• WE PLAY TO LEARN AND LEARN TO PLAY

    Supporting the individual and diverse ways in which children learn and develop

  • A SAFE AND FUN ENVIRONMENT FOR YOUR CHILD

    Providing a secure and stimulating environment that considers the emotional and physical well-being of every child

  • BUILDING THE FOUNDATIONS FOR YOUR CHILD'S FUTURE

    Supporting children's transitions into the pre-school environment and onto full time schooling

  • A POSITIVE, HAPPY, FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT

    Providing equal opportunities for all children by promoting equality and inclusion and celebrating diversity

WELCOME TO THE OLNEY PRE-SCHOOL WEBSITE
WHERE WE LEARN TO PLAY AND PLAY TO LEARN
  • A SAFE, NURTURING ENVIRONMENT

    •  Two spacious rooms, arranged to facilitate play, creativity and independence
    •  A large and secure garden, supporting investigative and physical play
    •  A strong key person system nurturing each child as an individual

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  • VARIED AND FUN ACTIVITIES

    •  Fun and varied activities to extend individual interests
    •  Opportunities to play, build friendships and develop social skills
    •  Knowledgeable and forward thinking implementation of the EYFS curriculum
    •  Involving parents to extend children's learning

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  • GETTING READY FOR BIG SCHOOL!

    •  Lots of support to develop independence and resilience
    •  Opportunities to make choices and decisions
    •  Encouraging language skills in preparation for reading later on
    •  Developing gross and fine motor skills, essential for writing in the future

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OLNEY PRE-SCHOOL NEWS

  • NEWSLETTER
    NEWSLETTER

    Here's a link to our current Newsletter with upcoming events and other news:- Newsletter Nov 14 and links to any earlier newsletters this year:- Newsletter Sept 14

  • FUNDRAISING
    FUNDRAISING

    Over the past year we have had several big fundraising events including our Christmas Shopping evening, our sponsored pancake races and stall at the main Pancake race, Cherry Fair stall and tea towels with the children's portraits on. These have all helped to pay for our beautiful new play house which the children use every day. This year we are hoping to update our technology provision - the children love playing with our Beebots and remote control vehicles and these now need upgrading. Upcoming fundraising events include: Bag2school collection on Wednesday 8th October (deliver to pre-school by 9.30am at the very latest) Creative Camera will take portraits of the children on Thursday 16th October (great Christmas presents!) - children who don't normally attend on Thursdays and sibling groups are all welcome - appointment sheet available at pre-school Christmas shopping evening on Friday 28th November in The Olney Centre - come and enjoy a glass of wine whilst browsing a selection of cards, gifts, books and craft stalls.

  • BUGS AND ILLNESSES
    BUGS AND ILLNESSES

    Please call pre-school on 01234 240042 if your child is ill and unable to attend their session. We request that children are kept away from pre-school for 48 hours after the end of a tummy bug or similar. More information can be found for specific illnesses from your key person or the illness exclusion guidance poster (found on the board at the entrance to pre-school or in your Guide to Olney Pre-School.

  • PRE-SCHOOL LIFE
    PRE-SCHOOL LIFE

    A big thank you to Viking Direct as we've recently been donated some great craft resources by them including glitter and card. Here's some great spider webs that we've made and look out for more in the run up to Christmas! Have a look at their website www.viking-direct.co.uk for more craft materials.

WHAT OFSTED SAID....

  • “Staff make excellent arrangements for children; they tailor children’s care to meet their individual needs.”


    - Ofsted Inspection 2nd October 2014
  • “Staff plan meticulously and deliver activities that are exciting for children. They demonstrate deep understanding of how children learn. They use inspirational ideas and activities to make learning extremely enjoyable and fun for children.”


    - Ofsted Inspection 2nd October 2014
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    “The setting promotes extremely happy, confident and independent children who demonstrate their interest and curiosity”


    - Ofsted Inspection Report 20th September 2011
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    “Children make exceptionally good progress in all areas of learning and development”


    - Ofsted Inspection Report 20th September 2011
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    “Children are excited, absorbed and highly motivated to learn in this happy environment”


    - Ofsted Inspection Report 20th September 2011
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    “Children attending the pre-school are safe and secure and offered an excellent standard of care and education”

     


    - Ofsted Inspection Report 20th September 2011
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    “The parents feel the setting is warm and homely, and the staff are exceptionally enthusiastic”


    - Ofsted Inspection Report 20th September 2011
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