Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.
If you have any concerns regarding the safeguarding of any of our pupils please contact one of our Designated safeguarding leads Mrs Jill Turner, Miss Carla Pilgrim, Ms Janine Harries, Miss Rebecca Smith
Our Child Protection and Safeguarding policies can be found here:
Trust > Policies, Accounts & Formal Documents > Policies
We are pleased to offer children a place in Caterpillars, our Preschool, starting the term after their third birthday when the 15 hour/30 hour funding begins.
We offer 15 hours free funding for all children and 30 hours free funding for those families that are eligible.
Either Morning Sessions - 8.45 am - 11.45 noon,
Or Afternoon Sessions - 12.30 - 3.30 pm
30 hour sessions run from 9.00 am - 3.00 pm (or 3.30pm for an extra cost of £2.25 per day)
If you only qualify for 15 hours of funding, but would like extra sessions, these are available at a cost of £5 per hour until 3.30pm.
For those children staying for a full day, a hot meal can be ordered at a cost of £2.25 per day, please see details of how to order and pay online on our School Meals Page for Chartwells. Alternatively, you can provide your child with a healthy packed lunch.
All sessions operate term time only, alongside the school term dates.
We take new admissions throughout the year - September, January and April. Please contact the school office for more information and a registration form on 01202 574452, who will be happy to make you an appointment or answer any queries.
Our Preschool is a balance of adult led learning opportunities and children's choices of play activities with a qualified teacher and an EYFS trained teacher assistant in the class.
Our Preschool offers a purpose built classroom, airy open plan facilities and outdoor play area which is shared with our Reception children. We also access our forest school area as much as possible as this teaches the children many of the skills they need to grow and learn whilst having fun together. Learning is planned for both the indoor and the outdoor areas. The children are encouraged to work collaboratively at times and independently at other times. One of the most important things children learn at Preschool is to play and share with other children as they begin to learn the social skills ready for school.
What will my child need to wear?
The children wear the school uniform of Heathlands and wear their own clothes on Wednesday so they can explore the Forest School area "the Spinney".
If you wish to apply for a place at our Preschool, you can either pick up a registration form from the school office or complete the registration form within this section and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to welcoming you into the Heathlands family!