Hickling Pre-School is a friendly, safe, stimulating and happy environment for children to learn through play. Open for children aged between two and a half and five years old, we operate from Hickling Village Hall which is on the Main Street in the village.
We have a dedicated team of staff who are all committed to the improvement of the learning and education of the children. The pre-school is run by a small team of local people who form the committee; all parents are extended a very warm welcome to join us – whether to become a member of the committee or just to attend one of our regular meetings which are all held in the local pub!
Preparation for School
One of the main benefits of attending a local pre-school is the opportunity for your child to make friends with future primary school classmates. When the time comes we ensure that the older children are fully prepared for the transition to ‘big school’ by running a dedicated ‘Steps to School’ session on Wednesday afternoons alongside the other pre-school session. Including visits to the school and specially prepared learning activities for this age group, these sessions are a popular and well established offering for which many pre-school parents re-arrange their own working patterns to ensure their child can gain the maximum benefit.
The children have full and exclusive use of the village hall which has a library, computer access and a flexible array of play equipment, climbing frames and themed table top play zones. We have a kitchen, toilet facilities and an enclosed outdoor play area which we make the most of in the warmer months. The children often enjoy walks in the village and the surrounding area.
We ensure that every child achieves their learning potential in line with the government’s Early Years Foundation Stage, which means that parents can be confident that our services are inspected against common standards in care and early education. We are fully OFSTED approved – read the latest report.
|Morning Session||Lunch Club||Afternoon Session|
|Monday||09:30 – 12:00||12:00 – 13:00|
|Tuesday||09:30 – 12:00|
|Wednesday||09:30 – 12:00||12:00 – 13:00||13:00 – 15:15 (including Steps to School)|
|Thursday||09:30 – 12:00||12:00 – 13:00|
|Friday||09:30 – 12:00|
We operate the same term dates as Nottinghamshire schools. You are free to choose how many and which sessions your child will attend.
|Morning session09:30 – 12:00||£8.50|
|Extended morning session including lunch club09:30 – 13:00||£11.50 (Please provide lunch)|
|Afternoon session13:00 – 15:15||£8.50|
From the term following your child’s third birthday, they will qualify for Government vouchers towards the cost of childcare, which can be used in part or full payment of your monthly bill. This applies until they reach compulsory school age (the term following their fifth birthday).
Not Just Lunch
Lunch club supports children’s learning, development and welfare and encourages them to manage their own personal hygiene, understand the need for rules and codes of behavior within a group, talk about their likes or dislikes and their needs, clear up after themselves and build relationship with adults and peers.
If you would like to find out more, maybe arrange a visit to have a look around or would like to receive a full prospectus, just visit our website www.hicklingpreschool.org.uk, call 07950 558608 or pop in to see us any weekday morning between 9.30 and 12.00. We look forward to welcoming you and your little ones to our pre-school.