Scriven Park Preschool

Our Preschool offers education and care for children below school age and over the age of 2 years old.

We are registered with Ofsted and the local authority to provide care and education throughout the Foundation Stage by following the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage).

We hope you like our new website. We are planning to add information as and when it is requested by new and existing parents. Please contact us with feedback or anything that you would like to see added to the site.

Our aim is:

We offer your child:

Contact Us

If your child is 12 months or older, it is not too early to put their name on our waiting list. Please contact us to register you child.

Whether you are a new parent / carer or your child already comes to our preschool, we hope you will find what you are looking for. If you have any queries, please feel free to contact us using the details below:

Address: The Bungalow,
Halfpenny Lane,
Knaresborough,
HG5 0SL.
Phone: 01423 313 138
Mobile: 07947 179 371
Email: mail@scrivenparkpreschool.org
For payment related queries:
Email: treasurer@scrivenparkpreschool.org

Staff

We are proud of our high ratio of adults to children in the group. This ensures each individual attention to the needs and development of each child.

Key Person System

Our key person system gives each member of staff responsibility for just a few children. Each child in the group has one special adult to relate to, which can make settling into the group very much easier. In addition, the key person is in a position to tailor the group's curriculum to the unique needs of each individual child. The key person maintains links with the child's home setting, working with parents through shared confidential record keeping to ensure that all children are supported in reaching their full potential.

Our Staff

Sue Atkinson - Manager & Child Protection Officer
Sue started at Scriven Park in 2004 and went on to be the Manager in 2006. She has passed her CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Preschool Practice.

Jayne Wilford - Deputy Manager & Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator
Jayne has passed her CACHE Level 3 in Preschool Practice and been at Scriven Park for over 20 years.

Linda Marwood - Preschool Practitioner
Linda started her time at Scriven Park on the Committee in 2003 and liked it so much she passed her CACHE Level 3 in Preschool Practice and started working here.

Kirstie Gibson - Preschool Practitioner
Kirstie started working at Scriven Park in 2007 and has passed her CACHE Level 3 in Preschool Practice.

Committee

Scriven Park Preschool is run by a committee. The committee is an important and essential part of the life of the preschool and is made up of parents and volunteers who wish to contribute to the running of the preschool.

The activities of the committee fall into two broad categories; the management of the playgroup and fundraising for the preschool.

Management

The committee meet the preschool manager and staff to review and make decisions about matters such as staffing, health and safety, budgeting, purchasing of new equipment, special events etc.

Fundraising

Preschools receive very little public funding. Scriven Park relies on fees and fundraising to provide a great preschool experience for its children. Fundraising is necessary to provide essentials and those extras such as new equipment, books, toys, staff training, supplies for Christmas, Easter and special project activities. The preschool committee plays a huge role in organising fundraising events such as the Summer Fayre.

Because our children's time at preschool is short, each year the committee needs new members to assist with these tasks, so we rely on the continued involvement of parents and carers in our community to join us in working to support the preschool.

Please join us - you are welcome to come along to a meeting to get to know the existing committee and see what happens, join the committee or just support with the events that we organise throughout the year. If you have any fund-raising ideas please get in touch. We look forward to meeting you!

For the school year 2017-18, the Committee structure is:

Principal Committee Members:

We also have a Facebook group which we use to keep you up to date with fundraising events and important preschool news.

Please search for Scriven Park Parents Group.

Policies

Our policy statements are available on the noticeboard and can be read or borrowed at any time. All our policies are designed to offer the best possible experience for the children and families in the group. Our policies are reviewed on a regular basis and comments and suggestions from parents are always welcome.