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Our Vision and Values


Horsted Keynes Preschool: ‘a fun place to play, learn, explore, develop and grow ‘happy healthy children’.  One where children’s individuality is respected and valued’.

Positive, caring relationships based on trust and respect, are at the heart of our philosophy.

We have a clear vision of what we want to achieve at Horsted Keynes Preschool:

  • To offer children a warm, fun, nurturing place to play, learn, explore, develop, and grow into ‘happy healthy children’, one where children feel valued and included and where their individuality is respected and valued.

  • To provide exceptional opportunities for children to learn through play and exploration.

  • To be the first step in each child’s education journey fostering a lifelong curiosity and love of learning, an awareness of their world, and to give them the tools to be confident, capable, successful learners.

  • To support every child so they can grow in self-confidence, individuality, self-esteem, and independence enabling them to thrive.

  • To work within the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’ framework which ensures equality of opportunity for all children and families.

  • To add to the life and well-being of the local community

Our Values

We have a clear understanding of our values at Horsted Keynes Preschool:

  • HAPPINESS AND WELLBEING – showing kindness. Promoting emotionally secure, resilient, and physically, mentally and emotionally healthy children and adults.

  • ENGAGEMENT – being involved, responsive, interested, and interesting.

  • RESPECT – promoting a culture of tolerance, inclusion, diversity, equality, fairness, and opportunity.

  • PERSONAL HISTORY- everyone has a journey to share, from which we can learn. this personal history needs to be voiced and listened to.

  • CREATIVITY-celebrating the process of learning, making connections, imagining and problem solving, recognising everyone as a unique thinker and artist. We take the lead from individual fascinations and allow them to inspire us.

  • COMMUNICATION – being genuine, open, honest, and sincere.

  • ACHIEVEMENT – highest quality, high expectations, aiming high.

  • INTEGRITY – means doing the right thing, even when no one else is watching.

  • PARTNERSHIP AND CARE – being reflective and learning from parents as partners, developing strong nurturing relationships

  • CHALLENGING – testing ourselves and those around us, not accepting the status quo.

  • COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE – developing skills for learning, life, and work.

Our Aims

At Horsted Keynes Preschool, we believe that every day is a learning day, and that learning is all around us. As well as being a place of learning, we pride ourselves on ensuring that all children are coming into a loving, caring, home from home environment where they are valued and listened to. We also involve children and parents in trying to continually improve.

At Horsted Keynes Preschool, we aim to achieve our vision by:

  • providing a safe and secure Preschool environment, with the highest standards of care, with a nurturing family-feel environment.

  • Working in close partnership with parents, the community, and other agencies to develop the individuality and potential of each child.

  • Having an ethos based on respect, developing ambition and achievement, and promoting skills for learning and life.

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


How do we achieve that?

These aims will be achieved through rigorous application of the goals within the Early Years Foundation stage. We will use the diverse talents and skills of the staff team to unlock every child’s potential, with high quality leadership at all levels ensuring a culture of continuous learning and development of every member of staff with opportunities for all to fulfil their potential. We have a well-equipped indoor facility and a secure outdoor play area, in a village setting. 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.

Horsted Keynes Preschools aims reflect our high aspirations and our commitment to excellence. Through effective teamwork, open lines of communication and in partnership with our parents/carers, we will work towards the realisation of our vision, values, aims and mission statements.



To transform the lives of the children and families we work with, through creating a Preschool which feels like home with an extended and supportive family environment.



At Horsted Keynes Preschool, you can be confident that:

  • We will actively promote our aims and values. 

  • We have clear policies, procedures, and codes of behaviour, which are consistently applied by the team and understood by all. 

  • We follow the Early years foundation stage

  • You and your child will be consulted about the service provided and your views and ideas will be valued. 

  • All children are happy, confident, safe, and secure. 

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