Pixie Pre-School

The Pixie Pre-schoolers will enhance their development and learn the new skills required for when they start school. Under the guidance of our very own fully qualified Early Years teacher we ensure that your child will achieve and reach their full potential.

We offer our children a play-based curriculum, which meets all the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage and supports all aspects of their learning and development. The curriculum supports the children’s inbuilt curiosity and desire to make sense of the world around them and help them to discover that learning is interesting and fun, considering their needs, their interests, and their stages of development to plan challenging and enjoyable experiences across all the areas of learning.

Some examples of activities offered;

  • Construction and small world play
  • Heuristic play & independent exploration and investigation of real, found and natural resources and materials
  • Large and fine motor skills and experiences
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Role play and imaginative opportunities
  • Water, sand and malleable experiences
  • Stories and mark making – the marks that children make through a range of media, such as paint, water, sand and pencils and the meanings that they give to them
  • Creative workshops
  • Outdoor opportunities
  • Exploring and investigating science and nature
  • Dance, music and sensory experiences

The nursery follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework 2008 (EYFS) further details can be found at www.foundationyears.org.uk/eyfs_statutory_framework/

Free Early Education Entitlement for two, three and four year olds

The free early education entitlement will be a maximum of 15 hours per week and you are entitled to claim for 38 weeks of the year during term time only (although the entitlement can be accessed up to 51 weeks with the number of hours per week reduced). Short sessions and School Days only run in term time with the option of Holiday Club (9am – 3pm), subject to availability. Full Day and Half Day sessions run throughout the whole year. For more information please visit www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/children_and_families/family_information_service/family_information_service.aspx