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
It has been lovely getting back into our setting and seeing more of our children again – as well as welcoming lots of new happy little faces.
What we have been learning about?
We have been spending considerable time settling the children in after the long enforced absence and have been thoroughly enjoying exploring our beautiful woodland garden. Many of our regular indoor activities have been exported outside so the children have had picnic snack and lunchtime, painting, construction and favourite books in our fabulous outside story telling circle. Additionally we have enabled problem solving with our “loose parts” collection, building dens and “pop up” vehicles/obstacle courses and much more. We are also making the most of the Autumn season - bark rubbing, nature’s treasure hunts, leaf printing and an assortment of other similar activities.
Thursday 22nd October - Last sessions before Half Term
Friday 23rd October to Sunday 1st November - Half Term
Monday 2nd November - Pre-School re-opens after Half Term
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.