It can be an unsettling time for some children when they start Pre–School. We like to encourage parents to visit the setting a few times prior to the initial start date, in order for your child to become familiar with staff and the new environment. We strive to work in partnership with parents to ensure children build confidence and feel secure. Each child is unique and the staff at Red Dragon Pre-School does their best to establish a strong key person bond in order to meet your child’s individual needs. If your child has a comforter, they are more than welcome to bring it to Pre-School.


Things your child will need at Pre-School:

  • A complete set of spare clothes including: top, trousers/skirt/dress, pants, socks/tights. This can be left at pre-school in a bag on their peg if it is more convenient for you to do so. If your child is toilet training or recently dry, several sets of clothes might be needed, and a change of footwear. Please ensure that everything is name labelled
    • Welly boots that can be left at pre-school
    • A coat (we go outside every session, whatever the weather). We provide all in one waterproofs for rainy days.
    • A sun hat in the summer and labelled sun cream, and gloves/hat in the winter.
    • A drinks bottle which contains water only
    • A snack donation for the fruit bowl or a packet of crackers/breadsticks
    • A lunch box if they are staying all day or starting in the afternoon.
    • Nappies and wipes if your child still uses these.


Pre-School Uniform

A lot of parents find having a uniform to be practical as we love to get super messy at pre-school and “good” clothes can be protected!  The uniform we offer are Jumpers and Polo shirts. To purchase any of these items please request an order form from a staff member.


What Ofsted say about us…


The setting is well led and teamwork among the staff is strong. All members of staff strive to ensure that children do as well as they can. Staff expertise and skills are used well to benefit children’s learning. The supervisor effectively reviews practice and takes positive action to bring about improvements.”
Ofsted Report 2018