Wollaston & Strixton Pre-school opened in 1965 and we operate both the preschool and, for children aged between 4 and 11 years, the Sunrise & Sunset Breakfast and Afterschool Club. Since 2011 our home has been the purpose-built Wollaston Association of Youth Building (WAY) located in the grounds of Wollaston Community Primary School. Our children enjoy excellent facilities in a safe environment and are provided with extensive outdoor play areas. Our staff team is very experienced and committed to supporting the children and their families. It is important to us that your child is happy and secure and makes good progress in their time at preschool. We have excellent links with the local community, including the local schools and Health Visitors.
We are pleased to welcome children to our Pre-School who have reached the age of 24 months (2 years).
Session Times and Fees
We run our preschool sessions Monday to Friday 9.00am to 2.00pm during term time. Under 3's may do shorter sessions if required. As we are registered with Ofsted we able to offer funded places to eligible children. We offer 2-year funding, 3 and 4-year-old funding and up to 25 hours of the 30 hours funding.
From September 2019 the fees for all children will be £20.60 per session. These are payable termly and in advance. Please see our Fees policy.
Our latest Ofsted inspection in September 2017 gave us an overall rating of ‘good’. We will continue to be proactive in working on the suggestions made by Ofsted to improve the effectiveness of our childcare provision in order to gain a higher rating at our next inspection. Our full Ofsted report can be viewed at www.ofsted.gov.uk or a printed version can be supplied by our Pre-School staff.
Arrange a Visit
Visits from prospective parents and children are welcome at any time. To arrange a visit please complete the enquiry form or call 01933 664551.
Our staff have all undertaken training in the Safeguarding of Children and this is updated on a regular basis. We work with children, parents and the community to ensure the rights and safety of our children and to give them the very best start in life.
Wollaston and Strixton Pre-School are committed to anti-discriminatory practice to promote equality of opportunity and valuing diversity for all children and families.
We provide an environment in which all children, including those with special educational needs, are supported to reach their full potential. We have an experienced SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-coordinator) and staff who ensure our provision meets the needs of each individual child.
Sunrise & Sunset Breakfast and After School Club
Our breakfast club provides your child with a fun and healthy start to their school day. It is available to Wollaston Community Primary School children and operates every school morning from 7.30am.
We understand that some children will still have their sleepy heads on, so our breakfast clubs are designed to wake them up gently! With a great choice of quiet activities on offer, your children can choose from games and activities such a Lego, marble runs, books, drawing, colouring and puzzles, as well as the option of playing football or taking advantage of the outside space.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we offer all children attending the Early Birds' Breakfast Club a choice of a healthy breakfast such as cereal, crumpets, toast, fruit and yoghurts. On some occasions, we have options to try something different such as bacon sandwiches, croissants or pancakes.
Our breakfast club is split into three sessions; the early birds (which includes breakfast and commences from 7.30am), Mid-breakfast commences at 8.00am (with no breakfast) and for the sleepy heads (without breakfast with a later 8.15am start).
After School Club
Sunrise & Sunset After School Club is a great place to relax, unwind or take part in some fun activities. Open to pupils attending Wollaston Community Primary School children it is run straight after school until 6.00pm on Monday to Thursdays during school term time.
We understand that children have been working hard at school and after a long day might want to simply relax. Once children arrive at the club they are able to choose what to play with, we offer a wide range of free indoor and outdoor activities in a safe, purpose-built environment. Activities can be anything from den building, arts & craft, computer and board games, rounders, football, obstacle courses and impromptu dance or karaoke sessions. Children frequently ask their parents if they can attend our club even when their families don’t need our services. The children love to meet with their friends and play games. It is no wonder that when parents turn up to collect their children sometimes they just don’t want to go home!
Our after-school club offers children a snack and this is usually served between 4.00pm – 4.30pm. We offer children a varied healthy menu from toast to noodles and the children are frequently invited to take part in cooking activities.