Owl Class (4y+)
Owl Class is open Monday – Friday
Children's age range: 4 years plus
Morning: 9.00am – 12.00pm
Morning & lunch: 9.00am – 1.00pm
Afternoon (2-3 y) : 12.00pm – 2.45pm
Full day: 9.00am – 2.45pm
For an additional charge, there are limited spaces for children to be booked in earlier some mornings (from 8:30am) please contact us to enquire. A 3pm pick-up can also be arranged.
About Owl Class
Each day a group of up to eight of the older children are invited to spend some time in Owl Room. Through the exciting and ‘hands on’ activities and role play, the whole curriculum, including basic literacy and mathematical skills are covered in preparation for starting school.
We support and encourage the children to become independent and confident learners. Progress is observed and recorded in each child’s learning journal which is used to plan effectively for each individual child.
We have good links with the local primary schools to ensure a smooth transition in to school.
The Sunshine Room & Meeting room
We are very fortunate to have these extra rooms. They are used as quiet rooms for 1:1 and small group activities, such as the language groups. The Sunshine Room is also used as an extension to Owl Room, providing and area for indoor messy play.
We are also very fortunate to have a separate meeting room for staff, parents and other professionals to meet.
We run Play and Stay Sessions with activities for local parents and toddler/babies to attend together - please ask for further details.
All children at the pre-school have access to the stunning National Trust parkland that runs at the back of the Pre-school. Children regularly participate in class nature walks which encourage good group interaction and awareness of others. We like to take the children out whatever the weather and ask that you provide waterproofs and wellies so that we can splash in the puddles on rainy days.
We have an outside wildlife area which has a mud kitchen which proves very popular! There is a willow tree tunnel, water and pebble play, wooden see saw as well as an outdoor xylophone. This area borders the chicken coop and we regularly visit the chicken to watch their progress, feed and care for them.
At the front of the pre-school we have a large play area with ride-on toys and bikes as well as lots of play equipment for children to enjoy at breaktime. There is a separate wooden play zone with climbing equipment and a slide, digging patches and a small pond for the slightly older children. for slightly older children.