Potterhanworth Pre-school has its own purpose built premises, situated in the heart of Potterhanworth village on a shared site with the school. It is in a picturesque location, looking out onto the school’s playing field and allotment. It also has its own garden that allows children free flow access so they can engage in their outdoor learning.
In our safe and secure setting, we pride ourselves on providing a nurturing, stimulating environment where children can flourish. Working within the EYFS framework, the well-resourced, creative provision promotes engaging opportunities for the children to become independent learners. Whilst promoting a positive sense of well-being, we work with the children’s needs and interests to develop their personal and academic growth.
There is a strong partnership with Potterhanworth Church of England Primary School, and staff work closely with the EYFS reception team. Throughout the year we attend a variety of school events such as Harvest Festival, Nativity performances, World Book Day and Sports Day. In addition, there are times when we may share the learning space and range of resources to support our children’s development.
During the final summer term, our children who are due to start school in September enjoy spending an afternoon a week with their reception class teachers. This allows the children to become even more familiar with the school environment and ensures a very smooth transition into their school classroom.
There is a before and after school kids club next door to the preschool which provides care for children aged 2-11. Arrangements work well for the handovers to and from preschool and parents make good use of the onsite facilities to support their family and work commitments. There are also other childminders in the area.
Potterhanworth Pre-School’s Ofsted inspection took place in September 2017. We were awarded a ‘GOOD’ outcome across all areas; our inspection report can be viewed at Pre-School or on the Ofsted website https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/.
Pre-School is Ofsted registered for 28 children from the ages of 2 until they reach school age. We adhere to the current Ofsted staffing requirements, which state the minimum staffing ratios are:
Children aged 2 years 1 adult to every 4 children
- Children aged 3 to 5 years 1 adult to every 8 children
Pre-School’s morning sessions are 9 am to 12 pm Monday to Friday and afternoon sessions are Monday to Friday 12 pm–3 pm. All day sessions (9 am-3 pm) are available every day.
If you wish for your child to stay for the lunch period, this can be arranged.
Early Years Funding
We offer Universal 15 hours and 30 hours tax-free childcare (if you’re eligible). Information can be provided here at Pre-School, or please visit: childcarechoices.gov.uk.
The cost of a session is £16 for 3 year olds and £17.50 for 2 year olds.
Should you require an information pack with additional information or would like to visit our setting please contact us on 01522 797408 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Potterhanworth Pre School
Tel: 01522 797408