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 had a surprising start to the year here with a Gruffalo wood growing in Ladybirds Preschool over Christmas! We are thoroughly enjoying exploring the Gruffalo story by re-enacting it with various toys, props and even in the real woods!
We would like to extend a warm congratulations to our Deputy Manager, Laura, who welcomed her new baby girl, Phoebe in July. We are getting excited about Laura’s return to Ladybirds in the Summer term.
With spring just around the corner we are watching out for the bulbs we planted in the Autumn to start growing. We plan to continue planting various fruits, vegetables and flowers over the coming term and enjoying our harvest.
We will continue to visit the community centre on the third Thursday of each month to share our singing expertise with the locals whilst being spoiled with squash and cake. Future plans include lots of expeditions around our village as well as plenty of visitors to keep us busy.