Swallows Pre-school, Sampford Arundel

Swallows Pre-school, Sampford Arundel

Swallows Preschool is a small, caring setting, run by highly qualified and experienced staff. Learni

Operating as usual


Does anyone have any good quality jigsaw puzzles, especially floor puzzles of approx 20-25 pieces that we could have for preschool? Ours are all missing pieces!


I am in the process of merging this page with the Stawley Under Fives page. Please follow Stawley Preschool for Under Fives for updates.

NRO L-111 Launch 15/06/2021

We just watched a live rocket launch!


NRO L-111 Launch UPDATE: We're holding the count due to storms in the area and will delay the start of the live stream. Stay tuned for updates!A Northrop Grumman Corporation ...


Road closed at the Beambridge! If you're coming from Stawley direction, you'll need to divert through Whiteball

Photos from Swallows Pre-school, Sampford Arundel's post 17/11/2020

Today we read Zog and talked about what 'zig-zagged' means. We made a zig-zaggy road to follow on the floor.

Photos from Swallows Pre-school, Sampford Arundel's post 16/11/2020

Sometimes, all it takes to start us on a learning adventure is a spider!


Are you hoping for your child to start at either Stawley Under Fives or Swallows in September? We need to hear from you!

Please contact Becky on 07753552736 Monday-Friday or contact us on [email protected]

Photos from Swallows Pre-school, Sampford Arundel's post 10/06/2020

Fun at the field!

Hungry Little Minds 18/05/2020


Hungry Little Minds Your child’s brain grows the fastest during the first 5 years of life. As a parent, you play a huge role in feeding your child’s mind and helping them to communicate. Check out our top tips for simple activities that you can do with your child as part of your daily routine. You may not realise h...

School Readiness 06/05/2020

School Readiness *** Please note, this post was written before the current Covid-19 situation. All of the advice still stands, but in addition, I will be posting about each area of the curriculum and ways you can support these at home o...

Physical Development: Part Two 06/05/2020

Physical Development: Part Two In my last post, I focused on the 'Moving and Handling' aspects of Physical Development. In this post, we will think about Health and Self-Care, the skills and understanding that allow children to develop into healthy, i...


SASP (Somerset Activity & Schools Partnership) have produced a series of activity ideas for you to try at home. This ties in perfectly with the blog post I'm writing at the moment on Physical Activity- link to follow later.

I'll post one of these a day. Don't forget to take pictures and share on this page/on SASP's social media!

Photos from Swallows and Stawley Preschool's post 16/04/2020

The brilliant Axel Scheffler has produced a book about Covid-19 Coronavirus just for children - and it's available as a FREE download. Please share so it's available to every family who needs it.


The Gruffalo illustrator worked with consultant Professor Graham Medley, two head teachers and a psychologist to make sure the book got the messages right, answering questions about quarantine, how you can catch the virus and what happens if you get ill.

Publishers Nosy Crow have asked for donations in lieu of payment, to go to our fantastic health workers: www.nhscharitiestogether.co.uk/

This is great for our little ones and to keep as a keepsake to remember how we came together ❤️


Communication and Language 31/03/2020

New blog post!

Communication and Language The 'Communication and Language' section of the Early Years Foundation Stage is split into three sections; Listening and Attention, Understanding and Speaking. These are, of course, all linked and if you read more than o...

Personal, Social and Emotional Development 26/03/2020

New blog post!

Personal, Social and Emotional Development PSED is key to young children's development, but with the challenge of isolation and social distancing, it's harder than ever before to build these essential foundations. Fear not though, I have some tips for you!



Open Day! Sampford Arundel Primary School and Swallows Preschool, please share :)

Ready to Write? 12/11/2019

I wrote a blog post...

Ready to Write? At some point, most parents will ask whether they should be worried that their child can't write their name yet. Totally understandable, given the importance that is placed on writing later in the education journey, as w...


Open Day! Sampford Arundel Primary School and Swallows Preschool, please share :)

Photos from Swallows Pre-school, Sampford Arundel's post 07/10/2019

One of the children has been telling us about an animal today. Can you guess which animal it is?!


We are selling some of our resources to make room for other things... Read on in comments.


We are collecting your junk! Can you help?! Post applies to both Swallows and Stawley.


If you are hoping that your child will be starting with us in September, but you have not yet returned your registration paperwork, please bear in mind that we break up for the summer next Friday :) We will try to answer emails and messages over the holiday, but if you are able to complete paperwork by the end of next week, we would be very grateful! Thank you :)

Photos from Swallows Pre-school, Sampford Arundel's post 09/07/2019

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Looking for a pre-school place for September? We are holding an open day so you can come and experience the warmth and child-led approach of Swallows for yourself.

Just a few minutes drive from Wellington, we are set in beautiful rural surroundings which we often explore. Our manager is a qualified, experienced teacher specialising in Early Years and thanks to our partnership with Stawley Pre-school, we can now offer the full 30 hours extended funding across the two settings.

We have places available for children from the term in which they turn three (at least two years and nine months). If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Becky on 07753552736, send us a message or pop along on the 19th!

Photos from Swallows Pre-school, Sampford Arundel's post 26/02/2019

Wonderful weather for a visit to the field! There was racing, climbing, balancing, sliding, taking risks, teamwork, persevering and more, all in half an hour 😁

Photos from Swallows Pre-school, Sampford Arundel's post 26/02/2019

Budding artists at work today 🎨 👣


This is the children's (and I'd be fibbing if I didn't say staff's) current favourite book AND NOW THERE'S A SONG!!! 😂

WONKY DONKEY SONG UNOFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO Wonky Donkey song unofficial music video Craig Smith animation

Photos from Swallows Pre-school, Sampford Arundel's post 29/01/2019

Are you looking for a
pre-school place in September? Get in touch now to come and visit our wonderful, rural setting.


Can you help?

We are hoping to recruit an apprentice to work across both of our Preschools. The position would suit anyone who is interested in a career in childcare or education whether just starting out or looking for a change of career. We advocate a child-centred, play based approach and our highly-qualified staff team will support you throughout your apprenticeship.

If you, or anyone you know may be interested in this post, please contact [email protected] for more details.

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