Pre-school

“Learn through play and have fun”

The All Saint' Pre-school is a voluntary group, run by a committee of parents. Sessions are held in the
Blackwell Hall from Mondays to Fridays between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

The Pre-school is registered to take fourteen children per session in the care of three staff and accepts children aged from two to Reception Class age. We also offer training placements for students on childcare courses. The Pre-school follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.

The All Saints' pre-school is a member of the Integrated Early Years and Community Partnership.

The Pre-school obtained 'outstanding' from the last
OFSTED inspection in December 2007 and has been re-accredited 'Quality Assured - Investers in Children' as from October 2007.

Our group is a member of Harrow’s Early Years’ Development and Childcare partnership as well as the Pre-School Learning Alliance.

We welcome children of all faiths and none.

Contact
Ann Nash for more details and applications.


Opening of Pre-School Garden

All Saints, Harrow Weald has celebrated the opening of an outdoor play area within the church grounds. With a grant of £35,000.00 awarded by Harrow Council from locally delegated Department for Children, Schools and Families funds, a muddy area at the back of the church has been transformed into a creative play and learning resource. The outdoor play area was designed by the school grounds charity, Learning Through Landscapes. Features include an amphitheatre for story telling, an outdoor stage, a gazebo, tree seats, flower beds to be tended by the children and a tarmac area for all weather play and trike riding.

Ann Nash, leader of the All Saints’ Pre-School is very enthusiastic about the project. ‘The garden is a fantastic resource. Our children will now be able to play and learn out of doors throughout the year. We are very grateful for the generous support we have received through Harrow Council.’

Harrow Early Years advisory teacher Catherine Alderson commented ‘By learning on a big scale outside, through the rich experiences that can be afforded outdoors, children will gain stimulus and motivation ton develop their language and communication.’

Councillor Christine Bednall, the Children’s Portfolio Holder for Harrow Council, praised the initiative. ‘This is just the kind of community initiative and partnership we are seeking to encourage in Harrow. It’s a great project.’

The garden project is phase one in developing the grounds and buildings of All Saints’ for greater community use. The plans include remodelling the vestries to enhance the pre-school provision and work with young people; exploration of options for energy consumption to be more efficient; restoration of the historic Butterfield mosaics and creating facilities for local schools to use the grounds for environmental and outdoor education.