Dolphins Pre-School Hove

Dolphins Pre-School Hove

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CAN YOU…Inspire young minds, keep smiling, light up a child’s face with humour & warmth?

Due to ongoing success, Ofsted Outstanding www.dolphinspre-school.co.uk/pre-school-practitioner-permanentfixed-term.html is looking to expand its team of highly motivated, creative individuals passionate about Early Years. APPLY NOW
Covid-19 Spring Term Weeks 10, 11, 12 2022
Highlights this planning period include…

● Making Easter nests

● Looking at the life cycles of frogs and butterflies

● Developing our fine motor skills using flat stones, water & brushes
Happy Mother’s Day 🌸
We hope you’re all having a lovely day.
Covid-19 Spring Term Weeks 10, 11, 12 2022
Highlights this planning period include…

● Exploring Handa’s Surprise and associated games

● Thinking about where food originates from

● Keeping fit with circuits / obstacle courses
Covid-19 Spring Term Weeks 10, 11, 12 2022
Highlights this planning period include…

● Exploring SATPIN phonic sounds with matching Duplo bricks

● Thinking about the importance of sleep for our health & wellbeing

● Celebrating British Science Week
Our grateful thanks to Mike Reinstein who came to the setting earlier today to work with the children. Mike is an acclaimed composer of children's songs, a music teacher and workshop leader in primary and special schools. Mike has been instrumental in assisting Dolphins Pre-school enrich and extend the curriculum through his wonderful music. Additionally he has had several albums released on the Irregular Records label.

His children's CDs are available to buy and download via https://www.dolphinspre-school.co.uk/associate-composer.html

Visit www.mikereinstein.co.uk to find out more.
Highlights this planning period include…

● Promoting wellbeing with the aid of meditation/listening walks

● Resuming our daily mile/yoga sessions

● Building self-confidence with the aid of performance techniques
Due to ongoing success, Ofsted Outstanding www.dolphinspre-school.co.uk is looking to expand its team of highly motivated, creative individuals passionate about Early Years. For further details visit https://www.dolphinspre-school.co.uk/pre-school-practitioner-permanentfixed-term.html
Covid-19 Spring Term Weeks 7, 8, 9 2022
Highlights this planning period include…

● Learning about Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)

● Celebrating World Book Week

● Planting/nurturing seeds
Thank you to Parent Partners, Morag & Ben, for donating this Toot Toot Track. The children are going to have so much fun! 🚂 🚌 🚗
Yellow warning of wind
ACTIVE
Started at: 12:00 GMT on Sun 20 February
Ends: 13:00 GMT on Mon 21 February
Further periods of very strong winds on Monday, with possible disruption.

- Some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, could happen, along with trees/branches being brought down
- Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible
- Some roads and bridges may close
- Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
- Injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties

Our aim is to provide a friendly, happy atmosphere to bridge the gap between home and day school, gently introducing children to community life.

"The highly dedicated managers and staff team create a dynamic, diverse and ambitious curriculum. They fully ignite children's sense of awe and fascination of the world and maximise all opportunities for learning"
Ofsted 2019

An Ofsted outstanding family-run Pre-school (2-5s) founded in 1960, Dolphins has served generations within Brighton and Hove.

​We provide a friendly, happy, stimulating env

Operating as usual

07/04/2022

CAN YOU…Inspire young minds, keep smiling, light up a child’s face with humour & warmth?

Due to ongoing success, Ofsted Outstanding www.dolphinspre-school.co.uk/pre-school-practitioner-permanentfixed-term.html is looking to expand its team of highly motivated, creative individuals passionate about Early Years. APPLY NOW

Singing Sessions For Children with Mike Reinstein | Ropetackle Arts Centre 07/04/2022

Singing Sessions For Children with Mike Reinstein | Ropetackle Arts Centre

Singing Sessions For Children with Mike Reinstein | Ropetackle Arts Centre from parent

Photos from Dolphins Pre-School Hove's post 27/03/2022

Covid-19 Spring Term Weeks 10, 11, 12 2022
Highlights this planning period include…

● Making Easter nests

● Looking at the life cycles of frogs and butterflies

● Developing our fine motor skills using flat stones, water & brushes

27/03/2022

Happy Mother’s Day 🌸
We hope you’re all having a lovely day.

Photos from Dolphins Pre-School Hove's post 20/03/2022

Covid-19 Spring Term Weeks 10, 11, 12 2022
Highlights this planning period include…

● Exploring Handa’s Surprise and associated games

● Thinking about where food originates from

● Keeping fit with circuits / obstacle courses

Photos from Dolphins Pre-School Hove's post 13/03/2022

Covid-19 Spring Term Weeks 10, 11, 12 2022
Highlights this planning period include…

● Exploring SATPIN phonic sounds with matching Duplo bricks

● Thinking about the importance of sleep for our health & wellbeing

● Celebrating British Science Week

09/03/2022

Our grateful thanks to Mike Reinstein who came to the setting earlier today to work with the children. Mike is an acclaimed composer of children's songs, a music teacher and workshop leader in primary and special schools. Mike has been instrumental in assisting Dolphins Pre-school enrich and extend the curriculum through his wonderful music. Additionally he has had several albums released on the Irregular Records label.

His children's CDs are available to buy and download via https://www.dolphinspre-school.co.uk/associate-composer.html

Visit www.mikereinstein.co.uk to find out more.

Photos from Dolphins Pre-School Hove's post 06/03/2022

Highlights this planning period include…

● Promoting wellbeing with the aid of meditation/listening walks

● Resuming our daily mile/yoga sessions

● Building self-confidence with the aid of performance techniques

03/03/2022

Due to ongoing success, Ofsted Outstanding www.dolphinspre-school.co.uk is looking to expand its team of highly motivated, creative individuals passionate about Early Years. For further details visit https://www.dolphinspre-school.co.uk/pre-school-practitioner-permanentfixed-term.html

Photos from Dolphins Pre-School Hove's post 27/02/2022

Covid-19 Spring Term Weeks 7, 8, 9 2022
Highlights this planning period include…

● Learning about Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)

● Celebrating World Book Week

● Planting/nurturing seeds

25/02/2022

Thank you to Parent Partners, Morag & Ben, for donating this Toot Toot Track. The children are going to have so much fun! 🚂 🚌 🚗

20/02/2022

Yellow warning of wind
ACTIVE
Started at: 12:00 GMT on Sun 20 February
Ends: 13:00 GMT on Mon 21 February
Further periods of very strong winds on Monday, with possible disruption.

- Some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, could happen, along with trees/branches being brought down
- Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible
- Some roads and bridges may close
- Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
- Injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties

Photos from Dolphins Pre-School Hove's post 20/02/2022

Covid-19 Spring Term Weeks 7, 8, 9 2022
Highlights this planning period include…

● Working on oral blending

● Thinking about our feelings and kindness with the help of our Persona Doll

● Developing our turn taking and sharing

09/02/2022

www.dolphinspre-school.co.uk were delighted to be joined by www.justinsjuniortunes.co.uk earlier today when the children explored a wonderful variety of repertoire featuring numbers and phonics. Our grateful thanks to Justin.

09/02/2022

Thank you to Parent Partner, Victoria, for the donation of stacking cups. The children love it!

07/02/2022

A great visual reminder from Natural Learning that, with a bit of planning, we can be outside with our children whatever the weather.

Keeping your under 5 safe online 07/02/2022

Keeping your under 5 safe online

e-safety week
Whether it’s watching videos, playing games or talking to Alexa – today’s under 5s are spending more time online. Do take the opportunity to read https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/keeping-your-under-five-safe-online/ which examines the benefits of children accessing the internet, and share advice about how to make sure your child has a safe experience online. Answer some simple questions about your family and get a personalised online safety toolkit at https://www.internetmatters.org/digital-family-toolkit/

Keeping your under 5 safe online If your child has experienced sexual or offensive contact online that has made them feel uncomfortable or someone is trying to meet up with them, you can report this directly to CEOP.

Photos from Dolphins Pre-School Hove's post 06/02/2022

Covid-19 Spring Term Weeks 4, 5, 6 2022
Highlights this planning period include…

● Learning about e-safety
● Improving numeracy using nibble maths
● Coding with daisy dinosaur

Contact 03/02/2022

Contact

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02/02/2022

Thank you to Parent Partners, Matt & Kate, for their donation of toys.

All donations are welcome.

Photos from Dolphins Pre-School Hove's post 30/01/2022

Covid-19 Spring Term Weeks 4, 5, 6 2022
Highlights this planning period include…

● Learning about Chinese New Year
● Developing our gross motor & phonics skills
● Experimenting using mini rockets

Photos from Dolphins Pre-School Hove's post 26/01/2022

Special thanks to Parent Partner Sarah for enhancing our existing phonics work with a visit from Robot Reg.
https://robotreg.co.uk/pages/hove-portslade-and-shoreham

23/01/2022
Photos from Dolphins Pre-School Hove's post 23/01/2022

Covid-19 Spring Term Weeks 4, 5, 6 2022
Highlights this planning period include…

● Working on our pre-writing skills
● Having fun with our parachutes
● Experimenting with spin art

Better Health Food Scanner App Explainer 22/01/2022

Better Health Food Scanner App Explainer

At Dolphins Pre-school we have been learning about healthier habits with the use of the ultimate healthy hack, the free Food Scanner app from Better Health.

We have been exploring what a balanced diet looks like and why it is important to know what is in our food and drink, and then making simple, healthier eating swaps using the free Food Scanner app. By simply scanning and swiping barcodes, the app shows how much saturated fat, salt and sugar is in everyday foods and drinks and gives suggestions for healthier alternatives. A fun augmented reality feature helps you celebrate your good choices.

Oral health now forms an important part of the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) due to tooth decay affecting around a quarter of five-year olds in England. It is the leading cause of hospital admissions for five to nine-year-olds by some distance. Many children who go to hospital because of tooth decay need to have teeth removed under general anaesthetic. This is despite the fact that tooth decay is almost entirely preventable.

A healthy, balanced, nutritious diet is important at this crucial stage in development. This, along with water drunk throughout the day, assists with their learning, positive behaviour and toileting. The key is encouraging children to get involved in making healthy food choices.

By making a few easy swaps, you can make a real difference to your child’s health. https://youtu.be/et3HrM36pHM

Better Health Food Scanner App Explainer What is the Better Health Food Scanner and how does it work? The app is available for download on iPhone and Android.

22/01/2022

www.dolphinspre-school.co.uk think so too

Photos from Dolphins Pre-School Hove's post 16/01/2022

Covid-19 Spring Term Weeks 1, 2, 3 2022
Highlights this planning period include…

● Defying gravity
● Playing with alliteration
● Painting with wheels

13/01/2022

Many thanks to Parent Partner Kate for sharing her job as a Doctor today via video as part of our current topic 'Jobs People Do'. We look forward to learning about other jobs Parents/Carers perform.

12/01/2022

Thank you to former Parent Partners, Charlotte and Leila, for their donations of clothes, puzzles and toys. The children are going to love them!

If you’d like to donate any toys, books, puzzles, or even your time, please speak to a member of staff or contact us via the website https://www.dolphinspre-school.co.uk/contact.html

11/01/2022

Research shows that nearly 28% of pupils in Reception are overweight or obese, rising to over 40% of pupils in Year 6. The NHS Food Scanner app is a handy health hack to make it easier for families to find healthier food and drink options. https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/schools/resources/food-scanner-app?WT.mc_id=BH_Schools_EVERFI_FOODSCANNERAPP_SUBSCRIBEREMAIL_app

10/01/2022

If your child is due to go to Big School in Sept 2022 (generally children who will have their fourth birthday in the period 1st Sept 2021 to 31st Aug 2022), we advise you to start the application process at http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/children-and-education/school-admissions well in advance of the deadline (15 Jan 2022). If you intend to increase sessions during the course of the current academic year (the vast majority do in order to get children fully prepared for going to school) we ask that you contact us as early as possible. If you are considering applying for deferment then please do talk to us as early as possible so we can assist you

Photos from Dolphins Pre-School Hove's post 09/01/2022

Covid-19 Spring Term Weeks 1, 2, 3 2022
Highlights this planning period include…

● Exploring transient art with cogs, nuts and bolts
● Developing our phonics using magic art
● Playing percussion listening games

Photos from Dolphins Pre-School Hove's post 03/01/2022

Covid-19 Spring Term Weeks 1, 2, 3 2022
Highlights this planning period include…

● Playing a maths traffic jam game
● Inventing / recalling stories using our puppet theatre
● Experimenting with teabag rockets & circuits

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  • Affordable high-quality childcare

  • Adjacent to Aldrington CofE Primary School

  • FREE music sessions (Three Grade 8 musicians)

  • Highly experienced staff (incl. fully qualified Teacher, Early Years Professional, Graduates)
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    The Pavillion, Nevill Playing Fields
    Hove
    BN3 7QD

    General information

    Dolphins Pre-school has been rated OUTSTANDING in all areas
    by Ofsted

    Opening Hours

    Monday 8:45am - 3pm
    Tuesday 8:45am - 3pm
    Wednesday 8:45am - 3pm
    Thursday 8:45am - 3pm
    Friday 8:45am - 3pm

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