We welcome children from 2 years to school age from Ugborough Parish and the surrounding villages including Ivybridge. Staff at Ugborough and Bittaford Pre-School would like to invite parents of new starters to come and play for a morning. We hope this would enable you to have a better understanding of your child’s time with us.
To enhance the development and education of children under school age in a parent-involved and community-based group
To provide a safe, secure, fun, friendly, and stimulating environment with a specially tailored curriculum, which leads to approved
To work alongside parents within a framework that ensures equality of opportunity for all children and their families.
Our Weekly Timetable
Our weekly timetable includes Forest School, cooking, a visit from a music/dance specialist, outdoor play and visits to Ugborough Primary School. Every Monday afternoon we join the Foundation class, singing songs and listening to stories and have snack time in Hillhead classroom. On Friday we also join the Primary School children at lunch time in their dinner hall. These are great opportunities for the children to familiarise themselves with the School environment and routines as well as having the opportunity to meet siblings or children who have previously been at Pre-School with them. This really does help the children's eventual transition to the Primary School.
We incorporate in our planning early phonics ‘Letters and Sounds’ activities. Many of our regular events such as our Harvest Celebration, Nativity and Sports Day are attended by the Foundation Stage children of Ugborough School.
Key Worker System
Research has shown that outcomes for children life-long are improved with one specific adult in a childcare setting. We hold termly ‘stay and play’ sessions where each parent/carer is allotted a length of time to get updates on their child’s progress while observing him/ her at play. This would also be an opportunity to talk with your child’s key person and find out more about the monitoring that the staff do to ensure we provide a rich learning environment for each individual.
Special Eductional Needs (SEN)
Through our system of observation and record keeping, we are able to monitor children's individual progress. Should we have any concerns regarding your child, any issues will be discussed with you and a way forward agreed. We follow the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) Special Educational Needs Code of Practice for the identification and assessment of Special Educational Needs.