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          Our Pre-school offers:- 

  • Fantastic outdoor learning at Forest School.

  • Multi-sports and Yoga. Music and Movement.

  • We have kind, attentive staff to encourage the children's learning story. 

  • We have an online portal, so you can see your child's progress.

  • We offer up to 30 hours funding a week (if eligible).

  • £16.50 per 3 hour session

  • We are open from Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm

  • We offer breakfast club from 8am and early morning club from 8.30am. Late club 3pm-4pm

 

About Us

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Meet Our Staff

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Claire Gwilliam

My name is Clare and I am the preschool supervisor. I have worked in early years for 17 years and still enjoy every minute. I am a level 3 forest school leader and level 3 early years qualified. I like to learn new things and attend relevant courses to help improve the preschool and the children's learning.

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Bethany Pilkington 

Hi I’m Bethany and I am the Preschool Deputy, I was very lucky to start my career in Early Years with Worstead Preschool as work experience. Since then I have completed my childcare level 3 which has led to my lovely job here. 

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Emma McCrudden

My name is Emma. I am NNEB qualified and have worked in Early years for over 20 years. Which shows I have a love for working with children. I love music and movement, and have completed a music and movement course.

I am interested in the Hygge approach. This originated from Denmark and creates spaces for the children to have a sense of cosiness, feeling warm, comfortable and providing a safe environment for them. I am very excited to start this and learn some new ideas for the setting.

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Emma Annison

I’m Emma. I started at the Preschool in February 2022. I am currently going through my Forest School training, which I’m very excited about. I have a real passion for nature and exploring our surroundings. My daughter attended the Preschool and had so many wonderful experiences there. It’s amazing to see how much her development has been extended by attending the Preschool.

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Sally Miller 

Hello, I am Sally. I started at the Preschool in November 2017. My daughter attended here and I'm very happy to be part of the lovely team.

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Brooke Englestone 

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Karen Norfolk

Hello, I am the Preschool Administrator. I joined the team in September 2021.  I am an experienced administrator and enjoy working with the team and Committee Members.

Pastoral Care

We were one of the first pre-schools in Norfolk to use a key-person approach to settle and care for the children that attend. The key-person approach has been in use here for over fifteen years. It has now been adopted by nearly all settings as recognised best practice. When each child begins Preschool the staff see which adult he/she ‘warms to’, where possible this will be the child’s key-person. The key-person is specifically responsible for, and close to, a small group of children so each child receives plenty of adult time and attention.

The key-person plans, implements, monitors, evaluates and reviews the children’s time at Preschool. A ‘Learning Story’ is created for each child, which is the family’s when the child leaves Preschool. The journal includes photographs, notes, observations and ‘next steps’ in learning, which most parents keep forever as a keepsake. Staff actively encourage parents to contribute to their child’s Learning story, to give a full picture of the child’s interests, needs and progress.

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