We wish all our school leavers a Happy and safe time at big school!

Happy Holidays to you

love from us all

xxx

 

 

 

 

 Places available now for September 2018.

 

Our Opening Hours are 9am until 3pm for the Free Entitlement.

From September we will offer an 8am opening time for those needing an early start and a 4pm closing time.

Come in for a visit to talk to practitioners

and see if we meet your child's needs.

Our latest Ofsted report 26th April 2018 -

rated 'Good' in all areas.

  

Please phone 01903 218071,

email stmatthewspreschooluk@gmail.com

or liz@stmatthewspreschool.co.uk

you are welcome to come in and visit us

to talk about your child's requirements 


Spaces available for the Universal (15 hours)

and Extended Free Entitlement (30 hours)

Two year funding accepted

 

 

All about us

St Matthews Preschool was established in 1973 as a playgroup for families in the Worthing Central local area. Since then the preschool has grown into a popular and friendly group with a strong connection to local Primary Schools.


The school is open Mondays to Fridays from 9am until 3pm with the day divided into morning and afternoon slots of 3 hours each for 38 weeks of the year. We accept children from 2 years of age.

The Universal Free Entitlement for children 3 years or older is for 15 hours per week and families choose whether to take this as a full day (6 hours) or as morning or afternoon sessions. The Preschool offers the 30 Hours Free Entitlement and we accept 2 Year Old Free Entitlement funding - please come in for a chat about your child's needs.

From September 2018 we will open at 8am and close at 4pm for those families needing a little extra time for getting to and from work. These additional hours  are offered at £5 per hour. Please ask either Liz or Sandra for details when you register.


The preschool has a large garden and a covered play area for use in the wet weather.


All our staff members are qualified Early Years Practioners with relevant Early Years qualifications - two practitioners have Level 6, seven practitioners have Level 3 and one Early Years Apprentice who has Level 2 and is continuing her training, all staff also hold paediatric First Aid certificates. We are committed to keeping up-to-date with the latest courses on offer.


The preschool encourages children to be independent in their choice of activities and also to help in the tidying up of equipment at certain times of the day. Adult lead activities are designed to encourage children to enjoy learning and to build confidence.


Mornings snacks are prepared by all members of staff who have Food Hygiene certificates. Children are encouraged to sit with adults and share fruit, toast, crackers and other healthy snacks.  Drinks at snack time are milk and water only (no squashes). Water is available at all times and children are encouraged to be independent in getting their own. Children who stay all day or come to an afternoon session bring a packed lunch; we encourage parents to provide healthy lunches such as fruit and sandwiches with a flask of drink if children do not wish to have water.


We operate a key worker scheme with each child allocated a member of staff to record details of progress and interests. There are regular times throughout the year to meet formally to discuss Development Journals but you may see your child's records at any time.