Woodlands Nursery and Pre-School

where children grow…

Woodlands Nursery and Preschool is a full day-care facility registered for 38 children, comprising of 32 children aged between 2 years and 5 years old and 6 children under 2 years of age.

The nursery is open for 51 weeks per year, closing only for Bank Holidays and one week between Christmas and New Year.

The nursery has been the partnership of Andrea Yates and Sarah Ives since September 2010; they have been at Woodlands Nursery and Preschool for over 10 years.

The nursery operates under the guidance and regulations of Ofsted. We have many policies and procedures which help us govern and encourage good practice within the setting. These ensure a high quality of care from the practitioners that work at Woodlands.


Room restructure…happening Spring 2015…

We will be restructing children’s rooms, at present we have an over 2′s. & under 2′s room. We will be adding a 2-3 year old room.

So from April the under 2′s will be relocated in the building at rear of garden, this will allow them more space to play and flourish and their own garden to explore. The new 2-3 room will then be in the old under 2′s room, allowing age appropriate activities and more messy play activities to happen. The over 3′s will remain in the same room being joined by the AfterSchool Club from 3.30pm. They will all share the large outdoor area. We are very excited about the changes and feel it will benefit the children’s learning and development.

Walking Bus and Afterschool Club

Walking Bus to and from Minster Primary School Only and Afterschool Club for children aged 4 to 11 years old.With the challenges that face parents when their child moves to school, working hours do not always coincide. This eases the worries of working parents by providing a safe and stimulating environment for the child.

 Fully qualified and trained staff would care for the children and encourage them to participate in a range of activities. The children would be able to get involved with planning their own activities.

 The range of activities and same age company will ensure the children will have an enjoyable time and develop young minds.

Most school children are very active and older children like competitive games such as football, where as some school children will come from a long day at school and just wish to play alone or ‘‘chill out’’. All these elements would be fulfilled to the child’s individual needs.

For more information telephone 01795875849 or email sarah@woodlandspreschool.co.uk.





I CAN Accreditation

A huge well done on the successful outcomes of our I CAN accreditation visit.

CAN Early Talk Accreditation Standards: An Enhanced Service for Children’s Communication

Our setting  had to show that all staff meet the competences of (i), (ii) and (vi) below, and that the remaining competences are demonstrated across the setting:

(i) Know about speech language and communication development

(ii) Be able to apply strategies to the pre-school setting to support children’s communication

(iii) Be able to identify speech, language and communication needs

(iv) Have an understanding of how to adapt the early years environment to support children with communication needs

(v) Understand the importance of and develop collaborative practice

(vi) Be able to identify three personal communicative targets for implementation in the workplace.

All the practitinoers worked together to bring together a portfolio of evidence of how we support the children within our setting, we were observed by two accreditors who obseved our interaction with the children, parents and other practitinoers, they also chatted with the children and their parents aswell as discussions with all practitioners within our setting.


Vacancies available………

Under 2′s Room (Ladybirds)

Sessions Available from September 2015


2-3 year old room (The Busy Bees)

Fully booked at present

We take Free for 2′s, this is free childcare for up to 15 hours a week, term time only. Certain criteria must be met for your child to be eligible for a place, please speak to a member of staff for more details.


3+ year old room (Butterfly Room)

Afternoon sessions available

Free entitlement for 3′s (term after 3rd birthday) are eligible here, for more information, speak to member of staff.

Closure Dates 2015

Woodlands will be closed on the following dates:

Monday 31st August