We are a friendly and successful Pre-school based in the village of Worplesdon, just north of Guildford in Surrey.

First registered in 1989, Worplesdon Pre-school is owned and managed by Ally Houghton and Mandy Holloway.  Mandy and Ally took over responsibility in December 2016.  Both have previously worked within early years and have vast experience of working in pre-schools.

 

The provision is Ofsted-inspected and is registered to care for a total of 50 children.  At our most recent inspection, in June 2015, we were delighted to be rated OUTSTANDING.  Click here to download a copy of the inspector's report.

 

We have also gained Surrey County Council's Early Years Quality Improvement Award.


We operate from Worplesdon Memorial Hall and serve the local community and surrounding areas.

Our facilities include:

  • an enclosed play area
  • a covered outside area
  • a sensory garden
  • a vegetable plot
  • access to a large sports field
  • large car park.

The Hall is accessible by ramps and wide-opening doors and has a disabled toilet.

We provide a caring environment where children can learn to interact with other children and adults on what might be their first venture away from home.  The play-based approach that we offer helps them learn to make friends, take turns, share and negotiate, enabling them to develop their full potential.

We have a wide range of equipment with which to extend your child's knowledge, experience and cultural awareness.  We feel that when children are relaxed, safe, valued and having fun it builds their confidence and develops independence, making them happier to learn and, of course, paving the way for their move to school.


Worplesdon Pre-school is registered and inspected in line with the Early Years Foundation framework.  The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years' providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe.

The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum is set out in three Prime areas of learning and four Specific areas of learning.

The Prime areas are:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional development
  • Communication and Language development
  • Physical Development

The Specific areas are:

  • Literacy development
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the world
  • Expressive arts and design

Each area of learning and development is implemented through planned, purposeful play and through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activity.  Play is essential for children’s development, building their confidence as they learn to explore, to think about problems and relate to others.  Children learn by leading their own play and by taking part in play which is guided by adults.


Within the Memorial Hall, the areas of learning are set out between two rooms and the outside environment.  The children can flow freely between both rooms and the outside.  Initially children start, for three days a week, in the term in which they are 3 years old; this session operates from 9.15 – 12.15 pm.

In preparation for school and for those children who are aged 3˝, or two terms before they go to school, we offer a lunch club from 12.15 to 1 pm.  This is an opportunity for all the older children to be together with their peers and enjoy the social aspect of staying to lunch.  Each child brings a packed lunch and, after lunch, adult-led activities are planned for the children to participate in small groups.  Extra-curricular walks and trips are also offered to the older children.  The children also bring a PE kit to get them used to changing their clothes by themselves and to encourage self-reliance skills.


We are an acceptable provider under the Government's scheme for free part-time nursery education in Surrey.  We also take childcare vouchers.

FREE EARLY EDUCATION FOR TWO YEAR OLDS

Are you eligible for Free Early Education for Two year olds (FEET)?  Please check out www.surreycc.gov.uk/feet to see if you qualify and obtain an application form and more information.  We will also provide full details as part our information pack.

FREE EARLY EDUCATION FOR THREE AND FOUR YEAR OLDS

The term after your child is three years old they will be eligible to receive up to 15 hours of free early education for 38 weeks of the year.  Worplesdon Pre-school delivers up to 5 morning sessions of 3 hours a week in term time.  However, for 2015-2016, we have chosen to operate 36 weeks a year.  The implication of attending a setting that offers less that 38 weeks per year is that you will not be able to claim the balance of the weeks at another provider, unless you already split your funding entitlement with that provider.

Children who attend lunch club will be charged for the additional service.

For more details on free early education for 2, 3 & 4 year olds and on fees, please download our prospectus.



© Worplesdon Pre-school, 2017


 

WORPLESDON MEMORIAL HALL

See where we are on this zoomable map.  Our postcode is GU3 3RF.


To see our PROSPECTUS (updated January 2017), please click here.

Our POLICIES AND PROCEDURES are available via a password-protected area.  Please click here.


OUR AIM AND VISION ...

... is for all the children in our care to:

  Feel safe, secure and part of a caring community

  Be healthy individuals with a positive sense of self

  To become independent learners and develop curiosity about the world around them

  Begin to understand and respect diversity

  Express their views and opinions whilst respecting those of others

  Begin to develop their creativity


OPENING HOURS

Monday, Wednesday and Friday:
9.15 am - 12.15 pm

Tuesday and Thursday morning session: 9.15 am - 12.15 pm

Tuesday and Thursday afternoon session: 1 pm - 3.30 pm

Tuesday and Thursday full day: 9.15 am - 3.30 pm

Optional lunch club until 1 pm Monday to Friday


CALENDAR

SPRING TERM 2017

Mon 9 Jan – Fri 31 Mar

•   Half term:  Mon 13 Feb - Fri 17 Feb

EASTER BREAK 2017

Mon 3 Apr – Mon 17 Apr inclusive

•   Easter Monday:  Mon 17 Apr

•   Return to Pre-school: Tue 18 Apr

SUMMER TERM 2017

Tue 18 Apr – Fri 14 Jul

•   May Day Bank Holiday:  Mon 1 May

•   Closed for local elections:  Thu 4 May

•   Half term:  Mon 29 May - Fri 2 Jun

•   Sports Day:  Fri 14 Jul

A full calendar for the 2016-17 school year (Sep 2016 to Jul 2017) can be downloaded here.


CONTACT US

Thank you for your interest in Worplesdon Pre-school.  If you would like to learn more, please write to us at:

Worplesdon Pre-school
Worplesdon Memorial Hall
Perry Hill
Worplesdon
Guildford
Surrey  GU3 3RF

or e-mail us at:

preschoolworplesdon@gmail.com