Weoley Castle Pre-School News

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Pre-School Celebrations Evening - November 2017

A message from the Head Teacher:

"Thank you for joining us at our Autumn celebration evening.  It was brilliant to see so many of you and for our key workers to be able to share how well your children have settled and are enjoying their learning here at Preschool.

All of you are very satisfied with the quality of our school.  You valued the settling in process and felt it was very good and developed a love of coming to preschool, confidence building  and real sense of enjoyment for the children who couldn’t wait to get here.  You told us that the process was very smooth, happy, and peaceful and let you feel at ease, and it was appropriate in terms of time.  You felt that staff were appreciative of parents emotions as well as children’s. 

You told us that we provided you with the right level of information and that the home visits were especially appreciated.  Information is provided for all activities, events and you are kept up to date with news.  You felt that we explained things well and our information was clear. You liked how we are consistent in our information sharing and that we prepare you well for any changes that might happen.  You appreciate our systems for information sharing and value that we contact you by telephone as well as letter and daily conversations at drop off and pick up times. 

 

We always try to share what the children have been doing during their play through our displays for learning and you are always welcome to look at learning journeys both at celebration evenings and throughout the term.  Just make an appointment with Nic our Deputy Manager at preschool.

You told us that your children’s main interests were playing with their friends, painting, drawing, messy play, home corner, cars, singing and playing outdoors in the garden.  The children love music and really enjoy large group times.  You felt that our focus on consistent routine really supported the children with their learning and you told us how much your children are enjoying their new learning and how well they are getting on with the key worker team.  You were appreciative of the way our team were supporting your children with toilet training where needed and also how we are encouraging them in general hygiene routines such as hand washing. 

You described your children’s strengths as being confident, independent, remembering, drawing, talking, singing and being active.  Some of you feel that children are very good at letting staff know what they need and communicating with others and others feel that their children are very creative and really enjoy trying new things. Some of you feel that your children have well developed social skills. 

Some of you are concerned about your child’s speech or social skills and others were concerned about toilet training and we are working with you to help.

 

You told us that you felt confident that if you had any worries or concerns you would raise them with our staff team and you know they will be dealt with efficiently. 

Thank you for choosing Weoley Castle Nursery School as your child’s first step into school.  We are delighted that you are happy with our provision and look forward to the rest of the year working together."

Kindest Regards

 

Head Teacher/Head of Centre

l.harris@wlycstln.bham.sch.uk