Welcome to our Pre-School
Sparklers Preschool is a small friendly preschool in the rural village of Upper Basildon, Berkshire. We are based in the village primary school which is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty. We provide children with the opportunity to grow and develop in a happy and secure environment with excellent indoor and outdoor activities. We are a Registered Charity and are run by professional and fully trained staff and supported by a Committee of volunteer parents.
In addition to play, we also use lots of hands on activities where the children learn through exploration and experimentation. Along with arts and crafts and computer time, we go on bug hunts and do pond dipping; we build "Beasty Hotels" and wormaries and we have recently resumed our gardening and the children have planted strawberries and potatoes. We do baking and have been making biscuits which the children decorate themselves and we are currently making a Herman friendship cake. Often we participate in joint activities with Basildon Primary School and in April we joined in with "Walk to School" week. During the preschool day, the children can choose to play with a range of toys and resources. They can also take part in lots of different activities, with an emphasis on the children choosing where they want to play, and what they'd like to play with. Older children are given some adult directed activities to develop their literacy skills.Our setting is 'free flow', which means that the children can move freely between indoors and outdoors as they wish. The activities we offer are based on the Early Years Foundation Stage, the statutory curriculum for children in this age group. We also provide some "extra-curricula" activities such as Ball Skills with Dec who helps to develops the childrens co-ordination and confidence with throwing, catching and kicking balls. Emma comes in to do a music and movement class and we have P.E. in the school hall.
Ofsted No: 955551 Charity Number: 1097640