OPEN HOURS

OPEN HOURS  
Monday 9am - 3pm
Tuesday 9am - 3pm
Wednseday 9am - 3pm
Thursday 9am - 3pm
Friday 9am - 3pm

 

 

We are open during school terms only.

 

We offer flexible start and finish times. As any other places, these are subject to our availability. 

If you would like to get more information, please contact our manager.

 

Please, see 'Our Calendar' section on our website for exact term dates.

OUR SESSIONS

 

We have the provision to accommodate 26 children from 2 years and 6 months per session. We are also approved for Two Year Old EYE funding. Your child is welcome to attend :

  • A morning session              9am - 12pm
  • An afternoon session        12pm - 3pm (packed lunch is required)
  • All day (two sessions)       9am - 3pm (packed lunch is required)

 

Flexible start (9am, 9.30am, 12pm) and finish times (12pm, 14.30pm, 15pm) are available. 

OUR PARENTS

Our setting recognises parents as the first and most important educators of their children. We provide parents with up to date information which is accessible to them on our notice board, via our pre-school newsletter, on our website and inside: on our notice boards and parents table in the main entrance hall. 

We appreciate feedback - parents are welcome to write any comments or suggestions in our Comment Book, in our half-yearly questionnaires or speak to us directly when they visit our preschool. The manager and staff members are always available to talk to parents, carers and childminders at all times and there is also an office available for more confidential conversations.

Each term we hold a parent meeting in the afternoon. It is an opportunity to have a look at what your child has achieved in the last term and what Next Steps the key person has set up for the future term.

We welcome parents to participate in our setting - come and read children a story, help to prepare your favourite recipe, share any special celebrations or traditions, or just simply come and join in our daily child and adult lead activities.

OUR COMMITTEE

Our setting is a charity and as such is managed by a volunteer management committee - whose members are elected by the parents of the children who attend our setting. The elections take place at our Annual General Meeting. The committee make up the registered person with Ofsted and are responsible for :

  • managing our finances
  • employing and managing our staff
  • making sure that we have, and work to, policies that help us to provide a high quality service
  • making sure that we work in partnership with parents
Our Committee Meetings are generally held once a term and are very sociable and a good way to get to know other parents, carers and grandparents. Most importantly, you get to have a say in how your child's pre-school is run and are able to play a valuable part in maintaining high standards of childcare that pre-school provides. 
Our Committee also organises a number of fund raising events during the year.
 
Please, talk to a member of staff or look out for our Committee Meeting posters on the Parent’s Notice Board.
 
 
 
 
New members are always welcome to join our Committee.  

SNACK TIME

 

 

 

In the morning sessions we provide a cafe style snack for the children, offering a good range of healthy foods. These are displayed daily for parents and children to see.

We consider individual children's food allergies and diets, and provide alternative choices. 

 
 

LIBRARY

 

 

 

 

We provide children with lots of opportunities to enjoy literacy : we read books at the end of each session, have a good selection of theme focused books and a snuggly sofa available to children during the session, and we extend their joy of the written word into re-enacting, craft activities, imaginative play, etc...

Each child is encouraged to borrow a book to take home and share with their family. We offer library bags and small notepads, which can be used to exchange observations with families.

 
 

Barney  

We have a toy dog, Barney, who loves to visit our children's homes. Children enjoy having a pre-school friend for a sleepover and it is an opportunity to share news from home and what they have been doing at home.

EXPLORER BAG

We also have an Explorer Bag - children take turns to take it home and go for an outdoor adventure with their families and friends. It is an opportunity to help them widen their knowledge and understanding of the world, nature, seasons, etc...

We are located at:

Swanmore Preschool

 

Church Road

Swanmore

SO32 2PA

 

 

Contact us today!

If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact us:

 

+44 1489 893779 +44 1489 893779

dwhite.swanmorepreschool@gmail.com

 

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