" Where young minds grow, independence is nurtured and inspired lives begin."
Headstart Pre-School Ltd is an Ofsted outstanding privately owned pre-school set within Shevington Vale, our friendly primary school.
At Headstart Pre-School Ltd children have fun learning through play, socialising and completing activities with qualified, mature staff. The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS) is followed. All children practice and consolidate skills in the six areas of learning both in our spacious indoor and extensive outdoor and woodland environments.
Headstart Pre-School Ltd is very much part of the school. Children are given opportunities to meet other members of staff and pupils, take part in activities in different areas of the school and join in special events such as concerts and fundraising activities. We hope this will enable them to become familiar within the school environment and ease the transition into the Reception Class.
(Please note - not all children go on to attend Shevington Vale Primary School) - applications are welcome from all children.
Children can attend the term after their 2nd birthday
Monday to Friday term time only
|Morning||9.00am-12.00pm (home for lunch)|
|Afternoon||12.30pm-3.30pm (arrive after lunch)|
|All Day||9.00am-3.30pm (children remain at pre-school for lunch)|
* We have funded spaces available for 2, 3 and 4 Year olds - Please call for further information*
Children are to attend at least 2 sessions per week or one full day
The eligible 30 funded hours will operate Monday to Thursday full day care and up to 1 o'clock on a Friday. Additional hours required will be available at a charge of £4.50 per hour.
Children become eligible for admission to Headstart Pre-School Ltd from the term after their second birthday. In event of places being limited, applications will be added to a waiting list, places will become available in accordance with the setting Admission Policy.
As part of our Admission Policy (see below) we require a copy of your child's birth certificate.
Headstart Pre-School Ltd will require a separate contract to be signed upon admission to the setting.
We can only accept fully completed application forms. Forms not fully completed may result in the delay of your child's start date. Thank You.
FUNDING AND FEES
Children aged 3 and 4 years are entitled to 15 free hours per week, this normally becomes available the term after their 3rd birthday. The 30 free hours is available to eligible parent/guardians from September 2017. We advise all working parent/guardians to apply for eligibility on the gov.uk website.
Funding is available for eligible 2 year old children who have received their postcard from WMBC.
Fees and charges are in place for children not eligible for funding or requiring additional hours at £4.50 per hour.
Fees must be paid on the first session of the week invoices will be sent online via parentmail. Online payments are welcome, bank details can be provided. Headstart Pre-School Ltd cannot accept payments by cheque.
Headstart Pre-School Ltd will not allow debt. If two consecutive payments are outstanding this may result with your child losing their place.
Manager Mrs A Davies (Dip. in Pre-School Practice)
Deputy Manager Mrs E Lunt (BA Hons Primary Education with QTS)
Practitioner Mrs B Ward (Early Years Level 4)
Practitioner Mrs Helm (Early Years Level 3)
Practitioner Miss Zoe McCann-Sharrock (Level 3 Early Years Educator)
Practitioner Mrs D Bradbury (Foundation Degree EY)
Practitioner Miss Ella Bowman (Cache Level 3 Practitioner)
Early Years Apprentice Miss M Prescott (Level 3 EY)
Bank Staff Mrs G Ansderson (Level 3 EY)
Volunteers Miss H McCann (Level 2 Early Years)
Ofsted quoted "Children achieve well in a bright, stimulating and inclusive environment"
"Leadership is inspirational"
"Excellent safeguarding procedures are well known and implemented"
We want to give our children roots and wings – roots that go deep into the heart of their community and wings to imagine, aspire and dream.
Miss C Edwards
or Mrs C Pearson
Shevington Vale Primary