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The decision has been made to close the Pre-School, until further notice, for the safety of all concerned.

If we have any further updates we will contact Parents/Carers via email and/or our Facebook page. Please do check regularly. Also, see our Facebook page for a weekly story read by a staff member plus related activities.

Thank you.
Louise, Tina and all the Staff

With the considerable coverage and information in the press about COVID 19 please find below links which will provide information not only for us all as individuals but also the guidance currently issued for all education settings.

NHS Advice:

www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

Covid 19 information for the public:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

Guidance for educational settings:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19

If your child is unwell (advice from Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health)

Whilst coronavirus is infectious to children it is rarely serious. If your child is unwell it is likely to be a non-coronavirus illness, rather than coronavirus itself. Whilst it is extremely important to follow Government advice to stay at home during this period, it can be confusing to know what to do when your child is unwell or injured. Remember that NHS 111, GPs and hospitals are still providing the same safe care that they have always done. Here is some advice to help.

COVID-19-advice-for-parents-poster-English-and-Welsh

How to Support Your Child

As we are all aware life and education will have a very different look for us all in the coming months.

In order to support your children in their continued development we are proposing to initiate the following:

Please feel free to upload achievements, photos, comments, questions on your Tapestry account. Key workers will be logging on to all their key children’s Tapestry accounts on a daily basis. This will be the main method of communication for the foreseeable future with your child’s key worker.

For those children that are due to move on to Reception in September 2020, we would like to suggest that you have a look at the guide below about ‘How to Help Your Child Prepare for School’. This was a document that was drawn up in consultation with Reception class teachers in our local schools, and their thoughts on how to transition to reception smoothly. There is a real focus on independence and self-help skills.

How can you help me prepare for big school

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WELCOME TO THE ST MARY’S PRE-SCHOOL

Situated in the grounds of St Mary’s Church in the village of South Holmwood, St Mary’s is a warm, friendly Pre-School which provides the children and their families with a safe, stimulating, happy, fun, but challenging learning environment.

St Mary’s Pre-School is a committee-run group registered with Surrey County Council and Ofsted. We are members of the Pre-School Learning Alliance and named in the Early Years Development Plan which provides funding for children from the term after they turn three. Children once they turn two can access FEET (Free Early Education for Two year olds) funding if awarded.

Mission Statement:

We believe that all children are unique and we ensure that no family is discriminated against. As all children learn at different rates and in different ways, it is our goal to achieve the very best for each child and help them to develop to their full potential. We always strive to be the best we can and continually look for ways to improve our provision.

Parent Reviews:

To see what St Mary’s parents are saying about us please visit our Testimonials page and read the reviews on the “Good Care Guide”, an online independent review website for childcare providers:
The Good Care Guide website.

“Wonderful Pre-School. St Mary’s Pre-School is an intimate Pre-School with very inclusive and flexible values which appeal to many in the community. Nothing is too much trouble and the staff’s commitment to the children is outstanding.” (Parent review, GoodCareGuide.co.uk)

Ofsted Report

We are delighted that at our most recent Ofsted inspection in March 2016 we were awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating. Please feel free to download our latest Ofsted-Report-2016 in PDF format. We have consistently achieved high standards here at St Mary’s Pre-School and this latest Ofsted rating follows on from the ‘Outstanding’ rating we were awarded in 2011.