About us

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Our aims

Our experienced and qualified team offer a fun, creative and educational experience for children aged between 2 and 5 years old, allowing them to develop and grow at their own pace.

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework and provide a safe and nurturing environment for your child, given them the opportunity to:

  • learn through play in a happy, secure and stimulating environment
  • learn to mix with and enjoy the company of other children
  • develop at their own pace
  • grow in self-confidence by participating in a wide range of activities
  • gain independence by being apart from their parents/carers for a time and meeting others from outside the family.

We encourage parents and carers to get involved as much as possible. Find out more about how you can Get Involved.

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A little bit about us

Long Wittenham Pre-School first opened its doors in 1970 and has since become a key part of village life. Operating out of the village hall in the heart of the community, we allow a maximum of 24 children per session and each child has a key-worker to ensure that they get the individual attention and support they need. We follow the guidelines of 1 adult to 4 children (under 3 years old) and 1 adult to 8 children (3-5 years old). Find out more about our Team.

We run Forest School sessions every Thursday morning. Our nearby Forest School site offers a fantastic opportunity for children to explore the outdoors and to gain independence. These sessions are very popular and are thoroughly enjoyed by all.

We are OFSTED registered (number EY489287) and consistently get an overall GOOD rating. We have recently changed our OFSTED registration number, and you can read our inspection reports under our old number on the OFSTED website.

Management

Long Wittenham Pre-School is a registered charity and is managed by a small committee made up of volunteers who are parents and carers. Find out more about the committee here.

Long Wittenham Pre-School is a member of the Pre-School Learning Alliance (PLA) which is a charitable national voluntary organisation to promote the development and education of children under school age.