Our Preschool

We have a free flow unit for 2–4 year-olds, open to 15-hour funded places, Am and Pm and 30-hour, funded places. We can also take 15-hours paid top up or 30-hour privately funded children. There is a maximum of 48 in the morning and afternoon.

We offer a breakfast club and lunch club, that parents can book and pay for through the new school gateway app - School Gateway.

Children have a fruit and carb snack available to them in the morning and afternoon, along with milk and water.

Early Years Education

Our Environment - Indoors

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  • We have 2 well-equipped classrooms, both with good-sized, attached bathrooms for the children with 3 cubicles in each one. We also have a purpose-built changing table room, for those still in nappies or pull-ups.
  • Personal care and hygiene are high on our agenda, ensuring children are supported and encouraged to become independent in their own care.
  • We have an environment, designed for the cohort of children we have; and we extend their play through adults scaffolding their chosen play, communication, invitations to play and following the children’s interests.
  •  We use authentic resources within our setting, which the children incorporate naturally within their play.
  • We encourage curiosity and carefully plan for different children’s fascinations, alongside our broad themes across the year.
  • The preschool classrooms-
    • Home corner role play
    • Cosy reading nooks
    • Maths zone
    • Message centre
    • Malleable area
    • Creative area
    • Small world
    • Large carpet areas
    • Loose parts
    • Sensory tray
    • Sand and water area
    • Sensory tent

Our Environment - Outdoors

  • In our preschool garden, we have a continuation of our provision with lots of gross motor opportunities, including using the pirate ship and bikes, climbing, a new mud kitchen, messy play, looking at nature and changing seasons in our nature area, growing our own vegetables and exploration and investigations based on their interests.
  • The children love to watch and chat with their friends and siblings across the fence, a huge step in becoming part of the AVA community.
    • The mud kitchen
    • Sand and water play
    • The tree stage
    • Three bears house
    • Seesaw and physical development area
    • Construction
    • Art zone
    • Mark making
    • Maths
    • Nature area
    • Allotment
    • Pirate ship
    • Riding on bikes

We love to join in with the other year groups, with event days, celebrations and reading partnerships.

We are proud of the provision we offer.