Education at Crawshay Pre-School

At Crawshay Pre-School, we firmly believe in learning through play. We offer a play based day with hidden learning! Children learn and develop well when they are in happy, safe environments. Each child has a keyworker who works in partnership with parents and carers to plan a curriculum based on individual needs and interests. This ensures each child’s early years experience is a happy, active, exciting and secure place to learn. We respect that every child is unique and that they are constantly learning. By the time they leave our setting, we strive to ensure that they are resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.

We use the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) as the structure of all aspects of our pre-school.

Our staff team support your childs development with a balance of child initated and adult lead play based activities.

Progress Checks and Profiles

When you child is 2

Around six weeks after joining us, your child’s keyperson will write a summary of how your child is progressing against the 3 prime areas of learning:
Communication and language;
Physical development; and
Personal, social and emotional development.
This is called the progress report at age 2. This report will highlight areas where your child is progressing well and where they might need some extra help or support. You might find it useful to share the information from the report with other professionals such as health visitors (who can use it as part of the health and development review).


Before your child starts school

In the summer term before your child starts primary school, they will have a transfer report written by their keyworker. This will highlight their achievements, characteristics and maybe any support required. This can help your child’s transition to school go more smoothly and provide their new teacher with useful information.