About the Pre-school and how it works

Cannon Lane Pre-school is a community Pre-school with charitable status, owned and run by the parents of the children attending the group.  Children and families from all sections of the community are welcomed into the Preschool.

We have a waiting list-first contact should be made with our Admissions Secretary...07519 778431

At the Annual General Meeting every Autumn, the committee is elected by all the parents who attend. The committee appoints the playleader(s) and is responsible for policy making and the business side of running the group.

The Playleader and her staff are responsible for running the sessions within the following terms:

We have at least one member of staff to each eight children.

Our Keyperson system ensures that each child and family has one particular member of staff who takes a special interest in them.

Regular staff meetings provide opportunities for staff to undertake curriculum planning, discuss children’s progress and difficulties, if any, and undertake regular monitoring/appraisal of their work.

All staff are qualified to NVQ Level 3 or higher.  It is our Pre-school policy to always have at least one qualified 1st Aider present in every session.

Pre-school sessions available


  • Monday-Friday term time only

  • Morning session 9.30am-12.00pm

  • Afternoon session 12.30pm-3.00pm

  • Younger children sessions: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings

  • Older children sessions: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons and Tuesday and Friday mornings until 1.15pm including lunch

 

 

Keyperson

Our keyperson system gives each member of staff particular responsibility for just a few children. Each child in the group has one special adult to relate to, which can make settling into the group very much easier. In addition, the keyperson is in a position to tailor the group’s curriculum to the unique needs of each individual child. The keyperson and parents work together through shared record keeping to ensure that all children are supported in reaching their full potential.

Training

Our membership of the Pre-school Learning Alliance and Harrow’s Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership ensures that we are in touch with new thinking in the field of child education and care. We receive up-to-date information, and have access to a range of professionally produced publications.

Fees

The fees are payable half-termly at the beginning of each half­term and we regret that we are unable to give refunds even if your child is unwell or on holiday. The fees cover the cost of the rent of the hall, the heating, the staff wages and expendable items like paint and paper. All other expenses are met by special fund-raising events. As the Pre-school is part of the Early Years Partnership in Harrow, funding is available to children who meet the current requirements.

We feel that it is best if your child only attends one Pre-school - if he is attending another as well please let us know.

We need a minimum notice of one term if your child is leaving Pre-school before the time he would be leaving to start school.

 

Term Dates and Session times

Times are revised periodically but are arranged so that parents with children at school can also deliver and collect them at the start and end of each day. The current session times are displayed on the Pre-school noticeboard. A minimum of 38 weeks (to include inset days) will be provided. The dates of the terms are also displayed on the Pre-school board.

 

Pre-school Sessions available

Monday-Friday term time only
Morning session 9.30am-12.00pm
Afternoon session 12.30pm-3.00pm
Younger children sessions: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings
Older children sessions: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons and Tuesday and Friday mornings until 1.15pm including lunch