St. Chad's Pre-school

54-56 Abbey Lane, Sheffield S8 0BP​

The Curriculum

As well as a warm and safe environment, our 6 'Aunties' provide fun and interesting activities that are carefully matched with age and development stage, helping your child to continually develop and learn about the world around them.

To assist us, we incorporate the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) with a primary focus on:

  • personal, social and emotional development, 
  • communication and language development, and 
  • physical development.

As your child continues to settle in to the setting, we also look at:

  • literacy
  • mathematics
  • understanding the world, and
  • expressive arts and design.

For each area, EYFS provides practise guidance describing the stages through which most children are likely to pass as they move towards achieving the Early Learning goal - the expected standard for most children by the end of their reception year of education. We use these to set standards for the learning, development and care of your children helping us to both track progress and provide the right range of activities to stimulate and nurture.

At the start of their time with us, each child is given a Key Person that works with you to ensure that the pre-school is providing the right environment for your individual child. Your Key Person will help your child to settle in and will also be responsible for observations and records of achievement - confidential 'Development Records' which we encourage you to view and contribute too.

Term dates

​We are currently open for 38 weeks of the year - to co-incide with school dates (Abbey Lane is situated just opposite the pre-school). Please see below for our 2016-2017 term dates.

Autumn term

Starts: Monday 5th September

Autumn half: Monday 24th Oct - Friday 28th Oct

Ends: Friday 16th December

Spring term

Starts: Tuesday 3rd Jan

Spring Half: Monday 20th Feb - Friday 24th Feb

Ends: Friday 7th April

Summer term

Starts: Monday 24th April

Summer half: Monday 29th May - 2nd June

Ends: Friday 21st July

Sarah, mum to Joseph, 3.

"The outdoor space made St. Chad's really stand out..."

St. Chad's Pre-School. a: 54-56 Abbey Lane, Woodseats, Sheffield. t: 0752 6100755. e:     

Registered Charity Number: 1037932

"We love St. Chad's Pre-school - the staff are very caring and provide a really nurturing environment for my daughter"