The Almonds Pre-School operates from the very spacious well appointed Village Hall adjacent to the local Lower School in the picturesque village of Bromham.The pre-school has been established since 1966 and we are proud of the fact that we have very long serving members of staff. We operate during term time only between the hours of 9 am through till 12 noon with the option of staying till 1pm with a healthy packed lunch.
We have an extensive range of equipment & resources, which is upgraded and added to on a regular basis. Children during the session are allowed freedom to interact with other children as well as adults in order to maximise their social skills. It is important that children learn at an early age to develop relationships, begin to behave in an appropriate manner and be happy and confident.
During the session children can participate in all sorts of activities, play with other children, alongside other children or in large/small groups. They can use and enjoy books; they can increase their fine motor skills by using brushes, scissors and other appropriate tools. They have the opportunity to develop gross motor skills by climbing, running and balancing on large equipment. They can develop many other skills whilst participating in one/one adult directed activities.We encourage singing, rhymes, games and action based activities by use of a variety of musical instruments including taped musical accompaniments.
All children are expected to wear soft shoes and have matching drawstring bags. This encourages recognition of belongings and develops personal independence.
We have a good relationship with our local lower school and teachers visit the pre-school children on a number of occasions prior to transferring which gives the children the opportunity to become familiar with what will be their new classes and teachers.
We have two musical mornings during the year, a summer outing for the school leavers and a Christmas party. We also have sports day and other events as needed.