Fledglings at Salhouse School
Salhouse Primary School is a community based school which incorporates Fledglings Pre-School along with Fledglings Breakfast, After School and Holiday Clubs. The setting provides a safe, secure, and stimulating environment in which your child will develop to their full potential by learning through play. Please contact a member of the Fledglings team on 01603 720402 (option 3) or firstname.lastname@example.org for any information or to book.
Over our spring term we have been making the most out of the rain! The children spent lots of time out in the garden, jumping and splashing in the puddles. The children were great problem solvers, making great use of the garden resources to transfer water from one place to another.
The children enjoyed book week, they used great skills creating their own Elmer the Elephant and threading their own Gingerbread person.
We have also been creating robots. Using different shapes and patterns of Numicon to design their own robot, working out which shapes would fit together, this was quite tricky!
The children also made their own robots out of junk modelling, using their imagination and different tools to stick their boxes and other items together. They looked fantastic!
The children also opened their own flower shop. This included being able to plant their own seeds and flowers using the different gardening tools, and discussing with the adults and their peers about what seeds need to grow. The children designed their own flowers with their own choice of materials and had a chance to do observational paintings of some lovely daffodils!
During the start of the Autumn term 2019, we have been focusing on 'All about me', this includes drawing our own faces and hairstyles and also measuring our height to see how tall we are!
The children have been making parrots with their hand prints for our rainforest tree, this involves them choosing their own colours and deciding how many feathers their parrot should have. They are making our rainforest tree look very colourful!
The children have been enjoying our new outdoor construction area, using their problem solving skills to attach the pipes together, wearing their safety hats of course! We have some budding builders amongst us!
We were lucky enough to get a visit from two dental nurses. They taught us lots, including how to brush our teeth in circular motions and also how long we have to brush our teeth for. The children enjoyed using a toothbrush to practise brushing on the model teeth.
Alongside our other themes, the children have been very busy during their free play. They have enjoyed working as a team to complete puzzles, reading in our rainforest reading corner and also experiencing 'gloop'.
Lisa Phillimore, Nursery Manager
Tracy Chambers, Deputy Nursery Manager
Anne Metcalfe, Nursery Assistant
Sophie Middleton, Nursery Assistant
Louise Sims, Nursery Assistant
Simone Bell, Nursery Assistant
Fledglings provides an early years provision Monday to Friday from 7.45am to 6pm, term time.
Children from 2 years of age are able to attend our preschool with funding available for 3 year olds, please see Lisa or Tracy for more details. Parents and carers are most welcome to stay for the settling in period to ensure their child feels happy, safe and secure in their new environment. Some children may settle very quickly, others taking more time and needing a more gradual integration.
How and when you pay
Fledglings as a Pre-School is self-financing. Funding from Children’s Services entitles your child in the term following their third birthday to have 15 hours of child care. This can be shared between two providers. Parents of children not eligible for funding will continue to pay the sessional fee. Both sources of income cover the cost of; Staffing, Premises, Administration, Insurance, Equipment and materials, Snacks, Staff development and training. Payment of the sessional fee can be made in advance, weekly, monthly or half termly to the duty supervisor.
Payment can be made by:
- Cash (placed in a named envelope including the amount)
- Direct Payment – details are; Barclays Bank, sort code 20-62-61, account number 60691224
- Work place child care vouchers are accepted
- We provide 2 year and 3-4 year old funded places
We are not able to take credit card payments. Families faced with financial hardship should consult with Lisa who will be able to offer advice.
age 3 years to 10 years
|7.45am to 9am||£3.50|
age 2 years to 4 years
|9am to 12pm||£12.00|
|12pm to 3pm||£12.00|
|After school Session
age 3 years to 10 years
|3pm to 4.30pm||£6.00|
|3pm to 6pm||£8.00|
age 3 years to 10 years
|8am to 6pm||£25.00|
|8am to 3pm||£21.00|
|8am to 1pm||£15.00|
|1pm to 6pm||£15.00|
All pre-booked sessions are payable, any amendments to these sessions will require 4 weeks written notice or you will continue to be charged.
Download the Fledglings Prospectus here for more detailed information. You can also download the Fledglings Registration Form here.
Salhouse Primary School runs a Breakfast Club from 7.45 – 8.45 each day. The charge for breakfast club is £3.50 per day. The school also runs an After School Club from 3.10 – 6 pm each day. The charge is £8.00 for a full session or £5.50 if picked up before 4.30pm. To book a child into the Breakfast Club, After School Club or Holiday Club please ring the school on 01603 720402 Option 3 or email email@example.com
In emergencies we can take children into the clubs at the last minute but please contact the school with details.
Primary/First School Links
As Fledglings is based on, and run by Salhouse V.C C of EPrimary School we have a close partnership with the school. Being sited within the school grounds has a beneficial effect on the children as they grow and reach school age. The transition between Pre-School tends to be smooth as the children are already familiar with their surroundings and the older pupils and the staff.
Our Aims and Objectives
Our Aim is:
- To provide a safe, secure, and stimulating environment in which your child will develop to their full potential by learning through play.
- To deliver effectively a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum.
- To develop self-motivation, confidence, self-discipline and respect.
- To work closely in partnership with parents, to the benefit of your child.
- To prepare your child/children for the opportunities and experience of Primary/First School.
Fledglings provide the opportunity for your child/children to:
- Learn through play.
- Share and enjoy the company of other children.
- Be in a group which values everyone, where there is freedom of opportunity for personal growth and development regardless of gender, colour, ethnicity, religion or social background.
- Develop at his or her own pace with the support of trained staff.
- Grow in self-confidence by being part of a positive environment and learning to choose from a range of activities and materials, by trying new skills and receiving praise for achievement.
- Take forward their learning and development by building upon what they know and what interests them.
- Gain independence.
Fledglings Pre-School has a range of documented policies and procedures to protect, safeguard and promote wellbeing of children. All documents are available for parents and carers to view in the setting. These policies serve as a constant reminder of what we are aiming to do and demonstrate the high standards we aim to achieve. Any comments and suggestions from parents/carers are always welcome.
Key Person Approach
At Fledglings Pre-School we operate a Key-Person approach. Each child is assigned a Key-Person. Their role is to build a strong attachment with each of their key children. They will ensure that the learning and care is tailored to meet each child’s needs. They also are a point of contact for parents and carers, allowing for information sharing and offering support and guidance where and when is needed A child who has a secure attachment with their Key-Person feels safe, secure and valued within the Pre-School. We feel that children who feel safe and secure develop the confidence to explore their physical environment and become confident and competent learners.
Early Years Foundation Stage (0 - 5 years)
Here at Fledglings we work within the frame work of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) encompassing the three prime areas of learning:
- Communication and Language (CL)
- Physical Development (PD)
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)
The EYFS sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five. The EYFS framework recognises the fact that “every child deserves the best possible start in life and support to fulfil their potential”
Children are individuals who progress at their own individual pace. Through careful observation, planning and evaluation, we aim to support learning and development through play-based activities, beginning with what a child already knows or has an interest in and then by adding enhancements. They are stretched and can continue to have fun and enjoy learning.
Health and Safety - Group Responsibility
‘Every child has the right to be protected and it is everyone’s responsibility to protect children’.
Fledglings has a duty and responsibility under the 1989 and 2004 Children Acts to report any concerns regarding your child to Norfolk County Council Children’s Services who have procedures to follow. Fledglings Pre-School is obliged to disclose any confidential information which is relevant to the safety of a child to the Norfolk County Councils Children’s Services who will in turn make confidential enquiries which they deem necessary from other agencies.
For more information regarding safeguarding please read our safeguarding policy or speak to the Safeguarding Lead Practitioner (SLP) Mrs Lisa Phillimore or Ms Julie Church Head Teacher (Designated Safeguarding Lead).
Cameras and Mobile Phones
Personal cameras are not permitted in Fledglings, this is to ensure the security of the children in our care. We politely request that if parents or carers bring a mobile phone onto the premises that it is kept in a pocket or in a bag. We appreciate that you may need to take a call, if this situation arises could you explain to a member of staff then go outside, away from children.
If you require any further information regarding this please talk to a member Lisa or Tracy.
The following links may be useful:
- Childcare Finder: www.childcarefinder.direct.gov.uk
- Childminding Matters: www.childmindingmatters.org.uk
- Active Norfolk: www.activenorfolk.org
- Broadland School Holiday Schemes: www.broadland.gov.uk/t2t
- North Norfolk Community and Wellbeing: www.northnorfolk.org/community/4754.asp