Pines Pre-School
Hanworth Community Centre
Hanworth Road, Bracknell, RG12 7WX


Pre-school Values

We care for your children as if they were one of ours.

Why Pre-school

Preparation for starting school
All early years’ education providers, including the Pines pre-schools, have to follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework which sets the standards they must meet to ensure children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. The EYFS is followed through into "Big" school and gives children the understanding and skills for being ready for school and progressing through their school life.

Situated in the green surroundings between Hanworth & Birch Hill the Pines Pre-school has been open for over 30 years. Sharing a building with the Hanworth Comminty Centre & on the grounds of the Pines School we are an independant pre-school. While we have been looking after the communities children many of our staff have also had their childern progress through the Pre-school.
This all helps us understand how important it is to feel that your son & or daughter is in the right hands.
Study predicts long-term benefits of preschool learning
Children who receive a rich variety of learning before they start school achieve measurably better results in maths tests at age 10, according to a major government-funded study into childhood learning.
The researchers said the benefits of reading to a child, playing with numbers and shapes, teaching them nursery rhymes and taking them to the library are detectable on top of the influence of their parents' wealth and level of education.
The study also found that children who attend
quality preschool education do better at age 10. Previous results from the same study heavily influenced the government's decision to put into law in 2004 a requirement for local authorities to provide basic preschool education for 3 to 4 year olds.
Key Person
At Pines Pre-school you and your child will receive help & support from an experienced member of staff who is responsible for your child’s individual needs. They will be known as your "Key Person". (Also known as "Key Worker")
Although the key person will be your main point of contact for any questions or to pass information to, all pre-school staff will be happy to feedback on your child’s developmental progress on a daily basis, take any information you need to pass on or discuss any concerns with you.
The key person will also keep records of your child’s progress and achievement, which are always available for you to see and contribute towards.
Your child’s key person will ask you about your child’s interests, likes, dislikes and special requirements. The more information you provide the more this will help make sure that the Pre-school can provide the most appropriate care and education for your child.
The important years
Children are able to start at The Pines preschool between the ages of two & three & can keep attending until they start mainstream schooling at around 5 years. The Pines preschool offer sessions to help 'ease' your child out of the home & into a more sociable childcare setting & learning environment for toddlers where they can play, learn & have fun with other children of a similar age, introducing them to the ways of education without their parent present enabling them to grow as individuals.

The Pines Preschool  will also help your child build confidence, social & cognitive skills & provide a good transitional base between home & school. Each group will have a varied mix of toys, games, singing, story-time, reading, painting, playdough, art & craft activities, with a free play & outdoor area for children to enjoy.
Your child’s learning
Children learn through playing & interacting with others. At the Pines Pre-school we offer a wide range of challenging & stimulating play activities, both indoors & outdoors, that help promote your child’s overall development. The Early Years Foundation Stage provides the statutory framework for your child’s learning & development & forms a sound footing for when they move up the school system. Our aim is to support & develop each child to become secure, confident, imaginative & creative ready for their school adventure.
The areas of learning & development encompass:
  • personal, social & emotional development
  • communication & language
  • physical development
  • literacy
  • mathematics
  • understanding the world
  • expressive arts & design
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Why Pre-school

Making friends 
Children learn to play together safely, start to make relationships with other children their own age and become friends. This is the age they talk more about their friends and who they like to play with.

Encourage independence 
As they will not be able to monopolise any one adults time, children learn to do things on their own or with friends in a safe and supervised environment. This means they will grow in independence and self confidence which also helps for when they start school and beyond.

  November 6th 2015
Reflecting on Quality
Pre-school Learning Alliance Quality Improvement Scheme
The Alliance’s quality improvement accreditation scheme is Reflecting on Quality. This scheme aims to support setting teams reflect on how they work together to provide high quality childcare and education which meets the meets of children, families and the wider community.
The scheme is underpinned by the Alliance’s core beliefs and values:
  • Parents are children’s first and most enduring educators.
This starts from birth and continues throughout their lives. Parents, and wider family, are especially important for babies and very young children.
  • Children learn through play.
This means through first hand experiences that are child led and that involve exploration and discovery. Effective provision for learning increases children’s self-esteem and confidence by building upon what they already know and can do.
  • Children learn as members of social groups
such as their family, the setting and the wider community. Parents and practitioners work together to create change in family and community life which enhance children’s futures.
By achieving Reflecting on Quality accreditation, settings can demonstrate to parents, professionals and the wider community that the service offered is of a consistently high standard.
The Department for Education (DfE) has recognised the value of Reflecting on Quality and the Alliance has received funding to support early years settings progress through the quality improvement scheme.
As the FIRST Pre-school in Bracknell to have been awarded the covated      
              Reflecting on Quality
by the Preschool Learning Alliance it was an honour to have our Assistant Mayor over for the presentation.