About Us

Sunbeams Pre-School was founded in 2000.

Sunbeams Pre-School is a charity organisation and is run by a volunteer management committee.

Sessions run term time only. On Mondays and Fridays we open 9.00am to 12.00pm. On Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays we offer a longer session 9.00am to 3.30pm. These days are also available as an afternoon session 12.30pm to 3.30pm.

There are places for children at Sunbeams aged between 2 years 6 months to school reception age.

At Sunbeams we aim to provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment to all children and families

by providing:

  • A caring and stimulating environment
  • Encouraging friendships and relationships with children and adults
  • Involving your family directly in your child’s care and progress

Our sessions operate a free-flow system where children can explore both indoor and outdoor activities.

The Curriculum

Sunbeams Pre-School follows the Early Years Foundation Stage. All the children are supported in learning at their own pace and our Key Person system enables the staff to ensure a planned curriculum tailored to the needs of each individual child.

The curriculum is divided into seven areas:

Prime Areas

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language

Specific Areas

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Art and Design

Please read our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) local offer document which gives more detailed information on how the curriculum will be tailored to individual children.

Record keeping and Key Person system

Your child is allocated a key person as soon as they start at Sunbeams Pre-School. Your child’s progress and development is made through observation and one-to-one or small group activities.

Your child has their own Learning Journal that is available at anytime for parents to see, these are kept at Sunbeams Pre-School.

Snack Time

We provide a healthy snack time during the session, water or milk to drink, and a selection of fruit, vegetables and bread sticks. Individual child’s needs and dietary requirements are always our priority.

Water is available for the children at all times.