Our Lady's Pre-school is on the grounds of St Joseph's Catholic Primary School. We are a Catholic Pre-school linked to Our Lady of the Assumption Church on The Hill, Northfleet. Our Parish Priest is Father Michael Ryan. Although Catholic we welcome all other Faiths and Communities into our Pre-school. We are Ofsted rated Good with an outstanding element in Personal development, behaviour and welfare. We are very proud of this.
All staff members have had their own children attend the pre-school and have all worked here a long time.
We pride ourselves on building significant strong attachments with all the children to help them settle in to the pre-school environment and enable them to flourish to their best ability. We offer a fully inclusive safe and secure environment encouraging independence and allowing them to be imaginative and enthusiastic.
We offer outstanding support to families with children who have additional needs. We also have great relationships with outside agencies. Should your child need any additional support, we will do our upmost to support them and you to get them the best help or support they need.
As parents, you are the child's first educator and working together is what we aim to do. We are always available to talk to and would always love to know if your child achieves anything new at home. We use Tapestry, an online sharing system between us and you to keep a log of your child's progress and learning.
We have a duty to promote the welfare and safety of your children in line with the current child protection legislation. We respond to concerns quickly, adhere to our policies and always keep information confidential under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
We have a key person system where a member of staff will look after your child during their time at pre-school. The key person will work with you and the child to help them further develop in their learning.
You are welcome to come in and visit us during the hours of 9.30am and 11.30am.
We look forward to meeting you and your children and hope their time with us at Our Lady's Pre-school is one to remember.