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St. Joseph The Worker Catholic Church, 17 Highview Crescent, Hutton, Essex, CM13 1BJ

01277 221917


Parish Priest:
Rev. Leslie Knight

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St. Josephs Pre-School
Aims and Objectives
To promote a policy of learning through play and to provide a safe happy, and stimulating environment for all the children cared for. The objective is to work towards the Early Learning Goals, as set down by the DFEE, with particular emphasis being given to literacy, numeracy and the development of personal, social and emotional skills. The unit works closely with the Reception Class Teacher at St Joseph the Worker School, to ensure continuity throughout the foundation stage, preparing the children for the National Curriculum, which begins in Year 1 in Primary School.

Regular inspections are carried out by Ofsted to ensure that the Government’s 14 National Standards for Sessional Day Care are met.

The Pre-School holds the Pre-School Learning Alliance Accreditation, a nationally recognised award of excellence in Pre-School provision.

The Pre-School is based in St. Joseph the Worker Parish Hall, Highview Crescent, Hutton.

Children can start at Pre-School from their third birthday.

Children from all backgrounds are accepted; however, priority is given to children brought up in the Catholic faith.

The Pre-School is open five weekday mornings from 9.00a.m. to 12.00 noon, during term time. Monday is a special session for the Rising 5s, which the children attend two terms prior to starting Primary School.

As part of the Catholic Community, the Pre-School constantly strives to promote a strong sense of Family and Christian values, these being shared and supported by Parents and staff. Hymns and songs relating to the Holy Family are taught and at the end of each session the staff pray with the children.

An experienced Supervisor, who is NNEB qualified manages the Pre-Scool, supported by an Administration Manager.

All staff hold appropriate Early Years qualifications and current First Aid certificates. Additionally a Primary School Teacher with Early Years and Special Needs experience provides Special Needs support.

The Pre-School is a Registered Charity, No: 1023957 and is run by a voluntary committee of parents, who take an active part in the running of the Pre-School.

For further information and contact details, please request a free copy of the Parish Directory.