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Our day at pre-school

What a child can do today with assistance, she will be able to do by herself tomorrow  Lev Vygotsky

Play is the work of the child  Maria Montessori


Learning Through Play  

Young children learn best through their own play and pre-school is the best place to play and learn. At Seale Village Pre-school we firmly believe that young minds need a safe and happy environment in which to explore and take risks, learning about the world around them with friends and adults who nurture their zest for life. There is nothing more rewarding than watching young children's wonder as they discover 'how' and 'where' and 'why'.

Early Years Foundation Stage information can be found on the Foundation Years website


The Great Outdoors

The outdoors is important to us. Children's minds can fully explore as they become excellent critical thinkers in the elements.

We spend time outdoors every day, children have access to our garden all day. We have a Forest School site a short 5 minute walk from Pre-school and when children are 3 years old they come to Forest School for our weekly session led by our qualified forest school leader and on a high adult to child ratio. We are currently training a member of staff to become our new Forest School leader (Level 3) since our last Forest school leader had to leave us! We are still visiting the site but we will not be having fires or using tools until the staff member is fully qualified.


All children who attend Seale Village Pre-school go for regular walks to the village to look at the church, or find the sheep, or count the cows. We also visit the North Downs Way to see what crops are growing in the fields, or spot the red kites flying across the woodland or to find the rabbit holes! All very exciting!

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Sharing our day with you

We know that parents are the first and most important educators of their children, so we will be welcoming you to pre-school as much as your children! We want you to feel and be involved; it is just as important for your children to see you develop a happy, healthy relationship with the staff here, as it is for you and us. 
When we think about attachment theory and how relationships affect our youngest children, we know we need to make this work for everyone and we cannot wait to welcome you and your children in.
We will be asking you about your children, what they love doing at home, the things you get up to as a family and what we can build on at pre-school. It's a two-way street, so communication will be key. We send home our focus week observations, plus 'Wow moments' and verbal feedback every day.
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