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Education, Childcare and Development 

At Kettlesing Pre-School, your child’s every needs will be met

When your child is enrolled, they will be allocated a Key Person. This Key Person will take an active interest and develop a special relationship with you and your child.

Upon enrolment into the nursery class, you will be given an ‘All About Me’ booklet to complete. This highlights your child’s likes and dislikes; gives a brief understanding of their family and any routines or special requirements you may have.

The Key Person will be responsible for observing and monitoring your child’s learning and will record this information in your secure online ‘learning journey’ through a system called ‘Tapestry’. As parents, you will be able to view this at any time, leaving your own comments and pictures which will help us further plan our nursery activities.

Apart from the day to day contact you have with the Harrogate team, there will be the opportunity for you to meet with our nursery class teacher and staff twice yearly to discuss the progress your child is making. A final report on their progress will be sent home at the end of each academic year.

The EYFS Curriculum in our nursery class allows children to explore their learning through play

At Kettlesing Pre-School we follow the EYFS Curriculum which supports children’s learning from birth to five years of age through structured play opportunities.

Our Harrogate team ensure that learning is stimulating yet challenging in our safe and secure environment. This allows new skills and knowledge to be acquired across the seven areas of learning and development: three prime and four specific areas.

The three prime areas are:

  1. Communication and Language
  2. Physical Development
  3. Personal, Social and Emotional Development

These areas promote the inquisitiveness and drive required for learning; for forming and maintaining relationships as well as the resilience.

Having strong foundations in these areas helps our children develop across the four specific areas:

  1. Literacy
  2. Mathematics
  3. Understanding the World
  4. Expressive Arts and Design

Through careful planning and observation across these seven areas, our staff team will provide the correct learning opportunities required for your child’s unique development.

Our team will also work towards giving your child the correct learning attitudes they need when they start primary school. These are known as the Characteristics of Effective Learning:

  1. Playing and Exploring – curiosity, engagement and challenge
  2. Active Learning – focus, persistence and enjoyment
  3. Creating and Thinking Critically – problem solving, predicting and decision making

For further guidance on Nursery Education go to:



A wide range of Fun, Educational Activities

Choose a teach-led setting with a difference…

Did you know that we offer activities as part of our flexible time slots? Kettlesing Pre-school offers its young learners a range of activities across the week. These sessions come at no further cost and our staff members are always present.

Day Activity  Session
Monday Spanish/Nature Activities  Morning/Afternoon
Tuesday Tennis Tykes  Morning
Wednesday Yoga  Morning
Thursday  Athletics  Afternoon
Friday Music  Morning

If you are interested in booking one of these sessions, simply contact us to check for availability.

Book A Visit  

You can arrange a visit to look around the Pre-school and meet the team.