When I chose Stars Pre-School Ravensthorpe I was new to the area and did not know any other mums who I could ask for recommendations. In the end, believe it or not my choice was influenced by the nice climbing frame they had out in the garden! My decision turned out to be a good one. My son settled in well and made lots of new friends. He moved up to primary school with many of his friends and they are still together six years on. The staff are all very friendly, caring and down to earth people. They will sort out any issues (if possible) and will always keep you well informed. All three of my children have now come here and my youngest ‘graduated’ in the summer, so unfortunately I no longer need to go there, but will stop to chat or wave through the fence. I miss everyone at Stars Ravensthorpe and would definitely recommend them for your son or daughter.
Helen mum to Jake (11) Katie (8) and Callum (5)
A big thank you to Emma and the team at the Pre-School, if it was not for them the day of my daughter’s assessment may have never come, thank you again for all your support.
Jill Wakefield (Manager)
“The staff team here at Stars Pre-School Ravensthorpe are a well established and committed team& as their manager I am very proud & pleased to be leading them. We offer a safe, secure & stimulating environment where children can relax, socialise, learn and achieve at their own pace. Our aim is to enhance the development & learning of all children in our community based pre-school, which encourages parent/carers involvement. We work to a framework which ensures equality of opportunity for all children and their families. All staff are committed to their own professional development and strive to be the best. We are looking forward to a shining future here at Stars Pre-School Ravensthorpe”
Juli Scotney (Deputy Manager)
“As Deputy Manager I have been working here for over 12 years and have worked my way up from playgroup assistant to supervisor & now to Deputy Manager. I have lots of experience through working here, and have got to know the families in the community here & at other settings in our area too. I am a good communicator, have patience, understanding and treat people with respect”
“I have worked at the setting for five and a half years, but before I was employed I was a volunteer for 6 months & completed a getting started course within that time. I have since gained my level 2 & 3. I have been the setting SENCo for the past year alongside Mandy the other SENCo. Being SENCo enables me to support children with additional needs which is both rewarding & satisfying part of my job”
“I have been a pre-school practitioner at Ravensthorpe for the last 13 years. My role has changed a lot but especially since I became the named SENCo for the setting. I have attended regular training & recently completed SENCo refresher course. We regularly meet with our parents & other professionals, which is a most enjoyable part of the role”
“I have worked as a pre-school practitioner here for the last 5years; I have NVQ level 2 & diploma level 3 in Early Years & Education. I work full time with children ranging from 2 years 6months to school age. We work with children of varying developmental stages”
At the Stars Pre-School Ravensthorpe “Staff are committed to enhancing their own professional development. For example, they have attended training initiatives in communication, language & literacy which has enabled them to focus on all children’s language development and in particular, those for whom English is an additional language. Staff values the different backgrounds and cultures of the children attending. There are lots of positive images displayed around the setting as well as a lovely low level multicultural display of artefacts, traditional objects and festival celebrations”