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. We are an Ofsted Outstanding setting offering Pre-school sessions for children aged 2+, Monday - Thursday: - 8.30am - 3.15pm and Fridays:- 8.30am - 11.45am, with government funded hours available.
We are a very supportive and approachable team, working closely with parents to ensure all our children feel happy during their time with us at Pre-school. Children are made to feel secure and valued from a close bond with their keyperson and other members of staff.
A rich learning environment allows children to explore and make choices to follow their interests. It is during their play that Early Years Professionals interact with children and extend their learning. Regular contact with parents is important to us, including daily feedback and teacher/parent sessions to discuss the progress of your child.
Our large and bright purpose built room with a well-equipped garden provides a safe and stimulating environment in which to play and learn. Children are able to move freely between indoor and outdoor learning and play on a daily basis.
Inside our impressive collections of resources encourages children to build relationships with other children and build confidence to work together in group situations. Learning through play in a happy and relaxed environment with a mixture of teacher led and independent activities ensures children grow into confident little people, ready for school.
Outside, the garden provides a rich learning environment which encourages imaginary play and builds fine motor skills with equipment such as the ever popular mud kitchen, playhouse, sand pit and water table. Children have the opportunity to get involved with growing herbs, plants and vegetables in our plot.
Access to Preston Candover Primary School's field allows excellent space for running, parachute games and other activities. Where possible we offer the children the opportunity to visit local farms and go on woodland walks to enhance their pre-school learning experience.
We are delighted to offer the option of attending our Forest School on a Monday or Thursday morning. Our Forest school is run within the grounds of the Sainsburys estate and we go whatever the weather! The children absolutely love exploring the natural environment and learning alongside friends to develop confidence in an outdoor setting. These popular sessions do need to be booked in advance as an additional extra.
We are a registered charity run by an elected committee of parents. 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 with Ofsted. Our last four Ofsted inspections were graded Outstanding. Scroll down to read our latest January 2020 report.
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