Pre School Sessions
Aspley Guise Pre School is open Monday to Friday during Bedfordshire schools term times (please refer to the Useful Information tab for term dates).
We offer childcare in two sessions each day, each lasting three hours:
Morning sessions run from 8.45am until 11.45am.
Afternoon sessions run from 12.15pm until 3.15pm
Children are offered a healthy snack and drink during both sessions.
For a small additional charge, we operate a lunch club between 11:45 - 12:15. Packed lunches to be provided by parents.*
We also run an after school club. Please see the 'After School Club' tab or call us for further details.
*We operate a nut free policy.
When your child is starting preschool it's normal for you and your child to have mixed feelings. We recommend visiting us with your child prior to starting so they are familiar with the surroundings and can see how much fun they are going to have!
Each child is allocated a Key Worker who will be your point of contact. We appreciate it can be an anxious time for both you and your child and your Key Worker can help with a settling in schedule that enables you to stay for short periods, helping to ease the transition.
All of our staff are very experienced at helping young children settle in to pre-school and have a number of strategies they employ to reduce distress and enable your child to quickly engage in all the fun activities available to them.
Aspley Guise Pre School provide an educational structure that abides by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework. We are also a member of the Pre-school Learning Alliance. For more information on either of these organisations, please click on the links below.
Learning Through Play
At Aspley Guise Pre-School we believe that learning through play is the most important way we can encourage children to start developing their future life skills. Our highly trained staff plan a varied programme of group activities that are tailored to a child's age, development level and individual interest.
We believe that encouraging children to explore and learn about the outside world is a fundamentally important part of childhood. The pre-school is fortunate to be situated in a rural location and we seek to take full advantage of that by scheduling time spent outdoors every day. This may include time spent in our playground, on on our tennis court (including tennis lessons), or on nature walks exploring the surrounding fields and woods.
Early Years Development
An important role of the Pre-school is to provide children with a secure foundation from which to start their school career. We do this by encouraging independent play and exploration, fostering a love of reading and undertaking some basic introductory phonics and mathematics with our four year old children.