The pre-school is ideally placed within the school grounds with easy access to the main school playground in addition to having its own entrance via St Simon’s Road. The pre-school has its own car park and safe pedestrian entrance, both of which have security gates.
For families with children at St Swithun’s Catholic Primary School, the white gates, which connect the pre-school to the main playground, are opened and manned at the start and end of each school day.
Sunbeams has two large rooms, one upstairs and one downstairs. Both rooms have a quiet area, messy area and construction area, and there is an interactive whiteboard downstairs. A range of toys, books and equipment ensure children experience well-planned learning opportunities that excite and engage, giving the opportunity to explore and learn through free play.
The pre-school also benefits from custom-built children’s toilet areas on both floors, a kitchen area for snack preparation and a private meeting room for parents/carers and staff.
The outdoor garden area allows free-flow play and activities both indoors and outdoors all year round. The outdoor area benefits from Astroturf, a large sand pit, a mud area and kitchen for exploration and messy play, outdoor water activities and growing area.
As well as our purpose-built pre-school building and well-resourced rooms, children benefit from using the school’s facilities. Our pre-school children have regular access to:
- Range of bikes, scooters, and large outdoor equipment
- School’s play park
- iPads, tablets, and laptops
- Art, DT, and cookery studio
- Music room
- Hall for games and dance sessions