ABOUT ST STEPHENS
St Stephen's Pre-school operates from St Stephen's Church Centre, Canterbury Road, in the the New Town area of Colchester.
We cater for children between 2 and 5 years of age and provide a friendly, caring & nurturing environment.... enabling children to progress towards all seven areas of learning. We have been running since 1979.
We aim to offer an environment in which children can experience a variety of indoor and outdoor activities in a safe, secure, friendly and happy atmosphere. This offers opportunities to learn and develop through play, form relationships and meet challenges that life presents. All families, family members, carers and children benefit from our policy which ensures equality to all, regardless of ethnicity, language or abilities throughout the setting.
For more information please call 07534 911918
HEALTH & SAFETY
The safety of children in our care is our paramount concern, so children are always within sight of an adult and we only allow authorised adults to collect them. If you need to add to you list of collectors please let us know. It is a good idea to avoid your child wearing long earrings, rings or bangles and if they arrive in wellingtons, a spare pair of shoes is useful. Fire drills are held regularly.
All adults in contact with our children undergo the DBS check, to ensure their suitability.
Staffing ratios always comply with those recommended by OFSTED, 1:8 for children who are 3 years and over and 1:4 for children under 3.
There are dedicated SENCO, ENCO, Safeguarding Children and Behaviour Management representatives within the group,
as well as a Health & Safety Officer.
ALL OF OUR STAFF ARE FIRST AID TRAINED