Since the Covid pandemic really began to impact us back in March 2020 and we went into lockdown 1, we’ve made some changes to day to day life at playschool. We have really stringent cleaning and hygiene measures in place, and socially distanced drop off and collections to minimise risk from coronavirus as much as possible. Many of the children are now confident to say goodbye to their parents at the front door and come in with a staff member, and those who aren’t ready to do that yet come in with a parent, following the process detailed in the short clip (since then the children are now able to bring in their own bags). During lockdown 1 when we were closed, the staff worked incredibly hard, making movies of themselves at home reading stories, making crafts and other fun activities which we’ve shared on our Facebook page as well as Tapestry and we’re all really proud of how we’ve continued to support the Peter Pan families during the pandemic. When the children returned, because we’d remained relevant and in contact, we found they settled back in really quickly as playschool was still in their thoughts and a familiar feeling. Families who are eligible for Early Years Pupil Premium or FEET funded 2 year olds were registered for the 2020 Christmas holiday free school meals scheme which meant they were given £15 of vouchers per week to help with food costs during the Christmas holidays. This was then repeated for February half term 2021, Easter holidays, and also the May half term. We’ve still had parents in session to settle their children, but have asked these parents to arrive slightly later to avoid having too many parents in the building. For snack bar, we’ve asked children to bring their own snack from home, rather than sharing from a tray to minimise risk. We’ve found some of the younger children who have joined us during the pandemic, who accept drop off at the front door like to have their snack early, and use this as a transition item from home as part of their setting routine each morning.
Peter Pan Playschool is a happy, friendly and caring playschool which for over 25 years has been offering a consistently high standard of learning through play to pre-school children in the local community. We are regulated by Ofsted and are a non-profit charity run by a voluntary parent committee.
We operate from the Eastwick Road Church (formerly United Reformed Church) hall on the Bookham/Fetcham borders. The church hall and secure garden are set within attractive grounds in a quiet residential area overlooking the Eastwick Road Allotments and are conveniently located close to local infant schools and Bookham High Street. The hall also has a large car park which makes parking for drop-off and collection easy and safe. You can read more about our facilities here.
We have a very experienced and highly-skilled staff team and we operate with staff:child ratios which are considerably better than the statutory minimum as we strongly believe that this enables us to provide the children with the high level of care and support which our parents and children want and need.
We are now offering extended hours on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays – with options to pick up at 12.10pm, 1.10pm and 2.40pm. Visit www.surreycc.gov.uk/fundedchildcare and www.childcarechoices.gov.uk for information about funding. Some 2 year olds can qualify for FEET funded free places, and working parents may qualify for 30 hours childcare from the term after their child turns 3. All children are eligible for 15 hours free entitlement from the term after their third birthday.
Why not come and seee us? Call 07908 018924 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time to come for a tour. We’re almost full for the 2021-2022 academic year, with limited spaces available on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings only so please do get in touch early to guarantee a space for September 2022.
Our address: Peter Pan Playschool, Eastwick Road Church Hall (formerly United Reformed Church), Keswick Road, Great Bookham, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT23 4BE
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