Ladybirds Pre-School was originally established as a committee run Pre-School. In April 2014, the Pre-School was taken over by Barwick and Stoford Community Primary School and relocated onto the school site in September 2015. Ladybirds Pre-School is able to take 12 children per session in its purpose built building within the school grounds.
The Governors of Barwick and Stoford School oversee Ladybirds Pre-School and Ladybirds accept children from the age of 2 years- 4 years 11 months. We also accept two and three year old early years funding.
We have a wide range of resources available to meet all the areas of the EYFS, and provide children with vital skills ready for transition to school. Our outside area provides opportunity for exercise and learning new skills, such as woodwork, ball skills and awareness of space. We have access to the school field, court and the hall for extra physical activities.
Being in a village and the countryside we are able to go for walks and observe the changes in seasons, look at animals in the fields and collect a range of natural materials. The children thoroughly enjoy being out in natural world. At Ladybirds Pre-School we base our learning and topics on the interests of the children, providing fun and educational experiences through play.
We have started this term full of excitement and enthusiasm for our learning at Ladybirds Pre-School.
We are looking at people who help us and had a very exciting visit from the local fire engine – we tried to knock over the cones using the fire hoses and made the field really really wet!
Emma has started as our Deputy Manager whilst Laura is off looking after her new baby and has settled in so well with our children, it’s like she’s always been here.
We also learned a song for Harvest Festival in church and sang it in front of the whole school and parents – all about The Enormous Carrot. Looking ahead to festivals, we are going to start practising our Christmas Play soon, that we are going to be performing alongside Chestnut Class in December and we have now started to join in with the weekly Celebration Assemblies in the School Hall every Friday.