Our Mission Statement
“To provide every child with the opportunity to explore and discover quality learning experiences within a fun, exciting, warm and secure environment to develop strength and skills for early success.”
Captain’s Cabin Pre-school caters for up to 30 children for any child that is 3 years and over (before
Captain’s Cabin offers provision in morning, afternoon and full day sessions. The pre-school provides care and early education for children working within the required guidelines for the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) curriculum. As the pre-school is part of the main school, Captain’s Cabin works closely with the EYFS pupils who have started school. This helps children to be well-prepared for school life when they leave the pre-school.
The Pre-school is registered with Ofsted as part of the main school and therefore share a registration number. Our staffing to child ratio meets the early years guidance for three to four-year old children and has a pre-school manager, deputy manager and support staff if ratio demands to ensure that the children get the very best support to thrive.
Captain’s Cabin pre-school is a term time only pre-school, however it is exploring the options for an extended provision throughout the school holidays. If successful, and there is adequate demand, this is hoped to be launched from July 2022.
Just like Captain’s Close Primary School, the pre-school is part of Discovery Schools Trust . This enables the pre-school to work closely with other pre-schools in the Trust and provide an enriched curriculum.
Once the children are ready to start primary school, we hope that children will attend Captain’s Close Primary school. However, attending Captain’s Cabin pre-school does not guarantee an automatic place for the primary school. Parents/carers will need to apply for a school place through the Local Authority who will use the admissions policy criteria.
Captain’s Cabin Pre-school aims to nurture children’s deep desire to learn, experiment, socialise and to gain independence. The wide and varied range of activities we offer provide children with not only a basic grounding in numbers and letters, but a wealth of learning experiences, allowing them to progress to their next stage of education with a sense of achievement and confidence.
All our activities are designed to cover multiple areas of the curriculum at any one time to ensure
each child has the opportunity to achieve in and access all areas of learning.
Emphasis is placed on the development of every child’s self-esteem and independence, and they are strongly encouraged to be kind and caring to one another in a positive and nurturing environment. Children work and play together in a happy, relaxed and positive atmosphere in which encouragement abounds and the surroundings are colourful, attractive and adaptable.
Children are taught by dedicated, enthusiastic and well qualified staff in spacious and well-equipped areas. This all combines to help us provide a start to education of the highest standard.
The outdoor area is open all day and has a large natural area for the children to explore and learn in. Resources are age appropriate and offer a wide range of experiences for the children.
Parents are an integral part of the education process. In recognition of this important role, parental involvement is actively sought, encouraged and welcomed. The pre-school will use Tapestry to support communication and sharing achievements at the pre-school and home. This will be a celebration of the learning journey for the children and will support their transition to school.
Captain’s Cabin Pre-school strongly believes that this vision will ensure that children will enter primary school with the necessary skills for lifelong learning.