A Pre-School has been established at this address since 1973.
It became Cornerstones Pre-School in 2000 under the managers Mrs Jan Szkutnik and Mrs Sue Gray. The current manager is Mrs Anna Di Maggio and the Director is Mrs Sue Gray.
Cornerstones Pre-School is a privately run childcare facility which has established close links with many local schools and nurseries.
We believe it is important that children feel valued and their self-esteem promoted in a positive way.
We show an interest in the children as individuals and assist them in developing a real sense of belonging. We also recognise that parents are the child's first educator therefore strives to foster positive relationships with families, working in partnership with them to help each child fulfil their full potentail. In doing so, we provide a high quality social, cultural and educational experience where children can learn and discover through play.
When your child starts with us, they are allocated a key person who will assist them in the settling in process, ensuring their learning and care is tailored to meet their individual needs. This key person will engage and support parents/carers in guiding your child's development at home as well as help you engage with more specialise support if required.
When your child is due to start with us, a home visit is arranged with you to assist in the transition of care for both yourselve and your child. The purpose of the home visit is to meet with staff and your child's key person in the privacy of your home, ensuring confidentiality is maintained. Home visits allow the parents/carers to be involved in their child's learning and development process from the early stages.
We believe it is important to ensure positive attitudes to diversity and differences, not only so every child is included, but also so that the children learn to respect and value diversity in the community. Therefore we welcome all children to our pre-school and try our utmost to accommodate every child regardless of gender, ethnic origins, religion, abilities and disabilities.