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!