Selecting the right pre-school for you child can be a tricky and sometimes stressful experience. We aim to make the whole process from the initial contact to your child's first day with us a smooth and easy journey for both you and your child.
Please feel free to contact our Manager, Nicola Fox to discuss any queries or worries you may have and we welcome you to visit us to see for yourself the friendly environment we have created .
Pre-school will be a new experience for your child. We want your child to feel happy and safe at pre-school and for the transition from
home to pre-school to be an easy one. To make sure that this is the case, the staff will work with you to decide on how to help your child to settle into the Pre-School.Your child will also have a
'key person' who will support them whilst in the setting and be an additional point of contact for you. Your child's key person will offer a Home Visit before your child starts at Pre-School so
that your child can see their key person in their own home and so that we can gather any further information that may help with settling in.
We encourage you to make visits to the setting with your child before he/she starts so that they can become familiar with the surroundings.
When your child starts at Pre-School, it may seem strange to begin with, and they may feel upset or anxious. Every child is unique and we recognise that as parents, you can provide us with lots of important information that will be essential for us to get to know you and your child. We will always support you and how you prefer to settle your child; building relationships with the key person and other practitioners may be a quick process but for some children this can take time. Your child's assigned key person will take the time to comfort your child on a 1 to 1 basis to ensure they and you feel supported. Your child should soon settle into the routine, but we will always telephone you if there are any problems. You are also very welcome to ring us if you feel concerned once you return home.
What your child will need at Pre-School
Please make sure that your child is dressed in clothing suitable for the various activities at pre-school. They will go outside in all weathers to play and explore. In the summer, please include a sun hat and apply sun-cream to your child before pre-school.
Most children wear the pre-school uniform, a polo shirt and/or sweatshirt, these can be purchased throughout the year at a cost of £7.00 and £10.00 respectively. Children do not have to wear the Berkswell Pre-School polo shirt, however, it does save their good clothes and having to decide what to wear each day.
Please find below links to important information about Berkswell Pre-School:
Local Setting Offer S.E.N.D: http://socialsolihull.org.uk/localoffer/
The Reading Room
If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact Nicola Fox (Manager) on
07786431965 or 07565813699
during session hours.
You can also email us at
Or use our contact form.