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mertonpoppits

Welcome!!!!!

Merton Pre-School is a friendly Pre-School with an excellent reputation. We welcome new families to come and visit us at any time during a session as we like to feel that you are seeing a true picture.

We aim to provide high-quality care and education for Pre-school children (from 2 years old till they go to school) in a fun, stimulating and caring environment. The staff work in partnership with parents to help children to learn and develop to their full potential. We also aim to add to the life and well-being of the local community and offer children and their parents a service which promotes equality and values diversity.

In order to get your child's name on the waiting list; please apply by filling out an application form on the contact us page.  We a have a transition day for all children who have applied to the Pre-School in July.   

 

We are currently running a waiting list for January (We are full and have closed our books for September due to high numbers of children.)

The Policy of the month:

                             

Policy on Parental Involvement

  • We believe that children benefit most from early years education and care when parents and settings work together in partnership.
  • Parents are the child’s first and most important educators.
  • The children Act 1989 defines parental responsibility as ‘all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which by law a parent of a child has in relation to the child and his/her property’.
  • Parents may come in to talk to any member of staff, once all of the children have arrived and are inside the Pre-school.
  • Parents may come to join a session, by letting the person on the door know. 
  • All parents understand that to safeguard their child all mobile phones are kept at home or stored in the office if the parent is coming into the Pre-school session when children are present.
  • We telephone fathers/carers that live separately to let them know about their child.
  • All information is confidential and only shared to protect a child or safeguard a person/child.
  • We seek permission from parents to administer medication.
  • We make it clear that parents must participate in settling in their child.
  • Parents are invited to attend AGMS, join the committee, attend open days and activity days.
  • Key people work with parents to ensure the child is getting the best care and education possible.
  • We invite parents in if they have skills they can share with children.
  • Parents are invited to 12 weekly meetings with their key person to discuss their child’s progress and support for the child.

 

 

 

 We are OUTSTANDING.

We were graded on 6th October 2016 with the top marks that OFSTED can give an early years setting.  Please read the report attached.   

 

 

AGM minutes, please click here

 

 The government has advised parents to apply as soon as possible:  Please, can I remind parents who want their child to get the 30 hours funding, they will need to get a code. This is available from this website:  https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

If you are struggling to get your 30-hour code, this might help you:

http://i.emlfiles4.com/cmpdoc/2/5/1/5/4/files/453709_interim-july-blog-article-how-parents-can-access-the-childcare-service.pdf?dm_i=YU8,529CV,MR7T07,JD44V,1

 For 2 year old funding:

https://www.hants.gov.uk/socialcareandhealth/childrenandfamilies/childcare/payingforchildcare/freechildcare/2yearoldoffer 

Information from Services for Young children for parents:  Early years pupil premium - what is it?

Are you eligible for childcare support - Universal Credit? - Click on link

 

Advice about immunisations from NHS for children born before August 2017.  Click here

 

Join our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mertonpoppits/

 

Information from Services for Young Children.  Click here