is open throughout the year except for Bank Holidays and for one
week at Christmas. Children are accepted from 12 months to 5 years,
and are able to attend all year or term time only, when the standard
school holidays would apply.
Fair View is registered with
Ofsted, and as a result also offers places to children in receipt
of nursery funding. Providers of this scheme are required to offer
5 sessions per week on a minimum of 2.5 hours per session on their
own or in partnership with another provider, i.e. a local maintained
or private/voluntary provider. Children are still able to attend
for more than 5 sessions per week, or to extend their session times
for day care reasons, with parents paying for the extra sessions/times
involved. Currently funding is available to all children the term
after their 3rd birthday.
The following are just some of the activities
that are on offer at the Kindergarten. Your child will be free to
choose which activities he cares to participate in, but through
our trained staff, he will be encouraged to join in with as wide
a variety as possible.
craft work: through use of paint, crayons, chalk, pencils,
scissors, clay and dough we aim to encourage the development
of self-expression, colour and shape recognition, as well as
developing greater manipulative skills.
Music and movement:your
child will learn both new and traditional nursery rhymes and songs,
use percussion instruments and learn action songs, finger rhymes
Story time: we encourage the
children to sit and listen quietly to stories and rhymes, either
in small groups or individually.
the Kindergarten has a home corner where your child can play
freely with others, dressing up if desired and act out roles
from real life or his imagination.
Outdoor play: when the weather
is suitable your child will be able to play outside in the large
under close supervision. Climbing frames, swings, ride-on toys and
a sand pit are provided to encourage physical skills.
Through taking part in these
activities we are able to offer a curriculum which develops the
6 areas of learning approved by the DfEE, helping the children to
progress through the Foundation Stage which will be continued during
their Reception Year at school.