Events & Activities

We aim to provide our children with a stimulating and fun environment which often means welcoming visitors to the Pre School and also exploring the outside world. Some of these activities include:

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Outside Play: This is very important to us and each day our children will play in our garden area where we have sand, water, messy play as well as planting and gardening. We are lucky to be situated very near to the village park, so often we will walk to use its play facilities, exploring our outside environment as we go.

Visits to Whissendine C of E Primary School: Once a week we walk to the local primary school and join the Foundation Class in their outside play area. We have a very close relationship with the Foundation Class teaching staff and frequently organise other activities with them.

Little Folk Music Makers: A fortnightly opportunity for our children to learn and laugh through interactive music sessions.

Forest School: Once a month our over 3’s visit Little Dalby woodlands and have the opportunity to experience the natural environment and learn new skills such as den building and being safe around an open fire whilst toasting marshmallows.

Local attractions: To support our learning we provide trips to local places such as the library, museum and fire station.

Special events: We regularly organise special events to support charitable days such as Children in Need or Comic Relief, having fancy dress says or cake baking sessions with the children. 

Library van: To support our children in developing a love of stories and reading, the Rutland Library Van visits us every fortnight. All the children  attending Pre School that day have the opportunity to go aboard the van and select a book to take back to Pre School.

Church visits: Children visit our local church especially at Easter, Harvest Festival and Christmas. 

Fun Fit and Sports Day: Our Fun Fit sessions, designed to help with balance and co-ordination, are indeed great fun. Our annual sports day is always hugely enjoyable, with children demonstrating their abilities and enthusiasm in front of a supporting family audience.

Nativity Play: Each year our children learn and perform together to produce a wonderful Nativity show for their parents and carers, relatives and friends. The Pre School Parents Supporters Committee supports this fundraising event.

Summer trip: Each year we organise a full day trip to to local theme park Twin Lakes which is paid for by money raised by the Pre School Parents Supporters Committee.

Transition to Primary School: We are proud to have strong links and work very closely with the Ofsted rated Outstanding Whissendine Church of England Primary School. To achieve a smooth transition we help our children to prepare for their next steps with weekly visits to the Foundation Stage play area and other planned activities. This enables children to familiarize themselves with school surroundings and Foundation Class teachers.