Established in 1972, Young Risers Pre-School is a non profit community pre-school offering early years education for children aged 2-5 years. The pre-school is run by an elected parent committee and is staffed by a team of qualified Early Years professionals dedicated to providing a safe and caring environment for you child to play and learn.
The committee review the policies, practice, fund raise and undertake the recruitment of members of staff. Each year a general meeting is held to elect new members on to the committee. Our aim is to provide a safe, caring, stimulating environment, with high quality care and education for your child to learn and enjoy.
The Management of Young Risers
A parent committee whose members are elected by the parents of the children who attend the setting manages Young Risers. The elections take place at the Annual General Meeting which is held in October every year. The committee is responsible for:
Making sure that Young Risers has, and works to, policies that help provide a high quality service
Making sure that Young Risers works in partnership with the children's parents
Managing Young Risers Finances
The Annual General Meeting is open to parents of all children who attend Young Risers. It is our shared forum for looking back over the previous year's activities and shaping the coming year's plan. Parents can also discuss their child's progress with their key person.
A typical day at Young Risers starts with the good morning song, which the children and practitioners sing together. The children then are able to choose the activities they would like to play with, indoors and outdoors. We have a variety of small scale play, construction sets, craft materials and outdoor play equipment for the children to choose from. We also include cooking once or twice a term.
A snack is available between 9.30-10.00 for the children to have a short break. They are offered fruit and milk or water to drink.
We have a P.E. session either in the school hall or on the school field, weather permitting.
After P.E. the children then able to choose the activities they want to play until its time to get ready to go home or time to get readfy for lunch. Once the children are ready we sing songs and/or read a story for the last 10 minutes. Some children stay for an extended day and will eat their lunch together with the staff.
After lunch the children welcome each other, we talk about the month and day and refresh ourselves on the letter and number of the week. They can then choose activities indoors or outdoors until story time and singing time at 2.40pm and then home time at 3pm. No two days are the same in the pre-school and the staff encourage the children to share and care for each other in their choice of toys and games they play with.
It is helpful if you child is not in their best clothes as they get involved with lots of craft activities, painting, playing in the mud garden, sand and water and generally having fun. A change of clothes in their peg clothes is always advisable, just in case.
At our Ofsted inspection in June 2016 we were graded GOOD.
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Prospectus and Registration Form
If you would like a copy of our prospectus or would like to register your child for a place at Young Risers please find the download links below. Please return the completed registration form to Young Risers Pre-school or give us a ring and arrange to come and look around and we can give you a registration form when you visit.
The pre-school is based in an annexe in the infant department of Istead Rise Primary School. It has it's own dedicated facilities including outside play area but also benefits from use of the school infant hall and school grounds/playground. Access to the pre-school is via a gate to the outside play area, which is locked once each session has started until collection time.