Everything you need to know about us
We get asked a lot of questions from parents just like you...
Latest Coronavirus / COVID-19 information
Our setting has been able to remain open since 17 th June 2020 and we are following the Government’s guidance on Safe working in Education settings :
We are currently open fully and waiting list applications can be made through our website.
Please click here to add your child to the waiting list.
Office & Support
If families need to keep their children at home through extenuating circumstances e.g. isolating or shielding we still aim to provide support as best we can with regular contact, activity ideas & news.
Do feel free to email email@example.com or ring us on our Office number 020 8464 5966.
More information and images can be found on our Facebook Page and Our Schools app.
We also recommend the Early Years Alliance Parents Page for comprehensive advice on a wide range of topics. (https://www.familycorner.co.uk).
We thought the easiest way for you to find the information you need is to look through some of the most common questions that we get asked by parents and carers.
Fees and funding can be complex & vary depending on a family’s individual circumstances & the child’s age.
3 & 4 YEAR OLDS
All 3 & 4 year olds are eligible for up to 15 hours Universal funding per week (i.e. 3 hours per session) from the term after their 3rd birthday. As this does not cover the full cost of a place we charge £5 per session for the extra time we are open.
2 YEAR OLDS (from term after 2nd birthday to term after 3rd birthday)
Cost per session: £20 (from September 2019)
Some families may be able to access a free place if they are eligible for 2 Year Old Funding .
You can check to see if you are eligible, or find out more about Universal / 30 hours funding on on the Bromley website by clicking here →
OR feel free to ring us for clarification.
If you would like your child to attend Ready Steady Go! you need to add their name to our waiting list. You can do that very easily right here on our website. Just click here →
Children’s names can also be added to the waiting list by phoning or emailing the us and completing a waiting list application form.
The following factors will affect how soon you might be offered a place:
availability of places; any special needs or circumstances; position on waiting list; age of your child; brothers / sisters already attending.
It is a good idea to put your child’s name on the waiting list early.
When your child is ready to separate from you will vary, depending on their individual needs, personalities and experiences – each child is different.
We are OFSTED registered for up to 32 children each day, aged between 2 and 4.
The earliest we can take children is from the term after their 2nd birthday
Yes – We are committed to the inclusion, wellbeing and safety of all children.
If your child has additional needs please come and talk to us. We can arrange a visit and want to take the time to ensure we can provide appropriate support and that this is the place which will best suit your child.
Here is what happens on a typical morning at Ready Steady Go!
9.15 am – 10.55 am – Indoor activities
A range of interactive activities across the whole curriculum and a healthy snack.
11am -11.30 am – Chill out & Circle time
Quiet activities followed by songs, music & movement all together.
11.35 am – 12.30pm – Outdoor play
Exploring the whole curriculum in different ways outdoors in our beautiful garden area.
At Ready Steady Go! children learn through play whilst following the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.
We are passionate about how young children learn through play & we hope you will also be fascinated by the way they explore, create, problem-solve, develop their ideas and communicate through active learning opportunities.
We believe early childhood experiences are so important in their own right, as well as preparing your child to be
ready for their next steps when they move on to school.
We believe the best way to find out if our setting is right for your child is to visit us in action.
Unfortunately, this has not been possible due to COVID but we hope to be able to offer you a visit when the country opens up more later in the year.
We work with individual families and children to offer a settling in process that recognises that all children have different needs, experiences and starting points.
In preparation for pre-school we would usually offer a taster session & home visit prior to starting.
Due to the COVID situation we have had to find creative ways to provide the same benefits in a safe way – these have included Virtual home visits via Zoom, Virtual video tours and socially distanced outdoor taster
Your child will be allocated a keyperson who will get to know your child well and help them to settle in, so they feel safe and cared for.
They will observe and monitor your child’s progress and help to extend their learning.
They will be available to update you regularly on an informal basis, through parent meetings and an annual report, and build a relationship with you too.
Yes. We have a spacious, natural garden which we use every day (unless the weather is really bad!).
It is a safely fenced, grassed area overlooking the churchyard. Here the children can experience the weather and seasons, and play energetically as they explore the curriculum in different ways.
Come and visit to see it for yourself!
We provide a safe, friendly and caring environment for all children who attend.
If you would like to read our full safeguarding policy please visit our policies section by clicking here →
For general updates on what is happening at Ready Steady Go! we have our own app!
To have all our information available at your fingertips, visit your app store and search for “Our Schools App” and download it for free onto any Apple/Android device.
Once you have launched the app you can find Ready Steady Go simply by using our postcode – BR1 3QG
We also have a Facebook page which can be followed here →
We are keen for parents to feel part of the pre-school community and when we return to more
normal ways of working we would love parents to be more involved again in some of the following
Volunteering to help on the voluntary rota or visiting to share a skill / something of interest with the children.
We hold coffee mornings, information sessions and opportunities to come and learn about different aspects of the children’s learning.
You can also support charity events, help us develop our practice & policies, attend special events, and be involved in shared home and pre-school activities e.g. Learning Journeys, Holiday challenges.
If you have any further questions please get in touch.
Where we are
Office and Pre-school
St Mary's Church Hall,
61 College Road
Bromley, BR1 1PP
0208 464 5966
Pre-school Session Times
Mon - Fri: 9:15am - 12:30pm
Mon - Fri: 1:30pm - 5pm
Add your child to our waiting list today.
It’s free, easy and only takes a minute to do!