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A sound first stepping stone in Early Years Education where children flourish as happy, confident & secure individuals, well prepared for the move to primary school.
Based at Whilton Village Hall, we are within easy reach of The Bringtons, and being only 10 minutes drive from Daventry & Long Buckby, we are also the preferred pre-school of discerning parents from Daventry, Norton, Welton, Watford and The Haddons.
Brington & Whilton Pre-school is situated in a quiet rural village. The group takes full advantage of this countryside location and nature walks and village outings are an important part of the curriculum.
The Pre-school is registered with the Northampton Early Years Development and Child Care Partnership and provides structured activities for children aged 2 years to 5 years. The group receives funding for 3 year olds in the term after they are 3 and all 4 year olds.
The Pre-school structures activities around areas of Learning and Development as recommended Early Years Foundation Stage. These are:
Children are given the opportunity to learn by playing with a wide variety of activities including:
Children are provided with a snack (which varies with the current topic) and a drink of milk or water during all sessions. Water is available at all times during Pre-School.
The pre-school has been given the use of the local Spinney and is in the process of creating a garden in which the children will be able to dig and explore by growing flowers and vegetables. When outdoors, children have the freedom to explore, to take risks and discover the real world with all their senses, this can have a positive effect on a children's self esteem and confidence. At various times throughout the school year the pre-school joins with Brington Primary School for joint activities.
Read the Early Years Foundation Stage Guide for Parents
Sessions are held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (during term time). These run from 9.30am to 1.00pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Children have a healthy packed lunch which is provided by the parent. Children can be picked up at 12 noon if parents do not wish their children to stay for the longer session. At collection time, parents/carers are requested to wait outside the hall until the session has ended.
The Pre-school manager is Mrs Jenny Holman
In the first instance please contact the Pre-school manager Mrs Jenny Holman
Fees are currently £7.75 per session for children under 3 and £3.92 per hour for children over 3. Lunch sessions cost £2.25 which is payable on invoice - see Charging Policy. No reduction of fees can be given for illness or holidays. One month's notice must be given for a child leaving or full fees in lieu of notice must be paid.
The Manager and two members of staff support each Pre-school sessions. Parents are welcome to support us at any time they wish. A committee runs the Pre-school and all parents are invited to become members. Meetings are held approximately once a term. The group is a member of the Pre-School Learning Alliance and as a charity has adopted the PLA Constitution.
Please notify the Manager or a staff member if someone other than the parent or usual carer is to collect the child. This should be written in the Collection Book.
If your child has any problems, medical or otherwise, please discuss these with a member of staff.
The group operates under a number of policies including Equal Opportunities, Child Protection and an Admission policy. Policies are on the notice board for your reference.
The following documents that can be viewed, downloaded and printed are in PDF format. If you need to get the free Adobe Reader please click the logo below.
'All my children have loved the intimate setting of Whilton and Brington Pre-school, as a small pre-school it works hard to give a great start to all the children that attend.'Parent – July 2012
'Brington and Whilton was a fantastic introduction to schooling and social play for my child. The gentle and familiar feel of the group made her feel safe and confident within the setting.'Parent – July 2012
'Brington and Whilton Pre-school provides a happy and nurturing environment and my child always looked forward to her mornings there.'Parent – July 2012