We are a community pre-school that was established in 1989. Since then we have successfully created a happy, safe and stimulating environment for childen to enjoy pre-school activities and play, incorporating the Early Years Foundation Stage 2012 learning outcomes. We are based in Ampfield Village Hall, which is located in a rural setting, between Romsey, North Baddesley, Hursley and Chandlers Ford. The hall offers a large indoor area where we can offer a wide range of activities and the private garden gives the children the opportunity to play outside. We also make full use of our rural setting by regularly taking the children on walks to the local woods and the nearby park and recreation ground. Our use of the outdoors is very well received by the children and parents and is one of the things that makes us stand out in the area.
- To offer a warm, caring and happy environment in which to leave your child.
- To enable children to learn through play as well as adult lead activities.
- To provide well qualified staff and a high ratio of staff to children.
We welcome children from aged 2 years 6 months until they start school. We are independent from any school but the schools we have fed into in the past include, Ampfield CofE Primary School, North Baddesley Infant School, Halterworth Primary School, Cupernham Infant School and John Keble CofE Primary School. The Reception Teacher from Halterworth visits the pre-school to deliver a music session, every so often, so the children get to meet her.
We are affiliated to the pre-school learning alliance and follow a charity constitution. We are run by a management committee which is made of parents and staff.