Welcome to Lymington Centre Pre-School
All our staff recognise and understand that for a parent the choice of Pre-school for their child is of paramount importance. We offer the highest standards of childcare for each and every child, offering them endless opportunities to grow in confidence, self-esteem, and we help support them through the natural transition to full time education.
“Lymington Centre pre-school is an excellent pre-school providing excellent care, nurturing and guidance for children. I have two children that have attended here and they have both grown so much socially, emotionally and academically. The staff are friendly, happy and provide great child care.”
“Lymington Centre pre-school is a happy, friendly & welcoming environment & my daughter loves attending the setting.
She enjoys the outdoor play, various crafts & visits from the children’s centre bus & various others, including the Tesco fruit lady!
Parents are kept well informed of our children’s progress through the online learning journey Tapestry.
I would happily recommend Lymington Centre pre-school.”
We encourage each child to develop and flourish in a happy, supportive and secure environment, enabling them to be confident, challenged and successful and to have high self-esteem. We are both nurturing and friendly and make families and children feel welcome and valued from the moment they enter our room. We work in partnership with parents and local advisors to understand and provide the highest quality childcare for each child. We embrace the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and apply the four key themes: Unique Child, Positive Relationships, Enabling Environments and Learning and Development as the basis of our approach to early learning and development.
October 2015 Ofsted Report
The pre-school is a hive of excitement and happiness. Staff provide good learning
opportunities both indoors and outdoors. Both areas are interesting and promote
children’s curiosity. Staff support children well to help them make good progress.
Self-evaluation is accurate and reflective. The manager and committee have
implemented new strategies to support children’s individual needs. They have high
expectations and plan for ongoing improvements for the pre-school.
Staff provide children with a good level of challenge and encourage them to manage
risk. Staff encourage children to be independent in all aspects of their learning, which
helps them to develop confidence and high self-esteem.
Staff supervision is thorough. The manager supports their professional development
well and this has a positive impact on children’s learning.
Staff identify any children who need additional support. This helps them to provide
tailored support and work with other agencies to close any gaps in their progress.All children make good progress. They are independent and challenged in their learning.
Children are confident and gain the skills they will need as they move to school.
Ofsted October 2015.
Full report –
Funding We are authorised for children 2yrs to rising 5’s. Early years funding is currently available from the term after your child’s 3rd birthday for either 15 hrs per week (570 hrs per year) or 30 hrs per week (1,140 hrs per year). We also accept 2yr funding.
Opening Times : Monday to Friday: 8.30 am – 3.30 pm, 43 weeks a year. Lunch runs between 12 pm-1 pm, healthy packed lunch to be supplied by parents, please bring a lunch box with ice pack included. (No nuts, sweets or fizzy drinks).
All hours to be booked and paid in advance.
Our session includes: Registration/Circle Time followed by continuous provision child led/structured activities, role play, hands-on learning, ICT, snack/story time, physical activities, small group work, and outdoor play. Milk and water are provided and parents/carers supply fruit and snacks (following our policies and allergens guidelines).
Food In Pre-School/Allergens Guidelines: Parents provide snack to be shared during the session. Please provide a variety of fruit, breadsticks, plain biscuits, bread, cereal etc. Any foods/drinks shared within Pre-School for snack/birthdays/celebrations etc. must be in original unopened packaging. Due to the regulations which came into effect in December 2014 from the Food Standards Agency. Parents must inform us of any allergies/intolerances their child or immediate family may have.
useful website explaining the Early Years Foundation Stage ‘What to expect, when? A parents guide’-
Telephone or pop into the Centre for information if you would like your child to join in the fun! We look forward to meeting you.
Lymington Centre Pre-School.
Sharon, Jacki, Becky, Cathy, Mandy, Amy, Kelly and Annabel.