Pebbles Pre-school, Foxearth
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Pebbles Pre-School aims to provide a high quality, safe, caring and stimulating enivronment in which children aged 2 to school going age will learn through play and activities which meets their individual needs.

The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework provides 7 areas of development and is the basis on which we plan, observe and assess the children (see Parents Guide to EYFS for more information). The pre-school offers places for 22 children.  We are registered with Ofsted and as we are a committee run we are a Registered Charity.

We are based in Foxearth Village Hall at the heart of the village.  We are close to Cavendish, Pentlow, Liston, Borley, Long Melford, Glemsford and the Belchamps, although children attend from a much wider area.  As we are on the Essex/Suffolk border and take children from both counties.  We have developed strong links with Primary Schools within each county, especially Belchamp St Paul and Cavendish. 

Comments from our Ofsted inspection May 2018:
***Children are given good emotional support when settling into the pre-school. Strong bonds are established and children soon grow in confidence and become active learners.***
***Staff interact positively with children during play.***
***The small and friendly staff team provides a nurturing environment. It establishes strong and trusting partnerships with parents and outside agencies.***
***Children benefit from a well-balanced educational programme of enjoyable and interactive activities. Teaching is good and all children make good progress.***
 ***Staff promote children's understanding of the world very well.***

We were pleased to recieve a GOOD ofsted inspection if you would like to view the full report see HELPFUL LINKS.

Our Ratios
At Pebbles Pre-school we exceed the ratio of adult to children that is set through the Welfare Requirements:
2 year olds - 1 adult to 4 children
3 & 4 year olds - 1 adult to 8 children

Our ratio is no higher than 1 adult to 5 children and often lower.

This helps us to:
  • Give time and attention to each child
  • Talk with the children about their interests and activities
  • Help children to experience and benefit for all the activities we provide
  • Allow the children to explore and be adventurous in safety
  • Enable the key person to carry out individual/group activities with their key children ensuring assessment of the children's needs and good progress towards the Learning Outcomes.