Jackanory Pre-School

Jackanory Pre-School



The Baby Service
Betty & Claude
Sporty Kidz
Little Trotters Farm
Pure Poppy
Jackanory Pre-School
Coworth Flexlands School & Nursery

Most of these services are closed during lockdown but check with retailers what they are selling online.

The Baby Service boutique and consultation service, 01276 423452

Chobham Adventure Farm, indoor and outdoor play space,
01276 919212, CLOSED

Betty & Claude, children's items as well as womenswear, 01276 856599

Jackanory Pre-School, 01276 857209

Little Trotters Farm Children's parties and riding activities, 01276 857695

Pure Poppy, jewellery-making kits especially for children and teenagers. Beading parties when Covid permits, 07803610829
www.purepoppybeads.com, Etsy.com/uk/shop/PurePoppyBeads

Sporty Kidz children's parties, 07751 228196

FULL DIRECTORY https://www.facebook.com/Chobhamshops/posts/3182821171944620
Don't miss out on this great raffle to win this big bear plus lots of other goodies!

Β£1 a ticket (purchased instore) with all proceeds going to Jackanory Pre-School πŸ€—

Jackanory pre-school has been part of village life for 40 years and provides care and education for

Operating as usual


What a wonderful surprise we found on arriving to Jackanory this morning! 🐣πŸ₯


Thank you to everyone who donated, volunteered and spent at our stall today! I cannot wait to find out how much we have raised for our preschool. I really am so grateful for your support.


Carnival day! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‘πŸ₯³πŸŽͺ


It's offer day for primary school places, we hope you get your first choice. Please do let us know which school you get on your child's next session!


We hope you have had an enjoyable Easter holidays, we return tomorrow at 9.15am!


We are still looking for someone who is experienced, passionate and talented to join our team on a part time basis, the position would suit someone looking to work within school hours. You will need to be committed to providing a stimulating and enjoyable environment for our children. A relevant level two or three qualification in Early Years would be preferred. All applicants will undergo reference and DBS checks.

For further information on hours and to apply please send CV and accompanying letter to [email protected] by Friday 24th March 2023.


We hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas, and wish you a very happy New Year! Term starts again on Monday 9th January, we look forward to seeing you!


We would like to say a huge thank you to all of the local supporters who donated towards our Christmas Fair making it a huge success, we raised a massive Β£600 for the setting!
Black Pearl Fish Bar Fishers Farm Park Giggling Squid Bocketts Farm Park Chobham Adventure Farm Bellissima Beauty & Aesthetics Little Street Childrens Role Play Frimley Tesco Express Chobham Rosso Mazara Mr Mulligan’s Pirate Golf in Woking Amish Chobham The White Hart, Chobham Birdworld Surrey Chaps of Chobham Pasha Chobham Foxhills The Hair Salon Chobham Lightwater Adventure Golf Brentford FC Basil & Blue bp Lesley Crowley


Christmas Fair is today!!!!! 3.30-5.30 πŸŽ…πŸŽ„β˜ƒοΈ


Our Christmas Fair is this Friday! Make sure you join us for some festive fun - one slot remaining to see Father Christmas.


Jackanory is a well established pre-school in Chobham, Surrey that operates term time only and cares for children aged between 2 and 5 years.

Because we are full, from the beginning of the spring term we are looking for someone to join our team on a bank staff basis. The hours for this will be a guaranteed 21.25 hours per week between January and July 2023.

We are looking for someone who is experienced, passionate and talented to join our strong team, and you will need to be committed to providing a stimulating and enjoyable environment for our children.

A relevant level two or three qualification in Early Years is preferable. All applicants will undergo reference and DBS checks. Pay dependant on experience and qualifications.
To apply please send CV and accompanying letter to [email protected] by Friday 18th November 2022.


A reminder that we are looking forward to welcoming back our children and meeting the new faces joining us when term begins on Monday, 5th September at 9.15am.


A reminder that we are closed today and tomorrow (Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th) for the wellbeing and safety of our children and staff, as per the email sent out on Friday afternoon. We return as normal on Wednesday for the last two days of term. Thank you for your understanding.

Staying safe and well in summer 11/07/2022

Staying safe and well in summer

A level three, amber, heat health alert has been issued by the UK Health Security Agency from 9:00 Monday - 9:00 Friday of this week.

Please make sure your child has plenty of drinks, suncream applied before session, appropriate clothing, and a sun hat when coming to Jackanory Preschool.


Staying safe and well in summer Helpful information and advice on how to stay safe and well throughout the summer months


Please make sure your child has suncream on before coming to Jackanory this week, and that they are sent in with a sunhat, clothes that cover shoulders, shoes that can get wet/spare pair, and please don't forget their drinks!β˜€οΈ


The Uk Health Security Agency has just notified us of a Level 3 Heatwave warning for 00:00 Friday - 00:00 Sunday. Please ensure your child wears suitable summer clothing, has a bottle of water (no fizzy drinks), a sunhat and plenty of suncream applied BEFORE attending Jackanory tomorrow. Please also pack plenty of changes of clothes and shoes you're happy for your child to get wet. We will adapt our daily routine to make the most of the cooler, shaded garden time, and will of course keep the children's water bottles topped up as needed. Many thanks.


Jackanory Preschool are hiring, we are looking for a passionate and experienced Preschool Manager to join our team, rarely does this position become available!

We are looking for someone who has a solid understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage to provide strong leadership for our passionate team, building on the supportive working environment and solid relationships with parents, as well as providing high quality learning opportunities for children.

Candidates must

Β· hold a full and relevant level 3 or above qualification in Early Years,

Β· have a sound knowledge of safeguarding,

Β· have a minimum of two years experience,

This is a term time only position working 27 hours per week across four days (more may be needed on occasion). Salary dependant on experience. For further information or to apply please send your CV via email [email protected]. Deadline 13th May 2022.


We start our new term tomorrow Tuesday 19th at 9:15am, we look forward to seeing the children and hearing about all the wonderful things they have been up to this Easter holidays!

Photos from Jackanory Pre-School's post 10/03/2022

Our chick's have hatched! When session finished yesterday we had one, this morning all 10 were here. The children have fallen in love with the new arrivals and enjoy just sitting and watching them 🐣πŸ₯


Jackanory Preschool has been part of village life for over 50 years, with a friendly team of loyal staff who have been with us for many years. We are a term time only pack away setting. We are looking for a Room Leader who is experienced, passionate, and who shows initiative to join our team. You will need to be committed to providing a stimulating and enjoyable environment for our children and have a solid understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage, safeguarding procedures and supporting guidance and legislation.

Duties will include;

Working closely with the Manager to ensure an appropriate play based Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum is delivered enabling children to make individual progress. To organise planning and resources. Working closely with all staff, some who you will mentor and guide. To act as a key person to a small group of children, recording observations and building strong relationships with them and their parents. Work in partnership with parents, carers and other professionals as required. To attend training courses and take responsibility for personal professional development.
To ensure adequate records are kept and updated regularly, including but not limited to, children's files, registers, accident and incident books. Moving of multiple items of furniture each morning and afternoon, checking these are safe before the start of session.

The above list is not exhaustive.

The position is for our Acorn Room, which cares for children aged 2-3 years old, you will be required to work 32.5 hours a week, starting at 8:30am and finishing by 3pm. A relevant level three qualification in Early Years is essential. Pay dependant on qualifications and experience. All applicants will undergo reference and DBS checks.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: Β£15,000.00-Β£17,000.00 per year


Happy New Year! We hope you have all enjoyed the Christmas holidays and look forward to returning to Preschool on Wednesday 5th January at 9.15am.


Thank you for all of our wonderful gifts and cards, we are most grateful. Please can I draw all parents attention to the email I have just sent. Have a wonderful Christmas πŸŽ„


A massive thank you to everyone who came along to our Christmas Fair this afternoon. Thank you for wearing your masks and sanitising hands often. Thank you for spending to support our charity preschool. Thank you to my Committee and especially to my staff for your support, help and hardwork. Lots of wonderful prizes won in the raffle and I will be telephoning/handing prizes out of the course of next week. πŸŽ„πŸŽ…β˜ƒοΈ


Our Christmas Fair is today, we look forward to seeing you all later!


Please come and join us!


We hope you have had a lovely half term? A reminder tomorrow is our πŸŽƒπŸ‘» Halloween party, so remember you spooky costumes, and donation for our Christmas Fair if you haven't dropped one in already!


Prizes are beginning to come in for our Christmas Fair, thanks go to The Sun Inn, The Black Pearl, Maureena Spa, Fishers Farm, Bocketts Farm, Mr Mulligans, Little Trotters, 1 Stop Barbers to name a few! It's going to be a good one πŸŽ…πŸŽ„β›„οΈ


1 more sleep to go, we look forward to seeing everyone in the morning!

30 hours free childcare 18/08/2021

30 hours free childcare

If you are wishing to claim 30 hours funding for the new term in September, please make sure you have applied and received your eligibility code by the 31st August at the latest. If you do not have your eligibility code before the 31st then you will not be able to claim 30 hour funding for the entire term. For further information and to check your eligibility please visit https://www.gov.uk/30-hours-free-childcare

30 hours free childcare Who is eligible for 30 hours free childcare and how you can get it.


Please note, Jackanory Preschool is now closed for the summer holidays. Should we need to be contacted please do so via email at [email protected]


So four more chick's have appeared overnight! Two more are hatching. We cannot wait for the children to come in today and see them!🐣


We have our first chick! He is up, moving about and the children are incredibly excited 🐣


One of the local mums whose son is starting Reception at St Lawrence in September has created a fb group. Should any of you who have accepted a place there wish to join please follow the link, https://www.facebook.com/groups/737397756029430/


We look forward to seeing everyone on our return tomorrow, finding out what schools have been allocated to the biggest children and meeting all of our new friends! See you all at 9.15.


Today is the day children find out their primary school places, we look forward to hearing where your child is going on our return on Monday. In the mean time should you need any support please do not hesitate to get in touch!


Jackanory Pre-School

Jackanory has an excess of high quality play grade sand suitable for children's sandpits which needs to be cleared before the start of the new term. Having offered it to our parents we would now like to offer it to the wider community. As we are a charity we are asking for a donation for any sand taken, please email Katherine Patrick at [email protected] to arrange collection.

Jackanory Pre-School Send a message to learn more.


❄❄❄Please travel safely when coming in today, and remember suitable outdoor clothing for your child. If you will be keeping your child home for another day in the snow please do let us know!❄❄❄


πŸ₯³πŸŽ‚πŸŽ Happy 50th Birthday to Jackanory Preschool today! πŸ₯³πŸŽ‚πŸŽ

BBC delivers biggest Education offer in its history - including devoting significant airtime to Education on BBC Two 05/01/2021

BBC delivers biggest Education offer in its history - including devoting significant airtime to Education on BBC Two

For those with older children at home..https://www.bbc.com/mediacentre/2020/bbc-launches-biggest-education-offer-ever

BBC delivers biggest Education offer in its history - including devoting significant airtime to Education on BBC Two The BBC is to deliver the biggest education offer in its history across more of its platforms. It will bring together BBC Two, CBBC, BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer and online to deliver a new education offer to children, teachers and parents as a third national lockdown begins.


In light of todays announcement please can all parents check their emails and respond accordingly. Many thanks.

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Opening Hours

Monday 9:15am - 2:15pm
Tuesday 9:15am - 2:15pm
Wednesday 9:15am - 2:15pm
Thursday 9:15am - 2:15pm
Friday 9:15am - 2:15pm
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