Bright Stars Preschool - EYFS unit

Welcome to Bright Stars Preschool which also has it own website at click here.

The Long Mead Foundation Stage Unit we are able to accommodate all children from 3 to 5 years of age. Long Mead is also one of the few schools in Kent who are able to accept children into the pre-school class at the start of the term in which they become 3. Please see the Admissions Page of this website for details. The children in the nursery class are taught by Miss Webster (class teacher/Bright Stars Principal), Mrs Wilson (Bright Stars Leader) and Mrs Hooper (class teacher). Also helping in the nursery are Miss Dann and Mrs Mitchell.

We are delighted to offer a broad and balanced early years curriculum in a warm and friendly atmosphere.  All the children in the foundation stage will be following the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum which encompasses learning and development in seven main areas.

The prime areas are fundamental and support learning and development in all other areas. The three prime areas are:
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Communication and language
  • Physical development

The specific areas include essential knowledge and skills, these are:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the world
  • Expressive arts and design

The activities and experiences we provide will enable the children to develop in these seven areas in a happy, safe and playful environment.

The classroom is a bright airy space with lots of fantastic displays and stimulating resources, the children also have access to a wonderful outdoor area, which has been widely praised by educational advisors. The children are taught to respect themselves and others and to be well mannered and kind.

The staff in Long Mead Foundation Unit are happy, enthusiastic and keen to create a safe and supportive environment for your child. Our approach to learning is playful, stimulating and inspiring. It is the right of all children to learn to love learning and have a positive school experience enabling them to reach their full potential.

To view a copy of our September 2022 newsletter click here

To view a copy of our April 2022 newsletter click here

To view a copy of our February 2022 newsletter click here

To view a copy of our January 2022 newsletter click here

For ways to support your child at home click here

View a copy of our Preschool Prospectus click here

The slides for the EYFS Meet the Teacher in September 2021 can be found here.


After some of the year 6 children interviewed  the children and the teachers they said:

'We like free play'

'We like to go outside'

'We play with sand and water'

'I like music time and story time'

'My favourite is playing with the dinosaurs'

'Crazy Karen is great' - The dance teacher who comes in weekly.

'We like getting stickers'

'Many children enjoyed tidying and keeping their classroom and outside nice'

'I like forest school'

'We get told well done, given stickers and sometimes haribo!!'

To find out more about the class, the curriculum or our pre-school please have a look further on our website or we would gladly show you round!