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Information for Parents

At Newlands Spring Pre-school we understand that every child is unique. With this in mind we aim to work in partnership with our parents to provide a safe, secure environment that encourages the children’s development. We help them to:

  • socialise
  • play
  • take turns
  • share
  • have a positive approach to new challenges
  • flourish and develop independence
  • build confidence and self-esteem
  • prepare them for school

This information will help familiarise you and your child with our daily routines.

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Routines

  • When we arrive at Pre-school we self-register by taking our name tag from the board and sticking it on a peg with our coats and bags
  • We also have a named tray in the lobby for any fantastic pictures we have created and information from Pre-school for our parents and carers to collect
  • We will be wearing suitable clothes and shoes for inside and outside play
  • We sit nicely in a circle for registration and sing the Hello Song
  • We have Show and Tell sessions where we can show something from home and talk about it to our friends
  • We are encouraged to listen attentively
  • We keep our hands and feet to ourselves so that we don’t hurt anybody
  • We choose an activity to play with
  • We all share and take turns and if we need help to do this a grown-up will help
  • We can line up before going out to play
  • We use a sand timer to tell us when it is our turn on the bikes and cars
  • We allow four children to play at the sand tray
  • We allow three children to play in the Home Corner
  • We all help to tidy away the toys
  • We wash our hands before snack time and put the paper in the bin
  • We all sit down together at the tables to eat our snack
  • We wait in our seats to be collected at home time

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At Newlands Spring Pre-school adults always promote positive behaviour

We praise children by using positive language. We realise that some children respond better to visual aids rather than verbal instructions and we have a range of these to support their communication, development and understanding.

“I like it when…”
“Good waiting everyone!”

“Well done Jane, that’s good sitting!”

“Peter, I like the way you’re tidying up.”

“Good listening Paul!”

We use questions to help the children think about their behaviour.

“What should you be doing?”

“Where should you be?”

“Can I help you with that?”

We give clear choices to the children to give them some control over their behaviour. We will support them and help them to understand that actions have consequences.

“First we to this…then we…”

“You can either…or you will have to…”

“You choose.”

We model the behaviour we wish to see by positive reinforcement and showing respect to others.

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