Noor Ul Islam Trust opened a Pre-School in October 1999 in response to a growing demand from the local community. We are an early education establishment delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum governed by an Islamic ethos.
The Pre-School has flourished from initially only providing one morning session per day for 24 children, to its current service which provides two three-hour daily sessions for 40 children each. Currently the provision is for 3 to 5 year olds only, however children's names may be added to our waiting list once they are 2 years old.
The Pre-School is registered with Ofsted and the local authority. Our most recent Ofsted inspection (Sept 2014) rated us as "Outstanding”.
The Pre-School’s mission statement comprises of 3 parts:
(1) To provide a wide balance of activities and learning experiences which promote and stimulate the development of all children to their full individual potential.
(2) To teach children through means of opportunity, encouragement, support and reward and promote our ethos by introducing the basic morals and principals of Islam.
(3) To ensure the well-being, protection, health and safety of all our children.
The Pre-School is a fully inclusive setting. Over the past few years we have welcomed in a significant number of children with special educational needs. We have worked with the children and their families to access support to enable the children to progress in their learning and development and work towards their potential.
Noor Ul Islam Pre-School recognises parents as the first and most important educators of their children. The key persons work hard to foster a close relationship with their key children’s families and keep an open dialogue between home and Pre-School. We also have a Parent Group made up of parents from each session; this is a place where parents can link up and network, as well as discuss ways in which they can support and enrich the Pre-School provision. We encourage fathers to be a part of the Pre-School. Fathers meet to arrange sport sessions in the park and attend special events.