PreSchool at a glance

Our aim is to ensure that your child's time with us is happy and productive. We encourage children to participate in a wide range of activities to exercise their brains and allow them to develop, making learning and thinking easier throughout the rest of their lives.

It is essential that children feel cared for, happy and safe in order for them to develop the confidence to learn. To ensure this happens we provide all children with:

  • attention and support from kind, interested adults
  • a structured day with clear expectations for behaviour and achievement
  • praise and rewards to develop self esteem, good manners and respect for others
  • time and opportunities to learn through play
  • access to fun activities that develop physical, creative and intellectual skills
  • plenty of access to fresh air
  • healthy and interesting snacks
  • opportunities to experience success and independence, and to reach their full potential.

Every child in our PreSchool is treated as an individual. By respecting everyone, regardless of gender, family background, ethnicity, culture, religion, language, learning difficulties or disabilities, we teach the children to value diversity and be accepting of everyone in society.

Research shows that a child's capacity to learn and develop is directly linked to the care they receive in the first three years of their life. So, we believe it's important to work as a team and give your child the best possible start.

Great learning experiences for the children to experience both at home and at PreSchool are:

  • Real jobs such as cooking, gardening and shopping – while talking about relevant colours, shapes, numbers, letters or words.
  • Talking about everything: asking questions, listening to or giving explanations – encourage them to speak clearly and ask for what they need politely.
  • Sharing and taking turns.
  • Sharing books in order to encourage an enjoyment of reading, listening skills and the ability to sit still – involve them by talking about the pictures and story, and relating them to family experiences.
  • Real life experiences that involve smelling, touching, seeing, hearing and tasting – everyday things like going on a bus or perhaps stroking a sheep.
  • Independence and time to develop skills – encourage your child to hang up their own coat or put their own clothes on.

You are your child's first teacher and their inspiration to learn, so let us know if you have been somewhere interesting or done something exciting and we'll incorporate it into their learning too. We will let you know what we're doing through a regular newsletter and parent information evenings.

We welcome parents into PreSchool to play or to share a talent, for example music, story telling or sewing. This could be a one-off visit or a regular arrangement as a volunteer helper. You may have a pet that would be safe for the children to meet or perhaps an interesting job that the children would like to hear about. Please let us know if you would be interested in inspiring or supporting the children in their curriculum – we would love to see you!

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For more information please contact:
Sarah Austin
on 01778 394250


Thurlby PreSchool, 78 Northorpe, Thurlby, Bourne, Lincs. PE10 0HJ

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