Willow Tree Pre-school offers a truly astonishing variety of activities! We encourage everything from modelling with play dough to baking cakes, or role-playing in the home corner. Spending time looking at books or sharing stories and songs, making music, playing on the computer, investigating plants and the world around them are just some of the activities your child will be a part of. As well as making sure they have a great time, our aim is to help the children develop a wide range of skills.
Willow Tree believes that care and education are equally important in the experience which we offer children. The routines and activities that make up the day in the setting are provided in ways that help each child to feel that she/he is a valued member of the setting. We help children to gain from the social experience of being part of a group and provide them with opportunities to learn. Willow tree aims to ensure the safety of each child and help them to value learning.
We organise our sessions so that the children can choose from, and work at, a range of activities. This helps the children to build up their ability to select and work through a task to its completion. We help and encourage the children to take part in adult-led small and large group activities. This introduces them to new experiences and helps them to gain new skills, as well as helping them to learn to work with others. Outdoor activities contribute to children’s health, their physical development and their knowledge of the world around them. The children have the opportunity, and are encouraged, to take part in outdoor child-chosen and adult-led activities, as well as those provided in the indoor playroom(s).
Equipment, toys and resources
The pre-school provides toys and equipment to offer children opportunities independently or with adult assistance to develop new skills and concepts in the course of their play and exploration. The equipment we provide is appropriate for the ages and stages of the children. It offers challenges to develop physical, social, personal and intellectual skills. It features positive images of people both male and female and from a range of ethnic and cultural groups with different abilities. The equipment provided is made of a range of man made and natural resources and conforms to all relevant safety regulations and is sound, well made and value for money.
All toys equipment and resources will enable children with adult support to develop individual potential and move towards required learning goals.