We operate from Worplesdon Memorial Hall and serve the local community and surrounding areas.
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.
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.
© Worplesdon Pre-school, 2017
WORPLESDON MEMORIAL HALL
See where we are on this zoomable map. Our postcode is GU3 3RF.
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
Monday, Wednesday and Friday:
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
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.
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