Welcome to Woodcote Pre-School CIO
- Our aim is to provide a safe, happy and fun environment for our children to learn, discover and develop through play and active learning.
- We recognise that each child is different and nurture this uniqueness, encouraging each child to explore and participate building their own self-confidence and ability to interact with others.
- Our extensive curriculum is structured around the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework, which provides detailed guidance around the seven key areas of learning and development. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected, however, three of these are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships, and thrive. Read more about the curriculum on our Activities page.
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Woodcote Pre-school first opened it’s doors in 1966 and has been welcoming children from Woodcote and the surrounding area ever since. We are situated in the Woodcote Village Hall in the heart of the community.
We have a close-knit team of highly dedicated, experienced and qualified staff and pride ourselves in being a fully inclusive setting welcoming all children between the ages of 18 months to 5 years.
We have a very large indoor space allowing us to have designated areas for different types of play and activities, and have a wide variety of different books, toys, fancy dress and activities to meet all our children’s individual learning needs.
Woodcote Pre-school has a reputation for the delicious nutritious freshly prepared meals we offer our children each day. We have a large kitchen facility with a dedicated cook and lunchtime supervisor who prepares all our meals for our children on a daily basis.
What Parents and Ofsted say ...
Staff are warm and caring to all children.
Mealtimes are social occasions and children's independence is supported well by staff.
Staff show a good knowledge of children's individual learning needs.
Relationships with parents are strong. Parents praise the staff team for the care that their children receive.
Children can tend to the allotment, where they grow their own fruit and vegetables. This helps to support their good health and understanding of the world.
Children enjoy a wide variety of opportunities to explore their local community and learn about the world around them well.
All children enjoy access to the outside area, where they gain good physical skills and learn what their bodies can do.
Children have good social skills. They are well behaved, use good manners, take turns and share.
Children arrive at pre-school eager to enter and start their day.
“Younger children gain a great deal from being with the older children. They make good progress with their communication skills and are confident to join in with all activities.”
“The pre-school offers a good start to children’s learning. Good quality teaching means children concentrate well; they show interest in new things and are keen to ‘have a go’.”
“Children are very sociable and cooperate well together. For example, at snack time they listen to one another carefully as they share their news.”
“Good support is in place to encourage children to be independent.”
“The daily routine is planned well. Group times are used effectively to develop children’s speaking and listening skills, and their confidence to socialise with their friends.”
“There are good links with the village school. Older children regularly attend events and this helps them become familiar with the school environment.”
“Good use is made of the outside environment and wider community to extend children’s learning. For example, children make regular trips to their own allotment and tend to the fruit and vegetables they have planted.”
“Staff support children’s learning well. They play alongside children and plan activities they know will interest them and offer relevant challenge.”
“From the youngest age, children settle quickly and enjoy good support from their key person.”
“Children are happy in the pre-school. They form very close relationships with the staff and greet them excitedly when they arrive each day.”