Burpham Preschool was founded in 1966 and operates within the hall of the Church of the Holy Spirit, off New Inn Lane in Burpham. There is a fenced-off garden area/playground at the front of the hall and also access to a playing field behind the Church. Up to 30 children may attend the preschool at any one time.
We have a highly dedicated team of trained and qualified childcare staff who will ensure your child receives a happy, welcoming and friendly experience in which to learn and socialise through play. We offer our children a play-based curriculum (often based on each child’s current interests), which meets all the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. It supports all aspects of their learning and development and encourages their in-built curiosity and desire to make sense of the world around them. It ultimately helps them to discover that learning is interesting and fun!
We hope that after visiting our website you will come with your child for a visit to meet us and our team. It will also provide an opportunity to ask any questions and see first hand the quality of the childcare we provide.
We look forward to meeting you.
Our highly qualified staff will ensure your child receives
a happy, welcoming and friendly experience in which to learn
and socialise through play.
To learn through play in a safe and stimulating environment
To enjoy the company of other children
To meet adults from outside the family
To develop at his or her own pace with plenty of adult support
To grow in self confidence by learning to choose from a range of activities
To gain independence while away from parents/carers
Play area and garden at the front of the preschool
Playing field at the rear of the preschool
Large indoor space
Dress up/role play area
Laptops with a range of CD-ROMs to develop IT skills
Large car park at the rear of the hall
We also work closely with local schools to ensure your child is well prepared for that big step of starting school.
Our preschool is run by a church committee, which annually elects two parents/carers of children attending the preschool as members.
The committee draws on advice from professional people such as teachers, a special educational needs advisor, social workers and health visitors, as well as parents and carers with a real interest in helping children in their formative years.
All children benefit greatly from being included in the preschool as it encourages the development of helpful and caring behaviour.