About Us

We are a registered charity, committee run, seasonal Pre-School.

Our Aims

We aim to provide a safe, caring, and stimulating environment in which children can learn through play in a constructive manner with children of a similar age.

 

Work in partnership with parents to gain knowledge of each individual child and their experiences.

 

Add to the life and well-being of its local community; and for children to develop an understanding of how other people live.

 

Offer children and their parents a service, working within a framework, which ensures the quality of opportunity for all children and their families.

 

To follow the Early Learning Goals for the foundation stage to ensure the children are learning through a variety of planned and purposeful activities.

Location

We are based in Cliffe Woods, Rochester, Kent ME3 8UJ

Ages

We have two rooms available:

Caterpillar:  2 – 3 years

Butterfly: 3 – 4 years (until they leave for reception)

Sessions

We are open 38 weeks per year 9am – 3pm. Please visit our Sessions & Fees page to find out more.

Virtual Tour

Due to the current Pandemic we have put together a Virtual Tour of our Pre-School. Please take a look below and contact us if you have any further questions.

Curriculum

Our setting believes children start to learn about the world around them from the moment they are born. The care and education offered by Cliffe Woods Pre-School helps children to continue to do this by providing all of the children with interesting activities that are right for their age and stage of development.

From children between the ages of 3 and 5 years, the Pre-School provides a curriculum for the foundation stage of education. The curriculum is set out in a document, published by the Qualification & Curriculum Authority and the Department for Education & Skills, and ‘Curriculum Guidance for foundation’; Cliffe Woods Pre-School follows this guidance.

The guidance divides children’s learning and development into six areas:

Personal, Social and emotional development

Physical Development

Mathematical development

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Communication, Language and Literacy development

Knowledge and understanding of the world

Creative Development

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What Our Families are Saying

“My daughter has had the most amazing time at Cliffe Woods Pre-School. The outdoor play area s just lovely, the staff are friendly and she made lots of friends. She has now moved on to ‘big’ school and often talks of the pre-school and how much she misses it. Thanks for making her pre-school years so special.”

“Can’t recommend the pre-school highly enough, such fantastic environment for the children to grown up in, the facilities are second to none and the staff fantastic!”

“My son graduated from pre-school today, he has loved going each day, has made lovely friends,  has gained so much confidence and learnt so much. He is going to miss all the staff, they all do a fantastic job. Thank you everyone!”