Address: Thurston Drive,
Kettering, Northants, NN15 6PB
Tel: 01536 484838
Manager: Chloe Staniscia
Deputy Manager: Trudi Parker
Childcare Provided: 2 – 5 years
Opening Hours: All Day 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Morning 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Lunch Club 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Afternoon 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Working With Parents
We actively work in partnership with parents and guardians to ensure healthy, happy children who are ready for mainstream school and hold regular Parents Evenings to keep you up to date with your child’s progress.
Flexible Pre-School Sessions Following the EYFS
Following the key areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage with a focus on education through play, our Pre-School children are developed to their maximum capabilities to be ready for mainstream school. Please see opening hours for details on when sessions are held.
News From The Rooms
Welcome from the Kettering Pre-School rooms, with all the latest childcare news in March/April 2017.
From 24 to 36 months
Throughout March, we have been looking at the change in weather with the children, and how the change in weather helps the plants and flowers to grow. Moving on from this, we started to plant herbs with the children for them to take home along with sunflowers as a Mother’s Day gift too so the children can see the process of the growth of a flower. All of the above makes links to The Early Years Foundation Stage – Understanding the World.
After the return of the children from the Easter break, we will be welcoming new children into the setting and will be focusing on building up new relationships throughout the whole setting; this will be among us, families and the children. This links to the area Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
From 3 to 5 years
Throughout March, we have been looking at the days of the week and the months of the year with the children at group times, we have been using visual objects to support them with learning as well as singing. We have also been looking at the understanding of time and how it can break up our days. Links can be made to Mathematics as well as Communication and Language.
Going through April, the children and their families will get given their primary school decision so we will be spending time talking to the children about the uniform they will be wearing as well as showing them pictures of the schools they will be attending. The children will have story books to independently explore as well as have them to read and explained about the changes that may happen.
We wish the families luck with their school decisions.
Bear In Mind
Important Things To Bear In Mind
As we start to get the nicer weather, we will be spending much more time out in the garden so please bear in mind the clothing you are sending the children dressed in as they may explore and getting a little messy in the mud and gravel.
Out of School Clubs – Our After School Club offers school collections from the schools around Kettering. Please contact Chloe Staniscia or Trudi Parker on 01536 484838 for more information. Children have access to the indoor play centre to run, jump and climb after a busy day at school. Staff will offer support with your child’s homework and reading on a parent’s request. There are also lots of free time activities such as painting, drawing, building, role playing and messy play. The children also have access to a Wii and an Xbox. The children have enjoyed decorating the Christmas tree together.
Activity Day Camps – May Half Term is fast approaching. Please book now online.
What is included?
- Onsite teacher
- A choice of sessions
- Freshly cooked meals
- Online parent diary
- Free storybook loan
- Dedicated carer