From September 2011 due to current parental demand and full consultation and agreement we will be offering a reduced number of weeks.
In the future, we will consult all parents as to whether they wish us to provide the full entitlement of 38 weeks and will accommodate this if required.
Dates for 2013 / 2014
Autumn Term 2013: Tuesday 3rd September - Tuesday 17th December
Monday 2nd September.......Staff training / Drop in for new children.
Half Term - Half term begins after school on Wednesday 23rd October and we return on Monday 4th November.
Nativity - Thursday 12th December
Spring Term 2014: Tuesday 7th January - Friday 28th March
Monday 6th January.......Staff training / Drop in for new children.
Half Term - Monday 17th February to Friday 21st February
Summer Term 2014: Wednesday 23rd April - Tuesday 15th July
Tuesday 22nd April........Staff training / Drop in for new children.
Bank Holiday..........Monday 5th May
Half Term - Monday 26th May to Friday 30th May
Summer Concert - Thursday 10th July
Little Crickets is open during term time and weekdays only. Sessions run between 8.15am and 12.45pm.
We base all our activities during these sessions, on the new EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) which came into force in September 2012. This has three prime ares of learning:
1. Personal, Social and Emotional Development
2. Communication, Language
3. Physical Development
and four specific ares of learning:
1. Understanding of the World
3. Expressive Artsand Design
Thus, our activities during the morning will include:
a. Develop mathematical and language skills
b. Encourage the ability to make choices
c. Encourage the expressing of ideas
d. Discover and explore
e. Share thoughts
f. Make decisions
g. Engage in first-hand experience
h. Reflect on experience and information
i. Participate as a member of a group
The school is registered with, and approved by, the Early Years Directorate with The Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED). Our recent OFSTED report can be found if you click here
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*Little Crickets is registered with Hampshire County Council as a provider of Early Years Education. This means that eligible children may take their entitlement to free early years education here. The entitlement applies to every three and four year old (from the term following their third birthday) and it is up to 15 hours a week for 38 weeks a year.