We're delighted to welcome you to our Pre-School
Pre-School is often the first step in a child's education. Over the past 30 years we've been privileged with parents and carers choosing us as the first educational step for their child. We understand a child's first and enduring educators are their parents. As a result we value the contribution you make to your child's learning journey.
By providing a happy and safe environment in our village pre-school, each child is able to develop their confidence and self-esteem.
Our pre-school has always had an open door culture and we welcome feedback from you at any time. Private conversations are welcome, or telephone our leader or deputy at home - whatever is more convenient for you.
Our hours of opening are 9am to 3.30pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. And 9am to 12noon on Thursday and Fridays. More information about Sessions & Fees can be found on this website.
What's on offer?
Our pre-school building is accessed through secure keypad gates making sure that all our little ones are safe no matter what time of day. Our building and outdoor play area is separated from the school's infant playground by a small picket fence, which allows our children to become familiar with their surrounding area (making the transition to school that little bit easier).
Inside our building is an open plan play area which includes a home corner, a messy play area, a snack and cooking area, a creative writing table, laptops plus much more.
Every child has their own named tray which contains their learning journey, their EYFS tracker, their cutting and sticking scrap book and a book bag. Each week's work goes home with your child at the end of the week in their book bag. Their trays also contain a LINK Books which acts as communication tool between home and Pre-School.
We encourage outdoor play every day, and our new astro turf area allows all year round outdoor facilities, including tractors, pedal cars, a wooden play house and watch tower, role play equipment, slides, tables, mud kitchen and water benches.
William Farr Pre-School started in 1970 and got its name because it was sited at William Farr Secondary School. For many years the Pre-School and secondary school operated alongside each other, with the older children using the pre-school as part of their GCSE Childcare studies.
Sadly a fire broke out at the Pre-School building in 1991 leaving the building beyond repair. As a result we had to move to our current site at St Mary's Primary Academy. However, despite the change of premises we're still proud to call ourselves William Farr Pre-School - with the added bonus that we have great links with the village primary academy too!