We are extremely proud to be able to tell you that in our last unannounced OFSTED inspection (June 2014) we were judged an OUTSTANDING Pre-School.
This means that we are one of the best Pre-Schools in the country.
The Mary Bassett Pre-School provides stimulating, play based educational activities for children of all abilities aged from two and a half years to four years of age.
Currently we are able to take up to 60 children in the morning session and 45 in the afternoon. These sessions are as follows:
Morning: 9.00am. Until 12.00.
Afternoon: 12.00 until 3.00pm.
The morning and afternoon sessions are charged at £13.50 per session.
Lunchtime sessions are available within the pm session; you can either provide a healthy packed lunch or if you prefer you can order a hot school lunch.
Hot school lunches must be ordered on-line and paid for a week in advance. Please use the following link:
Lunches are currently £2.30 (but are subject to change).
If your child is eligible for funding (term after they are 3) we provide 15 hours of funding.
2 Year funding is also available – subject to certain criteria – please ask for further information.
The Pre-School is run by a team of highly trained, motivated staff. The staff are as follows:
Sarah Jones – Pre-School Manager BEd Hons
Louise Hastings–P/T Pre-School Deputy NVQ3
Elaine Towse – Pre-School Deputy Assistant NVQ2
Leanne Westley – Pre-School Assistant NVQ3
Wendy Young – Pre-School Assistant NVQ2
Judy Sciascia– P/T Pre-School Assistant
Emily Jardine – SENCo & Pre-School Assistant
Jo Guerin – P/T Assistant NVQ2
Caroline Piedot - Lunch Supervisor Cache L2
Kirsty Carruthers - Outside and lunch supervisor
Karen Quigley - SEN Assistant NVQ2
Gemma Wilmer– SEN Assistant Undertaking NVQ2
Gemma Johnson-Powell - SEN Assistant - Outside Cover
The curriculum is topic led, but very much based around the children’s interests, and we directly feed these interests into the weekly planning.
It is a play based curriculum, which follows the EYFS guidelines. These guidelines ensure that parent’s can be confident that their child will receive a quality experience that supports their child’s individual development and learning.
The EYFS is explained in greater detail on the ‘Parent/carer Information’ board which is located on the back wall of the setting, and in our ‘Parent’s Guide to the EYFS’ booklet.
If you would like further information about us, or would like to schedule a pre-school tour, please do not hesitate to contact the setting manager - Sarah Jones on 01525 373017
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
For information regarding our SEND policies, Local Offer and Central Bedfordshire Council's Local Offer, please refer to the Pre-School class page, thank you.
We have further information available below by clicking the 'Class Pages' link and then selecting the Pre-School Class tab.
Click here for more information.