The pre-school is led by Stephanie Cherry and currently has 48 funded places with a morning and afternoon session.
The pre-school began in 2001, moving to its new building in the grounds of Forge in 2003. The buildings are bright and spacious as you can see from the pics, with a soft surface outdoor play area which is partly covered so the children can still go outdoors even on wet days.
The pre-school works closely with the primary school, Julie-Ann Foster (P1 teacher) is the link member of staff who regularly calls in. Last year 23 of the 24 of the pre-school children transferred to P1, where they continued on the 'Foundation Stage' curriculum already started in the pre-school. (For more information about this click here.)
The last inspection of the pre-school was in April 2010. The report highlighted many strengths: "The provision for pastoral care within the pre-school is very good; especially notable is the very good care and sensitive support provided by the staff and the children's excellent behaviour and very good social skills."
Look below this write up to see recent pics from the pre-school and check back during the year to find out what else they've been up to!