Borras Park Early Education Provision
Give your child the best start
Why choose us?
We are committed to giving our youngest children the best possible start in education through high quality learning experiences. Children accessing Funded Early Education will learn through play in line with the Curriculum for Funded Non-maintained nursery settings in Wales.
Research in Wrexham has proved that children who access Funded Early Education at three years generally go on to achieve higher outcomes at the end of year 6 than those who don’t take up the offer.
Benefits of Funded Early Education include:
• learning new skills
• growing in confidence
• finding out and problem solving
• exploring and using technology
• developing independence
• developing creativity and imagination
• learning to speak Welsh
• making friends
• having lots of fun indoors and outdoors.
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Setting the scene for learning
For some children, their first experience of being away from their home environment will be when they enter our setting to begin their journey into education. For others, they will already be familiar with the sights, sounds and routines of life in a setting.
It is our responsibility to acknowledge the experiences each child brings to their early education experience, and to work
in partnership with children and their parents and carers to support them as they enter this new and exciting chapter in their
development. By creating a space that actively promotes listening to the voice of the child, we can begin to recognise and respond to the unique background and needs of each child, and children can begin to understand their rights.
The key principles essential for holistic and meaningful learning for all children start with skilful, observant and interested adults, who provide authentic and engaging experiences in effective, exciting environments. Our role is to use our observations to plan experiences and environments that are meaningful and relevant to children’s interests. This curriculum ensures that the mandatory elements of Curriculum for Wales are embedded within an appropriate pedagogical framework that focuses on the needs of the developing child through five developmental pathways –
belonging, communication, exploration, physical development and well-being.
The Welsh Assembly Government funds this initiative which entitles your child to attend an approved Early Education setting in the TERM following their third birthday. This is in addition to the existing LA Nursery provision in schools in the September following the child’s third birthday.
This will mean that a funded education place will be available from January (spring term) for children born between 1 September and the returning date after the Christmas holiday. A funded place will also be available from April (summer term) for children born between 1 January and the returning date after the Easter holiday each year.
Your child can have a place in an approved setting for five sessions a week, one per day, of 2 hours duration.
Admission forms are available online from September.
Late applications will be processed after those that have been received on time.
In addition to your Funded Early Years application you must also complete a separate Nursery application for September 2023 before the closing date - see WCBC website for further information.
Click on link below to apply online. Please complete them promptly.
At Borras Park Community Primary School we run our Early Education sessions for two hours daily, starting after Christmas.
You may also be eligible for the free childcare offer for 3 -4 year olds so your child may stay in the setting all day.
You may be eligible for:
- up to 30 hours per week of combined Childcare and Early Years Foundation Phase Education during the term time and
- up to 9 weeks of childcare (30 hours) in the school holidays through the Childcare Offer:
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During the Early Education sessions we provide quality assurance linked to CIW regulations and Estyn standards. We also receive regular teaching input, advice and support of a qualified 0-8 Learning and Achievement Link Teacher.
We aim to provide the best possible care for your child. We employ well-qualified, experienced and motivated staff, all of whom are DBS checked. The aim is to ensure that the children have continuity of care, which is responsive to individual needs and combines affection and understanding with an informed and experienced approach.
Programmes have been designed to give opportunities for the children to experience a variety of safe, stimulating play. All toys, play materials, educational resources and equipment are of the highest quality and appropriate to the age range of the children attending. There is no compromise in respect of the health, safety and security of the children.
Approved settings must:
have suitable qualified staff,
be inspected by Estyn,
provide the stated sessions,
accept the support of a qualified teacher on a regular basis,
attend Early Education Training provided by the LA.