The Rising Fives 

Our pre-school room staff are committed to all the individual needs of the child whilst working towards extending the child’s capabilities. We provide a secure, caring and stimulating environment in which children learn through play and discovery and daily circle time.

In R:5’s learning is based around the EYFS seven areas of learning – Communication and Language, Mathematics, Understanding the World, Physical Development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Literacy, Expressive Arts and Design.

Communication and language are essential to children’s development, the staff in R:5’s  have had additional training in ICAN so they can support children with speech and language difficulties if required. Speaking and listening are the foundations for reading and writing, to ensure that these foundations are firm we follow letters and sounds Phase 1 in R:5’s.

Good relationships with local schools and the staff’s detailed knowledge of each child prepare them for the transition from nursery to school.

Meet Our Rising Fives Team

NATALIE BARRETTHead of Unit Rising Fives Level 3
I have been working at KDN since September 2012. I am level 3 qualified in childcare and education, I am currently working toward my level 5 in Leadership and Management and paediatric first aid trained.
COLLEEN WALKERNursery Practitioner and SENCO Level 3
I have been working at KDN since January 2013. During my time here, I have completed my level 3 NVQ in Childcare and Education, Level 2 in mental health awareness and I am paediatric first aid trained