Term time only pre-school, open from 9am until 3pm.
Caring for pre-school children all year around 7.30am - 6pm.
All children aged 3 and 4 are eligible for 15 hours funded childcare per week during term time. This increases to 30 hours of funded childcare per week for working families. We can help you to apply for this and then we take it off your bill. Learn more on the Government's Childcare Choices website.
To get ready for school, life in preschool is slightly more structured than in the younger rooms although your child will still learn through play. We will support you and your child to gain the independence skills needed for school, like taking responsibility for their possessions.
The term before your child goes to school, we work closely with their Reception class. We run activities like role playing with school uniform to help school readiness and your child's teacher will be invited to visit.
Each month they will also visit our Forest School, where they will engage in hands on activities like den-making to build their independence and confidence.
To support their independence, your child will enjoy free flow play and can access all toys and games, under the supervision of our staff.
Their key person will plan stimulating and fun activities based on their individual development needs.
Your child will go on frequent trips out of the nursery to learn more about their community and the world around them. This might be a nature walk, a trip to the greengrocers or a visit to the local library.
All trips are done with your consent and are fully supervised by our experienced team.
We believe that mealtimes and social occasions, so your child will sit at the table with their friends. This not only helps to develop their social and communication skills but also encourages them to try different foods with their peers.
We also use mealtimes to develop their child's independence and decision making. Supported by their key person, they will serve their own food and water at mealtime and will also choose when they want to have a healthy snack during play.
All our meals are prepared freshly on site by our nursery cook, using fresh and local ingredients. Meals are designed with nutrition and health in mind.
- Cereal selection
- Wholewheat toast
- Cheese and apple slices
- Toasted pitta sticks and hummus
- Homemade Fisherman's Pie with broccoli and carrots
- Homemade chickpea curry with brown rice
- Herby pilchard pasta
- Homemade pizza with salad