Circle Time. This is a short session which can include various activities such as musical instruments, finger puppets, parachute games, interactive story sacks and action rhymes. Mini Yoga and Mindfulness is a weekly Circle Time activity led by trained staff. 

After Circle Time, children can choose from a fresh selection of activities that have been set out whilst they were engaged in Circle Time.

The outdoor area is available throughout the session, unless the weather conditions are really poor.

Towards the end of the session, children come together for a story or two.

Barn Close Pre-School

barnclosepreschool@hotmail.co.uk
01707 694 926

Barn Close Pre-School,
Quaker Meeting House,
Handside Lane,
Welwyn Garden City,
AL8 6SP.

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Barn Close Pre-School
barnclosepreschool@hotmail.co.uk
01707 694 926

Barn Close Pre-School, Quaker Meeting House, Handside Lane, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6SP.

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