Putting the Fun into Learning
All children have free flow access to two large rooms and an outdoor area. Each area has a variety of stimulating activities including adult led and child initiated learning. The generous ratio ensures children are well supported in their learning through play.
Two to Three Year Olds
Our two years olds are busy settling into the pre-school environment and developing their social skills. Regular carpet time, stories, role-play and group activities encourage them to develop new literacy and language skills. They take part in lots of messy play and creative activities which encourages them to develop fine-motor skills.
Three to Four Year Olds
During the final year, our children are getting ready for school. Our pre-school activities develop important foundational skills like learning numbers, letters, colours, emerging writing skills and interest in the world around us, while stimulating your child’s imagination and creativity.
We like to go the extra mile at QPS to ensure that our children have a variety of learning experiences. Our learning themes are constantly changing and our role play area could be a post office, hairdressers, spooky corner or Christmas grotto to name a few.
We have regular trips including farm visits, outdoor learning at Markeaton park and local walks. Children also have onsite experience days, most recently we had an animal day...with a petting zoo!
Breakfast club opens at 7.30, a variety of activities including, games, colouring, craft, building, Xbox, Wii and DVD are available. Breakfast is served from 7.45am and children have a choice of cereal, toast or crumpets. At 8.45am children are accompanied to school by two members of staff. Children walk in pairs with staff on the roadside. Children are not left until a member of the school staff is present in the playground. Reception children are taken into class and helped to take their coats off and put their book-bags and water bottles in the appropriate boxes.
Afterschool Club, two members of staff collect the children from the reception area at 3.30pm. Reception children are collected directly from the classroom. A variety of activities including, games, colouring, craft, building, Xbox, Wii and DVD are available. Children have a choice to eat including, hot dogs, sandwiches, pasta bake, jacket potatoes, toast, beans/spaghetti on toast or tomato soup. Afterschool club closes at 6pm.