As the children approach the term of their third birthday, in discussion with parents / carers and staff, children will start a transition period from the toddler room into our pre-school room. In the pre-school room there is a wider focus on specific areas of learning where they will be well-prepared for school with a well-planned curriculum. A lot of work and care ensures that the children are prepared for the next step of starting school. At this age children deepen their understanding by playing, talking, observing, planning, questioning, experimenting, testing, repeating, reflecting and responding to adults and to each other. In our pre-school rooms we cater for up to 30 children within each room, aged between 3 and 5. Children have free access to the garden which provides them with an outdoor extension to their indoor activities. At this age there is a degree of free flow to the day’s structure, where children are encouraged to select the activities in which they choose to participate, overseen by key members of staff.