Wollaston & Strixton Pre-School opened in 1965. Since 2011 our home has been the purpose-built Wollaston Association of Youth Building (WAY) located in the grounds of Wollaston Primary School.
We operate both our Pre-School and the Sunrise & Sunset Breakfast & Afterschool Club for children aged between 4 and 11 years.
Our children enjoy excellent facilities in a safe environment and are provided with extensive outdoor play areas. Our team of staff are very experienced and committed to supporting the children and their families. It is important to us that your child is happy and secure whilst making good progress in their time at Pre-School. We have excellent links with our local community, including the local schools, Health Visitors and SaLT Teams.
We are pleased to welcome children to our Pre-School who have reached the age of 24 months (2 years).
To add your child to the waiting list, there is a £25 registration fee which is payable when registering your child. This fee will guarantee your child a place and will be taken off your first half term bill.
Session Times and Fees
We run our Pre-School sessions from Monday to Friday 9.00am to 2.00pm during term time. As we are registered with Ofsted we are 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 2021 the fees for all children will be £22.50 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 continue to be proactive in working on the suggestions made by Ofsted to improve the effectiveness of our childcare provision 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 us on 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, giving 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-ordinator) and staff who ensure our provision meets the needs of each individual child.
Sunrise & Sunset Breakfast and After School Club
Our breakfast club is available to Wollaston Primary School children and operates every school morning from 7.30am. Providing your child with a fun and healthy start to their school day.
We understand 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 our outside space.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, we offer children a choice of a healthy breakfast such as cereal, crumpets, toast, fruit and yogurts. On occasion, there will be the option to try something different such as bacon sandwiches, croissants or pancakes.
Our breakfast club is split into two sessions: Long Breakfast commencing from 7.30am (this includes breakfast) and short breakfast commencing from 8.00am (no breakfast).
After School Club
Sunrise & Sunset After School Club is a great place to relax, unwind or take part in some fun activities. We are open to pupils attending Wollaston Primary School, running straight after school until 6.00pm, Monday to Thursdays during school term time.
We understand 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 indoor and outdoor activities in a safe, purpose-built environment. Activities can be anything from den building to arts & craft, or 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 up with their friends after school and play games. It is no wonder 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, this is usually served between 4.00pm – 4.30pm. We offer a varied healthy menu and the children are frequently invited to take part in cooking activities.
During term time
Breakfast Club - 7.30am till 8.45am (Monday to Friday)
(Breakfast included £5.30)
Short Breakfast (No Breakfast Included) (Monday to Friday) - after 8.00am (£3.10)
After School Club - 3.30pm till 4.30pm (Monday to Thursday) (£7.00)
After School Club - 3.30pm till 6.00pm (Monday to Thursday) (£10.35)