Thorner Pre-school was founded in 1983 and obtained its Ofsted registration in 1999. The preschool was initially situated at Victory Hall and moved to its current location on the site of the Thorner Church of England Primary School in April 2007. The purpose built pre-school was partially funded by a grant of £100,000 from Leeds City Council and an additional grant for the outdoor area of £24,782 from SSOOS. As we are now located on the same site as the primary school and we have a close liaison with the school, the transition from Pre-school to primary school is a smooth one.
Thorner Pre-school is a registered charity. We are registered and regularly inspected by OFSTED. Our most recent inspection in June 2017 rated us as Outstanding.
The Pre-School Leader is Belinda Bateson. The deputy leader is Izzy Samociuk. Our assistants are Tracey Smith, Tammy Davies and Rachel Orange (apprentice). Charlotte Adamowicz is our Administrator.
We follow The Early Years Foundation Stage. All of our staff are trained in these areas of learning. Planning is taken from reviewing what children have done during the week and taking forward their learning and development needs. Parents are given regular updates and are welcome to talk to staff at anytime.