Holme Village Pre-school is located in the small village of Holme, near Yaxley, Sawtry, Conington and Glatton and found south of Peterborough. The Pre-school operates from the Village Hall, where we have two large rooms and a dedicated large outside play area. We follow the children's lead when it comes to play and ensure that they have an environment that is rich in opportunities for learning. The team focus in on the individual child, to understand their learning objectives and how best to support and develop them.
The outside play area has a huge sandpit that the children love to get into with their shoes off, there are trikes and balance bikes, a water wall, balls and exercise equipment, a stage set up for performing, a mud kitchen, various chalk boards for the children to draw on and a fabulous new reading shed, which houses books, cushions and blankets for all of the children to access. The children have free access to the outside area and outdoor learning and experience is a core focus.
We know that all children learn and develop in different ways, and we ensure that within our provision we provide good quality experiences for all children including children with special education needs and disabilities. We work within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework to support a child’s individual development pathway. There is a planned curriculum tailored to the needs of each individual child and each child is allocated a key worker when starting at Pre-school. This key worker will structure each child’s curriculum to ensure their needs are being met, track their progress and work with the parents on their development.
We also work to prepare our children when moving to primary school, by means of appropriate play activities such as PE sessions to help the children develop their independence. We have a programme in place with Holme Church of England Primary School to prepare the children for transition including visits to “big school”, using their facilities such as the field, watching their play rehearsals and story time .
Meet the Team ...
Kelly - Pre-school Manager
Katie – Pre-school Deputy Manager
Michelle – Pre-school Practitioner
Sue– Pre-school Support staff