Mission Statement, Aims and Objectives

Mission Statement

Cringleford Crackerjacks Pre-school is a well-established non-profit making charity offering play-based learning to children aged 2 to 4 years. We use the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum to plan a balance of adult and child-led activities in a safe and child-centred environment which support the children in their emotional, physical and educational development. We recognise that every child is different and we work closely with parents, carers and families to help every child achieve their full potential.

Aims and objectives

  • We aim to ensure that every child leaves Crackerjacks with the essential knowledge they need to prepare them for their future success through high quality teaching in a safe and happy environment.
  • We promote equality of opportunity for all children regardless of gender, race or disability within a child-centred learning environment
  • We know every child individually and use ongoing observations of the children at play to plan activities ‘in the moment’ that follow children’s individual needs and interests. We use Learning Journals to record and monitor each child’s learning throughout their time at Crackerjacks
  • We work with parents to help every child reach their full emotional, physical and educational potential. This is achieved through regular parent consultation meetings that focus on the child’s most recent developments and setting ‘next step’ targets together
  • We support and promote the professional development of all staff to ensure they provide high quality experiences for children and to keep their skills and expertise up to date with current Early Years practice. Our existing team of staff are highly qualified and experienced.