0151 639 0202

Our Pre-School Room (3 years to 5 years)

The pre-school room is situated on the first floor of the Nursery and consists of a large play/activity room, with a separate cosy room for relaxation and stories and a dedicated outdoor play area. A typical day would include a selection from the following: Arts and craft, messy play, physical activities (indoor and out), colours, numbers and shapes, ring games, role-play, group activities, story time/quiet time, ICT time, visits to local shops, beach, parks, and libraries.

We also have our friend Pedro who visits the nursery on a weekly basis to lead the children in Spanish lessons and we make the most of our 2 mini buses taking the children on trips across Wirral. The children thrive off these sessions building confidence, self esteem and communication skills.

Lynn, our pre-school lead practitioner and her experinced team plan activities which promote curiosity, resilience, offer challenges and provides awe and wonder of the world around them, in a safe stimulating and inclusive environment. They follow the child's lead and interests to enhance learning so that children have fun, gain in confidence and self-awarness and are able to use their own voices, making choices and sharing ideas and thoughts with others.   

The team promote this by being good role models, leading by example, using good language, displaying strong friendships/bonds with adults and children and by instilling and re-enforcing good values such being kind, respectful and showing empathy towards others. All these attributes are essential parts of the child's learning and things which will set them up for later life experinces. 

The pre-school room follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) and each child's key worker compiles a digital learning journal which parents/carers have access to. We do termly development meetings with parents who are asked to set 3 targets with the key person, these targets form the basis for learning for the next phase. We feel this partnership is very important and is a way of parents and the key worker learning together about the individual child's development. 

If a child is struggling with any area of their development the nursery has a qualified Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator who can offer support to parents and practitioners, we used a number of resources such as WellComm screening and the Listening for Sounds Programme which both support language development and the setting has recently become a Communication Friendly setting achieving accreditation through Elklan. 

As the time approaches for the children to move onto Primary School, we do everything we can to support the children and their parents in an effort to make it a smooth transition. As well as building the foundations for learning we arrange visits to the individual schools and invite the F2 teachers to come into the setting to meet the children and chat with their key person. We prepare the children through many different activites and provide one-page profiles and all about me books which are shared with the respective schools. 

The most important thing to say about our pre-school room is that the children have so much fun, learning through a varity of rich play experiences, in a safe secure and inclusive environment. They learn about themselves, the world around them and the values which are important and will go with them into later life. 

Latest News

Holiday Club

Now taking bookings for May Half Term! The cut-off date for holiday club bookings is Friday the 13th May 2022. Please book early to avoid disappointment - e-mail tori@ashhousedaynursery.co.uk to secure your place.


Update 2022

Update 2022 We are currently updating our website, please call up on 0151 639 0202 for the most up to date information.