Welcome to Little Jesters
We are very much part of the wider school. With our own building set into the heart of the school, we benefit from the wonderful resources that surround us, including the large playing field, natural pond, outdoor swimming pool and mature woods.
Our staff are very much part of the school team and work closely with the Reception teacher and other professionals to provide a high quality setting that meets the needs of all children and their families.
The inside learning environment is bright and welcoming with the outside area also providing a range of learning opportunities that can be engaged with by all children at any time during the day. Our wider school facilities promote high standards whilst being a place where children can be safe and secure as they develop their independence.
The school's onsite kitchen provides nutritious hot meals each day, which can be purchased for Little Jesters children. Our aim is that the children in Little Jesters transfer into school with confidence and excitement about the next stage of their learning journey.
Little Jesters families will benefit from the excellent wrap-around care currently provided in school.
Contact: If you would like more information on Little Jesters, or need to contact the Preschool, please phone 01453 819328 or email LittleJesters@berkeley.gloucs.sch.uk .
MRS CHAPPLE – LITTLE JESTERS’ LEADERI’m Wendy Chapple and I am the Pre-School leader at Little Jesters. I love working with children and have experience with lots of different age groups. I have a level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education and I am also a qualified Forest School leader. You will often find me outside in my wellies! When I’m not in school, I enjoy spending time with my family and my dog. MRS HUNT – LITTLE JESTERS DEPUTY LEADER I work with children in Little Jesters, supporting them with their first experience of being away from their primary carer, helping them to make friends and enjoy their time at Preschool. Outside of school I am kept busy with three children in secondary school, my husband and our dog with whom I enjoy long country walks, whatever the weather. I have an NVQ level 3 in Childcare.
MRS TRONIER – EYFS PRACTITIONER
I have a level 3 childcare qualification and have worked in the school in a variety of roles since 2006. I have had the pleasure of watching the children develop and having fun in their learning and play. I have three children, one who still attends the school, and love having family time at the weekends.
The links below will let you know what your child will be learning during their time at Little Jesters and the likely pathway that their developmental milestones may take. These guides will take you through the expectations of the EYFS and how you can support your child’s learning and development at home. We will follow the children’s interests as much as possible and our weekly topics will reflect this.
Little Jesters also have a new Home Learning Grid. There are six activities to choose from and they can be completed throughout the whole of this term (from now until Christmas) in any order. Click on the link below to access the latest Home Learning Grid for Little Jesters.
There will be no specific dates for sharing Home Learning – we will share it during Circle Time as and when it comes in!