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Committee
 
The Pre-school has an elected committee of parents, which is reviewed every October at their AGM. They are responsible for reviewing both policy and practice and for the employment of staff.
This ensures that major decision making is in the hands of parents who use the group. 
They also organise fund raising activities throughout the year. This supports the pre-school and helps with the replacement and renewal of toys and equipment. 
If you have any good quality toys please feel free to donate them to us.
 
Parent Involvement
 



















The pre-school believes that parents are the first and foremost educator of their child, and the work of the group cannot be fully effective unless pre-school and parents work together.
 
You are welcome to stay with your child during the settling in period until s/he feels happy to be left. You will be kept informed of what we are doing by regular newsletters, notice board and updates on our Facebook page. You may like to help out in a session, your help will always be most welcome. Maybe you have a special talent to share. You may simply like to see what happens during our session and enjoy reading a story to the children.
 




















Our Daily Routine
 
We organise the day so that children can take part in a variety of child chosen and adult led activities. These take into account children's changing energy levels throughout the day. Outdoor activities contribute to children's health, their physical development and their knowledge of the world around them. We make full use of our vast outdoor area and go out to play everyday.
 
Special Needs
 
Each child is allowed to progress at his or her own rate in all areas of development, this is true for children with or without learning difficulties. If you need to discuss your child's special needs please speak to your key worker. Our full special needs policy is available on request.
 



















Clothing
 
Old comfortable clothes are best for Pre-school. We use aprons for messy work, but paint and glue does seem to spread a bit. During physical play, children need to be able to move freely, not be restricted by their clothing. It is good for children to practice their skills that will make them independent. Simple clothing which they can handle themselves will enable them to use the toilet when they want to and to put on and take off outdoor clothing without being too reliant on other people's help.
 
Snack Time
 
A drink of milk together with a snack including fruit, toast, cereal, savoury biscuits. See our menu for daily . If your child has any special dietary requirements or food allergies please inform us.
 
Illness
 
Please keep your child at home if they have any infection. We ask that you do not bring your child who has been vomiting or had diarrhoea until at least 48 hours has elapsed since the last attack.
 
Parking
 
Unfortunately there is no space for you to park in the Liskerrett Centre. 20 minutes FREE parking is available to parents/carers in the Cattle Market Car Park. See us to get your permit.
 
Lunch
 
Children that are with us for lunch need to bring their own packed lunch clearly labelled with their name. If in the cold weather you wish your child to have a hot meal we suggest you utilise a food flask. 

We ask that sweets and confectionery are not included in lunch boxes in line with our healthy eating policy. 

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