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
Further to the Prime Minister's Announcement on 4th January Early Years settings are to remain open so we will be open as normal, we are urging all our parents to stick to the Government guidelines in order to safeguard our staff, our children and our families and ultimately to keep Preschool open, thank you.
What we have been learning about?
As we near the end of an extraordinary year that was 2020 and the beginning of 2021, we have been reflecting on what makes our everyday life special and what we can do to make it even better. This includes families, friendships, kindness, caring and sharing the good things. We have discussed the meaning of Christmas and other cultural celebrations and the importance of these occasions that bring us together.
As well as creating surprises that we know will give pleasure to those we love - we have also collected festive food and small presents for the Community Larder that we hope will put a smile on the face of others.
Wishing you all the joys of the season and a Very Happy New Year!
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.