About Locking Preschool
“Education is the most powerful
weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela
The first five years of a child's life are fundamentally important. They are the foundation that shapes children's future health, happiness, growth, development and learning achievement at school, in the family, community, and in life in general.
We ensure all our children have the same opportunities to help them grow in their development.
At Locking Preschool we focus intensely on the EYFS (Early years foundation stage) and the importance of the COEL (Characteristics of effective learning). The children have the opportunity to explore, learn and enjoy activities that all of the team work on and focus on the children’s interest. We have a 'Topic week' which is based around different experiences, culture and holidays such as Under the Sea, Chinese New Year, Space and many more.
Each week we have a different topic and the children have access to activities to support their physical development, Personal social and emotional, communication and language, Mathematics, Literacy, understanding of the world and Expressive arts and design. As well as our “Topic week” our Preschool offers lots of open-ended resources such as Sand, water, mud, and materials to support our children’s imagination and creativity, we offer a wonderful calming sensory area that all children enjoy especially our younger children.