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Preschool

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Treetops Preschool takes children from 2-5 years. We offer settling in sessions for children new to Treetops to allow them to become familiar with the setting and staff in their own time.

We are a two year funding provider (criteria led) and EYPP registered. We also offer 5 spaces of 30 hours. The Childcare Choices website is a useful resource and has lots of information regarding funding and support to help towards paying for childcare, in particular 20% off when you register for the childcare tax free payment scheme.

Treetops is very active in the community and makes the most of getting out and about in the beautiful area that we are surrounded by. We also take part in the local produce show and the annual Christingle service at Sourton Church, something we have been involved with for over 25 years. Every year we also hold our own sports day whereby parents, children and staff all come together for an afternoon of sports and fun. We also like to take the children to the theatre whenever possible and visit historic locations such as Plymouth Hoe.

The preschool is open Monday to Friday, from 9:30 to 3:30pm. Either side of this we open a Breakfast and After school club thus providing a wrap around care service if required. We also try to follow the local schools term dates as closely as possible.
Preschool fees - 2 year olds £6.50 per hour 3-4 year olds £6.00 per hour

Nurturing children, giving them the best start.
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  • Singing with Mr & Mrs Higbee
  • Small Learning Groups
  • Children cutting and sticking
  • Singing
  • Baking
  • Library visit
  • Playground

The excellent Preschool and Extended schools clubs services all of our local schools, this includes an

  • After school club: this provision runs Monday - Friday from school or preschool end until 6pm.
  • Breakfast Club: this provision runs Monday - Friday 7.45am until school or preschool starts
  • Holiday Club: this out of school club is very popular with families and children throughout the holidays
  • Baby, Toddler and family group: runs on a Thursday morning with Jackie at Bridestowe Village Hall from 9.30am until 11.30am. For more details visit our News & Events page.

Treetops Early Years Educators and Playworkers are all qualified to a minimum of CCLD/CYPW/PW level 3 and above and they also exceptional experience with children who may have additional needs.

Laura and Nicky have completed her Foundation Degree in Early years and Management.
Jackie is working towards her Early Years level 4 Advanced practitioner qualification 
All our Out of Schools staff have completed their level 3 in Playwork or equivalent and have addition experience in specific areas of play themes - what a qualified and experienced bunch we are!
The staff regularly attend courses to update themselves and keep on top of changing policies.
We have recently had an almost Outstanding OFSTED inspection, something we are all very proud of.

Treetops' Safeguarding Policy can be read here. Safeguarding Policy.

Tapestry

Tapestry provides each individual child with their own e-learning journey held online. Parents and carers are given their own login using their email and password, this is pre-set by us. Staff monitor children's development using the EYFS curriculum, professional judgement and Development matters non statutory guidance. Keyworkers upload photos or video media to Tapestry give parents an idea of what their child gets up to at Treetops. 
If you cannot access the internet at home or work we will offer you the opportunity to login at Treetops.
As parents/carers you can choose who has access to your child’s e-learning journal. If you would like both parents added or you wish to add grandparents/aunts/uncles to the account please complete the additional person box on the permission form and they can be set up. Only those people who you have given permission to have a login and password will be able to see your child’s journal.
The website is very easy to navigate your way around. Currently there is an App available on App Store and Android called ‘Tapestry Mobile’ or the website Tapestry Login.
If you require any help to use Tapestry please ask any member of staff and they will be more than happy to help.

EYFS Framework

Baby and Toddler Group

 Baby and Toddler  group runs in the hall next to Treetops on a Thursday morning with Jackie 9.30-11.30am

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

"The Treetops ethos is to provide the best child care and learning opportunities for 2-5 year olds and challenging play opportunities for 2 -12 year olds"