A Welcoming Haven for Children
Upon entering Brighton Pre-school, one is immediately struck by the warm and inviting atmosphere. The bright, spacious classrooms are designed to inspire curiosity and creativity. The walls are adorned with colorful artwork created by the children, showcasing their imaginative prowess. The carefully curated play areas, both indoors and outdoors, offer ample opportunities for physical activity and exploration.
The dedicated team of experienced educators ensures that every child feels safe and secure, fostering a sense of belonging. They recognise the unique needs and abilities of each child, tailoring their approach accordingly. The low student-to-teacher ratio ensures individual attention and fosters strong bonds between teachers, children, and their families.
Holistic CurriculumAt Brighton Pre-school, education extends far beyond traditional academics. The curriculum is thoughtfully designed to nurture the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development of each child. Through play-based learning, children are encouraged to explore, discover, and make sense of the world around them. The pre-school employs a combination of structured activities and free play to promote holistic growth. Children engage in art, music, drama, and physical education, fostering their creativity and self-expression. The incorporation of technology, such as child-friendly tablets and interactive whiteboards, adds a modern dimension to the learning experience. The skilled educators at Brighton Pre-school facilitate a child-led learning environment, allowing children to follow their interests and develop their own unique strengths. The emphasis on inquiry-based learning encourages critical thinking and problem-solving skills from an early age. Through hands-on activities and experiments, children develop a love for exploration and a thirst for knowledge.
Parent-PartnershipBrighton Pre-school strongly believes in the power of collaboration between parents and educators. The pre-school places great importance on building strong relationships with families, understanding that parental involvement is key to a child’s success. Regular parent-teacher conferences, workshops, and events foster open communication and exchange of ideas. Parents are encouraged to actively participate in their child’s learning journey, with opportunities to contribute to classroom activities, share their expertise, and volunteer for school events. The pre-school also provides regular updates and resources to keep parents informed about their child’s progress, ensuring a cohesive and supportive learning environment.
Community EngagementBrighton Pre-school recognises the significance of community engagement in fostering well-rounded individuals. The pre-school collaborates with local organizations and businesses to expose children to various cultures, professions, and experiences. Field trips to museums, parks, and community centers provide valuable opportunities for hands-on learning and social interaction. The pre-school also takes pride in its commitment to sustainability and environmental awareness. Children are taught about the importance of caring for the planet through initiatives such as gardening projects, recycling programmes, and nature walks. These activities instil a sense of responsibility and empathy towards the world they inhabit.
Brighton & Hove Pre-SchoolOur Pre-School has provided high quality care and education for children aged 3 – 5 since 1988. We have close links for children transitioning into the school and where we also provide an after-school club Our highly qualified and experienced team consist of a very experienced Qualified Teacher, an Early Years Teacher and Level 3 Manager. Our Nursery Practitioners are all qualified to level 2 and 3. We update our skills regularly and are up to date with current practice and Early Years legislation. This enables children to benefit from learning and development that is creative, inspired and focused.
Safe for your childrenAll staff have completed a 12 hour Paediatric First Aid Course, which is renewed every 3 years. Staff have excellent knowledge of the Safeguarding and Welfare requirements in the Early Years Foundation Stage and are able to observe, assess and plan for individual children. We pride ourselves on promoting children’s independence and equipping them with skills to support them in their next stage of learning.
Early education takes place in most childcare settings, including private nurseries, which you will find in the Childcare section. Other settings in which children receive early education are playgroups, nursery classes, and nursery places in private schools. The Government requires each of these to follow the Early Years Foundation Stage educational programme. The Government also implements an inspection called Ofsted (the Office for Standards in Education), which looks into the achievements and quality of the nursery or playgroup and ensures that the Early Years Foundation Stage is being delivered. You can find more information on what the Ofsted inspection involves, and what the Early Years Foundation Stage is, by visiting the.
Playgroups: Playgroups usually offer morning or afternoon sessions for 2 to 5 year olds. They may only be open during term time so do ask if this is important to you. Have a look at those listed below. There is quite a choice of different environments.
Nursery classes: Nurseries offer free sessions either five mornings or five afternoons a week during term time. Children start in the term they are 3 years old and attend until they start school.
Private schools nursery places: Children can attend from 3 to 5 years old. This is a good choice if you want your child to attend a particular private school.
It is worth bearing in mind that the government provides free early education for 3 and 4 year olds. Most pre-school establishments offer free sessions for children after the term in which they have their third birthday. The free sessions are usually up to 5 two-and-a-half hour sessions per week. That usually means parents can have 12-and-a-half hours per week free at a childcare setting of their choice, (this is due to increase from September 2010 to 15 hours per week). Many playgroups and nurseries offer longer sessions. In these situations a parent can choose to make up the difference in cost for the extra hours attended by their child. Please see the following directory of playgroups and nurseries in Brighton, Hove and nearby areas.