Our Pre-school is open Monday to Friday 8.45am-11.45am and 12.30pm-3.30pm term time only and we are registered to have 24 children each session
If you have a two, three or four year old, you could be entitled to a fully funded place at our Pre-school – find out more.
Places at our Pre-school are available mornings and afternoons (Monday to Friday), for children between the ages of 2 to 4. Your child can start Pre-school the term after their 2nd birthday.
Read our latest newsletter to find out what the children have been doing this term.
We now offer 30 hours free childcare for eligible working parents!
Some working parents will be entitled to an extra 15 hours early education or childcare for their three or four year old child:
- To apply you must sign up via the online digital Childcare Service
- If your child turns three during Autumn and will be entitled to funding for the first time from January, the deadline to make your application for a 30 Hour Code is 31st December 2023.
- To obtain a code or to renew your code, if funding is already in place, please visit https://www.gov.uk/30-hours-free-childcare or call HMRC (0300 123 4097).
- From April 2024, all eligible working parents of two-year-olds will be able to access funding for 15 hours per week of education and care.
Newcastle City Council have more information on their website.
Free sessions are available to some two year olds and to all three and four year olds. If you are not eligible for a free place we also offer paid sessions at £16.80 per session or £84 per week (5 x 3 hour sessions).
If you would like to express an interest in a Pre School place, please complete the contact form below and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Pre School Expression of Interest
This form is used to register interest in a place in the Healthworks Pre School
A little bit about our Pre-school…
At Healthworks we are dedicated to creating a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment for all children. We build on the strengths and interests of each child to form a solid foundation for their futures. Children have the opportunity to express themselves through music, dance, painting and messy play…we don’t advise sending your children in their best clothes as getting messy is lots of fun!
Having fun is great but we offer so much more. We look at all seven areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage when planning for the children’s development.
Based in The Lemington Centre, our Pre-school is not short of space. We spend most of our time free flowing between our indoor and outdoor space. We also have a lovely community garden which we explore on a regular basis.
Throughout the session children are able to participate in a range of activities both indoors and outdoors. Activities vary from physical, messy play, exploring, mark making, maths and role play. We pride ourselves on the children’s interests being central to their learning and development.
We continuously ‘Observe, Assess and Plan’ through the children’s play interests following guidelines from the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and we use these observations to record and track the children’s individual development, and we recognise that parents are young children’s first educators and welcome their involvement.
Our Pre School acknowledges and values each child’s individual stage, ability, culture, religion, language and family group and we are committed to the integration of children with disabilities/additional needs.
We believe that children with additional needs have the right to play and be educated and to develop to their full potential alongside other children.
What our parents say about us…
“We all just want to say thank you for everything you have done for my child, he wouldn’t be the amazing little boy he is without you all!”
“Thank you to each and everyone of you for everything you have done. My child has had the best two years here and I am sad she is leaving.”
“From the bottom of my heart, thank you all so much for all of the love, care and support you have shown our family over the years! You all do the most wonderful job and work so very hard. Kindness and compassion shines through each and everyone of you – I cannot praise you enough!”
“Thank you for going above and beyond and caring for my chid over the past year. You have all helped her grow and learn in so many ways.”
“Thank you for helping my child grown and develop.”
“Just want to say a big thank you for your support you have giving my child to help him grow in everything he does.”
“The staff are lovely and always very interested in anything you have to say or any concerns you may have. The bond my child has with the staff is amazing and he loves it here.”
“I love the bond staff members have and are trying to make with my child and updates of her progress.”
“Amazing staff and Pre-school, just a lovely place/environment to raise children.”
“My child has grown a lot, physically and emotionally since starting at Pre-school. Shes much more confident around people she doesn’t know and she has improved a lot in her communication skills.”
What Ofsted says about us…
When Ofsted assessed our Pre-School they judged us to be a Good provider and they said:
“Children have a strong relationship with their key person. They are excited to see them on arrival and settle quickly. Children are happy, secure and behave well, which underpins their learning and development effectively”.
You can view our Ofsted report here:
What’s on for children and families in North and West Newcastle?
Here are the latest editions of What’s On for Children 0 – 19 years.
Free Play and Learning Resources
Our Pre School team will be sharing some easy to do at home activities to support your little one’s learning and development.
Make your own play dough
Let’s have some fun with toy cars and chalk!
Make a jigsaw for your child
The Healthworks Team have also compiled a Family Activities Online resource that has links to a wide range of activities to help keep you and your family active, learning, healthy and happy!
You can access the resource for free!
You may also be interested in our Keeping Children Safe Online resource, which has lots of information and tips to help your child use the internet safely and prevent them being exposed to harmful or inappropriate content or danger.
Cook, Play and Learn:
Access some great free resources here:
Healthy Body, Happy Me 2022 Resources:
The National Day Nursery Association has developed some great resources and downloads for their Healthy Body, Happy Me week.
Their website is well worth a visit and these are some fab downloads for things you can try at home.
- Movement Monday
- Talking Tuesday
- Wondrous Wednesday
- Thrive Outside Thursday
- Friendship Friday
- Home Learning Pack
Children just love coming to our Pre-school as you can see!
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