Aims and Values

Aims & Values

Shernhall Pre-school is a not-for-profit registered charity that works in partnership with parents and carers. The pre-school is managed by a committee of volunteers made up of parents and carers. The pre-school staff are professionally qualified the early years sector.

The pre-school aims to provide a safe, stimulating and fun play environment for children aged 2 – 5 years. We follow the Government’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum that helps all aspects of a child’s development and prepares them for the next stage of their school life.

The pre-school aims to support parents and families of young children and encourages parents and carers to participate and help in the pre-school, make friends in the community and learn new skills through a variety of formal and informal training.

The pre-school values the diversity of the community and the families it works with and operates an Equal Opportunities policy in relation to both children and staff members.

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

We work to the EYFS curriculum guidelines in line with all pre-school and nursery settings.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, pre-schools, nurseries and school reception classes.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework supports an integrated approach to early learning and care. It gives all professionals a set of common principles and commitments to deliver quality early education and childcare experiences to all children.

As well as being the core document for all professionals working in the foundation years, the EYFS framework gives parents and carers confidence that regardless of where they choose for their child’s early education, they can be assured that the same statutory commitments and principles will underpin their child’s learning and development experience.