Our Pre-School is registered with the Reading Borough Council’s Early Years team and contributes to the governments overall planning to provide education and care throughout the Early Years Foundation Stage. We are OFSTED REGISTERED AND INSPECTED. OFSTED RATED GOOD JANUARY 2017.
The Pre-School is primarily run by an elected committee, which include parents of past and current children as well as staff members and members of the community. This helps to ensure that some of the major decision making is in the hands of the parents who use the group as well. The committee is responsible for reviewing both policy and practice, and for the employment and appraisal of members of staff alongside the management team.
It is our intention to make our setting accessible and inclusive to children and families from all variations of the local community, regardless of their religious beliefs, ethnic origin, cultural and linguistic background, gender or disability etc. Further information on how we do this is available in our policy and procedure information folder available on request within the setting.
We offer two rooms within the setting:
- The caterpillar room is our 16 months -2 1/2 year old room, we offer 2 year old funding spaces for children who are entitled to the funding for the term after their second birthday. However if you do not qualify for the funding we have spaces available at a daily rate as mentioned in our “Settings and admissions” page.
- The butterfly room is our 2 1/2 -5 year old room, we offer 3 year old funding spaces, which is available to every child from the term after their third birthday. However if you use the funding at another setting and wish your child to attend St Michael’s Pre-School in addition, we have spaces available at a daily rate.
Smoking is NOT permitted inside the building or on the grounds during playgroup hours, as required by the law.
Policies and procedures:
All our policies and procedures are designed to offer the best possible experience for the children and families in the group. They are available as previously mentioned, upon request within the setting and they are reviewed on a regular basis and comments and suggestions from parents are always welcome.
We currently have no vacancy.