New for 2019; Summer Holiday Club and Funkee Munkee toddler group

This summer, we will be opening a NEW Summer Holiday Clubto help meet the needs of parents and carers in the community. The Holiday Club will welcome children aged 2 to 8 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and be run primarily in our garden and the local environment with lots of walks and adverture.

And in September, we are delighted to announce our Adventure Tots group for 0 to 5’s will become a musical session with Funkee Munkees.The fantastic Declan will be here every Wednesdays 9.30 to 11.00am. This session is open to all children from the community, not just those attending the preschool.

Whitchurch Pre-School is a popular and welcoming pre-school on the western edges of Dorset just a mile from the A35 at Morcombelake. We believe we are one of very few pre-schools in the local area offering such a wide and varied educational environment. As a registered charity, we put our families at the heart of everything we do.

We strongly believe children learn through play and being outside in their natural environment, and therefore spend the vast majority of our time outdoors. Following the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, we offer a fantastic education to children aged 2 to 5 years. We enjoy walking, visits to our garden and park and exploring our environment. We get messy; staff and children alike! It can be cold, and it may be wet but the children will almost always choose to be outside in the park, or in our garden if not visiting alpacas, sheep or cows throughout the village. 

Using the techniques of Forest School with our Forest School Leader (qualified to Level 3), we strongly believe children are happier, develop greater independence and confidence, and become better risk takers and ultimately grow into well rounded little people in our great outdoors. We teach them about their environment; bugs and insects, flowers, trees, rivers and fields etc. and to respect the world around them. They use real tools and a huge variety of resources. Within this learning environment comes numbers, letters, sounds, shapes; we use the world around us to meet the needs of, and compliment, the Early Years Foundation Stages.

If you are interested in attending our Funkee Munkee’s session, in booking a place at the Summer Holiday Club or arranging a place for your child at our pre-school, please contact Marie by emailing, or message through our Facebook page @whitchurchpreschool