Queens Road Methodist Church Pre-School

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Our Vision

It is the aim of Queens Road Pre-School Keynsham to provide a warm caring environment for the children in our care. We believe that all children are unique individuals and aim to help them to develop at their own rate through challenging and exciting play.

We want to provide opportunities for all children to grow in self-confidence, experience success and develop a positive self-image. We believe that children learn most effectively when they are interested and motivated by the activities they engage with.

We want to encourage independence in all areas of development. We believe in the importance of a key person to help plan activities tailored to the needs of each individual child.

We value parents as the first and most important educators of their children; we welcome them as active partners in our Pre-School. Your child can stay at Pre-School until they reach school entry age, and we have very good links with all our local schools.

We have a secured, outside area, consisting of a large patio and grassed space.



Session Times

Session Day Times
Mornings Monday - Friday 9.00 - 12.00
Afternoons Monday, Wednesday - Friday 12.00 - 3.00
(Bring Lunch)
All Day Monday, Wednesday - Friday 9.00 - 3.00
(Bring Lunch)


Please note : Your child must be pre-registered before they can attend a session. Please use the link above to register your child

Term Dates

Term Start Date End Date
1 Tuesday 5th September 2018 Friday 26th October 2018
2 Monday 5th November 2018 Thursday 20th December 2018
3 Monday 7th January 2019 Friday 15th February 2019
4 Monday 25th February 2019 Friday 5th April 2019
5 Tuesday 23rd April 2019 Friday 24th May 2019
6 Monday 3rd June 2019 Tuesday 23rd July 2019

Ofsted

Inspection report for early years provision - 25th May 2017





Respecting Individuality, Valuing the whole child, Working together to learn and grow.

Staff

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Mrs Ginny Ireland

Manager / Safeguarding Officer / Designated Child Protection Co-ordinator

Ginny started working at the pre-school in January 1987. She has an NVQ3. She has 4 boys and 1 girl, all of whom came through pre-school.

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Mrs Kate Sheppard

Deputy / Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

Kate has a CACHE level 3 diploma in childcare and education from Norland College. She started working at the pre-school in April 2015. She has two boys who have both come through the pre-school.

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Mrs Diane Newton

Sessional Leader

Diane has an NNEB in childcare. She started working at the pre-school in January 1998. She has 2 boys who have both come through the pre-school.

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Mrs Jean Pope

Admissions and Applications Officer / Assistant

Jean started working at the pre-school in January 1999. She has 2 boys and 2 girls all of whom have come through the pre-school.

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Mrs Marie Trenchard

Assistant

Marie has a level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education. She started working at the pre-school in January 2009. She has 2 girls who both came through the pre-school.

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Mrs Catherine Bennett

Assistant

Catherine has an NVQ level 3. She started working at the pre-school in January 2000. She has 2 boys who have both come through the pre-school.

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Mrs Deb Jones

Assistant

Deb has an NVQ level 3. She started working at the pre-school in January 1998. She has 2 boys who both have come through the pre-school.

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Mrs Helen Gray

Assistant

Helen has a level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education. She started working at the pre-school in January 2011. She has 1 boy and 1 girl, both who came through the pre-school.

Information

Get everything you need to know about the pre-school and its policies. The news letter is regularly updated, so come back and check!

Latest School Newsletter

Newsletter

Find out whats happening in the pre-school this month

Updated September 2018

Pre-School Policies

Policy

Download the latest copy of the school policies below.

Local Offer Details

Local Offer

Download the latest copy of our local offer below.

What to expect Guide

Parents Guide

Foundation Years and 4Children have produced a booklet to help you as a parent/carer find out more about how your child is learning and developing during their first five years.

Register

If you would like to register your child at the pre-school, please contact us using the phone number above, drop in and see us or download the form here. You can then drop this in or email it to admissions@queensroadpreschool.co.uk

We will let you know if we have availability for the sessions required.

The number of sessions available may vary; You will be informed as to what is available when you apply. You are welcome to come in and visit a session and see us at work.

We can accept four children per session aged 2 years 9 months, 3 years under current regulations. If you wish for your child to start before their third birthday, your opportunity to take advantage of this will be effected by the availability of places.



Fees

Fees are paid monthly until the term after the child's third birthday, they are then funded by the Early Years Entitlement. When the funding commences, your child is then funded for 38 weeks per year.

Fees are currently £4.00 per hour, payable one month in advance

Every effort is made to keep the fees as low as possible, but parents are aware that costs are the same whether a child is present or not; therefore fees are not refundable for casual absences.

If for any reason your child leaves Pre-School, four weeks notice must be given, or four weeks fees paid in lieu of notice.

When accepting a place, you will be asked for a £20.00 deposit.



Contact

Please use the details below to get in touch!