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Hedge End Village Hall Preschool is situated in the old library building of the Village Hall, St John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF.


Our car park is just off Allotment Road, which is the one-way lane from Burseldon Road running behind the Police Station.




Hampshire School Calendar 2020-2021


Autumn Term 2020


7th September - 18th December 2020

Half Term 26th - 30th October

INSET Days 17th & 18th December


Spring Term 2021


4th January - 1st April

Half Term 15th - 19th February


Summer Term 2021


19th April - 23rd July

Half Term 31st May - 4th June

INSET Days 21st, 22nd & 23rd July











Our Vision

We have a clear Vision of what we want to achieve at Hedge End Village Hall Preschool:

  • To provide a home from home environment which is friendly, loving, nurturing, respectful, and for the children to feel safe and secure.
  • We promote and maintain a safe and secure environment that creates an opportunity for children to develop and grow in a positive manner.
  • To provide an environment that is inclusive and enriched and that offers a high standard of education in a stimulating environment.
  • Our children thrive because they are encouraged to develop their capabilities as successful learners, confident individuals and are well grounded, loved and valued for being themselves.
  • We believe in nurturing links between families and the preschool as this is a successful partnership to help the children grow.
  • We also help all children to prepare for their future steps.


Our Mission Statement

At Hedge End Village Hall Preschool our mission is to provide quality childcare in a home from home, safe, loving, and stimulating environment. We are committed to providing excellent standards of childcare and preschool education, following the government curriculum. A caring, cooperative preschool environment promotes cultural values and supports positive relationships and respectful interaction which can be seen through our British Values which are always promoted in our setting. Hedge End Village Hall Preschool actively promotes the fundamental values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and the mutual respect and tolerance of those who have different faiths and beliefs. These are interpreted for our youngest children through; learning right from wrong; modelling mutual respect, positive relationships and offering second had experiences (such as stories and learning through media); learning to take turns and share and by challenging negative stereotypes.

By this every child is valued, confident and feel safe and secure to be able to achieve their own goals and achievements. We take advantage of teachable moments that happen every day by fostering the intellectual, creative, social, emotional, and physical growth and development of our children to inspire lifelong commitment to learning. Hedge End Village Hall Preschool has a strong partnership between home and preschool, liaising closely with parents, other professionals and linking with our community.


Our Core Values


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R espect for all

E ducation

S haring

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H elpful

O pportunity

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Our Preschool Day:


9.00am                          Doors open, Children’s self- registration


Throughout the morning the children will be exploring around the room and outside provision where we focus on “in the moment” with them. This is where we let the children learn through what their interests are that day and next steps are achieved instantly.


9.30am                          Children to sit in keyworker groups to see what they would like to do today.

9.35 – 11am                   Snack bar opens.

11.35am                        Tidy up time.

11.45am                        Cohort groups activity (adult-led) followed by singing.

12.00noon                      Doors open, afternoon children joining for lunch.

12.10pm                         Hand washing & sit down for lunch.

12.30pm         

    

Throughout the afternoon the children will be exploring around the room and outside provision where we focus on “in the moment” with them. This is where we let the children learn through what their interests are that day and next steps are achieved instantly.


1.45-2.15pm                   Preparation to begin activities with the children and snack bar opens.

2.15pm                          Tidy up time.

2.20pm                           Keyworker groups talking about experiences of the day.

2.30pm                           Doors open for leavers, Music & Movement for the remaining children.

3.00pm                           Doors open and preschool closes.




If you would like to join our Preschool, you can download an application form here.


Please call Becky on 01489 795546 to enquire about availability and funding.



We offer the following sessions Monday to Friday, term time only (38 weeks per year)


Morning Sessions are 9/9.30am to 12/1pm


Afternoon Sessions are 12/1pm - 2:30/3pm


The children have their lunch between 12pm and 1pm.


All day sessions are 9/9.30am - 2.30/3pm.



Use your 15 hours of Early Years Education funding in the way that best suits you and your child. If your child does not yet qualify for funding, or you wish to take up additional hours, we charge £5.20 per hour.


We accept the 2 year old funding - to check your eligibility for this, please click here.


We also have a limited number of spaces for the 30 hours extended funding, please get in touch with us to check latest availability.



Please note that children will need to bring in their own healthy snack for each session they attend. Please call us if you have any questions on this policy.