About preschool

Our main objective is to help your child become ‘school ready’ and as independent as they can be on their approach to school. We also track their development whilst having lots of fun!

We pride ourselves on a thorough handover at the end of your child’s day, alternatively there is a daily activity board just inside the front door which shows what we have been doing that day.

We do ask politely that children do not bring their own toys into preschool, as this can cause upset if they are mislaid or another child wishes to play with them. This obviously does not include comforters; however, we do encourage children to leave these at home to prepare them for a similar transition to school. Please note we are a dummy free preschool.

We endeavour to go out in one of the gardens each day, except for in extreme weather. If for any reason we are unable to go outside we ensure we do a physical activity with the children. During the warm weather please bring a labelled bottle of sun cream and a sun hat. During the colder weather please dress them appropriately and ensure they have a warm coat for outside play.

Please supply your child with a labelled water bottle to use each day and a spare pair of clothes for accidents or messy play. Remember to label all your child’s clothes to avoid them going home with the wrong child or being mislaid.

Your child will be allocated a key person to track their development and encourage specific activities to aid them in their learning. Your child’s key person is there to help your child feel welcome and comfortable in our care and for you to approach with any concerns.

All children are entitled to 15 hours of government funding starting the term after their 3rd birthday during term time only. We also now offer an additional 15 hours to those parents that are eligible. Please go to www.childcarechoices.gov.uk for more information, or speak to a member of staff about any queries you may have.

Time

Activity

7.30-8.30am

Breakfast

7.30-9.15am

Free play

9.15-.930am

Circle time & thinking time

9.30-10.00am

Free play

10.00-10.30am

Snack Bar

10.30-11.30am

Physical activity, key group & activity time

11.30-11.45am

Story time/French/Singing

11.45-12.00pm

Toilet & hand washing for lunch

12.00-1.00pm

Lunch time

1.00-1.30pm

Ring games or Stories

1.30-1.45pm

Circle time

1.45-2.30pm

Free Play/Physical activity

2.30-3.00pm

Afternoon Milk, Tidy up, Story and singing

3.00-4.00pm

Small world toys & puzzles

4.00-5.00pm

Teatime

5.00-6.00pm

Choice of small world activities/puzzles

Our Team

Each team member at Dimension Childcare is appropriately trained and have relevant experience for the age range they work with. All our EYFS staff are level 3 qualified or above and are fully trained in safeguarding, paediatric first aid and food hygiene. Out of schools staff have the relevant experience in play work for school aged children. Our out of schools team also have training in first aid and safeguarding.

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Preschool assistant room leader

Prices and Sessions

Please see below our prices and times for our 3 different age ranges at Dimension Childcare. All prices are subject to change. Dimension childcare is open from 07.30 to 18.00 51 weeks a year. We are closed on bank holidays and over the Christmas period. For eligible individuals we also accept 2 year old funding. All 3 & 4 year olds are entitled to up to 15 funded hours per week, following the term after their third birthday.

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Sessions

Baby Room

Toddler Room

Preschool

Out of Schools

AM 9am - 1pm
PM 1pm - 5pm
£26.00
£26.00
£22.00
School day
9am - 3pm
£39.00
£39.00
£33.00
Early bird
7.30am - 9am
£10.00
£10.00
£8.00
Daily Rate
7.30am - 6pm
£53.00
£53.00
£45.00
Weekly rate
£245.00
£245.00
£210.00
OOS AM session
£5.50
OOS PM session
£9.00

Downloads

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EYFS Registration Form

Payment of fees policy childcare 2021