for little people age 3 – 5 years
Gingham Pre-School is unique in that it is based within The Willows Primary School enabling us to fully prepare our children for their happy and rewarding school years ahead. The light and airy pre-school room has direct access to an outdoor area enabling free flow play opportunities all day, every day. The location also allows us the opportunity to take full advantage of the space and facilities offered by a large school. Here the children can make use of the ‘big’ playground, the sports field, the hall, the library and also join in with the celebrations of the school year.
Our aim at gingham is to develop the potential of every children, offering them an abundance of fun learning activities starting from their natural interests, enthusiasm and curiosity. We are committed to delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage 51 weeks per year, not just in term-time, with dedicated key workers to support each child and their family and play a vital role in assessing children’s needs ready for their transition to school. Children are able to self select resources and activities, and are also encouraged to begin to look after their own belongings. Areas are set up so that the children can access many different areas including a cosy corner for reflection or for choosing their own books. A substantial role play area reflecting children’s changing interests e.g. an aeroplane to a hairdressers and enables children to begin to act out roles that they see in the world around them. There are a variety of resources for construction, and small world to encourage imaginative play.
In addition to daily fun and learning our children have access to a nature classroom, ball skills and multi-sport sessions.
Nursery Education Funding sessions are available and childcare vouchers accepted – please call or mail us for details.