Little Conkers Pre-School
A BIG WELCOME TO YOU!
Thank you for visiting our page.
We're really excited to share with you some of the lovely things we get up to each day!
You will often find us outdoors - we love running, climbing, balancing, chasing, hiding, constructing and, of course, jumping in puddles!
SO MANY WONDERFUL SPACES TO EXPLORE...
We believe the natural world is very important in developing our all round wellbeing, physically, socially, mentally and emotionally. We spend lots of time investigating plants and minibeasts, and taking full advantage of learning opportunities that the varied seasons and weather bring our way.
Learning new skills, having a go, persevering and developing independence are a huge part of how we grow in confidence.
We were blessed with a CO-OP Community Champions award of money in June 2020, with which we are in the process of setting up a woodwork area with real child sized tools - we can't wait to get making!
OUR BUMPER PUMPKIN HARVEST!
We experience so much when we grow our own fruit and vegetables. In the school allotment we planted small pumpkin plants we had grown from seed. We watered them regularly and were amazed at the harvest!
In Spring 2020 pumpkins were planted again and we've been watering them well and watching them as they grow - we're super excited for the Autumn when they will be fully grown!
BEING PART OF OUR COMMUNITY
We enjoy walking around the village. When we went to buy ingredients for baking, the staff in the CO-OP were so friendly. We even scanned our items at the till!
Visiting our local bakery, J&J Southern, was a feast for the eyes! So many scrumptious foods for us to learn about. The very friendly staff were also extremely kind in giving us each a giant gingerbread man to take home! Connecting with our community is so important.
We've also had a fantastic time visiting the Electrical shop, St Barnabas Book shop, the Garden Centre and the library. Mm, where shall we explore next?
Little Conkers are becoming famous for their tasty bakes! These have included bread rolls, little cakes and shortbread biscuits. Real life experiences such as baking hold lots of super learning moments - measuring, counting, following a recipe, increasing vocabulary, taking turns, working safely and hygienically, changes in materials as they are combined, heated or cooled...
The activities and resources provided are very much led by the children's interests. Their inquisitive questions prompt investigations in diverse directions. We use these teachable moments to move the children forward in their learning.
Having fun and making memories at special times are precious to us.
LEARNING AND GROWING
You will find many, many books in Little Conkers!
We enjoy finding creative ways to nurture a love of books. Story sessions with our book of the week are fun times for all of the children to share in. It is delightful to watch children retelling the story to their friends using animated voices and remembering the repeated phrases. Each day also has plenty of singing including nursery rhymes and number songs, and we love adding actions!
SNACK TIMES AND LUNCHTIMES
These are important periods in the day for rest and for developing social skills. Times to connect, sitting around the tables, sharing food together and chatting about our day.
The children have access to free fruit and milk each day. Most children bring a packed lunch, but hot meals can be ordered and purchased from “Ideal foods” who supply the main school (see link below).
The children each have a personal, secure online Learning Journey using software called Tapestry, which builds into a lovely record of their learning, including photos, comments and observations. Parents are able to view this continually and are encouraged to add their own photos and observations from home. www.tapestryjournal.com
We very much value the partnership with you in ensuring that your children continue to be confident, excited and super little learners!
Please come and visit us to find out more!
WE ARE OPEN DURING TERM TIME
MONDAY TO FRIDAY 9.00AM - 3.00PM
Extended provision is available in our school breakfast club, Early Birds, from 7.30am each morning.
Our Pre-School provision is registered for 3 and 4 year olds. Funded hours can be taken the term after a child’s third birthday, and paid for sessions are available as soon as a child turns 3.
We offer 15 hours per week universal government funded places, with options for additional paid for sessions.
We also offer 30 hours per week extended funded places, for those families who are eligible.
It is completely your choice as to whether you choose to purchase school uniform for your child. See the links below to our school uniform providers.
If you are looking for fun filled learning for your child in spacious and stimulating indoor and outdoor environments, then Little Conkers Pre-School
is the place to be!
Our experienced staff team are always happy to show you around and talk with you about your child’s specific interests and needs, and how we can make their pre-school experience a very happy and enriching one.
We are really pleased to now be able to make appointments for parents to visit our Pre-School. We can arrange a visit, socially distanced, after our children have gone home so that you can see all we have to offer and chat with us.
Please do email or phone us with your contact details and we will seek to get back to you as soon as we can. Many thanks
Our contact details are: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 01526 832424
Keep up to date with us on our Facebook page!
OUR ETHOS AND APPROACH
TERM DATES FOR 2020 - 2021
SOME USEFUL LINKS
School uniform providers -
Hot school meals provider -
Free school milk provider
Our local Children's Centres have a great deal to offer families - take a look!