St John’s Pre-Reception is situated within our purpose-built Kindergarten building, enabling the children to become familiar with other children in Reception, Lower Kindergarten (Year 1) and Upper Kindergarten (Year 2) and their members of staff who may teach them once they move on from Pre-Reception.
We have two bright and colourful rooms which are dedicated to our Pre-Reception, our Pre-Reception Nursery for our youngest children aged 2 – 3 years and the other for the Pre-Reception 3 – 4 year olds. In this way, activities can be planned which not only target the age and stage of each child but also foster a love of learning which is carried throughout their years in education and beyond. Secure outdoor learning areas allow the children to investigate and explore throughout the year.
On entering St John’s School Pre-Reception the minimum number of sessions your child has to attend is two mornings per week. Session times are 8.45am to 12.15pm (morning session), 8.45am to 3.10pm (full day) or 8am to 6pm (extended day).
Our Pre-Reception staff use Tapestry to record children’s progress, highlighting their learning goals and achievements and we operate an ‘Open Door’ policy. Reports are issued regularly and there are two ‘face to face’ parents’ evenings every academic year. Pre-Reception is an integral part of St John’s School, children in our Orchard Room (3 to 4 years) take part in Harvest Assembly and Christmas Plays.
For children staying throughout the day we have an onsite catering team who freshly prepare meals for the children, catering for all dietary requirements. Children are also given snacks of fruit and a biscuit mid-morning and similar snack mid-afternoon.