Welcome!


 
           
  



Stanford in the Vale Pre-school welcomes children of pre-school age (term before age three until moving on to Foundation Stage classes at Primary School) from Stanford and the surrounding area.

The Pre-school was established in March 1970 and operated from the Large Village Hall.  In the spring of 1999, we moved to the newly built Small Village Hall and in March 2011 we moved into our brand new purpose-built pre-school building which is where we continue to operate today.

The Pre-school offers our children a broad range of interesting and educational activities within the setting, in addition to events outside the setting.  These can include walks around the village, visits to the nearby playground and outings to local amenities.  The children also enjoy visits from the local police, the fire brigade and parents who come in and talk about their occupations.  Our staff members are experienced, caring and highly dedicated individuals whose understanding of the children and the community to which they belong is unquestionable.  They strive to ensure that each child enjoys being a part of the Stanford Pre-school ‘family’.  Additionally, the professionalism of the staff enables parents to feel confident about their ability to provide the best possible care and education for the children entrusted into their charge.

Children may enrol on our waiting list at any time either via the website or through a form collected from Pre-school. We have intakes three times a year, in September, January and after Easter dependent upon spaces available. Children usually start the term that they turn three or sometimes the term before.

As a member of the Pre-school Learning Alliance (PSLA), Stanford Pre-school aims to provide the highest quality education and care for all our children.  We aim to offer a welcome to each individual child and family and to provide a warm and caring environment within which all children can learn and develop as they play.  We believe children and parents are entitled to expect courtesy and prompt careful attention to their needs and wishes. Our intention is to work in partnership with parents and the community generally and we welcome suggestions on how to improve Stanford Pre-school at any time.  A Comments/Suggestions Book & box is readily available at the setting for parents/carers to provide feedback to the staff and committee on the standard of care provided for their children.

View our latest Ofsted report here.