Our Beginnings

Eckington Under Fives is a not-for-profit making organisation and a registered charity.  We are run by a voluntary and enthusiastic committee, made up of parents/carers who are elected annually.

We are a pack away setting, sharing the facility with local clubs.  There is a large room which is set up daily and a spacious outside play area including an on-site ‘Forest School’.

All funding comes from fees, Government funding and fund-raising events.

We are a member of the Pre-School Learning Alliance and operate to the guidelines that they provide.

Our Committee

We are run by a voluntary management committee that is elected each October at the AGM.

The committee is responsible for raising funds, employing staff and ensuring that the pre-school operates in accordance with all the appropriate regulations.

We always welcome new faces so if you would like to become involved with the running of Eckington Under Fives then please contact us to find out more.

Parent/Carer Partnership

You as a parent or carer are our customer and therefore have a strong input into every aspect of Under Fives.

We welcome your comments and will consult with you on a regular basis through newsletters, termly reports, your child’s Learning Journey book and fund raising events.

Our Parent/Carers Notice board in the foyer is used for general information. The partnership is a two-way process. Parents are always welcome to chat to staff.

Our Policies

We ensure that we have in place all policies required to provide a safe and secure and effective setting. All policies are reviewed and updated annually by staff as and when the need arises. Our policies are available for you to view at any time.  Please ask a member of staff.

Our Team

Our team includes:

All members of staff have a level 3 or above qualification. All staff members are experienced, professional and help to make Under Fives a wonderful setting for little ones.

We understand the importance of having a strong and knowledgeable team and believe that continuous development is important to ensure that all staff are up to date with current legislation.

Training and development is achieved through staff meetings, in-house training and when possible by attending courses offered through Worcestershire County Council.