Woodlands Pre-School Nursery
Independent Pre-School for children aged 3-4+
Ofsted registration: EY293256
OFSTED RATING 2018 - OUTSTANDING
Woodlands Pre-School is a small setting in which our highly committed staff provide a carefully planned programme of learning and play opportunities which aim to develop children’s emotional, physical, social and intellectual capabilities and well-being. Children are supported by sensitive, enthusiastic staff to achieve their full potential, developing confidence and independence in readiness for school. Woodlands is a happy, stimulating environment in which children love to learn.
Information for parents and carers
Contact number for Woodlands Pre-School: 07900793225
Woodlands Pre-School runs sessions during term time
Monday – Friday: 9.00am – 3.00pm
Children may attend pre-school from the term of their 3rd birthday.
If all places are filled, children’s names will be placed on a waiting list. Parents will be informed when a place becomes available.
Pre-visits and settling in sessions will be arranged prior to children starting at Woodlands Pre-School.
Parents will be required to complete a registration and medical form, providing any information regarding special dietary requirements, food allergies and any other medical needs.
Parents will be required to provide a named bag with a full change of clothes, brought daily to pre-school.
Free Early Years Entitlement
All eligible 3 and 4 year olds have a statutory right to a total of 15 hours of free nursery/pre-school sessions per week. Children are eligible for this free entitlement in the term after their 3rd birthday until they start school. Parents will be given forms to complete each term, which allows the setting to claim the funding for the free sessions.
Parents who are not eligible for funding or choose to claim it from another setting, will be invoiced for pre-school sessions on a termly basis. Charges for these pre-school sessions are set at the same rate as the current Early Years Entitlement.
Links with St. Bede’s School
We work closely with St. Bede’s Primary School, making important links and enjoying activities each term with children in the Reception class. These shared activities help to develop confidence and support all children at Woodlands Pre-School in their learning and development within the Early Years Foundation Stage.
What parents, past and present, say about their children’s experiences at Woodlands Pre-School
“The team are extremely passionate and provide the best care possible”
“Wonderful, warm nurturing environment with very caring, patient staff”
“The learning environment is outstanding!”
“Mrs McDonald and her staff team work exceptionally hard to convey the nursery space into a magical space for the children to grow and develop. All in all, I cannot praise the nursery and its hardworking staff highly enough. I will be sending my next child for some Woodlands magic as soon as he turns 3!”
“I have had three children attend Woodlands and they have all loved their time there”
“My eldest son moved from another nursery. He has special needs which were recognised straight away and we received help, support and advice from the staff, for which I will always be grateful”
“All of the staff at the pre-school will chat about any issues or concerns at any time, as they are very approachable and friendly”