Commitment of quality

Safeguarding and Welfare Requirement: Information and records      

Providers must make the following information available to parents and/or carers; then range and type of activities and experiences provided for the children, the daily routines of the setting, and how parents and carers can share learning at home.


Statement of Intent:

At Ladybirds Pre-School we aim to provide high quality, affordable and accessible care and education for all children in a happy and safe environment through play, both indoors and outdoors, and by working in partnership with parents/carers and the local community.


We believe that:

              ‘Playing is children’s work; it is their learning for life’



  • Our routine and curriculum are planned using the Early Years Foundation Stage Guidance, High Scope educational approach to learning and Birth to Five matters.


The Session:

As a team we are committed to an active learning environment so that children are able to follow their interests.  We provide this through:


  • Careful planning of the environment, materials and experiences with the children’s interests and stages of development in mind. 
  • Organising space both in and out of doors into interest areas
  • Plentiful materials, clearly labelled and accessible for the children to use and return
  • Adults interacting supportively throughout the session, focusing on children’s strengths as children work on age appropriate experiences.
  • Consistent daily routine ensuring the children have time to follow through their plans and ideas in a secure, caring and supportive environment


We operate a key person system.  This means a member of staff has a group of children for whom they are particularly responsible. Each key person’s observations and record keeping provides the information required to plan appropriate activities to develop the individual child.


We, as a staff team, have created and adopted a ‘Code of Practice’ which is designed to reflect how we treat each other, the children and parents/carers whilst ensuring best practice is shared and areas of weakness identified and addressed


Parental/carer Involvement:

  • Parents/carers are recognised as the children’s primary educators
  • We regularly consult with parents/carers and work with them in partnership to ensure the best pre-school experience for the individual child.
  • We welcome participation from parents/carers in our sessions (without prior appointment), planning and management of the pre-school
  • In cases where the child may have special needs, regular meetings are held with the parent/carer to access progress and discuss concerns


Through careful planning and organisation of our routine, environment and curriculum we implement the principles of The Early Years Foundation Stage and Birth to Five Matters





Review date


Sept 2017

march 2024

Feb 2018




July 2021



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