welcome

to Eckington Under Fives Pre-school & Forest school.

We are a 'not for profit' making organisation and a registered charity and we are an important part of the village community.

We are committed to providing a safe, caring and stimulating environment to enable all children to learn and grow to their full potential; to encourage children’s self-esteem and confidence to achieve the very best foundations and skills to take with them to the next stage in their learning journey.

We aim to create a happy, warm and friendly environment, where all children are loved, valued and respected equally.

Pre-school

Daily sessions for children aged 2 – 4 years, in a nurturing setting with highly qualified and experienced staff. We encourage creativity and curiosity as children explore our ever changing activities with an emphasis on outdoor learning and natural resources.

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Forest School

Children enjoy a range of activities from investigating mini beasts to using ropes and pulleys, creating natural art works to being nature detectives, building dens and much more.

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Babies & Toddlers

A variety of activities each week, from music and movement to stories, instruments and singing to sensory play, to suit the different needs of children aged 0-3 years.

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Forest Tots

Forest Tots is a weekly session for Toddlers and their Carers to come and experience our Forest School way of playing, exploring and learning. Forest Tots gives very young children the opportunity to enjoy outdoor learning and Forest School experiences.

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About Us

Who we are

Eckington Under Fives was founded in May 1978 by two local mums and since then we have gone from strength to strength.
We provide good quality pre-school education to all children in the local area from the age of 2 years until they start school.

What we do

Our sessions are centred on child initiated learning experiences, free flow, small and whole group adult-initiated teaching, using both the indoor and outdoor environments.
Timings in the sessions are flexible as staff will respond to children’s levels of engagement and learning needs.

Where are we?

Eckington Under Fives Pre-school and Forest School is based in Eckington near Pershore. Within a beautiful rural village setting, almost hidden from the outside world, the children experience a learning environment that constantly changes. There is also plenty of safe drop off space in our car park.

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A day in our life

 

As children do not make a distinction between play and learning we offer both planned and spontaneous opportunities that allow them to develop and learn in different ways.

Carefully planned opportunities will encourage a child to learn valuable concepts and skills to enable them to develop individually and to reach their full potential.

Our sessions are centred on child initiated learning experiences, free flow & small and whole group adult-initiated teaching, using both the indoor and outdoor environments. The timings are flexible as the staff will respond to children’s levels of engagement and learning needs.

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