Lewin Pre-School is a member of the Pre-School Learning Alliance. It caters for up to 40 local children between the ages of two and a half and five. It meets daily in term time from 9.15 to 11.45am in a light and airy church hall, which has central heating. The afternoon group meet between 12.30pm and 3.00pm.
It offers a range of stimulating activities from sand play, dressing up, painting, crafts, construction toys, play doh, puzzles and cookery etc. within a caring environment. It aims to assist the children in their social, physical, emotional and intellectual development in accordance with the Pre-School curriculum and to prepare them for school with confidence.
Established in 1973 by a group of mothers from Lewin, it is funded by a local authority grant , Nursery Education Grants and fees from parents and carers. It has recently been commended by Ofsted.
With the support of parents fund raising it has build up a good range of educational equipment and toys.
Due to the recent redevelopment of Lewin’s buildings there is a lot of play space, some of which has been specifically designed for the needs of children.
There are four paid and fully qualified carers. The key worker system enables each child to be allocated to one special adult to relate to which makes settling in that much easier. The key worker is then able to tailor the curriculum to the needs of each individual child. Parents also help on a rota basis and are always welcome to stay as long as their children require them.
Fruit and a drink taken in the creche room where children can be quiet and relaxed for story time, whilst also laying the foundations of more formal behavior expected at school.
Lewin Pre-School’s Aim are to:
We meet in: The Church Hall, Natal Road, Streatham
The phone number is: 020 8677 9450
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