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!
Our Pre-school provides 15 hours per week, mornings or afternoons, to children between the ages of 2 to 4. Your child can start Pre-school the term after their 2nd birthday.
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.
Pre-school Spring Newsletter
View the latest Newsletter from our Pre-school:
What did Ofsted say 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:
You could be entitled to free sessions
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 £16.50 per session or £82.50 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 InterestThis form is used to register interest in a place in the Healthworks Pre School
What’s on in the Inner and Outer West:
Here’s the latest Inner and Outer West 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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