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  • Counting Fun
  • Painting
  • Playhouse
  • Writing
  • Dolls House
  • Maths Table
  • Play Mat
  • Role Lay
  • Sand Play
  • Shells
  • Maths Corner
  • Dolls House

    How we assess your child’s progress

    We observe your child throughout the day to identify their interests, how they learn and their progress in each area of learning and development. As you know your child best, we also want to hear your observations of your child; what he/she likes to do at home as well as any significant events, achievements or concerns. This assessment of your child helps us to identify and plan their next steps. In addition to our ongoing observations, your child’s ‘learning journey’ is regularly updated with photographs and assessments/observations.

    Progress check at age two.

    If your child is aged between two and three years, your key person will work with you to prepare a summary of his/her development in the prime areas of learning. The review may show that your child is progressing at a faster or slower rate in a particular area; this will generally be a normal part of your child’s unique development. If your child has not yet had their two year health check with their health visitor, these can be combined into an integrated check.

    A school transition document

    This summary of your child’s development over the seven main areas of learning is shared with yourselves and your child’s new reception teacher.

    Ofsted Comments

    "Children are confident, happy and they behave very well."


    "Staff have a good understanding of how children learn and they know children very well. They provide a broad range of activities and experiences, which supports children to make good progress across all areas of learning."


    "There are strong links with the local community."


    "Staff organise the environment particularly well to help children to be as independent as possible in leading their own play and learning."


    Ofsted Inspection Report, January 2017

    Opening Times

    Mon 9AM - 12PM 12PM - 3PM
    Tues 9AM - 12PM 12PM - 3PM
    Wed 9AM - 12PM 12PM - 3PM
    Thurs 9AM - 12PM 12PM - 3PM
    Friday 9AM - 12PM 12PM - 3PM

    Contact Us

    • Appleton Thorn Pre-School
      Stretton Road, Appleton Thorn,
      Warrington. WA4 4RT
    • 07938 511441

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