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West Hill Pre School

Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) applies to children from birth to the end of the reception year. West Hill Primary School Pre-School caters for 2-4 year olds. The school’s EYFS provision is based upon four guiding principles highlighted in the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation stage (2014):

A Unique Child + Positive Relationships + Enabling Environments = Learning and Development

The EYFS is made up of seven areas of learning:

"There are seven areas of learning and development that must shape educational programmes in early years settings. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive." (p.7 Statutory)

Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2014)

The prime areas are:

• Personal, Social and Emotional Development

• Communication and Language

• Physical Development

There are also four specific areas which the three prime areas are applied to:

• Literacy

• Mathematics

• Understanding the World

• Expressive Arts and Design

These areas cannot be delivered in isolation from the others. All areas are delivered through a balance of adult led, adult guided and child initiated activities. Adults support learning and encourage independence. In each area there are Early Learning Goals (ELG) that define the expectations for most children to reach by the end of the EYFS.

We aim to provide a happy, friendly environment and to offer a varied curriculum covering the seven areas of learning. Children will have access to a wide range of resources and be cared for within a community of dedicated Professionals working alongside you - parents as partners.

Who to contact

Telephone
01543 227125
E-mail
office@westhill.staffs.sch.uk
Parent Organisation

Where to go

Address
West Hill Primary School
High Mount Street
Hednesford
Cannock
Staffordshire
Postcode
WS12 4BH Get Directions (This link opens in a new tab)

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£11.00 *Session for 2 year old
£11.00 *Session for 3 to 4 years
£2.30 Lunch
Service is Free

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Yes
Details
Wide paths and ramps to gain access to pre-school buildings.

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
SENCO staff
Autism spectrum
Speech & Language Difficulties
Medical Disabilities
Physical difficulty
Hearing or Visual Impairment
Learning difficulties
The provider has indicated ability to cater for these needs, not necessarily experience in this area
Toileting Difficulties
Emotional, behavioural and social difficulties

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
No

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Yes

Childcare Information

Places

Age Range
2 years 0 months to 4 years 11 months

Vacancies

Details
Places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds are available as 3 hour sessions in the morning and afternoon. Current vacancies vary dependent upon days of the week. Please contact the school for current information on places.
Date updated
15/09/2017

Funded Places

Registered to receive Funded Places
Yes

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide 30 hours entitlement
Yes

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday - Friday 08:45 11:45
Monday - Friday 12:30 15:30

School Pickups

Offers pickups
No

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EXEMPT
Last updated: 09 Apr 2020
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