We are a small friendly and caring preschool, located in the parish hall of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church. We welcome children from the age of 2 until they are ready for school.
We are by location linked to St Paul’s Catholic Primary, but are independently managed. We do however, have close links with the school and liaise with the Headmistress and the early year’s staff. We are not a Roman Catholic preschool, all children are welcome.
We have a “key person” system at the preschool where a member of staff is allocated to each child they are then responsible for the developmental record keeping for that child.
St Paul’s Preschool has been a well established preschool for the past 50 years. It has gained a good reputation throughout the local community and parents have travelled from outside the catchment area to attend the preschool. The preschool has always been well attended and is currently open for children from 8.30 until 15.00 Monday to Friday. The preschool is open during term time only.
We acknowledge that all children are unique and have the right to develop to their greatest potential. All children are accepted, respected, included, listened to and encouraged in a safe and caring learning environment. We acknowledge that all children develop through active learning and play by making choices, exploring their environment and interacting with others.
As part of our philosophy to support and nurture the children both developmentally and personally, staff wish to be called by their first names, thus allowing the children to form stronger partnerships with them.
We provide a safe, stimulating and caring environment that promotes learning through play, using a wide range of resources, and the opportunity for children to develop their social skills as they play alongside and with other children.
When your child starts preschool it is an important time for both child and parents. We hope that this prospectus will explain a little about us and perhaps answer some of the questions you might have. You are always welcome to come and chat to the staff and see what we offer.