It is Panda Pre-school's 40th Anniversary in 2020 and we are going to have some celebratory events throughout the year to encourage past and present children, committee members and staff to come together. If you think you might like to help with this please come and see us.
We are preparing to have an area for a Forest School in our grounds from September 2020. Two staff have been on the training to ensure the best outcomes for the children and the setting are in place.
We are raising money towards this new venture this year
Just some info....
During free flow play, staff are able get to know all the children across both rooms.
Don't forget you can talk to us at anytime, if you need a bit more time we can arrange a time that ensures we can give you our complete attention.
Did you know Panda has its very own Breakfast club for pre-school children? See the Breakfast club page for more details.
Please don't forget you are most welcome to come and play for an hour or so with us during term time. Just let a staff member know or pop your name on the list in the foyer.
If you have any ideas for topics we can do with the children, if there are any special skills you would like to share please let us know.
I have popped a couple of links onto to our link page for information on how children learn. One is a video from CBeebies that I found very interesting about Schemas and play behaviour. The other is a parents guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage (Our curriculum). It has some ideas you can try at home with your child.
Dorsetforyou.co.uk - early years has ideas and information.
To help our children learn phonics in setting we teach them to distinguish letter sounds in words ie c - a - t or b - ee. BBC has a wonderful program called Alphablocks that supports this learning. It has some lovely videos to watch on the cbeebies website. We think its worth a look.
Please remember that due to the nature of our role and for the safeguarding of our children no member of staff is allowed to be friends on facebook or other socail medias with a parent from the setting.