CANDOVER VALLEY PRE-SCHOOL
"Nurturing children to build a secure foundation for their learning and well-being in partnership with their families"
Located in the heart of the beautiful Candover Valley, Candover Valley Pre-School has been established for over 30 years, moving into the school building 24 years ago. Candover Valley Pre-School offers day-care Monday – Friday for Pre-School children from 2 years.
Candover Valley Pre-School is a registered charity run by an elected committee of parents. Major decision-making is in the hands of the parents who use the pre-school. We are an equal opportunities pre-school and affiliated with the Pre-school Learning Alliance. We are registered with Hampshire County Council Services for Young Children and with Ofsted. Our last three Ofsted inspections in 2007, 2010, 2015 and 2020 were graded Outstanding. CVP children progress to a number of local primary and independent schools.
CVP was awarded a consecutive Outstanding rating by Ofsted in January 2020, here is a summary of the most recent report.
"Overall the quality of the provision is Outstanding"
"Staff are warm and caring. They have very high expectations for all children attending. Staff have extremely clear intentions for their planning, which focuses highly on language and communication, literacy and mathematics and school readiness. Staff teaching is consistently of an exemplary standard. Staff interact purposefully with children and are extremely confident to build on what children already know and what they can do. Children demonstrate positive attitudes to their learning. They engage very well and are extremely motivated to learn. Children show that they are happy to attend. Parents comment that their children are very keen to tell them about the day at pre-school and what they have been doing. Children behave impeccably at all times".
"Staff place a high importance on helping all children acquire very good listening and attention skills. They use tried and tested strategies to thoroughly promote the ways that children form sounds by accurately using the correct movements of their mouth and tongue. Children are attentive and resilient. They show self-control as they follow a staff member's direction and guidance to achieve the sounds by altering the shapes of their mouths. Staff work in partnership with parents to support children's early understanding of sounds and letters, for example, by practising sounds of the week when at home. Children are extremely keen to demonstrate their knowledge during small group times and very confidently identify sounds and the letters they represent".
To see a copy of of our recent Ofsted inspection, please click on the link below.
Our children have a well-resourced safe and stimulating environment in which to play and learn. We have a large sunny purpose built room with a well-equipped secure garden. Free flow of play inside/outside occurs daily. We also have access to Preston Candover Primary School's field for running, parachute games and other activities outside. Inside we have an impressive collection of small world resources, puzzles, puppets, a climbing frame, a home corner, ICT toys and computer, book area, craft/creative area and an ever growing lending library of books. Outside, the garden provides a rich learning environment with a mud kitchen, sand pit, water table, tyres and milk crates, slide, playhouse, vegetable plot, herbs, construction resources and ride-on toys.
We are delighted to announce that we offer the option of attending our Forest school on a Tuesday or Thursday morning as an added extra. Our Forest school is run on part of the Sainsbury's estate and we go every Tuesday and Thursday during the term whatever the weather! The children absolutely loved the trail we did last term and we are looking forward to this terms activities in the forest.
We are a very close team and work with parents to ensure all our children feel happy during their time with us at pre-school. Regular contact with parents is important to us, including regular feedback and teacher/parent sessions to discuss anything you wish.
Where possible we offer the children the opportunity to visit local farms and go on woodland walks to enhance their pre-school learning experience.
"Thank you so much to all of you- our daughter had a wonderful first day! She talked a lot about playing outside and how much fun she had creating pictures and she said that all the children were her new friends. She also enjoyed snack time and the opportunity to share food with her friends. Sounds like it couldn’t have been better and she’s very excited to come back next week"
"Thank you all for the effort you are putting in- she didn’t talk at all about any anxiety around germs or the virus so you are clearly doing a wonderful job making things as normal and fun as possible for the children"
BH June 2020
'Thank you for your support and encouragement so far, we have loved our time with you!'
CH March 2018
'Thank you to all the staff for helping my son settle in so well. You were so attentive and so helpful and as a result he now loves his time at CVP!'
CB March 2018
'Both boys could not be happier at CVP. They go to Pre-school with huge delight and a spring in their step!'.
'Absolutely love CVP and how much my children love attending. They have made some lovely friends and it completely prepares them for the move to big school'.
If you would like to find out what Candover Valley Pre-school could offer you and your little one, please contact Lisa Flint on 01256 389008
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