The Pre-School at Andoversford
Come and join our thriving Early Years Hub!
The Pre-School at Andoversford is fully integrated with Andoversford Primary School and has therefore adopted all policies associated with Andoversford Primary School. Some additional policies and procedures are in place which specifically relate to the Early Years. These can be found below:
Key Information about The Pre-School at Andoversford
|The Pre-School at Andoversford Application Form.docx||Download|
|Pre School Toileting Policy 2022.pdf||Download|
|Health Visitor Toilet Training Information.pdf||Download|
|Pre School Food and Drink Policy 2022.pdf||Download|
|Pre School Sun Safety Policy 2022.pdf||Download|
|Pre School FAQs 2023 Updated Version.pdf||Download|
The Pre-School at Andoversford...
...we offer a unique Early Years experience!
Children in the Nursery Year (YN, which starts the September following their 3rd birthday), join Ash Class alongside pupils in their Reception Year. Together they begin their learning adventure by following a teacher-led journey through the Early Years.
Parents can follow the journey on the Ash Class page of the website. We also use Tapestry to share what your child is getting up to during the day.
Help with Funding
All 3 to 4-year-olds in England can get 570 free childcare hours per year. It’s usually taken as 15 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year. You can use your funded hours for a place at The Pre-School at Andoversford. Your child can be enrolled in full-day, morning or afternoon sessions to use the hours, however we suggest a minimum commitment of 15 hours per week to gain experience across a wider range of learning activities.
While planning to launch our new Early Years Hub, we have completed lots of research and visited other settings for advice. A key message which may be helpful for parents, was to choose a morning session rather than an afternoon if you would like your child to do a half-day. This is because social interactions and activities often start at the beginning of the day and children arriving later can find it challenging to join in with their friends when they have missed the start of something.
We offer the option to book additional chargeable sessions, which can be paid for by invoice, tax-free childcare schemes or you may be entitled to additional funding. More information about support with funding options can be found here: