Quick Access – Early Year Foundation Stage
Before and After-School Care from Pre-school onwards
Before and after school care, generally known as ‘Early and Late Room’ is available from when children join Pre-School through to Year 6.
Early Room runs from 8.00 & 8.30am and at 8.30am teachers will collect the children to take them to their classrooms. For a small additional charge, breakfast consisting of toast and cereal is provided for those children who require it. During their time in Early Room, children are encouraged to read or free play with quiet activities.
After-school care or Late Room, starts at 3.45pm and runs until 6.00pm. An extra charge is applied to children collected after this time. Meals for Late Room can be pre-booked.
Early Room, breakfast, Late Room and tea are all charged a term in arrears.
Holiday Club – SCAMPS
Our holiday club SCAMPS is available for children from Pre-School age onwards during the school holidays, including the half terms.
Scamps operates between 8am-6pm and parents can also opt for morning or afternoon sessions. A hot two course lunch & tea can be booked in advance.
Our programme changes daily and we offer a wide variety of stimulating activities. These include art & crafts, Forest School, go-carting, cooking and sports, along with special visiting workshops and trips out.
Our focus is to ensure the children have a fun and enjoyable day.
For booking enquiries please contact the School Office on 01454 772 156. (Downloads & Links)
Early Years Entitlement
Children are entitled to fifteen hours of free care per week during term time, from the term after your child turns three until the term after they turn five. If you have any questions about this scheme, please contact the School Office on 01454 772156.
Medical Conditions, Allergies and Dietary Requirements
When you register your child you will asked to provide the school with information relating to any medical conditions, dietary requirements or allergies your child may have. The school will need this information in order to provide the appropriate care for your child.
Medication can only be administered with written parental consent. In the case of sudden illness our policies allow us to administer analgesia with your verbal consent.
More information can be found in our Administering Medicines policy and Managing Children with Allergies or who are Sick and Infectious.
It Could Happen Here . . .
We live in a dangerous and unstable time. Despite the lovely rural surroundings we are keenly aware that we are not immune to disaster.
At Silverhill School we have a Crisis Management Team that monitors and manages our Emergency Plan. We hold regular fire and lockdown drills in which the children participate.
We have a ‘Parent’s Forum’ which meets every term to discuss suggestions from parents and talk through the ideas to help develop our setting. Each year group has a parent representative.
FOSS (Friends of Silverhill School) run the school uniform shop which is situated in the school where you can purchase new and used uniform for your child/ren.
Please click here to see a full list of our uniform.
We feel that the social occasion offered by eating together plays a huge part in the happiness and well-being of our pupils, a welcome interlude from the demands of the busy school day, and a chance to try a variety of new things from around the world.
At Silverhill, we are committed to providing a fresh, modern and wholesome approach to food; one which provides for our pupils’ energy levels and nutrient requirements.
Our menus have been planned specifically to meet pupils’ needs so that they can focus on achieving their best, whether in the classroom or on the sports field.
All meals are freshly made onsite using farm-assured meat, sustainable fish and seasonal fruit and vegetables, often locally sourced, so you can be confident in the provenance of the ingredients being used and reassured that your child is getting wholesome and healthy choices.
Our menus, samples of which can be found below, are designed for the age of the children. They feature a superb choice of wholesome main courses and interesting puddings. A wide range of salad choices and fresh fruit is available daily and can be used to complement the main course. There is also ample choice for vegetarians and we take special care to provide for those with specific dietary requirements.
January menu to be uploaded as soon as possible.
Christmas 2019 Menu click here
Early Years Foundation Stage – EYFS
What is the EYFS?
The Early Years Foundation Stage is a framework for children up to the age of five, setting out seven key areas of learning around which activities should be based.
This is a very important stage in a child’s life as it is fundamental in preparing your child for school and for their future learning and successes.
From when your child is born up until the age of 5, their Early Years’ experience should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure, supporting their development, care and learning needs.
The EYFS framework sets out welfare and developmental goals for children 5 years and under and provides a standard by which Early Years professionals can describe the time in your child’s life between birth and age 5. The EYFS Framework also explains how and what your child will be learning to support their healthy development.
Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through seven areas of learning and development.
Children should develop the three prime areas first. These are essential for a child’s healthy development and future learning.
- Communication and language
- Physical development
- Personal, social and emotional development
As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills further in four specific areas, namely;
- Understanding the world
- Expressive arts and design
These seven areas are used to plan a child’s learning and activities. The professionals teaching and supporting your child will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs. Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.
At Silverhill School, in addition to the EYFS recommended learning, Early Years children are also introduced to Spanish, Music, Ballet and Forest School