Gumboots and Roots Pre-school

Set in a beautiful village hall in Quainton with a fantastic large outdoor space. Fun, friendly and safe environment for children to learn and play.

The hall has recently been refurbished and the garden is currently under going improvements.

Operating as usual

Photos from Gumboots and Roots Pre-school's post 22/04/2024

Thank you to everyone who voted on our poll over the weekend!

The votes are in and our white guinea pig is called SNOWBALL… and the other called… ROSIE! 🐹🐹

Photos from Gumboots and Roots Pre-school's post 15/04/2024

We have 2 New Guinea pigs this year as Doris and Beryl are happy at my in laws ( where they originally came from) and now we are so lucky to have these 2 little girls 🤗

They are yet to be named but I look forward to hearing what the children name them 🤣 They are going to be so loved and looked after. We have lots planned for them already such as planting our own food to feed them, they have a lovely run where they can spend their day on the grass and we have bought them a big tunnel to play/hide in!

Welcome to the Gumboots family girls 🐹🐹


Our Blossom tree is looking so beautiful 🤗

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The preschool garden has had a lot of love over the Easter weekend! ❤️🪴🪵
- all old logs removed as they were rotting and new ones put back in place
- all new wood chip in the mud kitchen area as the old wood chip was thinning out
- started creating a bug house with old logs/crates. Preschoolers to help us complete it this term…
- signs put in place in planting area
- all outdoor hard flooring pressure washed
- sensory den put in place
- new picnic benches in place in mud kitchen
-guinea pig hutch cleaned and ready for our guinea pigs to return after the Easter break
- sand moved to Wendy house- currently completing inside the Wendy house to add pipes/funnels etc for sand play

A huge thank you for my wonderful in laws and husband for all their help! … ( and to my 2 little helpers- my children)

Last area to complete will be worked on over the coming weeks 😃

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Gumboots annual egg hunt and bonnet parade 🐇🐥
We didn’t let the rain stop us carrying out the event. Thank you to all our wonderful families for joining us.

It’s been another great term and we look forward to a busy summer term. Our guinea pigs will be joining us again and will stay with us until the end of the autumn term, we have caterpillars and chicken eggs coming in May, as well as a ‘Father’s Day stay and play’ session and our summer leavers party for all our big children moving onto school!

We hope you all have a lovely Easter and we will see you back on Tuesday 16th April ☺️

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A few of our Easter tuff trays this week🐥

Our preschoolers love any opportunity to fill…empty…pour…mix…transport…and experiment using different media.
Not only are our tuff trays enjoyable for our preschoolers it also supports children with their fine motor skills, creativity and much more!

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How CUUUTE are the children’s Easter chicks 🐥 ☺️

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💐Flower drawing table 💐

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Our frogspawn have arrived. Some have already changed into tadpoles 🐸
We had some very excited children who have been very curious and have been asking lots of questions 😊

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A huge thank you to one of our parents at Gumboots. Hafsa took the time to come and do a ‘show and tell’ with our preschoolers and teach them more about Ramadan.

The preschoolers were very engaged and enjoyed exploring the items brought in 🌙

Photos from BerryBooks's post 10/03/2024
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Number week 🔢
- Numbered dinosaur hunt
- matching number game
-digger tuff tray finding numbers
-number potato painting
-number lines and magnets
-snakes and ladders and number puzzles
- tracing numbers
-ladybird tuff tray and making ladybird biscuits to match amount of spots
-number writing with chalk outdoors on the floor
-circle times singing number songs

Photos from Gumboots and Roots Pre-school's post 23/02/2024

How lucky are we to have such beautiful trees in our garden! The blossom petals are a great addition to our mud kitchen 🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳


One of natures beauties 🌈

Photos from Gumboots and Roots Pre-school's post 12/01/2024

A few snap shots of our week!
This week has been all about settling back in after the new year and welcoming our new starters.

The children have enjoyed exploring the frost in the garden, making all sorts of creations with play dough, getting busy in the office area and role play and much more!
We are looking forward to the term ahead as we have lots of exciting things planned for the children 😀


We are looking for someone to join our busy preschool. If you love working in childcare and are looking for a new adventure please get in touch with Kerry 📲📞💻

Photos from Gumboots and Roots Pre-school's post 07/12/2023

On Monday we took the whole preschool class to do their Christmas concert rehearsal for the senior group 🎼🎄🎼🎄🎼🎄🎼🎄🎼🎄
They enjoyed a snack and did some colouring with the senior members too!

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How cute are these melting snowmen biscuits ☃️

Photos from Gumboots and Roots Pre-school's post 15/11/2023

Simple yet effective activity that kept children engaged and provided an opportunity for learning shapes and improving fine motor skills ✍🏻

Photos from Gumboots and Roots Pre-school's post 15/11/2023

This afternoon the children used play dough and a range of other resources to create faces/bodies. It was wonderful to see the children’s creations and how different they were.

This activity sparked lots of conversations amongst the children! 😊

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There is something ‘pretty’ special about seeing 2 groups of people, of very different ages, come together 🥰
Our visit to the Senior group today consisted of: drawing, puzzles, reading, having snack and singing.
What a wonderful opportunity for both the senior members and our preschoolers!!

Photos from Gumboots and Roots Pre-school's post 12/11/2023

Remembrance Day 2023

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Happy Diwali to all our families celebrating 🕯️

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We went on a colour hunt in the garden to see the range of colours we could find in our wonderful garden!
Our colour hunt turned into a range of different activities 😊

At Gumboots we always have ‘planned’ activities each day but ultimately we take the children’s lead, this mornings session was a prime example of this!

The preschoolers enjoyed participating in the colour hunt and collected items to match our colour hunt sheet. During our searches we came across bugs which lead us on a bug hunt… then ‘somehow’ we all landed up creating a mini obstacle course!


We are looking for someone to join the Gumboots team 💻📱📞
Please email Kerry for more information ⭐️

Photos from Gumboots and Roots Pre-school's post 17/10/2023

A fee of last weeks Autumn activities:
Nature headbands
Nature wreaths
Leave painting
Rubbings of leaves and bark
Play dough activities
Conker creatures
Conker number activity

Photos from Gumboots and Roots Pre-school's post 09/10/2023

Today we had our first group of children bring in their Autumn walk ‘home work’. We gave all children a bag with a check list of items to see or find and a leaf rubbings sheet.
The preschoolers enjoyed showing their friends during circle time and talking about their findings 🍂🍃

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Gumboots and Roots Pre-school: background

A little bit about me:

My name is Kerry and I started working in childcare 11 years ago after recently moving to the UK from South Africa. I did an apprenticeship through a large nursery where I did all my training then went on to manage the nursery. Since then I have had my own childcare business from home ( Kerry’s Little Berries) where I had an assistant and up to 7 children a day, and my husband and I welcomed our little boy to the world last May.

I have always envisioned having my own childcare setting and I have been looking for a suitable premises for a number of years, I am pleased to say the Saye and Sele Hall in Quainton is worth the wait. Set in a newly refurbished hall offering a big outdoor space for children to explore.

I decided to re-name the business to GUMBOOTS AND ROOTS PRE-SCHOOL :

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Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 6pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 6pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 6pm
Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 3pm

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