As the children approach the term of their third birthday, in discussion with parents and staff, children will start a transition period from the Ducklings/ Ladybirds Room into our pre-school room or ‘main’ room.

The Caterpillars are our 2 years olds, Butterflies are our funded 3 year old children. (Nursery Education Funding (NEF), Think2 funding and 30 hours funding (EEF), is available for children from the term after their third birthday.

In the pre-school room there is a wider focus on specific areas of learning – Literacy, Maths, Understanding of the World and Expressive Arts and Design as well as continuing development in the prime areas.

The children follow a more structured day with activities from the Letters and Sounds curriculum which is continued in reception class when they start school. A lot of work and care goes into ensuring that the children are prepared for the next step of starting school.

We have excellent links with local first schools and lots of transition activities take place throughout the pre-school year and we aim to work closely with you as parents during this important time.