Our pre-school provides 30 places per day for children aged 2 up to reception age. We're based in a purpose built lodge within the grounds of Rownhams St John's primary school and provide children with a wide range of activities including cooking, messy play, story and song time, play dough, sensory play, and water play. We boast a large outdoor play area with a climbing frame, playhouse, sandpit, mud kitchen, and kitchen garden. Children should come dressed for mess!
We encourage the children to learn about the world around them which is enhanced by growing vegetables and nature/welly walks in the school grounds. We provide opportunities for learning through stimulating play activities, promoting development and learning in a happy caring environment. Your child will have fun, grow in confidence, be valued, and feel secure. All 3-4 year old children will also participate in our language programme, BLAST.
Each child will be allocated a key-person who will observe your child's development throughout their time with us, and keep records that will be made available to you. We'll also hold key-person/parent meetings during the year to discuss your child's progress and set future focus activities.
You can find out more information about what Horns Drove Community Childcare can offer children who require additional support, here.
Contact us now to find out more information, and to book your child's space.
Ofsted registration number: EY345454
We're open Monday to Friday throughout school term time (38 weeks per year). We're closed for 5 INSET days each year, and public holidays.
All-day session - 9am to 3pm
Morning session - 9am to 12pm
Afternoon session - 12pm to 3pm
Early start - 8.30am to 9am
2 year old's can attend breakfast club (7.45 am – 9.00 am), and those 3 years old and above can attend after-school club (3.00 pm – 6.00 pm). You can find out more information about our breakfast club and after-school club here.
We accept various forms of funding including 15 hours funding for 2 year olds, 30 hours, tax-free childcare, and all other workplace vouchers. We accept u. For more information on financial support for childcare, visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk.
Our session prices from 1st September 2023 are as follows:
2 year old - half day: £19.00
2 year old - full day: £38.00
3-4 year old - half day: £17.00
3-4 year old - full day: £34.00
You can view our full schedule of fees here.
You can view our pre-school documents, forms, and policies here.