It is with great sadness that we have to inform everyone of the permanent closure of The Byes Pre School voted on Monday 31st January. We’d like to thank everyone for their support over the years. Being a committee led pre school so many people have put their heart & soul into keeping it running. It’s made such a difference to so many children & families over 50 years, and a big thank you to sidford social hall as without you it also wouldn't have been possible. So it's with great sadness to see a much needed part of the community come to end, On a positive note there is possible opening of a new Pre school at the sidford social hall in our place And a massive thank you to our amazing staff, especially over these last few years, its been a hard time for everyone but they kept our children safe & smiling through it all.
At the Byes Pre-school, our ethos is your child having fun in a safe and nurturing environment where learning and development follows naturally. We have a strong outdoors focus, where we find children are naturally engaged and relaxed, exploring the world around them. Does your child love being outside? We love to learn though play here! We make full use of the wonderful wildlife "buzz garden" situated in the Byes. This is a unique nursery setting for the area and has been the inspiration for our fantastic forestry sessions, where activities are planned making full use of the natural environment. Our wonderful team of professional early years staff are experienced, kind and great at planning and leading engaging activities and supporting your child.
Our forestry schooling sessions will allow your child to experience nature and wildlife first hand and will see them bird-spotting, bug-hunting, pond-dipping and much more! They will come home with all manner of weird and wonderful creations, all made using the natural resources around us. These sessions are fantastically popular with the children and will give them endless hours of enjoyment, while firing their intrigue and imagination.
When we are not in the wildlife garden we use the spacious hall and playground, and do indoor/outdoor free flow learning.
We were originally set up in 1971 by a group of parents in the village. This playgroup evolved into the Byes Pre-school we have today, which caters for Sidford and the surrounding areas. At our Pre-school your child will learn through creative play and stimulating activities which fully cover the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. They will be assigned a dedicated and caring Key Person who will be responsible for your child’s educational and emotional welfare throughout your child’s time with us. The Key Person and Play Leader will liaise closely with you as a parent/carer to ensure that all your child’s needs are met.
We have a dedicated team of professionals who between them, have years worth of experience in Early Years education. To see and read more about our team, go to our staff page.
Safeguarding is our number one priority. Our designated safeguarding officer is our Preschool Deputy Leader, who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 07966 953096.
This year we will have been in Sidford for 50 years! The Pre-school is an amazing asset to the community, and is a not-for-profit charity run by a team of volunteer committee members. The Pre-school was recently under threat of closure with the added pressure of the pandemic. Thankfully we have been able to continue this wonderful and unique childcare setting. Find out how you can help more with fundraising here, or help join our team of gardening volunteers here.
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