A Little School With Big Ideas
A warm welcome to our Pre-School at Moggerhanger Primary School!
At Moggerhanger Primary School we are extremely proud of our Early Years setting, which comprises of Reception and Pre-School, both of which have exceptionally small class sizes. The kind and dedicated teaching staff work hard to create a warm and stimulating environment where learning is fun, and the children are at the heart of everything we do.
Our Reception and Pre-School are a fully integrated part of the school, giving your child the opportunity to benefit from an extensive range of facilities in our primary school setting, such as a large, well-equipped playground, field, Forest School area and traditional school hall. Our Pre-School and Reception each have their own connecting classroom, and are able to free-flow through both rooms and share a designated outdoor area during their child-initiated time.
Our Pre-School Leader, Mrs Gemma Smith, is a qualified NNEB Early Years practitioner. Mrs Smith will be your main point of contact throughout your child's time in Pre-School. She will provide you with regular updates on your child's learning via our online learning journals on Tapestry. She is available to speak with every morning and home time on the school gate, and you are also able to contact her via message on Class Dojo, our online communication platform.
Chicks Class Teacher
Working alongside Mrs Smith, we have a team of kind, hard-working and dedicated staff who provide a safe, homely environment in which our children flourish.
Our Early Years setting benefits from having a qualified teacher in Reception class, Miss Cunningham, who will also play an active role in your child's Pre-School experience.
Robins Reception Class Teacher
Our teachers and support staff in Early Years will get to know each child as an individual, so that they can support and nurture them on their learning journey with us. Your child will be allocated a ‘Key Person’ who will work alongside you and your child to ensure that their transition into our Pre-School runs smoothly, and that their emotional needs are met.
A message from our Executive Principal
Welcome to Moggerhanger Pre-School, where we provide children with the highest standards of care, development and education in a safe and encouraging environment. We pride ourselves on nurturing children through one of the most exciting periods of their lives, as the time from 0 to 5 is so important in laying down the foundations for learning in later life. We have a passionate and experienced team, who plan and deliver exciting and interactive sessions to develop the key Early Years areas of learning, as well as encourage the children to be self-sufficient and initiate their own play and investigations.
This guide will give you an introduction to our wonderful Pre-School and share the values we believe in, across the whole school. As your little ones develop from Chicks to Robins, when they enter Reception class in the main school, we are committed to working with parents/guardians, families and the local community to make sure they have the happiest start to their learning journey. We see all our children as individuals and will support and stretch them appropriately, to ensure they progress. They will develop through adult and child-initiated play, as well as some learning time focused on phonics and numeracy activities, to help them prepare for Reception.
We would encourage you to come and see how happy and settled our children are for yourself and the wonderful area they have to explore and develop in, by arranging a viewing Monday to Friday from 9.20am to 12pm.
We look forward to meeting you and supporting your child to develop and learning, in a caring and safe environment, where they can take risks and explore for themselves.
Class name: Chicks Class
Year Groups: Pre-School age 3+
Class Teacher: Mrs Smith
Fun Fact about Mrs Smith: My favourite animal is a giraffe!
What makes our class special: Chicks class is a safe environment where children get to explore, be creative, make friendships, gain independence and learn all whilst having fun!