The preschools follows the Bromley school term calendar with slight differences. There are three terms each with its own cultural and preschool events. In the school breaks children can continue to go to our own holiday club, which is run in the Rushmore House premises, for children from both preschools and their siblings.
For the new starters this term is about settling in to their new preschool and making friends. Our returners are now big enough to go to Forest School which is a joint activity with children from both Rushmore House and Orpington Montessori preschool. Please request a place to ensure your child experiences this wonderful outdoor activity.
In this term we celebrate Diwali, Bonfire Night and of course Christmas. We have a Christmas Nativity Play where all children and parents are welcomed, we also organise a Christmas Party for the children.
The children are excited to get back to their preschool and be with their friends and teachers after the long Christmas break. This term we celebrate Chinese New Year, Mothers Day, Easter and Noruz, the first day of Spring.
We are privileged in our preschool to have teachers and parents from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. This helps bring our cultural celebrations to life. We encourage parents to help us celebrate cultural days that are important to them. They bring in special food and talk to children in circle time.
In the Summer term children continue to spend time in our lovely garden which has sunny areas and parts shaded by the trees which are now in full leaf. Water is always available on a table in the garden and on the snack bar in the classroom. Teachers continue presenting activities to children both individually and in small groups that are at the same stage. The older children are now prepared for Reception and are continuing to develop in all their skills.
The sports day is another opportunity for parents to visit the preschool to see their children. This is planned far in advance so working parents come and support their children in their teams. We have a Stay and Play session for parents with children starting in September to meet the teachers and for their children to familiarise themselves with their new surroundings.The Family Funday brings all parents and children together for a day of fun and games at the preschool. For children leaving the preschool there is a graduation ceremony with gown, mortar board and lots of photos.