Copyright © All rights reserved. Heathland’s Community Preschool. Charity number is 274894.
At Heatlhlands we believe that inclusion is a right for every child and family and we welcome individuals from all ethnicities, religions and abilities. The setting is accessible to persons who use wheelchairs and a high level of parental involvement is encouraged.
Our highly-qualified team are committed to building close relationships with children and provide an enriched learning environment, within which they feel safe and secure to explore. We acknowledge that each child is unique and possesses an individual learning style. We believe in the importance of learning through play and allowing children to develop at their own pace.
Our provision consists of a cosy reading area, stimulating role play, small world, a busy writing/problem solving area, creative/messy area, ICT, construction workshop, sand and water and a stimulating/secure outside play area. We provide a balance of child-initiated and adult-directed activities based on children’s interests and needs. At Heathlands we believe that children benefit from exploring a range of messy materials such as paint, clay and mud!
Our open-plan setting enables us to provide good supervision of children and allows them to flow freely within each area and from inside to out with ease. Outdoor resources include ride-on toys, digging area and equipment, balancing apparatus and slide. We also encourage children to be involved in gardening and growing a variety of vegetables and fruits. We provide a rolling snack, which includes a wide range of highly nutritional snacks. We offer a lunch club, which enables children to attend all day or just spend extra time having a fun social experience with their friends.
At Heathlands we acknowledge that for many children pre-school is their first experience of being away from home and that a relaxed and flexible approach is required in order for them to enjoy their time with us. We encourage children to gain an understanding of the importance of taking care of themselves, others and their resources but above all we believe learning should be fun!
What We Offer