Welcome to the website for
Eccleshall Preschool and eBASH
We are delighted to announce that
Katie Brown has taken over as Manager
Join our thriving pre-school and after school/holiday club!
We are recruiting for a number of positions to support our ongoing
expansion and development: The Pre School and after school/holiday club
operates as a registered charity, overseen by a board of trustees
and parents. In recent years we have developed a strong reputation,
thanks to very low staff turnover, high levels of investment in staff
development, and fantastic feedback from
parents and children. We have recently been
inspected by Ofsted and anticipate a surge of further interest
in our setting and soon-to-be opened baby room,
once the report is published.
Please see the news page for details of
the positions available
Our Graduation Ceremony 2013
Since we started our graduation ceremonies in 2009,
they have been the highlight of the year for the
children, parents and families.
2013 saw our largest group yet,
with 18 children leaving our nursery
room to start reception class
All of our permanent staff are trained to at least
level 3 and we have one level 4 and one level 6
member of staff too. Our manager has also gained
Early Years Teacher Status- one of the first people in England
to be awarded the qualification.
Our staff turnover is really low and
we have a very high retention of children,
with no-one leaving for another provider unless
they leave the area or reach school age.
Parent feedback is always listened to and acted upon-
we extended our hours, offer flexible hours to suit your
needs, and now offer hot lunches too,
all at parents request
We are managed by a group of parent trustees
who bring a strong skillset to the management
of the pre-school, as well as personal interest
as their children attend.
We are a non- profit making organisation-
any profit is used directly to benefit the children,
thus providing an enabling environment for
children of all ages to play and learn.
See our parent questionnaire results here
We have places available for 2-4 year olds from September as a large number of children are leaving the pre-school to start reception class at school, although we are looking forward to still seeing lots of them in eBASH.
If you are looking for childcare, please read the comments below from our satisfied parents:
We have decided that for Jacobs nursery year he will stay at pre school for many reasons . We like the flexibility of the sessions that we can adapt these to suit our working patterns , thus enabling us to also have some days when he can be at home . We have also found pre school to be a fun, happy ,age appropriate learning environment in which all of our three children have thrived . As the girls attend E bash this also means Jacob can spend time before and after school with his sisters .
“The decision to keep my son at pre-school rather than to send him to the school nursery in September was an easy one, as I had chosen to do the same with my daughter the previous year and she had excelled in her all round development, through the continuation of care she had received at pre-school.
She started in reception as a confident and happy child, being able to both read and write, which the staff at the pre-school had encouraged so well.
The reasons I chose pre-school was that both of my children were extremely happy, settled, confident and secure in the pre-school environment and I felt it unnecessary to disrupt their routine which was suiting them both so well.
As a parent I was 100% confident in leaving my children with staff I trusted and who knew my children so well. They were aware of their development to date and were able to further their development through the continuation of care at Pre School.
My daughter had absolutely no trouble in settling into reception, as I am certain my son won’t, as he will be 12 months older and more mature and able to cope with a change in setting and teaching staff.
The staff in reception were made aware of my daughters progress at pre-school by a handover meeting from her key worker at pre-school to the reception teacher, so there was no interruption or confusion of her development to date.
Another reason which I think is important to mention in my decision making is that the pre-school provide both morning and afternoon care, with the option of a hot meal, unlike the school nursery which is only a morning session. My son has become familiar now with school hot meals, so hopefully there will be no issues when he starts school and joins the lunch queue!
My final reason in my decision making is that I felt and still continue to feel completely involved in my child’s care at pre-school and was not ready for them to move to the school setting at the age of 3, where I may not have felt as involved in their care
“We have chosen to keep our son at pre-school rather than send him to nursery. He is so happy and content at pre-school, there is no need to move him as the level of teaching, knowledge and understanding he has received at the pre-school so far has been greater than we ever could have imagined. As working parents working shifts, we find the flexibility of the pre-school far superior to any other provider. We know the pre-school visit the school for events such as the nativity etc, which will, we know, ease his transition into reception in 2013.
We're now taking bookings for
children age from 2-11all year round
During the school holidays we only charge for
sessions you actually attend. If you choose not to send
your child during the holidays you DO NOT pay.
Please see our EBASH page for booking form.
Please call or drop in if you are interested in learning more- no appointment is
Eccleshall Preschool is a fantastic facility for children aged 2-5 in the heart
of the beautiful Staffordshire village of Eccleshall.
Eccleshall Pre-school provides sessional care for children aged two to five.
eBASH, (Eccleshall Before and After School and
Holiday club) for
children age 2-11. We are based within the Eccleshall community centre. We have
two separate playrooms with age appropriate equipment and a fantastic new
outdoor area with a large shelter to enable us to use the area whatever the
weather. We are OFSTED registered and received a ‘good’ grade at our last
inspection in October 2009.
Eccleshall Pre-school is run by a voluntary committee, predominantly made up of parents. Thus enabling YOU to have a major input into your child's early education. We are a registered charity and a non profit making organisation, ensuring you always receive the absolute best value for money.
eBASH is open during term time and all school holidays except Christmas. The Pre- school is open 39 weeks each year, during term time including teacher training days. We open Monday to Friday from 7.30am until 6pm, with care being offered for various sessions throughout the day. We have an area where children who still need a nap during the day may sleep.
We also collect children from and take them to, the nursery class at Bishops Lonsdale School, thereby offering a wrap around option.
If you’re looking for a safe, structured and enjoyable environment for your children, offering an opportunity for them to socialise, gain independence and develop, then Eccleshall Pre-school and eBASH could be just what you’re looking for.
Please follow the link below to order fantastic quality labels for all your child’s clothing and equipment. Labels are washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher safe and don’t need to be sewn or ironed in. We earn commission from every order placed. The code to input on the order form is 35305
|A big thank you to the Henry Butters fund who provided a contribution that went towards our floor refurbishment in the Sunshine Room.|
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