Welcome to Stepping Stones Pre School
Stepping Stones Preschool is an integral part of Elburton Primary School. It is open for children aged 2.5 to 4 years old. We currently give preference to 3 year old children and follow all other admission preferences as per Plymouth City Council and our current admissions policy. If registration allows, 2.5 year olds will gain a space, otherwise they will go to the top of the waiting list for the following September or sooner.
Timings for the Day
Breakfast Club 07:30 to 08:30
Morning session 08:30 to 11:30
Lunch 11:30 to 12:30
Afternoon session 12:30 to 15:30
If you would like to get in contact with us please contact us through your Tapestry account and we will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible. Any urgent enquiries please telephone to School Office. Please do not hesitate to contact us, even if it may seem trivial. We are here to help you and your child on their journey into and through school. We are always available on the door at every drop off and pick up.
Autumn Term 1 and 2 2023
Monday 23rd - Friday 27th October - October Half-Term
Thursday 30th November 2023 - EYFS Christmas Show 2pm in the School Hall
Tuesday 19th December 2023 - Last day of Autumn term
Thursday 4th January 2024 - First Day of Spring Term 2024
Free Nursery Funding
Qualifying two year old's and every child from the term after their third birthday is entitled to 15 hours free nursery funding a week. In addition to this, eligible working families are also entitled to claim up to a total of 30 hours funding.
For more information regarding this, and to see if you are eligible, visit the Government’s Childcare Choices webpage by clicking on the link below.
If your child is not entitled to funding and you have to purchase sessions are charged at £4.78 per hour.
You are more than welcome to pop in and talk to a member of staff face to face.
Healthy Living Fee
There is a termly (3 terms) voluntary contribution of £10, which is a Healthy Living Fee and helps to go towards snacks, food tasting, cooking activities, forest school snacks and other initiatives for promoting healthy living. For further information regarding your child who is currently at Stepping Stones or if you would like to enquire about your child starting at Pre School, please call the office on Tel. 01752 404489.
Meet the Early Years Team
Key Documents and Information
We love to foster independence in your children, so we encourage them to put on and take off their coats and hang on their peg, and to practice using their zips and buttons. They will also have opportunities to pour their own milk, help to prepare their snack, practice putting wellies on and off and being able to use the toilet.
Oracy is the skill to be an effective communicator and is a focus at Preschool. We will encourage your child to be a 'successful language learner', by promoting a love of books, listening to and retelling favourite stories and also making up their own stories. The children have plenty of opportunities to listen and talk to each other.