At Holy Apostles’ Pre-school Cheltenham, we believe that all children should have a safe and nurturing environment to enjoy learning, develop key skills and make new friends – and through a variety of activities and play sessions, we pride ourselves on providing a place where your child can go from strength to strength.
Read on to discover more about what we get up to…
The most important thing to us at Holy Apostles’ Pre-school Cheltenham is the happiness of your child, so you can rest assured that our dedicated staff will make every possible effort to ensure your child settles in and enjoys their time at pre-school.
We provide a secure, warm and welcoming environment where your child can feel comfortable and safe – and please don’t worry; the wellbeing of the children is always our biggest priority. That’s why we’re always here to discuss any worries or concerns you might have.
It’s also important to us that children have fun whilst they are learning, which is why we offer a variety of fun and interactive pre-school sessions for your children, including outdoor play, painting, drawing, playdough, sand, water play, bricks and construction toys and puzzles.
We also believe that children should have the opportunity to play outside where possible, so we provide a range of activities throughout the year mirroring the indoor opportunities; children can choose the environment in which they want to learn and explore.
Our outdoor activity area includes raised planting beds so children can learn about the process of planting, growing and harvesting food
A mud kitchen with access to water and mud, together with essential bowls and utensils!
Outside opportunities for number work such as counting fir cones or measuring walls of planting, growing and harvesting food
An exciting range of construction equipment including life size foam bricks and ‘cotswold stones’ for dry stonewalling
We are well resourced with bats, balls, hoops and bean bags to enable the children’s co-ordination and catching skills to be developed
Inside, we have a fun and well-furnished 'home corner', as well as a dressing-up trolley full of exciting outfits
Story making is well developed; the children are encouraged to be engaged in story-mapping and developing their own actions for the stories
Regular opportunities are available to use the computer, digital camera and iPads. We recognise that technology will continue to advance and be significant in children’s lives. Like all media (books, crayons etc) technology can be versatile if offered and used in a thoughtful way
The children work independently using a variety of creative materials which are available at all times throughout the sessions; children are encouraged to help themselves to resources in order to produce individual art work
We encourage all children to eat healthily at pre-school – with so many fun-filled activities on offer, it’s only natural that they get hungry! That’s why we ask all parents to provide their children with a healthy snack for the morning sessions and/or a healthy lunch for the afternoon sessions – find out about our session times here.
Here at Holy Apostles’ Pre-school Cheltenham, we love letting the children play outside whatever the weather – and they love being outdoors come rain or shine! Because of this, we ask you to please make sure that your child brings a coat or sun hat, as appropriate, with them to pre-school so they can join in with their friends at all times.
If you are ever unsure whether we are open or not, due to adverse weather conditions, please click here to view the school closures list.
Now you know a bit more about us, we look forward to getting to know you and your child as they take their exciting first steps on their learning journey!