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Handy Paws pre-school
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Handy Paws Pre-School



Handy Paws pre-school  is for children aged 3 - 5 years old. In September 2016, OFSTED said ‘Children in the pre-school make outstanding progress. Their skills, levels of knowledge and personal development are well above what is typical for their age.


 Our setting at the ‘bottom of the garden’ has been designed to provide a stimulating learning environment for the children both indoors and outdoors,  between which they can move freely and independently as they choose.  Every session is planned to incorporate a balance of child-initiated play and adult-supported activities within a structured daily routine.  Our children are encouraged and helped to become independent learners and valued members of our school community.


 From September 2017, we are offering full days from 9.00 until 3.30pm. In the mornings, the children will be in the Handy Paws base; in the afternoons,  they will join up with the children in Starfish. You can use Nursery Vouchers for all these sessions, but will you need to pay £2 per day if you  would like your  child to stay for lunch.   Breakfast club and local after school care are also available if you need a longer day. If you are interested in finding out more about the Pre-School please contact the school on 01258 452277.


We try to ensure that the pre-school and school are well linked as we believe this provides the best start to school life for our children. In the last year,  Handy Paws joined in with the 'big school' for the Christmas Nativity, the Harvest Festival, the Life Education Van Visit, Sports Day, Orienteering Week and Forest School.