Support our big move!
Brockenhurst PreSchool has been at the heart of our community for over 50 years, and in order to continue to thrive and grow we need to relocate to a new building on the grounds of Brockenhurst Primary School. There are many benefits to this move – we can offer longer hours, an easier transition from Pre School to Primary School, access to the wonderful facilities at the Primary School – and most importantly we can ensure that our village PreSchool can continue to provide affordable, inclusive early years education for our community.
To achieve our aim we need to fundraise £60,000 for a new building plus additional money for the outside area. Find details of upcoming fundraising events and other ways you can help here
We are a friendly PreSchool in the heart of Brockenhurst village, with close links to Brockenhurst Primary School. Our children learn through play in a safe environment with caring, highly qualified staff.
The Great Outdoors Our home is Brockenhurst Village Hall, which means we are lucky enough to have both the village playpark and MUGA Sportsground on our doorstep, as well as our own outdoor space perfect for making mud pies and riding balance bikes. In addition to this we have our very own vegetable garden, which the children love to take care of, and we have easy access to beautiful New Forest walks.
Play throughout the day We have a variety of activities both inside and out that are led by a teacher or the child. These include: water play, gardening, cooking, painting, games outside, role play, music, small world play, craft, and sensory play. Our activities are linked to topics, seasons and festivals through the year.
Community Brockenhurst PreSchool has been part of village life for more than 50 years and you will often see us out and about in the community – watching trains at the station, visiting the local care home or on a shopping trip to the village. We love being part of such a friendly village.
Links to Brockenhurst C of E Primary School Many of our children go on to attend Brockenhurst Primary School, and our close links with the school help them transition into year R. We visit the school for special events and join them at the local childrens Church Service at St Saviours Church every term.
Our curriculum We follow the Early Years Curriculum which tracks children’s progress from birth to the end of reception year in primary school. www.gov.uk/early-years-foundation-stage Within it there are age related expectations so children never work at a level that is not appropriate to his/her age and we differentiate all our activities in our setting. We teach children through stories, songs, games, experiences and play that match children’s abilities and interests.
Our team We have a wonderful team of highly qualified staff who provide a caring, fun, home-from-home environment for the children. They are committed to ensuring every child is happy, safe and that their individual needs are being met.
My daughter absolutely loves her time at Brockenhurst Preschool. The team are fabulous and provide such a warm, caring and nurturing environment for the children. It is such a lovely little community that we are thrilled to be a part of. Long may the good work continue.