Our Ethos & Aims

At Newick Preschool, we know that a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right, but also good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up. Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential.

Our ethos is to provide a safe, caring and stimulating environment where the children can develop, learn and have lots of fun. The children’s safety is our priority and we have stringent risk assessments and policies in place. All staff are fully trained in thorough safeguarding procedures.

Our children are supported in making continued individual progress in all seven areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. We are an inclusive setting in which each child is afforded equal opportunity and every child matters.

We provide a valuable step between home and primary school, working closely with parents and carers to support their child’s unique development.

Our aim is for the children to learn through play and provide them with emotional support. Our open door policy purposefully encourages the input and involvement of parents so you are comfortable that your child is happy and receiving the best possible care.


To ease the transition from home and family and provide an environment that celebrates individuality and diversity.

To widen the children’s world by providing a range of stimulating resources and equipment.

To encourage creativity and independence through constructive, child led play.

To allow play without interruption and encourage positive, caring relationships.

To acknowledge individual interests and celebrate the child’s early years.

To involve families in the preschool and have an ‘open door’ policy.

At Newick Preschool your child:

1. Is in a safe and stimulating environment;

2. Is given generous care and attention by our caring and
friendly staff;

3. Has the chance to join with other children and adults
to play, work and learn together;

4. Is helped to achieve good listening, sharing and
concentration skills;

5. Has their individuality and achievements celebrated;

6. Has a personal key worker who makes sure your child
makes satisfying progress;

7. Is in a preschool which sees you as a partner in
helping your child to learn and develop;

8. Is in a preschool in which parents help to shape the
service it offers.