Frequently Asked Questions
We understand that your child’s choice of pre-school is an important first step on the education ladder and you are bound to have many questions. Here’s some answers to the most frequently asked questions about our pre-school.
Do you have a uniform?
In pre-school, uniforms are optional, although the majority of our children enjoy wearing the school tracksuit. This can be purchased from our school uniform shop. We spend a lot of time outside so waterproofs, wellies and woollies are essential!
My child has additional needs – can you support us?
We will support all children in our care and ensure they have full access to the EYFS curriculum. Staff regularly observe children and keep accurate records of the progress that they make. We regularly share this information with parents. Any planned activities will be appropriate to children’s needs and individual capabilities. They will be delivered by providing a wide range of multi-sensory approaches and materials. Where a child has additional needs we work in partnership with parents and other professionals to give children access to a broad and well balanced early learning environment. All the staff in Hunter Hall pre-school are aware of and have a regard for the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice.
What happens if I finish work early and want to pick my child up at 2:30pm?
That is fine – however you have booked into the afternoon session and therefore you will be charged (or use your entitlement) for the whole of that session, as staffing has already been arranged.
What happens if I have an emergency?
What happens if my child is sick and cannot attend their session?
All children are unable to attend a session due to illness at some point – we will try our best to accommodate them on another day providing there are spaces available.
Does attending pre-school guarantee my child a school place?
We value your loyalty to our pre-school and therefore parents choosing Hunter Hall pre-school will be offered places in Main school ahead of those choosing other providers. Applications will be on a first come first served basis so please do let us know if you’re considering Hunter Hall so we can add you to our waiting list.