Virginia Water Community Pre-School

Virginia Water Community Pre-School is set in the heart of Virginia Water and has been established f

Operating as usual

Photos from Virginia Water Community Pre-School's post 01/03/2024

This week we learnt about transport, including road safety. We made vehicles out of junk modelling such as aeroplanes, trains, rockets and dump trucks. We built vehicles with our construction resources and had fun with our traffic lights and road signs outside.🚗🚦🚧

Photos from Virginia Water Community Pre-School's post 01/03/2024

Being read to provides comfort for children, improving their concentration and focus. It gives children knowledge to understand and talk about the world around them. When children understand what is being read this helps them understand how words, phrases and sentences are put together.

Photos from Virginia Water Community Pre-School's post 01/03/2024

St David’s Day🌼🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

10/02/2024

Wishing all our families a wonderful half term week.

Photos from Virginia Water Community Pre-School's post 02/02/2024

Physical development both fine motor and gross motor skills are a prime area of the EYFS. We give the children plenty of opportunities to strengthen their muscles, develop their coordination skills, improve their core strength and perfect their balance. We take trips to our local park, encourage use of various equipment inside and outside preschool and have Pssportscoaching once a week.

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Fun in the sunshine at the local park today…gross motor skills in action!

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Learning about occupations and the people who help us in our community. Always great when
Little City - North Surrey come to visit us.

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Learning about occupations…
Arlo came to visit us, we learnt how to care for a pet and what they need us to do and provide to look after them properly🐶💙

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Understanding the world around us…a lovely walk to the local shops this week.
New language, new vocabulary, new experiences and new found confidence.
Thank you to Base Nineteen barbers, Armadillo cafe, Londis shop & post office and Launder & Press launderette for accommodating our little people.

15/12/2023

Merry Christmas to all our staff, children and families🎄🧑‍🎄

07/12/2023

Our philosophy is based on the belief that children learn best when exposed to a challenging environment that offers a variety of meaningful hands-on activities and experiences.

Just Playing Poem by Anita Wadley

When I am building in the block room,
Please don’t say I’m “Just Playing.”
For, you see, I’m learning as I play,
About balance and shapes.
Who knows, I may be an an architect someday.
When I am getting all dressed up,
Setting the table, caring for the babies,
Don’t get the idea I’m “Just Playing.”
For, you see, I’m learning as I play.
I’m expressing myself and being creative.
I may be an artist or an inventor someday.
When you see me sitting in a chair
“Reading” to an imaginary audience,
Please don’t laugh and think I’m “Just Playing.”
For, you see, I’m learning as I play.
I may be a teacher someday.
When you see me combing the bushes for bugs,
Or packing my pockets with choice things I find,
Don’t pass it off as “Just Play.”
For, you see, I’m learning as I play.
I may be a scientist someday.
When you see me engrossed in a puzzle or some
“plaything” at my school,
Please don’t feel that time is wasted in “Play.”
For, you see, I’m learning as I play.
I’m learning to solve problems and concentrate.
I may be in business some day.
When you see me cooking or tasting foods,
Please don’t think that because I enjoy it, it is “Just Play.”
For, you see, I’m learning as I play.
I’m learning to follow directions and see differences.
I may be a cook someday.
When you see me learning to skip, hop, run, and move my body,
Please don’t say I’m “Just Playing.”
For, you see, I’m learning as I play.
I’m learning how my body works.
I may be a doctor, nurse, or athlete someday.
When you ask me what I’ve done at school today,
And I say, I “Just played.”
Please don’t misunderstand me.
For, you see, I’m learning as I play.
I’m learning to enjoy and be successful at my work,
I’m preparing for tomorrow.
Today, I am a child and my work is play.

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Children in Need 2023
A day full of crafts, biscuit decorating and kindness💕

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Happy Diwali!
Understanding the World, Learning about different religions and cultures and sharing experiences🌍🪔

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We learnt about Remembrance Day this week and why we wear poppies to remember.
‘Lest we forget’

21/10/2023

Wishing all our families a fantastic half term break.

06/10/2023

🌟 Boost Your Child's Learning Potential: Tips for Parents 🌟

We all want the best for our little ones, and nurturing their learning potential is a top priority. Here are some fantastic tips to help your child flourish in their educational journey! 📚🚀

1️⃣ Create a Supportive Environment: Designate a cosy and clutter-free study space where your child can focus and feel inspired. Keep distractions at bay to encourage concentration.

2️⃣ Embrace Learning Through Play: Learning isn't just about books! Engage in educational games and activities that spark curiosity and imagination.

3️⃣ Read Together, Grow Together: Reading is a magical gateway to knowledge. Spend quality time with your child, reading their favourite stories or exploring new ones together.

4️⃣ Encourage Questions: Curiosity is the key to learning. Always welcome your child's questions and provide thoughtful answers to fuel their inquisitive minds.

5️⃣ Celebrate Progress, Not Just Results: Praise your child's efforts, regardless of the outcome. Positive reinforcement boosts their confidence and motivates them to keep trying.

6️⃣ Set Realistic Goals: Work with your child to set achievable goals, fostering a sense of accomplishment with each milestone reached.

7️⃣ Foster a Love for Learning: Find out what subjects excite your child and encourage them to explore those interests further.

8️⃣ Be a Role Model: Children learn by example. Show your enthusiasm for learning and share your own knowledge and experiences with them.

9️⃣ Balance and Breaks: Ensure a healthy balance between study and playtime. Regular breaks help in retaining information and prevent burnout.

🔟 Patience and Perseverance: Learning journeys have ups and downs. Be patient, supportive, and encourage your child to persevere through challenges.

Let's work together to unlock the full potential of our amazing children! 🌈

Share these tips with other parents and spread the love for learning! 💖

(Note: Always remember to adapt these tips to suit your child's unique needs and learning style!)

02/10/2023

🌼🌱 We love gardening and it also has loads of benefits! 🌱🌼

Gardening involves problem-solving, critical thinking, and decision-making, all of which are important skills for children to develop. It also provides an opportunity for children to learn about science and nature.

29/09/2023

Healthy Snack Ideas for Active Toddlers! 🌱

We know how important it is to keep our little ones fuelled with the right snacks, especially when they're on the go and full of energy. Here are some healthy snack ideas that'll keep those active toddlers happy and satisfied:

🥕 Crunchy Veggie Sticks: Carrot, cucumber, and pepper strips are not only vibrant but also rich in vitamins. Add a small pot of hummus for that extra flavour!

🍎 Apple & Cheese Delight: Slice up some juicy apples and pair them with bite-sized chunks of mild cheddar cheese.

🥗 Mini Wrap-Ups: Roll up lean turkey or chicken with a spread of cream cheese and some lettuce in whole wheat tortillas. Cut them into cute pinwheels for a playful twist.

🍌 Banana Pops: Dip banana halves in yoghurt, roll in crushed cereal, and freeze. These frozen banana pops are a cool treat packed with potassium.

🥚 Protein Pouches: Hard-boiled eggs are protein-packed powerhouses. You can even make egg salad with a dash of Greek yoghurt.

🍇 Berry Blast: Mix up a variety of blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries for a burst of antioxidants and natural sweetness.

Remember, variety is important – so don't hesitate to switch up the snacks to keep things exciting for your little ones. Always keep water handy to keep them hydrated during all their adventures!

Share your own snack ideas, or let us know which ones your toddlers love the most. Let's keep our children nourished and full of vitality! 🌟

22/09/2023

Are you ready to embark on a bilingual journey with your little language enthusiasts? 🌟 Here are some exciting activities that'll make learning languages an adventure:

🎨 Language Through Art: Create bilingual picture books. Draw or print pictures, label them in both languages and enjoy a creative way to expand your vocabulary.

🎶 Multilingual Music: Sing songs and rhymes in different languages. It's a wonderful way to introduce new sounds and rhythms to curious ears.

🧩 Dual-Language Puzzles: Work on puzzles with words in one language on one side and another on the flip side. Engaging and educational!

🌈 Colourful Vocabulary: Label objects around the house with sticky notes in two languages. This transforms your home into a language-rich environment.

🎲 Bilingual Board Games: Play games that involve reading, speaking, and understanding words in both languages. It's competitive learning at its best!

🌐 Virtual Adventures: Explore online resources like bilingual story apps and language learning websites designed especially for kids.

🍳 Cooking in Two Languages: Follow recipes in both languages, teaching cooking terms while preparing delicious treats from around the world.

🗺️ Cultural Stories: Read folktales and stories from different cultures. Discuss the morals and values, broadening their understanding of the world.

With these activities, language learning becomes an exploration of culture and communication. Share your bilingual adventures with us using . Let's celebrate the beauty of languages together!

15/09/2023

Try this delightful Moon Dough recipe and see your little one's imagination come alive! 🌚✨

All you need is the following:

1/2 cup Potato Starch
1/2 cup Flour
2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
Food Colouring
Glitter (optional)

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, potato starch and coconut oil.

Use your hands to mix the ingredients together. The moon dough should be able to hold its shape when you mould it, but crumble apart easily when you break it.

To make it more interesting add food colouring and glitter! 🥰

If the mixture is too dry, add a little more oil. If it's too wet, add a little more flour.

Store the moon dough in an airtight container or a Ziploc bag.

That's it! Moon dough is a great sensory activity that can keep children entertained for hours.

11/09/2023

Discovering the magic of paint! 🌟👩‍🎨

The joy of creative expression comes to life as our little artists embark on colourful journeys with paint! 🎨🎉 With different shapes in hand and hearts full of imagination, they immerse themselves in a world of vibrant hues, where every stroke tells a unique story. 🌈💫

08/09/2023

Make potions with your little ones at home! 🏠💛

Potion-making can be a fantastic indoor activity for kids to enjoy at home, as well as a fun summer activity.

It's easy❗

Gather a few bowls of ingredients such as water, milk, food colouring, baking soda, essential oils, and more. Provide spoons or other utensils, and let the children unleash their creativity as they concoct their own unique potions.

Making potions is an excellent way for children to engage their imaginations and explore different textures, colours, and scents while having fun with sensory play. Plus, it can also be a subtle way to introduce basic scientific concepts and promote fine motor skills development as they measure, pour, and mix their ingredients.

06/09/2023

The children LOVE sensory and investigative activities! 💡🔍

Engaging in these activities not only brings joy and excitement but also promotes various areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Let's explore how these activities complement important developmental areas:

👉 Sensory and investigative activities often involve hands-on exploration, encouraging the children to manipulate objects, pour, scoop, and touch different materials. These actions strengthen their hand muscles, improve hand-eye coordination, and enhance their fine motor skills, setting a strong foundation for future writing, drawing, and self-care tasks. 🖐️✂️🔢

👉 Sensory and investigative activities provide a canvas for children to unleash their creativity and imagination. This creativity nurtures their cognitive development, problem-solving skills, and self-expression. 🎨🌟

👉 Sensory and investigative activities naturally spark children's curiosity and desire to explore the world around them. By providing opportunities to investigate, ask questions, and make discoveries, we fuel their natural curiosity and instil a love for learning. 🌍🔍🔬

04/09/2023

🌿🌼 Embracing the wonders of gardening brings a range of benefits to our little ones! 🌱🌈

Not only is gardening a delightful and hands-on activity, but it also cultivates essential skills that contribute to children's overall development. As they engage in gardening, they naturally encounter problem-solving situations, stimulating their critical thinking abilities. They learn to make decisions, such as choosing which plants to grow or how to care for them, fostering independence and responsibility. 🌿🌱🤔

31/08/2023

We believe that parents sow the seeds of self-belief and blossoming dreams in their little ones' hearts. 🌻💕

23/08/2023

It's true, even very young children can experience stress and anxiety, particularly during times of change or upheaval. However, there are numerous simple activities that you can do together to support your little ones in learning how to calm themselves. 🌈🤗💕

1️⃣ Mindful Breathing: Encourage your child to take slow, deep breaths while counting to calm their body and mind. You can make it fun by pretending to blow away imaginary bubbles or holding a small object on their tummy as they breathe in and out.

2️⃣ Sensory Play: Engage your child's senses with calming activities such as playing with kinetic sand, finger painting, or exploring a sensory bin filled with rice or beans. Sensory play can help them focus their attention and find relaxation through tactile experiences.

3️⃣ Nature Walks: Take leisurely walks together in nature, allowing your child to observe and connect with the natural environment. Encourage them to notice the sights, sounds, and textures around them, which can have a calming and grounding effect.

4️⃣ Yoga or Stretching: Introduce gentle yoga poses or stretching exercises suitable for young children. This can help them release tension, improve body awareness, and promote relaxation. There are many child-friendly yoga resources available online.

5️⃣ Storytime and Guided Imagery: Choose calming books or listen to guided imagery recordings designed for children. These activities can transport them to peaceful, imaginary worlds, promoting relaxation and providing a sense of comfort.

Remember to create a supportive and nurturing environment for your child, offering them reassurance, understanding, and love. By engaging in these calming activities together, you can help your little ones develop valuable self-regulation skills that will benefit them throughout their lives. 🌸

18/08/2023

🎨 At Virginia Water Community Pre School, we believe in nurturing creativity! 🌟 Creative activities empower children to express themselves, think outside the box, and develop problem-solving skills.

Whether it's painting, building, or storytelling, creativity fuels their curiosity and confidence. It's a tool for growth that enhances communication and emotional intelligence.

Through creative exploration, children learn to embrace mistakes as part of the learning process, fostering resilience.

Our dedicated team fosters a supportive environment where imagination knows no bounds.

Join us in celebrating the vibrant masterpieces and innovative thoughts our young minds create every day! 👩‍🎨🧑‍🎨

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Beechmont Avenue
Virginia Water
GU254EY

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 3pm
Tuesday 9am - 3pm
Wednesday 9am - 3pm
Thursday 9am - 3pm
Friday 9am - 3pm
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