Welcome to Abbey 345 Preschool
Abbey 345 Preschool is a committee run Charitable Incorporated Organisation, that has been providing Pre-school care and education within Crowland, Lincolnshire for over 30 years. We are situated within the grounds of South View Primary School, in modern, purpose-built premises.
Our ethos is for children to learn through play and exploration in surroundings where all families are welcomed, valued and enabled to become part of our learning community. Our role is to provide a safe, stimulating environment where, with the support of our highly qualified, experienced and enthusiastic staff, children can develop at their own individual pace.
Thorough knowledge of a range of Theorists (including Piaget, Bruner and Vygotsky) and Early Years Approaches (such as Froebel, Te Whariki and Reggio Emilia) underpins all our practice. This enables us to provide exciting opportunities to engage and extend learning with all our children whatever their interests and enthusiasms. Children are offered a wide variety of activities and situations in which they will be encouraged to use their imagination and advance their social skills.
Call us on 01733 212399
A cluster of Distinctions as our staff continue their own learning journeys. Naomi & Tina for their Forest School Diploma - Tina for her Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) Diploma - Shelby for a Sensory Processing Disorder course. Well done ladies!
What we have been learning about?
We celebrated Deaf Awareness week in a variety of ways. Children used Makaton to sign their songs & names, listened to & matched different sounds and tried lip reading.
On 14th May we enjoyed Pyjamarama to promote the joys of reading together. Our children & staff showed off their PJ’s and fitted in a full day of activities from breakfast to a bedtime story.
We put on our listening ears during Forest School as well. The children were very quiet as they identified the sounds that surrounded them – from the rustle of leaves to the distant sound of traffic. They then bounced back to their normal exuberance during a drumming session with the sticks they had carefully whittled.
Abbey 345 Pre-School was awarded OUTSTANDING in ALL 4 Areas by Ofsted in October 2016.
Some Quotes from the Ofsted Report include:-
“Children are highly motivated and keen to learn in this inclusive & very welcoming setting …”
“Children are independent & confident. Children are acquiring extremely positive attitudes & reliable key skills to support their future education”
“Children make excellent progress in their learning & development…”
“They show awe & excitement in the world around them…”
“Their emotional wellbeing is highly prioritised”
“Staff know the children extremely well & skilfully tailor the experiences they provide to reflect children’s individual interests…”
“They use their excellent knowledge & teaching skills to challenge children and extend their learning to the highest level”
“Leadership is Inspirational. The Manager, Staff and Committee members all share a passion to provide a highly stimulating & continually evolving provision”
Parental involvement is key to every area of your child's early education. Please contact the office for the password access to the secure area.