We are very proud of the achievements of our children, the standards of our pre-school and the quality of our staff.
Altarnun Pre-School aims to give your child the best start in life by laying solid foundations for future learning, where children can explore the world around them, establish friendships, develop imagination, share, co-operate with others, gain confidence to initiate and try out new ideas, seek new challenges, make new discoveries; and most of all have great fun and develop a love of learning.
Our experienced and dedicated staff help the children to become successful learners, confident individualsand effective contributors to society. Children learn through play and planned activities with a balance of free choice.
We are registered with OFSTED to provide part-day care, welcoming children from two years to five years. We are also registered to offer places under the Early Years Education Grant Scheme. This means that a child can have up to 15 funded hours per week beginning the term after their third birthday.
My Name is Chrissie and I'm the Pre-School Manager. I have worked at Altarnun Pre-School since we opened in April 2005. I manage the setting, staff and work closely with our management committee. I'm also the settings SENCO and Safeguarding officer.
I love being outdoors and seeing the children's imaginations grow, I also love doing Forest school sessions with the children and seeing them learn new skills. I enjoy being part of a friendly and hard working team.
NVQ Levels 2,3 & 4 in Childrens care Learning and Development, Child Protection CAMAT, Paediatric First Aid, Food Safty Level 3, Tier 2Child Protection Training, Playwork Level 1, Level 3 Forest School Practitioner.
(Currently on maternity leave)
NVQ Levels 2 & 3 in Childrens care Learning and Development, SENCO, Deputy Child Protection Person, Healthy Eating under 5's Co-ordinator, Paediatric First Aid.
My name is Emma and I am a pre-school assistant, I have worked at Altarnun Pre-School for 3 years. I have a Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Children's Care, Learning and Development, I am also trained in Paediatric First Aid and Healthy Eating for the under 5's.
I enjoy planning and implementing crafty and cooking activities, I also enjoy exploring outside and going on walks around the local area.
NVQ Levels 3 in Childrens care Learning and Development, Paediatric First Aid, Healthy Eating under 5's, Tier 2 Child Protection Training, Level 1 Award in Creative Craft Using Wood Crafts,
The Curriculum for the Early Years Framework emphasises the importance of key relationships for children, including those relationships between children, their parents/carers and a key person within a setting. At Altarnun Pre-School we recognise and value the importance of these relationships and allow plenty of time, opportunities and experiences for strong relationships to build.
By implementing and maintaining an established key worker system, children's individual needs, interests and passions for learning will be observed and recorded to ensure we can effectively meet them and care for the children to the best of our abilities, helping them to feel safe, secure and settled at our Pre-School.
Our secret to successful, strong relationships with our children and their parents/carers, will be through our thorough settling in process, which will allow each child enough quality time to get to know the whole team, their new surroundings at nursery and most importantly their key worker.