Flexible and affordable

About Us

Whiteley Pre-School was established over fifteen years ago and has been supporting the Whiteley community ever since by providing affordable and flexible childcare.  We are a charity and committee led setting which can take up to 42 children aged from 2 years 6 months old per session.  The pre-school operates from the main hall of Whiteley Community Centre.  The children have continuous access to a secure garden throughout their day.  Another room, Sweethills is used by the children for creative experiences, it also provides a space for small group activities.

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Ignite their imagination

Whiteley Pre-School prides itself on encouraging your child to reach their full potential through the practice of learning through play.  Children respond well to a stimulating play environment which is nurtured by peers and well qualified adults.  The play opportunities that your child will experience are planned around their interests to stimulate their curiosity and learning, whilst ensuring they have fun building relationships with others and growing in confidence.

We aim to use natural open-ended resources which help ignite children’s imaginations and assist with developing critical thinking skills.  If you improve children’s imaginations, you will improve their aptitude for creative thinking and problem-solving; while also setting them on a path to self-discovery.  Free-play has been shown to boost confidence, problem-solving skills, resilience, social-emotional connections, and more.

Provocations – The educators use these to provoke thoughts, discussions, questions, interests, creativity and ideas, these are based on the children’s interests and will be enhanced during play.

Sessions and fees

Whiteley Pre-school aim to offer affordable and flexible childcare to the community of Whiteley.  The setting is open during term times and closed during the school holidays.  Once your child is eligible to claim government funding they can access their funded hours with no additional costs, apart from a monthly snack and consumable charge.  Extra hours, or hours pre-funding, are charged for at a rate of £5.25 per hour for over 3 year olds and £5.50 for under 3 year olds.

Whiteley Pre-School are flexible to the ever changing needs of our parents, please contact us if you require alternative or extra sessions for your child.

We are now registering children for September 2022.  If you are thinking about registering your child at a local Pre-School and would like to make an appointment to visit our setting, or would like further information, please call 01489 565717 or email admin@whiteley-preschool.co.uk.  We are delighted to be able to show parents around our setting again!

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