Ofsted Inspection October 2018
We are delighted to advise you that we have been rated 'Good' by Ofsted in their inspection on 10th October 2018. The inspector liked all the improvements we have made over the last few months and commented that we were well on our way to being Outstanding.
Angmering Village Preschool is a small, traditional style preschool situated in the heart of Angmering Village, established for over 20 years. We offer a very friendly welcome for you and your child and pride ourselves on getting to know our children and their families, building strong relationships with them.
We are situated in the Village Hall on Station Road. We use the main hall which is a bright spacious room with plenty of space. There are new construction, small world and art trollies that allow the children access to a wide range of equipment and a lovely role play kitchen that is especially popular with our younger children. We also have a large secure garden with an all-weather surface area and a lawned area. There are new ‘wendy houses’ that enable the children to independently choose and access what they wish to play with. We also have a very popular mud kitchen and digging pit, music wall, water wall and lots more equipment to inspire the children’s play.
From 16th January 2017, we are operating from a split site. To enable us to be able to offer longer hours, we are opening at the Scout Headquarters, Rectory Lane, Angmering (just around the corner from the Village Hall), in the afternoons. The hall here is bright and spacious and we have trollies here too, so the children can access a wide range of equipment independently. The Scout Headquarters is situated on the edge of Fletcher’s Field and there is a public play area that we will be using initially. We hope to be able to offer Forest School type activities in the very near future.
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage and the children are able to choose from a wide range of equipment to play on their own, together with their peers or an adult.
There is always some form of painting/craft activity/play-dough or messy play.
Sand and water play are available every day
Construction toys such as duplo and lego
Small World toys such as cars, trains and dolls
Outdoor play whatever the weather!
Books are always available to look at or share with an adult
Plus lots more!
There are various “Small Group Opportunities” throughout the morning to read stories using a range of props, science experiments, activities to build the children’s fine motor skills, early phonics to build the children’s listening and concentrating skills in preparation for school, musical activities and lots more.
We have a fantastic library with specially made ‘story bags’ that children are able to borrow to share at home. These have puppets that help engage the children to retell the story, building their language and comprehension skills. We also have ‘busy bags’ to borrow that enable the children to build their fine motor skills in preparation for writing in fun ways.
We look forward to meeting new families and to showing you round our preschool.
Come and see us soon!!