Gaddesby School Community Preschool operates from Gaddesby Village hall situated next to Gaddesby Primary School. Preschools aim is to provide the best start in life for children from the age of two years to school age by supporting them in achieving their full potential. We firmly believe a child’s experiences in their Early Years have a major impact on their future, and that children learn best when they are healthy, safe and secure. Our preschool practitioners have appropriate qualifications for their roles and have been suitability checked by DBS agency.
Through the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), Preschools objective is to provide a secure foundation through learning and development opportunities planned around the interest and needs of the individual child. Our equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice ensures that all children are supported and included. We have a system of assessment which involves our parents in measuring their child’s progress. Our parent partnership is an essential factor in supporting our children. Staff work hard to maintain strong home links which we feel provides the right foundation for progress throughout school life.
Please make an appointment to visit us where you and your child can meet our staff and experience first- hand our good preschool Hours of Opening
Preschool is open term time Sessions are morning 9.00-12.00 afternoon 12.00-15.00
Full day -9.00-15.00 extended lunch session 09.00-13.00
Children are asked to bring a packed lunch or alternatively arrange with Gaddesby Primary School to order a hot meal
Preschool pricing is detailed in the Price List linked to below and can also be found on our Downloads page Children who are eligible for 3yr old funding have the opportunity to attend all our other clubs: Breakfast | Afterschool | Holiday Club. Please ask for further details
We invite you and your child to spend time at our preschool, where you can meet the staff and sample first hand the routines of our day. Please contact us to arrange your visit, our staff are always more than happy to help
Forest School at GSC Preschool
Forest school allows everyone, particularly children, the opportunity to learn through experience within a woodland setting with a hands-on approach, to develop their self-esteem and confidence
Forest School at GSC Preschool GSC Preschool want each child attending Forest School to have the opportunity to develop an inquisitive and positive relationship with the natural world, building confidence, self-esteem and respect for the ever-changing world in which we live. Every child will have the chance to achieve their full potential. Through positive outdoor play experiences, children will develop an appreciation for our wider natural world and a necessity for nature preservation, which we hope they will build on in later life.
Forest School Involves • Child initiated learning; • Being outdoors; • Confidence and self-esteem; • Communication and social skills; • Physical skills; • Greater understanding and awareness of the natural environment; • Natural motivation and a positive attitude to learning; • The ability to recognise and manage risk; • Healthier lifestyles.
Forest School Aims: • To provide an opportunity for individuals to develop, to learn and to enjoy themselves. • To provide a safe and non-threatening environment in which children can take risks, make choices, practice independence and initiate their own learning. • To help children understand, appreciate and care for the natural environment. • To provide ways of developing practical life skills in an outdoor environment. • To develop self-esteem, confidence and a positive disposition to learning through the completion of small, achievable tasks. • To meet the needs of children with all learning styles. • To develop social and team working skills. • To enable children to be independent, self-motivated and considerate. • To be true to the forest school ethos and approach. • To develop a secure, happy and welcoming environment. • To provide stimulation and varied learning activities appropriate to the child’s needs and stages of development.