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.


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

no vacancies at present

Over 2′s Room

Limited spaces available.

if you wish to put your child’s name down on our waiting list, please contact us, taking bookings for sessions in September 2015.

places for funding for 2′s  (terms apply) and 3 year old funding available…….

Closure Dates 2014

Woodlands will be closed on the following dates:

Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 1pm until Monday 5th January 2015.