At Horsted Keynes Preschool, we strive to create a warm and stimulating environment where learning is fun. We engage in activities that promote and extend children’s curiosity and awareness of their world.

Our primary focus is learning through play and exploration. We encourage children to grow in confidence, self-esteem and independence.

We treat each child as an individual who has needs that should be met in an atmosphere that celebrates diversity. We will nurture your child’s social and emotional skills. We want children, parents and staff to learn together and for all to develop to their maximum potential.

Our Key Aims are to:

  • Provide a welcoming environment where every person matters.

  • Offer children and their parents a service that promotes equality and values diversity.

  • Enhance the development and education of Children in a Parent involving, village community based group.

  • Work within the 'Early Years Foundation Stage' framework which ensures quality of opportunity for all Children and families.

  • Ensure children feel safe and secure in our care.

  • Enable children to form positive and trusting relationships with their peers and with adults.

  • Provide experiences for children to explore and learn from.

  • Provide a range of learning opportunities which support the development of each individual child.

  • Ensure children, staff and parents have a good understanding of healthy lifestyles.

  • Work with parents and carers and value their contribution.

  • Promote a brighter future for us all by developing the potential of the children, parents, staff and community.

How do we achieve that?

  • With a well-equipped indoor facility and a secure outdoor play area, in a village setting.

  • A loyal, experienced and well-qualified team.

  • By offering a specially tailored curriculum leading to approved learning outcomes.

  • By providing Individual care and attention made possible by the good ratio of adults to children, which includes the support of a key person for each child.

  • By providing fun and friendship with children and other adults.

  • By providing opportunities for you and your family to be directly involved in the activities of the Preschool and your own child’s progress.

  • We have close links with the Reception class at St Giles, and aim to ensure the smooth transition of all children from Preschool to whichever Primary school they move on to.