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 bikes, water tables, balls and exercise equipment, a large blackboard, a water and music wall, a stage for performing, a dedicated garden area and a natural zone including a quiet story area and mud kitchen. The children have free access to the outside area at all times, outdoor learning and experience is a core focus and children will often spend all day outside.
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 also have a programme in place with Holme Church of England 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 ...
Laura - Pre-school Manager
Kelly - Pre-school Deputy Manager
Katie – Pre-school Practitioner
Sue– Pre-school Support staff
Michelle – Pre-school Practitioner