We offer a relaxed atmosphere with ample space both inside and outside for children to explore and learn at their own pace. The team overseen by the child care manager has a minimum Qualification of Level 3 in child care and plenty of relevant experience along with early years knowledge.
We strongly recommend that all prospective parents come and visit us to find out more and see for themselves we have an open door policy so please feel free to drop by.
We fully understand that choosing a suitable pre-school for your child is a huge decision so during your visit we explain how we work and will happily answer any questions you will no doubt have.
Each step of the way we will guide you through the application process. Firstly a pack will be supplied, this should be completed and returned along with your child's birth certificate.
The application has now been made the admissions procedure will be put into force. Every child at Alverstoke is allocated a key person, who will be primarily responsible for developing a supportive relationship with them and their family to ensure their unique interests and needs are met. This key person will use the Tapestry online journal to record your child's development and should be your first point of contact within the pre-school.
Each child is visited at home prior to attending the pre-school. The first visit to Alverstoke Pre-School will be part of our settling procedure where it is expected that a parent or carer will attend with the child.
Following which you are free to leave your child at Alverstoke Pre-school, we fully understand that every child is unique and has different needs. We will endeavour to ensure your child benefits from attending our pre-school.
We still keep in touch with you, welcoming you into the setting whilst dropping off and collecting your child. You may sign up to 'stay and play' with your child and we are sure other children will enjoy your visit too.
Quick chats with you key worker are always welcome however there may be times when they are not available on these occasions you can speak with the Deputy ChildCare manager or pop into the office. If you wish to speak in more depth please do not hesitate to ask.