Families and children are at the heart of Easton Pre-School and we welcome parental involvement in several ways.
We are a registered charity and are managed by an elected committee of parents/carers responsible for the overall running of the pre-school, reviewing policy and practice and for the employment and appraisal of staff.
The committee are also actively involved in fundraising for pre-school. Activities include Nearly New Sales, Face Painting, Quizzes and an annual Teddy Bears' Parachute Jump and summer BBQ. New ideas for fundraising are always welcome.
We rely upon an active committee in order that the Pre-school can continue to flourish and are always happy to welcome new members. We have parents on the committee whose children currently attend pre-school and those whose children are now at primary school. We think this demonstrates how special our pre-school is that parents continue to make a commitment to being involved even when their children have gone on to 'big school'.
You can find out more about the committee and who's who on the committee page of the website.
Parents are invited to come along and join in sessions through our parent rota system, which helps children to forge strong links between pre-school and home. This also provides a useful opportunity for parents and carers to watch their child in action and to take an active part in their learning, to see what happens at pre-school and to talk about it afterwards with their child.
We also welcome any parent with a special talent or occupation to come and share their skills and experiences with the children.
Parents are also invited to take part in events and informal discussions about the activities we provide and join in community activities in which Pre-School takes part.
We welcome feedback from parents and often run parent surveys and encourage parents to review us on Netmums and other websites.
Here are what some parents say about us:
The staff are very experienced and the whole atmosphere is warm and inviting. My daughter has settled in so well. She feels secure, has made friends and is learning so much. Her enjoyment is obvious as she often asks to go to pre-school on a Saturday or Sunday! I can't praise Easton Pre-School highly enough. I would highly recommend it.
What I especially liked is that Easton is nappy happy - no looks of horror when a prospective parent mentions that their little angel is still in pullups. A lovely, warm, loving atmosphere. Go and visit! It's fab. I even considered
having a fourth baby so I didn't have to leave the Easton family.
My 5 year old daughter (now at Big School) used to attend Easton Pre -School and my 2 year old son started there when he was 18 months! Both have had a fantastic time there playing and having fun. The staff Sandy Jackie and Emma are all lovely and offer a warm and friendly atmosphere.
A factor that I really like about Easton PreSchool(EPS) is that the children seem to learn to play together, accept each other and make friends early on - not just sticking with parallel play. Preparing them for school is not just numeracy and phonics but the social aspect as well and I think EPS do that brilliantly. The EPS motto of learning through play works very well. The way that staff develop different themes is a good example of this - the seasons with the calendars, the cold, icy topic and Springtime from Easter hats to tadpoles and potatoes! People learn best in different ways: visually, by listening or by doing, and you, the EPS staff team combine these different approaches in a way that the children just simply enjoy.
Easton Pre-School creates a happy, caring environment where the children all feel welcome and relaxed and able to grow in confidence as well as ability, at their own pace.Lots of settings have fab equipment etc, but they don't all have staff like our EPS team that give it such a special atmosphere. Children run along the path to pre-school - for them to do that you've given them a wonderfully positive introduction to school. And you establish friendly, interested relationships with the parents/carers too which means the pre-school feels like a community hub and the children don't feel it’s 'us and them'.
Thank you for all you have done for our tribe! There have been lots of memories made in the 5 years that we have been at pre school. Thanks again for everything.