At Martley CE Pre-School we provide childcare of the highest quality, where children feel welcome and are valued as individuals.
We are a registered eco-setting, with a qualified Forest School Leader providing weekly Forest School sessions.
We are also proud to employ a graduate leader with Early Years Teacher Status.
We are registered with OFSTED and all staff hold a current DBS check, and First Aid certificate.
Our key person system gives each member of staff a particular responsibility for a few children. This special adult will help your child to settle into Pre-School and progress in their holistic development. They will liaise with parents and any other professionals that your child may see regularly.
The Pre-School uses the Early Years Foundation Stage, which is the statutory curriculum for all children aged birth to five years. This document is also used in reception class at Primary School.
One of the most popular activities is ‘Wellie Wednesday’, this is a wonderful link to Martley CE Primary School, as reception children continue to have ‘Forest School’ mornings held by the same staff. This ensures that the children have smooth transition from pre-school to primary school.
Recently MP Harriett Baldwin kindly accepted to ‘officially’ open our refurbished Pre-School. [Due to a recent flood from a boiler, the Pre-School had to close whilst work was carried out to make it fit for purpose.] All the Early Years children had gathered, fresh from their music lesson, delivered by Sarah Smith and were bursting with excitement and ready to sing a ‘post ribbon cutting’ song!
Mrs Baldwin commented, “It was a pleasure to be invited to open the new facilities and join in the celebrations of the new building work and I am pleased to see the school thriving.”
Martley CD Pre-School staff
- Mrs Kathryn Norgrove PGCEC BA (Hons) EYPS(Manager & Early years teacher)
- Mrs Joanne Stratford (Deputy manager / SENCO)
- Miss Laura Lillis (Deputy SENCO)
- Mrs Mary Griffiths (Assistant)
- Miss Stella Card
- Mr Ryan Norgrove (Assistant )
- Miss Alison Norgrove (Assistant)
- Ms Kim Reeves (Out of School Supervisor)
Martley C.E Pre-School also has student placements from the Chantry High School, Worcester College of Technology and the University of Worcester.