that choosing the right mixture of care and education to enable the best transition to
school is extremely important. Children usually join preschool at around 3 years old and
from the first time you visit we will work with you to ensure that you and your child are
comfortable in our surroundings.
With over 120
years of combined experience in Early Years Education between the preschool team
and an evident passion for child development, children will thrive in this creative
and empowering environment. Our preschool room have been purposefully designed to
provide a stimulating and challenging environment. They are located on the ground
floor and have direct access to our enclosed gardens.
Usually by this
age children are much more independent, and we love hearing all their wonderful and inquisitive
ideas that shape our learning environment. We have a thoughtfully resourced creative area, book
area, role play area and wide variety of open-ended items to stimulate their imagination and
A selection of writing materials is always available so that children can practice
‘mark making’ and emergent writing. Our book areas are full of all kinds of reading material,
from magazines and encyclopaedias, to poetry and cookery books, the team are highly
skilled in story-telling and also encourage the children to create their own stories.
Physical activity and fresh air are important for all of us, but we are
extremely passionate about engendering a love of exercise and fresh air from the
earliest age. Preschool children take part in our very own Forest School learning
programme, which has been proven to increase resilience, listening, concentration
and team work. Group times and early phonics activities are an integral part of the
daily routine, encouraging and enabling children to share their thoughts and ideas,
evaluate the activities they have taken part in and talk about themselves and their families.
Every year we hold a School Leavers Workshop facilitated by our team
and a local reception teacher to help you prepare for this next transition
and understand what ‘school readiness’ really means. We have a great relationship
with the local schools, with most of the reception teachers visiting nursery
during the summer term. Our aim is for children to leave us confident, curious and
independent with a lifelong love of learning.