Discovery and fun in the heart of the village
Laura Shelley - Chair
Forest Row Pre-School is a place where every day is fun and different. We offer a safe and nurturing setting where your child will be welcomed and inspired. We encourage children to discover and learn in a varied environment including our story den, garden and conservation area. Children have the freedom to play inside or outside whatever the weather, supported by our highly trained staff.
We consider our environment an ‘educator’ too. We set up to provoke awe and wonder in our surroundings, providing invitations to play, tailored to the children in our care.
Materials are carefully considered to prompt learning and exploration. Real life items are used to show we value play and teach consequences. Colours are muted to allow children to add their own and keep from sensory overload. Children are encouraged to move and transport items to suit their own ideas of learning. Cosy nooks provide a safe space to watch or escape to think.
We aim to deliver a space that is a tranquil home from home environment, with exciting and engaging resources carefully placed throughout. We aim to use a mixture of man-made and natural environments and materials to provide this. We use a free-flow approach to in and out, using outdoor space as an additional classroom.
We believe in exploring and being active members of the community, making the most of community green spaces around us and introducing children to local businesses and experiences.