Current opening hours:
Monday 8.15am – 3.30pm
Tuesday 8.15am – 3.30pm** (includes Forest School)
Wednesday 8.15am – 3.30pm
Thursday 8.15am – 3.30pm
Friday 8.15am – 3.30pm
** Collection times at either 1.15pm, 3pm or 3.30pm, there is no 12.30pm collection time on Tuesday.
Parents can opt for an 8.45am drop off and 3.00pm collection if this is their preference. With the exception of Tuesday children may be collected at 12.30pm, 1.15pm, 3pm or 3.30pm. Children staying until 1.15pm or for the afternoon session need a packed lunch. We offer these flexible pick up times to offer parents more choice and to help with school pick up times.
All Preschool sessions begin with the children arriving and settling in. Following this we have registration where the children are encouraged to sit quietly on the rug and say yes when their name is called. They soon get the hang of this and it’s great practice for when they go to school.
The sessions include free play time, tidy up and snack time and a change of activities. We aim to do some form of physical activity everyday whether it’s dancing, playing with a football or running around outside. A visual timetable is used so that children are aware of what is happening during the sessions.
We do our best to get outside with the children most days, whether it’s to play in the play area, see the horses or use our outdoor equipment on the patio. So don’t forget their wellies!
As spaces are limited on Tuesday we felt it would be good to enable children who cannot attend Forest School to have a similar experience. In this session they get to spend an hour outside in a similar set up to forest school. Children will change into waterproofs and wellies and the session takes place in our Forest School area.
A Forest School, session is run on Tuesday. We have a qualified forest school leader to run our sessions
We have offered very simple Spanish lessons for a couple of years now. We are very lucky to have a member of staff who speaks fluent Spanish and has a degree in Spanish. She will run our Spanish lessons on Wednesdays. These will cover very simple vocabulary, songs, numbers, colours etc.