West Hill Primary School

Welcome To Pre-School



Hednesford Hills Early Years Prospectus

A Unique Child + Positive Relationships + Enabling Environments = Learning and Development.

West-Hill Pre-School offer a stimulating environment for children to explore, learn and develop through play. We provide  friendly support  with experienced and fully qualified staff who work together to offer a personalised learning approach which is developed through the 7 areas of development both the inside and outdoor environment.

We have three rooms dedicated to providing children with the best start to school life.

These are:

Ants Class - Provision for 2 year olds

Caterpillars Class - Provision for 3-4 year olds

Bumblebees Class - Provision for 3-4 year olds  

Parent Overview - Sunflowers & Sunshine

Ants class session times:

Ants collection and drop at the start 8.45 and end 3.30pm is from the side red gate on the main playground. 
Lunch time is 11.45 till 12.30 

Access to drop off is from the side red gate on the main playground.

AM- 8.45am – 11.45am –

To collect at 11.45am please access via the school office.

Lunch – 11.45am – 12.30pm – (Hot dinner available - please see below -  or you can provide a packed lunch.)

PM – 12.30pm – 3.30pm -

On arrival to school at 12.15pm, please come in via the school office.

To collect at 3.30pm please go to the side red gate on the main playground.

Caterpillars class session times:

AM- 8.45am – 11.45am

Lunch – 11.45am – 12.30pm – (Hot dinner available - please see below -  or you can provide a packed lunch.)

PM – 12.30pm – 3.30pm Drop off and collection point: Blue gate behind the giant pencils.

Please access via the Pre-School gate on McGhee Street. 

Bumblebees class session times:

AM - 850am - 1150am

Lunch - 1150am - 1235pm

PM - 1235pm - 335pm

AM- 8.50am – 11.50am

Lunch – 11.50am – 12.35pm – (Hot dinner available - please see below -  or you can provide a packed lunch.)

PM – 12.35pm – 3.35pm Drop off and collection point: Main Pre-School door.

Please access via the Pre-School gate on McGhee Street.

Entitlement and Cost:

Please note the charges below are applicable until September 2022

(Chargeable morning and afternoon sessions are just £22.50 each)

We offer a chargeable lunchtime session at just £4.50 where your child will either require a packed lunch or you can pay for a hot school meal at £2.30 via your Parent Pay account.

 Think2 15 hours (5 sessions) of funded provision is available for those children who qualify through means tested benefits and children are eligible for a place the term after their 2nd birthday. There is a charge of £22.50 per session for non-funded children who are eligible from their 2nd birthday.

Pre-School 15 hours of funded provision is available for 3 year–old children the term after their 3rd birthday. Up to 30 hours* (10 sessions) of funded provision is available for qualifying children.

Additional hours for non-qualifying children are chargeable at £22.50 per session.

This allows you to access full-time school provision for your child with the pre-school setting on the school site.

A day in Pre-School:

 Ants, Caterpillars and Bumblebees

Wake up shake up - The children and staff - join on the carpet for wake up shake up songs, action songs to start the day.

Adult led activity - Staff and children discuss the daily activity and then either work as a group or individual learning to complete the activity which is shared in your child’s learning journal.

Free-Flow -Ants children have access to their classroom and their personal outdoor environment which are both set up to meet their age related requirements. Caterpillars and Bumblebees children have access to both classrooms as well as the outside environment. They have access to a wide range of resources which is changed regularly to continue development. 

Next Steps

Before your child starts Pre-School we invite you to visit and complete a care plan together with your child. This will allow staff to gain knowledge of your child their individual likes/dislikes and what they enjoy doing at home which will help them settle into Pre-School. Each child has a key worker within the room and you will be informed of who this is soon after your child starts.

We have half termly parent’s afternoons, where you are invited to come into school and see how your child learns. We will let you know when these are.

Additional Info

We encourage children to have access to water throughout the day as this is proven to increase concentration. Please send your child into Pre-school with a named water bottle as this goes onto our drink station. Squash is not allowed in their drinking bottles.

Remember to send in 50p per week tuck money. This can be done weekly or termly.

We do ask that all of your child’s belongings are named such as cardigans/jumpers and coats.

All staff are available at the start and end of children’s session to talk to and discuss any requirements.  

 Pre-School Dinner Menu