Shaping Learning For Life

Stockbridge - Primary and Pre-school

A home from home

Home from home

The main pre-school building is where we start the day and we know it’s so important for you to know that your child is happy and settled when you leave.  It should feel like a home from home and our parents and children tell us that it really is.

Every adult knowing every child helps children feel settled, safe and well cared for.  An important part of having the confidence to learn is that your child must be and feel safe.

Children must develop a strong sense of belonging and we know that starts with their immediate experiences from home so we have a large home corner full of dressing up clothes, real equipment that they might know about from home; a dinner table, kitchen sink, comfy chairs, telephone and more.  This is a pretty permanent feature of the pre-school although, depending on the children’s interests, it may become a shop, vets, doctors surgery or restaurant.  We start with what they know from home and build from there.

Creativity

Whilst the outdoors is a fabulous place to be creative, we have all the messy, exciting paints, glitter and mixtures that parents don’t tend to want over their lovely carpets!  We love hearing all the children’s exciting and creative ideas and its even better when we see them turn into reality.

"The staff are amazing & work hard to produce different activities so the day is never boring; puzzles, books, bricks & toys - you name it, they've got it!" Parent of a 4 year old