It is Panda Pre-school's 40th Anniversary in 2020, due to COVID-19 we have had to cancel all planned events. We are determined that we will have the opportunity to celebrate with all of our families and children, past and present and will be organising an event on JUNE 12th 2021.
We want to encourage past and present children, committee members and staff to come together to help us celebrate. If you think you would like to come back and visit us or if you can help with any information please use the contact form here
We are preparing to have an area for a Woodland School in our grounds from September 2020. Two staff have been on the practical training and are completing the theory at present to ensure the best outcomes for the children and the setting are in place. We have been busy planting new trees and making our site more 'wild'.
Two staff from Wessex Water gave up their Saturday to dig some very big holes so that we could plant our new trees.
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 and after school 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 social media with a parent from the setting.